Controlling a local database is vital for collecting tweets and users from the Twitter API. Once this is accomplished, you no longer have to worry about rate limits, API reliability or speed of access. I do most of my work with MySQL, but any server-based database can be used—even a flat file in CSV format is a viable solution for minimal storage needs.
Pinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.
Along with the growth of APIs in general has come the emergence of the API as a product. Many times a new startup is entirely an API. When the entire company is an API, you’d better choose the right API business model. When the API is the product, or the whole business, many times this means charging developers to use your API. It turns out, it’s not just about how much you charge them, but how. This post will look at the many different ways that API-as-product companies are getting developers to pay for access.
ProgrammableWeb’s editor-in-chief David Berlind is off to London next week to chair the API Strategies track of the Apps World Conference. But before he heads off, he does a little expectation-setting for the day’s panel discussion and offers a few reasons (including an exclusive discount to ProgrammableWeb’s readers why it makes sense to attend.
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are teaming up to develop specifications for advertising APIs, the trio announced Tuesday. The goal is to make it easier for media buyers to discover, price and order premium digital inventory.
Our API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.
NFLData releases gridiron API. Canonical prepares to take aim with Ubuntu smartphone in 2014, releases API now. Plus: Samsung launches its own dev conference, Google TV update will include Google Cast API, and 3 new APIs.
Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.
Youtube has chosen Gengo and Translated.net for professional/human translation of video captions. Users can access the services from their Youtube accounts, and then work directly with the services from there.
In February, Morgan and Claypool Publishers released a 54-page unfinished work by Aaron Swartz on A Programmable Web. It begins with a focus on the architecture of the web, and moves on to “what it means to build a program on top of the web.”