Most Popular APIs: At Least One Will Surprise You

Adam DuVander, January 23rd, 2014

There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. One of the common methods ProgrammableWeb has used is by mashups, the number of completed apps. However, there may be a leading indicator before developers have even started writing code. The “track” functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. By diving into this data we can see many things. For example, recently developers have loved travel. Overall, social and visual APIs rule

Signifyd API Adds Fraud Prevention to Ecommerce Platforms

Eric Carter, December 23rd, 2013

SignifydSignifyd, ecommerce fraud prevention service, allows developers to integrate the service with third party ecommerce platforms through the Signifyd API. The Signifyd service uses a number of data points, and allows users to give greater importance to certain points depending on need, to develop a risk score and develop a fraud assessment. From social media activities, to bank data, Signifyd takes a holistic approach to fraud prevention.

58 New APIs: Agile CRM, Fleksy, and Hearst Corporation

Melody Clark, December 22nd, 2013

This week, we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a product customization service, a smart home automation service, and a streaming video application. We also explored whether or not REST is losing it’s flair and described alternatives to REST.

Today in APIs: Revolv’s API for Connected Homes, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 19th, 2013

RevolvRevolv launches its API to make the connected home the convenient home. ZowPow toys takes your mobile game into the real world. Plus: API Strategy Conference in Europe, and 11 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Agile CRM Launches an API, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 17th, 2013

Agile CRMAgile CRM launches API to integrate its customer relationship management features into apps. Wurl video streaming service launches API . Plus: API evolution through hypermedia APIs, Orange Chef Company secures $1.2 million in seed funding, and 15 new APIs.

62 New APIs: Bitcasa, National Geographic, and Elsevier

Melody Clark, November 24th, 2013

This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.

Today in APIs: Google Android Camera API, and 17 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 18th, 2013

Google App EngineGoogle’s new Android camera API will support RAW. Runscope develops better API testing. Plus: Agile development won’t solve it all, Workshop on using WSO2 API Manager, and 17 new APIs.

How to Choose the Right Business Model to Win in the API Economy

Wendell Santos, October 26th, 2013

The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.

Postmaster Introduces Box and Bin Packing Feature, New Pricing Tiers

Janet Wagner, October 2nd, 2013

PostmasterPostmaster, a technology company that specializes in small package logistics optimization, has just announced the addition of a new Box and Bin Packing feature to the Postmaster API. Earlier this year, Postmaster launched a beta version of the Postmaster API which helps businesses integrate and optimize the shipping process when using carriers Fedex, UPS, and USPS.

API Spotlight: Streamzoo, Yay and Birdseye APIs

Matthew Scott, August 31st, 2013

CoolClimate CalculatorOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the CoolClimate Calculator API. CoolClimate is a survey that allows users to answer various carbon footprint related questions to get an estimate on the tons of carbon they emit into the environment each year. The API gives developers the freedom to integrate this survey with third party apps.  On top of emission estimates, the survey provides information on how to decrease carbon emissions. To learn more about the CoolClimate Calculator API visit the CoolClimate site as well as the CoolClimate API blog post.

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