37 New APIs: Eat24, Apperian, and StrikeIron

Melody Clark, April 20th, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that enables medication adherence for prescription drugs, an eCommerce companion application to convert sales, and an interactive music and entertainment platform. We also covered Twitter’s acquisition of Gnip.

Today in APIs: SmartBear & Doran Jones Offer Testing, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 15th, 2014

SmartBear teams with Doran Jones to offer the best in testing. Microsoft’s API strategy seeks disunity, but rarely. Plus: mydoorhandle’s new API, Google Maps fans take on the geography of Game of Thrones, and 9 new APIs.

GreatNonprofits to Launch Bi-Directional API for Access to Charity and Nonprofit Reviews

Eric Carter, October 15th, 2013

GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.

Measuring Traffic Load and API Requests per Second: An Interview with Load Impact

Mark Boyd, October 10th, 2013

As websites launch and web services scale, having a keen understanding of the traffic load impacts becomes a key issue for many businesses. It is a performance function that has been given front page news exposure this week, with US media reporting on the failure of Federal and State health agency sites to meet online traffic demand for information on new health insurance arrangements. Swedish startup Load Impact – which has just established a US office in San Francisco – provides services to help avoid performance failure caused by traffic surges to websites, or error returns due to high levels of polling to API services.

Education Technology Trends – Part I – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Janet Wagner, August 22nd, 2013

ProgrammableWebAt the time of this writing, there are 197 APIs listed in the Education Category of the ProgrammableWeb API Directory. A few of the leading APIs in this category include Khan Academy, Edmodo and Schoology.

What the Avocado API Can Teach Developers About Scalability and Innovation

Guest Author, August 19th, 2013

AvocadoEvery day, tens of thousands of API calls result in a virtual hug or kiss sent through Avocado, the multi-platform couples app. For messages and other media, it’s dozens of times more, resulting in millions of calls a day to the Avocado API… and growing. So far: No major service disruptions, no server explosions, and hardly any pulling of hair out from our heads.

APIs of the Week: Staff Picks AppURL, FlixFit and Public Library of Science

Wendell Santos, August 11th, 2013

As another week comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 43 APIs added to our directory this week and our team picked the ones that stood out. Read below for more information on each.

43 New APIs: StubHub, AppURL and Miniflux

Wendell Santos, August 11th, 2013

This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a service to connect applications to HTTP URLs, online marketplace for event tickets, RSS feed reading service, application monetization platform and human body 3D imaging service. We also covered an API to help with the recruiting process as well as a bug reporting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Samsung Developer Conference Registration Opens Next Friday and 19 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 7th, 2013

Samsung announced today that its first developer conference will begin registration on Friday, August 16th. Plus: Google Cloud Platform Updates, Move Beyond Enterprise IT to an API Strategy, and 19 new APIs.

Hootsuite Ropes $165M in Series B Funding to Pay Off Investors, Fuel Growth

Amy Castor, August 6th, 2013

Hootsuite, one of the most popular Twitter clients of all time, announced last week it raised $165 million in a round of Series B funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures.

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