Today in APIs: Census Bureau Economic Indicators Now in API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 25th, 2014

US Census BureauThe US Census Bureau adds economic indicators to its API. Instant API attends Texas Tech Wildcatters. Plus: CA/Layer7 aiming for a world of connected devices, Yodlee to co-host 11 hackathons worldwide, and 10 new APIs.

12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Freebase, Tumblr and Bing

Matthew Scott, September 28th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Metro Transit NexTripand The most often used APIs this week are FacebookGoogle Fusion Tables and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Database (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups).

Google APIs: XML Still Leads JSON

Adam DuVander, August 7th, 2013

Google SearchOf all the companies behind APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory, Google has the most APIs. The company launched its first Google API way back in 2006. The Google Search API was a SOAP and XML-based service to access search results programmatically. How times have changed, yet many Google APIs still use XML — and a growing number have either launched with JSON support or adopted it later.

531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur 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.

56 New APIs: TrackMatching, Goldstar and Primadesk

Wendell Santos, July 21st, 2013

This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a web service matching GPS data to maps, discount ticket service, cloud and web application management service, daily deals aggregator and cloud shipping system. We also covered a malware detection API and an app providing real-time transit info. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Redline13, Machine Linking and Primadesk

Wendell Santos, July 14th, 2013

This week we had 55 new APIs added to our directory and our staff picked their favorites. Among them include an anti-human trafficking registry, semantic analysis API and a digital content management service. Read below for more information on each.

Today in APIs: Versium’s Lifedata Platform API, Linkedin’s New API Restrictions, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 12th, 2013

Versium’s Lifedata platform API opens over 300 billion behavioral consumer and business data attributes. Job Change Notifier Unlinks from Linkedin due to new API restrictions. Plus: Dropbox’s Datastore API goes head to head with iCloud, Web Audio API arrives for Firefox, and 11 new APIs.

Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2012

Wendell Santos, January 4th, 2013

With 2013 in full swing, it’s a good time to put a bow on the past year in mashups. In 2012, there were over 500 mashups added to our directory. Today we’ll take a look at some of the coolest mashups using APIs from Twitter, Bing, foursquare and more. Read below for more details on each and let us know what other great ones we missed.

API Spotlight: InviteBox, Codeproof, and Fresh Powder Updates With OpenSnow

Matthew Scott, December 23rd, 2012

InviteBoxOf the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the InviteBox Reward Callback API. InviteBox is a social referral program that offers incentives to sign up for a site or service. Functionality allows developers to see reports of users posting to social channels, when a friend visits a referred site, and when someone completes a referral goal.

Freebase API: Topics, Universal Search and Other Structured Data for Your Apps

Janet Wagner, December 20th, 2012

FreebaseProgrammableWeb recently reported about the launch of the new YouTube Data API Version 3.0 (experimental) which includes a New Topics API and Universal Search feature powered by Freebase. This post provides an overview of the Freebase API which allows the YouTube Data API to perform search queries using Freebase IDs instead of keywords.

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