On February 20-21, The Small Business Web will host its annual Summit in San Jose, Calif. Registration is open and PW readers can receive a $50 discount by entering “PWEB” as the discount code. To learn more about the event, its history and what’s in store for 2014, PW caught up with The Small Business Web Founder and Olark’s Chief Marketing Olarker, Sunir Shah. Shah provided us a brief history of the event.
As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, “API” is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.
Our API directory now includes 27 time-tracking APIs. The newest is the Workonomic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the
Freshbooks API. We list 5 Freshbooks mashups . Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of time-tracking APIs.
FormAssembly, a web based forms and surveys platform, has just announced the launch of the new FormAssembly API which allows Developers, FormAssembly customers and partners to create third-party applications that interact with the FormAssembly platform.
For those in the sales game, more is obviously better, but the success of generating hundreds of promising leads can be tainted by the problems that arise in managing and keeping track of those leads efficiently. Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems exist to tackle this very issue, however, a lot of them have proved to be either too complex or simply insufficient. Karma is a CRM that aims to provide the perfect balance between relevant features and simple usability in order to create a tool that promotes better business. The company has also released the KarmaCRM API which is great news for developers who want to integrate its functionality with other applications.
There is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.
Consumers, providers and lovers of APIs need some face time. That’s why ProgrammableWeb is helping host an API roundtable track at the Small Business Web Summit on February 19 in San Jose. The goal is to get API thinkers together to discuss the issues we face and find solutions that improve experiences for everybody. Plus, there are two chances to drink and dine together, included in the modest event pass.
Dropbox Chooser is already showing up in your favorite apps. Google launches groups migration to move businesses’ shared mailboxes. Plus Facebook updates its Android SDK and adds a payment tool, Amazon EC2 adds support for FreeBSD, Debian and CentOS, and 15 new APIs.
This week we had 108 new APIs added to our API directory including a video editing service, information genome platform, integration as a service platform, secure website login service and building and energy monitoring service. In addition we covered an extremely simple blogging service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
One of the more frustrating things about using business applications is they invariably impose some form of workflow that is baked into software. Vendors have long argued that these workflows are essentially amalgamations of best practices that the vendor has painstakingly aggregated while researching and developing the application.