This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a web application for biomedical concept information, a backend-as-a-service for building and maintaining applications, and an image processing service API. We also added several new “how-to” blogposts, from how to visualize Twitter updates over time to how to use the Twilio API.
This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including multiple ontology-based content extraction service APIs, an app management service, a mobile payment service, and a cloud-managed printing service. We also discussed how open APIs are disruptingthe business model of Ecommerce. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
SaaS developers get access to Backupify’s cloud-to-cloud API. Google’s solution to the end of the Netscape NPAPI plug-in, a new native messaging API, is due in January. Plus: 7 steps to the perfect API, and 5 new APIs.
If you have created a powerful API-as-product, do you automatically have a business model you can monetize? German startup Webknox aims to answer this question and is worth following to see how they turn a powerful data product into an investable commodity. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Dr David Urbansky at the recent API World conference to talk about the very early days of this new API enterprise and to discuss the road to success that may lay ahead.
You-Tracker.com offers a free web service that allows websites to resize images to a specified height and width. Programmatic access to the service comes through the You Tracker Image Resizer API. The service allows users to preserve image quality percentage, aspect ratio, and can prevent enlargement. The API eliminates the need to manually resize images and users need not wait for images to load.
An emerging trend is taking place where platforms are increasingly letting developers interact with their APIs through SDKs. Layer 7’s Scott Morrison comments on why this is happening and when it makes sense, noting that “SDKs make the service subordinate to the client, thus inverting a hierarchy that goes back to the early days of distributed computing.”
genieMD integrates the Walgreens prescription API. StartMeApp’s Self-Service ‘adSmart Express’ Mobile Advertising API. Plus: Instamojo releases API for users selling digital goods, Named Entity Recognition and Relation Extraction Systems are improved by Alchemy API, and 11 new APIs.
This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a content sharing button service, application platform service, Google Analytics retrieval service, multipurpose personal analytics service and file sharing service. We also covered an API for creating visualizations from business data and saving on energy costs with the ecobee API.
Since the release of the Twitter Ads API in February, 11 partners have been added to the platform. Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will feature a 3D printing API. Plus: new boundaries for the Districts API and 10 new APIs.