54 New APIs: Vimeo, Campbell’s Kitchen, and the Fed API

Melody Clark, November 10th, 2013

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.

101 Text APIs: Alchemy, Semantria and Cheddar

Matthew Scott, October 29th, 2013

AlchemyAPIOur API directory now includes 101 text APIs. The newest is the InnovativeTxt API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Alchemy API. We list 3 Alchemy mashups .

37 New APIs: WebKnox, Experian, and NationBuilder

Melody Clark, October 20th, 2013

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.

Today in APIs: Backupify’s Cloud-to-Cloud API, Google to Add Native Messaging API, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 17th, 2013

BackupifySaaS 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.

When Does Having an API Product Mean You Have a Solid Business Model? The WebKnox Example

Mark Boyd, October 14th, 2013

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 Image Resizer API Offers Programmatic Ability to Resize Images

Eric Carter, October 9th, 2013

You Tracker Image ResizerYou-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.

When SDKs Are Better Than APIs

Guest Author, October 4th, 2013

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.”

Today in APIs: genieMD Integrates into Walgreens Prescription API, ‘adSmart Express’ API from StartMeApp, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 11th, 2013

Walgreens Pharmacy Prescription RefillgenieMD 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.

54 New APIs: AddThis, AppFog and Pokelog

Wendell Santos, June 30th, 2013

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.

Today in APIs: Twitter adds Six New Ads API Partners, Microsoft Introduces 3D Printing Support API, and 10 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, June 26th, 2013

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.

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