Enterprises rarely move as quickly as the rest of the web. Many, including us at ProgrammableWeb, have been saying for some time that big companies will embrace the open API movement. It appears this may be happening in earnest now, as our directory hits the milestone of 8,000 APIs. And it makes sense, because APIs are helping companies do business, with the tradeoff between adding an external dependency being out-shined by the ability to move faster building upon someone else’s expertise.
This week we had 66 new APIs added to our API directory including a content delivery service, electronic signature service, online payment service, community idea generation platform and online content aggregation and sharing service. In addition we covered Change.org’s Petition API and an API for recovering lost data. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, eighteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eighteen, which included the CIPF RENATO API.
Tired of physical signatures interrupting your document workflows? HelloSign released the HelloSign API that allows developers to integrate eSignatures into websites, apps, or company processes. HelloSign’s creators were first bothered by paper’s inefficiency and wastefulness, and the irritation led to HelloFax.
Storify, the hybrid social platform/media curation tool, is looking to move beyond its pool of media clients. The Electronic Freedom Frontier makes the case for why APIs should not be copyrighted. Plus: the Facebook team shows you where to get face time with them, commerce APIs come under attack, and 6 new APIs.