122 Business APIs: Conversant, Jigsaw and Torpio

Matthew Scott, November 5th, 2013

JigsawOur API directory now includes 122 business APIs. The newest is the ZenPayroll API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Jigsaw API. We list 4 Jigsaw mashups .


How to Choose the Right Business Model to Win in the API Economy

Wendell Santos, October 26th, 2013

The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.


443 Enterprise APIs: LinkedIn, Salesforce and FedEx

Wendell Santos, September 19th, 2012

LinkedInOur API directory now includes 443 enterprise APIs. The newest is the Swift-Kanban API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LinkedIn API. We list 48 LinkedIn mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of enterprise APIs.


180 Finance APIs: PayPal, CrunchBase and FreshBooks

Wendell Santos, June 26th, 2012

PayPalOur API directory now includes 180 finance APIs. The newest is the TTAGG Stock API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 33 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of finance APIs.


123 Database APIs: GeoNames, Freebase and Yahoo Query Language

Wendell Santos, May 23rd, 2012

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 123 database APIs. The newest is the BigTable API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 81 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of database APIs.


Thanks ProgrammableWeb Sponsors

Wendell Santos, August 10th, 2011

ProgrammableWebHere at ProgrammableWeb, we strive to be your resource for news, information and trends about the web as a platform. Our first-rate staff of writers and editors is only made possible through the support of our great sponsors and partners. We’re pleased to offer you this chance to learn more about the companies that make our site possible.


Thanks ProgrammableWeb Sponsors

Wendell Santos, July 1st, 2011

At ProgrammableWeb, we aim to be developers’ go-to resource for news, information and trends about the open web. Our ability to bring you the timeliest news and writing is made possible through the continued support of our sponsors and partners. We’re pleased to offer you this chance to learn more about the companies that make [...]


Hoover’s Declares “Ideas” Winners and Opens Contest to All

Romin Irani, June 24th, 2011

Hoover’s, one of the largest providers of company, people and industry research, has just announced the winners of the Ideas phase of its Ideas and Apps contest. The Ideas stage has seen such an overwhelming response that the company has opened the Implementation phase of the contest, which invites developers to build on the Hoovers API, to the general public.


Thanks ProgrammableWeb Sponsors

Adam DuVander, May 24th, 2011

ProgrammableWebProgrammableWeb has seen tremendous growth, as we shot past 3,000 APIs in our directory. Our sponsors and partners enable us to have the top-notch writing and editing staff we do to maintain this growth. We’re pleased to offer you this chance to learn more about the companies that make our site possible.


Over $100,000 Awaits in Developer Contests

Adam DuVander, April 15th, 2011

$1000Contests continue to be a great way for API providers to encourage use of their platforms. These contests also quickly increase the number of apps built on a platform, which makes a difference when developers are later assessing potential APIs with which to integrate. Contests can also be a great deal for developers in terms of exposure, as well as monetary compensation. Our list of contests shows that over $100,000 is up for grabs.


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