Today in APIs: DPLA Expands Offerings, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 21st, 2014

Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital Public Library of America adds millions of items that can be accessed through its API. Appy Pie releases API for Kindle Fire. Plus: How Apple dodged the Heartbleed virus with the help of an API, GoogolPlex hack for using voice control, and 12 new APIs.


Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market

Patricio Robles, April 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.


Today in APIs: Instagram Looking to Replace Foursquare API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 27th, 2014

foursquareInstagram may be looking to find its location data from Facebook, dislocating Foursquare. Pitney Bowes and IBM to cooperate using PB’s location services APIs with IBM’s cloud platform. Plus: Google’s cloud platform adds new features and price cuts, security breach created as users publish Amazon Web services keys on Github, and 8 new APIs.


HTC Releases APIs For New ‘One’ Smartphone

Eric Zeman, March 26th, 2014

HTC announced the One smartphone this week, its new flagship device for the year. The One is a sequel to last year’s well-liked smartphone and ratchets up the sex appeal with an all-aluminum design. Its feature set, which includes a luscious 5-inch HD display, zippy four-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and shiny metallic colors, will let it compete well against similar phones from other manufacturers. HTC believes developers can plan a role in the One’s success, too, with new APIs for the camera and BlinkFeed.


Today in APIs: 3scale StartupBus API Contest Winners, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 6th, 2014

3scale Service Management3scale StartupBus API contest winners announced. Zapier creates an App a day–for a month! Plus: Digital banking API deployment models, Payfirma unveils universal payment API, and 7 new APIs.


Can Telegram Beat WhatsApp with a Public API?

Patricio Robles, March 3rd, 2014

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was obviously a boon for WhatsApp’s founders, employees and investors, but it also proved to be a good thing for several of WhatsApp’s biggest competitors.


7+ Years of Twitter on ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander, February 17th, 2014

TwitterTwitter will turn eight in March and the Twitter API will have its birthday toward the end of the year. It’s been a long ride for something that started as sort of a side project. The service, and especially its API, saw quick growth, as the platform expanded, added features and eventually had to grow up.


Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.


Today in APIs: Farmsense Plants an API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 28th, 2014

FarmSenseThe Farmsense API breaks new ground. Aussie company helps users schedule posts on Instagram. Plus: API monetization accelerated by SOA Software, how to create embeddable customized Google Maps fast, and 11 new APIs.


36 New APIs: Veteran’s Affairs, Adbeat, and Guitar Party

Melody Clark, January 12th, 2014

This week, we had 36 new APIs added to our API directory including a restaurant discovery application, a digital identification verification service, and an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. We also discussed parameter defaults and security issues in APIs.


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