Our API directory now includes 54 calendar APIs. The newest is the InfoPark Web Calendar API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Eventful API. We list 47 Eventful mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of calendar APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the ParkMe API. ParkMe utilizes heat mapping to help users find empty parking spots in busy cities. For cold/blue heat signatures mean less activity where as red/hot means more activity. Depending on the area, these colors could mean open or taken spots. The ParkMe API simply allows developers to integrate the ParkMe functionality with their applications.
This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile application advertising and monetization service, a webrtc video and audio services, a shipment tracking and notification service, an indoor mapping and commerce platform, a mobile application backend service, an unofficial transformice leaderboard and an online store for custom device covers. We also covered an API that changes the way payment processing works. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
For this week’s API Jobs installment we have four senior positions at software companies big and small. With two in Silicon Valley and two in San Francisco, another clear trend is reinforced: the majority of API jobs are in the Bay Area. Have a job somewhere else? Create a featured listing on API Jobs to be included in next week’s ProgrammableWeb jobs post.
Our API directory now includes 54 widgets APIs. The newest is the Backplane Server API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Homepage API. We list 101 Google Homepage mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of widgets APIs.
This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a video sharing service, sentiment analysis of financial Twitter feeds, political opinion poll results, application backend service and sports betting information service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Facebook’s email address problems continue and now the company is blaming its own Facebook API. A local search company is offering a big monthly prize for mixing up APIs. Plus: the myth of cloud computing standards, Amazon outages and 13 new APIs.
A recent PC World article titled “As Facebook Service Goes, So Goes the Internet” scratched the surface of some inherent dangers of our increasingly interconnected Internet. By its very nature, the current generation of the internet is interconnected: “Web 2.0 is a loosely defined intersection of web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.” The PC World article traced some problems that mere inclusion of a simple sharing interface can cause. When Facebook suffered a bad day, the top twenty news sites experienced load times of 12.5 seconds (compared to the usual 5-7 seconds). Top retail sites load times slowed to 5.7 seconds from the typical 2.2. seconds. All of this dragging because of a poorly performing “Like” button at a Facebook data center? This could have much larger implications for companies that are inherently reliant on data from external sources (e.g. websites pulling third-party data via APIs).