API Strategy Conference Kicks Off in Amsterdam

Mark Boyd, March 27th, 2014

API Strategy and Practice officially kicked off in Amsterdam this morning. After yesterday’s afternoon workshop sessions (see our separate coverage of the CitySDK workshop), this morning commenced with a packed room of developers, API providers, service managers, business innovators, and startup entrepreneurs, all ready to spend the next two days talking APIs.

Orchestrate Solves Database Woes with Single API

Mark Boyd, February 7th, 2014

This week, Orchestrate launched an API to allow management of multiple databases via a single API and interface. Cofounder and CEO of Orchestrate Antony Falco spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the growth of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and why Orchestrate is a game changer for both app developers and the enterprise.

Today in APIs: Thinkglue Pastes Together an API, and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 4th, 2014

ThinkGlue Semantic Video AnalysisSemantic Video Analysis API created by Thinkglue. The API Strategy and Practice Conference in Amsterdam, March 26-28, 2014 adds new speakers. Plus: TSheets new API makes business tech integrations faster, Mellanox releases ethernet switch API, and 4 new APIs.

Six Ways to Make Your Developer Portal More Intuitive

Adam DuVander, January 15th, 2014

For many APIs, a developer portal is the first interaction a developer will have with the API. Typically, this is where a developer finds documentation, code examples, an app gallery and other details that connect them with the API provider. If you want developers to use your service, you’ll aim to make everything within the developer portal as clear as possible. Consider these six steps to bring clarity to your current and future developers.

37 Metrics APIs: Distimo, Positionly and Tendril

Matthew Scott, January 8th, 2014

KloutOur API directory now includes 37 metrics APIs. The newest is the iSpot.tv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Klout API. We list 9 Klout mashups.

Intelligent Calculations are a Hidden Gem for API Products

Adam DuVander, December 17th, 2013

Some APIs provide data. Others offer functionality. Many of the APIs developers pay for solve a big developer problem, often with infrastructure. A company’s own intelligent calculations are a great opportunity for consumers and providers alike that may not be an obvious avenue at first. Below are a few of many examples of these types of APIs to inspire your next project or maybe your company’s next product.

DeveloperWeek Launches Crowdsourced Awards Program

Mark Boyd, December 13th, 2013

In preparation for next February’s DeveloperWeek, organizers have launched an awards program to identify best-in-category developer tools, including best API Infrastructure and Best API Service. Award nominations are still open for API providers and toolmakers who want to see their product included in the vote, and all ProgrammableWeb readers are encouraged to share their opinions in the crowdsourced voting system. ProgrammableWeb spoke with DeveloperWeek organizer Geoff Domoracki about the launch of the awards program.

Best New Mashups: Twitter Mashups

Matthew Scott, September 22nd, 2013

TwitterTwitter seems to be everywhere, from popular restaurants to ESPN and all the way back to the average users looking for their first follower, and you can guarantee if there is a fan there will be a following. With the recent announcement of Twitters planned IPO, of course being announced to the world through a Tweet, means that twitter could soon be a part of every ones business without even having a twitter. As Wall Street will continue to talk about the news, we will take a different approach and highlight what developers are doing with the Twitter API. This week we will take a look at the recent mashups leveraging Twitter.

15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Klout, Bit.ly and PeerIndex

Matthew Scott, September 21st, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BookMoochPeekYou Social AnalyticsTravel Booking Engine and Travel Booking Network. The most often used APIs this week areGoodreadsGoogle Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Travel (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups).

29 APIs Used in 7 Days: GitHub, SendGrid and Goodreads

Wendell Santos, July 27th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 29 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Assembla, Baby Names, Behance, Coderwall Profile, Dribbble, Envato, Forrst, Geeklist, Hacker News Mobile, jsFiddle, Launchpad, Ohloh, Plunker, Primal, Readability , RubyGems and ScraperWiki. The most often used APIs this week are Dribbble, Rotten Tomatoes and ScraperWiki. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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