51 New APIs: Astronomy, Census Reporter, and Delivery.com

Melody Clark, February 16th, 2014

This week, we had 51 new APIs added to our API directory including a Bitcoin purchasing platform, a real estate search engine, and an online translation service provider. We also explored Unabel, a platform that combines machine and human translation.

Creating Videos that Show How to Use an API

Guest Author, August 5th, 2013

The internet is full of videos that teach how to use complex software, like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro. Why not use the same technique for teaching how to use an API? Younger developers, who grew up in the age of these video tutorials, find this format especially useful. These types of videos do not have to have high production costs – they simply require screen capture and voice-over.

Every Cloud Service Needs an API Product Manager

Guest Author, April 16th, 2013

At first, the phrase “my API is my Product” seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a “set of programming instructions designed to access an app.” Period. We’re talking about a means, rather than an end. That’s why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.

API Jobs from CARDFREE, MediaMath, FullContact and IFTTT

John Sheehan, March 1st, 2013

API Jobs There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week’s API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.

API Jobs from Macys.com, Emergent One and State

John Sheehan, February 8th, 2013

API Jobs This week we have three openings that all put equal weight on the developer experience side of APIs as much as the APIs themselves. Building a great developer portal is a key part of any public API strategy and these positions at State, Macys.com and Emergent One reinforce this.

API Jobs from Spotify, Temboo and AlchemyAPI

John Sheehan, January 25th, 2013

API JobsThis weeks collection of API jobs features an international listing and 5 other contenders for your talents. These listing come from 3 companies, spread across the world. Make sure the check out the listing and also the ProgrammableWeb profile that is connected to it.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.

39 New APIs: USPS Merchant Returns, Beddit and VitaDock

Wendell Santos, December 30th, 2012

This week we had 39 new APIs added to our API directory including a mapping and location-aware data service, sleep monitoring service, health monitoring service, public identity lookup service, and postal return shipping service. Additionally we covered an API that helps simplify software localization. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

56 New APIs: XING, Mobile Signal Location and Green Energy

Wendell Santos, December 22nd, 2012

This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a professional social networking platform, mobile advertising service, cellular phone signal location service, green energy and climate tagging service and cash-based online payment service. In addition, we covered an API to help you find just the right outfit. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today In APIs: Facebook API adds Brand Page Metrics, Google Drive powered Holiday Gifts and 15 New APIs

Romin Irani, December 20th, 2012

FacebookFacebook API updates now allow brand page metrics and comparison across brands. Do your last minute shopping with customized gifts powered by Google Drive files. Plus: Foursquare improves Recommendations with mashup of Facebook and Foursquare data, hypermedia APIs on Rails and 15 new APIs.

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