Intel builds out its API portfolio with another acquisition. Steam Gaming Platform sees huge adoption and plans API. Plus: Learn why API security is critical and 8 new APIs.
Whispir, a platform that enables its users to send messages to various channels at the same time, provides the Whispir API designed to allow developers to embed any feature of the platform into any cloud-based web application. Users can send these high-volume messages that are tailored and targeted for each channel and recipient via SMS, voice, email, web, mobile, or social media.
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
The past week might go down in API history as one of the biggest developments in the ever progressing API economy. Three API management companies embraced an unprecedented spotlight in the API world. First, Intel, the king of processors, paid $180 million to acquire Mashery. Next, software giant CA Technologies, snatched up Layer 7. Finally, 3Scale announced a brand new round of funding ($4.2 million). The question must arise: why have two Fortune 1000 companies and multiple venture capitalists all of a sudden poured hundreds of millions into the API space?
Communicating the value of your API is a simple, but often missed, step that can position your platform incredibly well among partners. How you describe the value of your offering is important messaging that should inform visiting partners and developers why your API is worth exploring and how it brings the missing content or service to their business and/or application.
Another API Management Vendor, Layer 7 is bought by CA Technologies. Mobile Messaging Platform Spotbros extends the reach of its platform by launching API. Plus: Why Developers are turning to API services and 20 new APIs.
athenahealth teams up with Mashery. Nevatech’s Sentinent 3.1 has new API support. Plus: Securenet’s new mobile payment tools, Swisscom selects Apigee, and 3 new APIs.
The fifth iteration of the API Mashup Contest is happening now. Factual changes the name, among other things, of the Geopulse API. Plus: Merging the mobile and physical shopping experience through apps and APIs.