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.


India Restricts SMS, Mobile Messaging Apps See Boost

Romin Irani, August 30th, 2012

NimbuzzGovernments across the world have made attempts to restrict usage of messaging technology by its citizens for various purposes. The latest is the ban on bulk SMS and MMS by mobile users in India by the Government of India. The 15-day restriction, which was put into effect on August 18, restricts mobile users from sending not more than 5 SMS and MMS and also other restrictions on message size. The Government directed telecom operators to implement these restrictions in the wake of recent disturbances in the country, where it was inferred that messaging mechanisms like SMS contributed to widespread rumors, which fueled the unrest.


Open APIs Have Become an Essential Piece to the Startup Model

Guest Author, April 16th, 2012

Startups need to build quickly and iterate quicker.  That means not re-inventing the wheel — whenever possible.  Just 5 years ago, people were asking why would you use an API? This has quickly turned to why wouldn’t you!  Since March 2007 there are 14 times as many APIs listed on the ProgrammableWeb site.  And the growth rate is accelerating. API listings on ProgrammableWeb have exploded this year so far, doubling the same period last year, and about four times the same period in 2010 (see chart below).


Africa’s Largest Social Network Launches API

Romin Irani, April 12th, 2012

When it comes to Social Networks, Facebook definitely towers over the rest when it comes to numbers. While Facebook might be hard at work to expand its reach by entering new areas, Mxit which is Africa’s largest social network has plans of its own to expand its base by throwing open its platform via the Mxit API and encouraging  developers to integrate Mxit into their applications.


72 New APIs: Amazon, Google, HarperCollins and PicMonkey

Wendell Santos, April 8th, 2012
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This week we had 72 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile apps analytics service, book publisher, corporate gift cards on demand, Online photo editing service, web based mobile messaging and mobile payments service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


69 New APIs: Google Street View, Bing and PBS

Wendell Santos, April 1st, 2012
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This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a TV schedule data service, social media monitoring service, Bing webmaster data service, street view image service, legal practice management service and a movie discovery and search service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


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