Gravity Launches Personalization API

Eric Carter, February 5th, 2013

Gravity, focused on personalizing the internet, has launched a new series of free APIs to further its mission. The APIs enable web publishers to recommend content to users in addition to sponsored stories from paying advertisers. Prior to the API offering, Gravity tools provided recommendations based on demographic and interests through widgets and home page personalization. The API should expand Gravity’s reach into mobile apps and deeper web adoption.

App.Net’s File API Adds Fuel to Social Media Unrest

Michael Vizard, January 29th, 2013

App.netMore often than not all it takes to start a revolution is somebody who is angry enough to change the status quo. Ever since the dawn of social media sites the predominant business model has been variations of the walled garden approach to content originally pioneered by America Online (AOL). Today that walled garden approach manifests itself in the form of APIs that have been locked down by social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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.

54 New APIs: AT&T, Google Apps and Clickatell

Wendell Santos, December 2nd, 2012

This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a voice and SMS communications for apps, email and file migration service, in app SMS messaging service, html5 video player, twitter influence measurement service. Additionally we covered the CheckInOn.Me API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today In APIs: Netflix Hystrix, ZEIT API and 23 New APIs

Romin Irani, November 27th, 2012

NetflixNetflix adds Hystrix to its open source AWS Management toolkit. German Newspaper ZEIT releases API. Plus: SaaS and APIs have disrupted the Enterprise Applications landscape, Gartner on Best Buy’s digital edge in retail and 23 new APIs.

100 New APIs: Google Commerce Search, Intel and

Wendell Santos, August 19th, 2012
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This week we had 100 new APIs added to our API directory including a geographic mapping features service, online store and e-commerce product search service, mobile games discovery and marketing service, micro-Apps for Android and iOS and phone conversation management app. In addition we covered an API that helps users stay safe, how to simplify visual communication with Lucidchart, and the Avocado couples app. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Twitter Buys an API, New Klout Scores Hit API and 27 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 14th, 2012

TwitterTwitter is adding a mobile A/B testing suite to its collection of APIs-turned-employees. The Twitter-derived Klout API is rolling out a new scoring algorithm and site. Plus: Flickr highlights a cam-sharing app, TD Ameritrade API starting to bear fruit and 27 new APIs.

The GROU.PS API is a Great Way to Stay Connected

Kevin Sundstrom, July 9th, 2012

Grou.psSocial networks have erupted in popularity in the last 15 years; companies like Myspace and LinkedIn soon became household names. Today, facebook has over 800 million active users and counting. It quickly became clear that social networks could be used for more than connecting with friends; they could connect employees, community groups, and the unemployed with potential employers. Today, companies like GROU.PS, allow for easy creation of personalized networks that allow anyone to create their own social sites. With the GROU.PS API information from GROU.PS sites can easily be integrated into existing platforms.

Pinterest, More Apple Than Google?

Kyle Kelly, April 16th, 2012

PinterestWhy did Pinterest remove its API documentation earlier this year? Well, apparently there is no rush to release an already developed API to the public yet. In fact, it may not be released for a while as Pinterest wants to avoid re-tweeting the #mistakes Twitter made in its infancy.

62 New APIs: Roku, TaskRabbit, Rogers and mobDB

Wendell Santos, March 4th, 2012
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This week we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a digital media streaming service, eCommerce via Twitter service, task and errand contract labor service, local advertising service, mobile location services, and a mobile application backend and push notification service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

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