Enigma Opens Door to Public API and Platform Access

Mark Boyd, April 17th, 2014

Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding them into their applications. Co-founder Marc DaCosta spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the importance of encouraging developer involvement, and why Enigma can succeed when other open data platforms have had difficulties building a sustainable model.


Today in APIs: Brandwatch and Gnip Team Up, and 5 New APIs

Eric Carter, March 20th, 2014

Brandwatch has partnered with Gnip to release a new API that allows users to access social analytics and social data. SmartBear will present on API security and REST API metadata at the upcoming API Strategy & Practice Conference. Plus, patient engagement apps win NYC hackathon and 5 new APIs.


Plot.ly’s Plot to Visualize More Data

Ajay Ohri, January 22nd, 2014

ProgrammableWeb recently caught up with Matt Sundquist, founder and COO of  Plot.ly, a graphing and analytics startup. The Plotly API enables users to analyze and visualize data in one place, and forms an important step in building the infrastructure for data science to be further democratized. Sundquist spoke about the Plot.ly API, comparing it with existing visual solutions, and how visual data science solutions can evolve.


41 New APIs: Bitcoins, iOnRoad, and ApartmentsApart

Melody Clark, November 3rd, 2013

This week, we had 41 new APIs added to our API directory including a payroll service API, an open-source database for Bitcoin averages, and a weather service that provides information on ski and mountain conditions. We also discuss how Cisco is providing a foundation for the emerging “Internet of Things (IoT)” phenomenon.


Today in APIs: Import.io Releases Data Factory, InComm Launches Cashtie POS, and 16 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 28th, 2013

import.ioData Factory from Import.io aims to make turning webpages into APIs easy. InComm’s new API, Cashtie Cloud Match Service helps loyalty program providers and others offer services. Plus: 16 new APIs.


The Open Data Future: More B2D than B2C?

Mark Boyd, September 26th, 2013

In a presentation to the recent Open Knowledge Foundation conference in Switzerland, MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen argued that open data business models will be an ‘intermediary’s game’: a model that will position open APIs as the key tool in creating business value.


Today in APIs: PayPal Opens New APIs to the World, Clinton Health Codeathon, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 12th, 2013

PayPalPayPal makes its new REST APIs available to developers around the world. The Clinton Foundation sponsors a health codeathon. Plus: QQ Solutions API released for insurance management system, new innovation center in downtown Moscow, and 5 new APIs.


531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.


38 New APIs: Sunlight Foundation, WeatherSource and Hoppit

Wendell Santos, May 19th, 2013

This week we had 38 new APIs added to our API directory including a weather data service, national digital library, personalized restaurant recommendations and photos, U.S. political contributions database and remote home heating control service. In addition we covered an API that helps simplify event marketing. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


60 New APIs: ConnectYard, DealAngel, and friendSurf

Kevin Sundstrom, February 24th, 2013

This week we had 60 new APIs added to our API directory including a programming article search, a retrieval, and rating service, an international shipping service, a business operating information service, a home buying service, a consultation and engagement service, a social messaging service and a biodiversity event information retrieval service.


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