Last week marked the end of Evernote Accelerator Program capped by the demo day on Thursday. The Accelerator is a month-long, fully paid residency program where six startup teams from around the world were given the opportunity to study an on-premise startup curriculum at Evernote’s offices. The demo day acted as a capstone to the event, allowing the teams to show off the progress made on each of their products; each using the Evernote API. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Evernote’s Director of Developer Relations Rafe Needleman for some insight into the product teams and their experiences in the Accelerator.
It’s time we talk, Facebook, before you do something you’ll really regret. You see, I noticed you with that look in your eye again. The sort of look that marks the end of a promising young company and along with it a well-loved API. You say you’re changing, but I’m not sure I can ever trust you. Let me tell you why.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new acquisition. The team behind Instagram will now be part of Facebook. The most compelling piece of Zuckerberg’s post declares that Instagram will remain an independent product, which is good news for the Instagram API.
Our API directory now includes 134 travel APIs. The newest is the TakeABreak API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Kayak API. We list 12 Kayak mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of travel APIs.
Having just looked at recommendation mashups in our directory, we now turn our eye to APIs in that category. Our API directory now includes 67 recommendations APIs. The newest is the Food Genuis API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Evri API. We list 6 Evri mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of recommendations APIs.
Google may not have landed Groupon in its quest for traction in daily deals. Instead, it acquired The Dealmap, an aggregator of local coupons. With the purchase by the search giant, we now list 89 Google APIs in our directory, with The Dealmap API now part of the Google arsenal.
NextStop was building a new kind of city guide and giving away all the content. Now its team joins Facebook, a company as famed for being closed as for being one of the largest sites around. The NextStop site, and its API (our NextStop API profile), will close September 1.
This past week 21 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Foursquare, IP Location, Mapstraction, Nextstop, ShareThis, ThisNext, TownMe Geo and TravelFusion. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 11 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 11 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
This week we had 4 new APIs added to our API directory including an API that lets you search 30 million scientific, technical and medical research articles; one we highlighted earlier this week that is a travel guide API; an API for sharing videos on Twitter; and an API for social measurement and analytics. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.