built.io Is Building an Enterprise MBaas Platform for IoT

Mark Boyd, March 3rd, 2014

With a leadership team that has worked with enterprise customers in the past, raw engineering’s new built.io believes that it is well-positioned to take on the burgeoning enterprise MBaaS market. COO Matthew Baier and CTO and Founder Nishant Patel told ProgrammableWeb why interest in the built.io API was so high amongst attendees at the recent DeveloperWeek conference.


Today in APIs: Gracenote to Launch Music Recommendation API, and 6 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 3rd, 2014

GracenoteGracenote has announced an internet music recommendation API: Gracenote Rhythm. A new API Documentation Workshop will be held in Silicon Valley next month. Plus, Sony provides SmartWatch developers some API advice and 6 new APIs.


Backupify Developer Platform Now Open to SaaS Providers and Developers

Janet Wagner, October 18th, 2013

BackupifyBackupify, a leading backup provider for cloud application data, has announced that the company has opened the Backupify Developer Platform and API to SaaS application providers and developers. Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Backupify had launched a private beta version of the program with five initial partners (Apptivo, Mavenlink, Nimble, Freshdesk, and Pipeline Deals).


Today in APIs: Amazon Announces Second EC2 Spotathon, The Composable Enterprise and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 14th, 2013

Amazon EC2Amazon’s Second Elastic Compute Cloud Spotathon Goes until Midnight October 31. Developers using APIs could rule the world. Plus: 11 new APIs.


Interview with Promod Haque, Norwest Venture Partners: Apigee, the API Economy, and “Sticky Infrastructure”

Greg Bates, August 2nd, 2013

Apigee OAuthIn Part 2 of this 3 part series on the evolution of the API platform space, I spoke with Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners. His firm participated in Apigee’s recent $35 million round of funding, a company that makes an API platform. Some questions overlap between the interviews because I wanted to illuminate the similarities and differences in perspectives between an enterprise and an investor. Part 1 was Interview with Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee, on $35 Million Funding Round.


Dovico Software Launches Portal Featuring Dovico API Driven Apps

Janet Wagner, April 24th, 2013

DovicoDovico Software, a leading provider of web-based time management software, has officially announced the launch of Dovico Apps, a new portal featuring a variety of Dovico API driven applications for Dovico hosted clients.


Backupify Launches Developer Platform Providing Data Protection and Security to SaaS Apps

Janet Wagner, February 5th, 2013

BackupifyBackupify, a leading backup and recovery solutions provider for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, has just announced the launch of the Backupify Developer Program which includes a suite of APIs that allow SaaS application developers to integrate data backup and restore capabilities into their applications.


Today in APIs: Pre-teen Wins MIT Prize, Spotify Playlist Data Via API and 10 New APIs

Wendell Santos, January 17th, 2013

Spotify MetadataA busy day including a 7th grader winning the MIT APP Inventor contest and Spotify’s playlist data now being made accessible via API. Plus: MajorApi makes QuickBooks RESTful, Google hosts Hardcode, a secure coding contest and 10 new APIs.


Time to Be Thankful for Mass Customization of Software

Michael Vizard, November 21st, 2012

Thanksgiving is one of those times of the year when everyone naturally gets a little more retrospective. With that in mind now is as good a time as any to reflect on what developers should be thankful for in 2012. To that end, arguably the thing that made developers in the last year more productive than any time in recent memory was RESTful APIs. After all, the value of any application rises in almost direct proportion to the number of other applications it can be integrated with. RESTful APIs have made it easier to integrate applications than ever.


API Spotlight: Shipping Simplified with TrackThis and Temando, and Lighting with Spark

Matthew Scott, November 16th, 2012

Anime News Network EncylopediaOf the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.


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