Today in APIs: Mapbox adds Smart Directions, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2014

MapBoxMapbox adds a new navigation service for apps. Cloudwords releases APIs and new machine translation capability. Plus: Convergence Innovation competition winners, CA Technologies simplifies enterprise cloud and mobile delivery, and 3 new APIs.


Today in APIs: DPLA Expands Offerings, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 21st, 2014

Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital Public Library of America adds millions of items that can be accessed through its API. Appy Pie releases API for Kindle Fire. Plus: How Apple dodged the Heartbleed virus with the help of an API, GoogolPlex hack for using voice control, and 12 new APIs.


Today in APIs: 3Scale Launches APItools, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 3rd, 2014

3Scale Account Management3Scale launches free APItools for enhancing APIs. Amazon Web Services and Twitter called out by Greenpeace for using dirty energy. Plus: Google releases its Prediction API to public, TTM’s RESTjee software expedites APIs in remote data access, and 5 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Instagram Looking to Replace Foursquare API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 27th, 2014

foursquareInstagram may be looking to find its location data from Facebook, dislocating Foursquare. Pitney Bowes and IBM to cooperate using PB’s location services APIs with IBM’s cloud platform. Plus: Google’s cloud platform adds new features and price cuts, security breach created as users publish Amazon Web services keys on Github, and 8 new APIs.


Private, Partner or Public: Which API Strategy Is Best For Business?

Mark Boyd, February 21st, 2014

Businesses exploring an API strategy are asking themselves: private, partner or public? Since the start of the year, there has been a lot more thinking aloud about how businesses decide whether to start with an internal (private) API; use partner APIs to manage specific business relationships; or jump straight into designing external, developer-facing open (public) APIs.


Most Popular APIs: At Least One Will Surprise You

Adam DuVander, January 23rd, 2014

There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. One of the common methods ProgrammableWeb has used is by mashups, the number of completed apps. However, there may be a leading indicator before developers have even started writing code. The “track” functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. By diving into this data we can see many things. For example, recently developers have loved travel. Overall, social and visual APIs rule


Today in APIs: RobustLinks Launches Knowledge API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 16th, 2014

Robust LinksRobustLinks API unlocks statistics and meaning in several knowledge repositories. Preventing an API breach like Snapchat’s. Plus: WePay raises $15 million for API, and 10 new APIs.


PubNub Moves Into Connected Car Market

Mark Boyd, January 14th, 2014

Real-time network PubNub has solidified its move into the connected car market with a winning app designed for Ford. Announced at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the winning integration by PubNub took Ford’s dashboard API and created a real-time dispatch app. ProgrammableWeb spoke with both PubNub and Ford about how developers are partnering with car manufacturers to build out the connected car ecosystem.


How Mainstream Users Are Asking for APIs

Adam DuVander, December 16th, 2013

As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, “API” is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.


Twitter Provides Clues for API Partnership Success

Mark Boyd, December 11th, 2013

TwitterIn a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.


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