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.


Five Great API Ecosystem Lessons from Evernote

Mark Boyd, February 19th, 2014

APIs are creating opportunities for businesses to enter new markets, extend their customer reach, and create innovative products based on their data assets and core functionalities. As they progress along this path, businesses often start redefining themselves as a platform: They see themselves as allowing customers to couple with a business’ data assets and services via an API in whatever configuration makes sense to the customer’s value chain.


Today in APIs: Koninklijke Bibliotheek’s Illustrations API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 23rd, 2014

National Library of the NetherlandsThe National Library of the Netherlands releases an API covering data on 11,000 rights-free illustrations. The Apple iOS Controller API: the future of devices? Plus: 8 new APIs.


BitPay’s New Payroll API Enables Bitcoin Paychecks

Eric Carter, January 14th, 2014

BitPay Payment GatewayBitPay, virtual currency payment processor, has announced a beta trial for its new Bitcoin Payroll API. The API allows employers to offer a portion of employee pay in bitcoin.Targeted at employers and payroll service providers, the API allows employees to opt-in to receive a payroll deduction in bitcoin on a recurring basis.


PW Year in Review: Hottest Topics of 2013

Eric Carter, December 27th, 2013

ProgrammableWebProgrammableWeb enjoyed another tremendous year in 2013. The year in APIs was filled with landmarks, innovation and massive expansion of the API economy. ProgrammbleWeb readers kept us busy, and four particular areas of interest prompted the most attention.


64 Bookmarks APIs: Blogmarks, Digg and Scribble

Matthew Scott, November 6th, 2013

del.icio.usOur API directory now includes 64 bookmarks APIs. The newest is the Thinkery API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the del.icio.us API. We list 161 del.icio.us mashups .


Today in APIs: Sunlight Foundation’s API Portal, US Gov’s Open Source API Management, and 14 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 5th, 2013

Sunlight Foundation Influence ExplorerSunlight Foundation has added an API portal to make government more transparent, as well as an interactive query builder. US government turns to open source for its API management solution. Plus: is API management wagging the dog? Also, Philips combines Hue lightbulbs with API for bright idea, and 14 new APIs.


The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


38 Aggregator APIs: Daylife, 8coupons and Yipit

Wendell Santos, July 16th, 2013

DaylifeOur API directory now includes 38 aggregator APIs. The newest is the Pressjack API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Daylife API. We list 9 Daylife mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of aggregator APIs.


Using Crime Data via APIs for Good… or Evil?

Mark Boyd, July 9th, 2013

UK PoliceNew updates to the UK Police API extend the possibility of using crime data to create innovative products and services. While many of the new mashups and services that could be created from using an extended, anonymized dataset of all crimes in the UK could have benefits for local citizens and businesses, there is also the risk that the data could be used to infringe on civil liberties.


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