Today in APIs: CodeAcross Seattle, and 6 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 18th, 2014

Code for Seattle and other civic hackathons this weekend. Cyborgs and self-aware robots to start demanding equal access to APIs? Plus: WSO2 Rome workshop on implementing an API in an SOA, Smart API is released, and 6 new APIs.


Zapier Overhauls Developer Portal, Adds API Learning Course

Eric Carter, January 14th, 2014

ZapierProgrammableWeb has covered Zapier from its early days a few years ago to its continued innovation and success. Today, Zapier took another major leap forward with the release of its new Zapier Developer Platform. We caught up with Zapier co-founder and CEO, Wade Foster, on the eve of the platform launch.


KidoZen Announces Availability of Salesforce APIs as Part of KidoZen mBaaS Platform

Janet Wagner, September 13th, 2013

KidoZenLast month, ProgrammableWeb reported that KidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, had released the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. KidoZen has just announced the availability of Salesforce.com APIs as part of the KidoZen mBaaS platform which will now allow developers to integrate Salesforce.com platform features into enterprise mobile applications.


33 Webhook APIs: Assembla, Mailchimp and Podio

Matthew Scott, September 4th, 2013

FacebookOur API directory now includes 33 webhooks APIs. The newest is the Inflectus API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Facebook API. We list 403 Facebook mashups.


Beyond Vertical Integration: Ink Lets Developers Create Workflow In and Between Apps

Mark Boyd, August 15th, 2013

Seed-funded San Francisco startup Ink has launched a new development framework that connects apps and data within an iOS device. In contrast to API integration platform as a service offerings, Ink links app tasks locally on an end user’s iPhone or iPad.


KidoZen Releases Enterprise Systems APIs Platform (mBaaS)

Janet Wagner, August 9th, 2013

KidoZenKidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, announced the release of the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. The platform consists of a new group of Enterprise APIs which includes Podio, NetSuite, Salesforce, SAP, SharePoint and many others.


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.


Nordic APIs: The Business and Technology of APIs

Guest Author, April 17th, 2013

There is a lot happening regarding APIs in the Nordic countries. A big driver in this development is the Open Data movement fueled by the European Union PSI directive, that encourages countries to make public sector information available. A great example of open public data is the API from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (and related API from yr.no), which is one of the most popular non-US weather APIs in the world. There are also startups like danish Podio and swedish Spotify that are using APIs as an integral part of their services and their marketing.


The Argument for Real-Time REST APIs

Guest Author, March 5th, 2013

ZapierAPIs enable incredible customization. No longer are customers locked into a specific interface or feature set: they can modify and augment core functionality as they see fit. It is incredibly liberating, but just deploying any old API isn’t enough. You need to really understand how people use your API. Luckily, you can group most API usage into one of two buckets: reading and writing.


Today In APIs : Intuit Opens up API, Recognizing Developers, Killer Mashup Ideas and 20 New APIs

Romin Irani, September 11th, 2012

Xero Tap into Intuit’s Financial Data Service. Xero API to recognize Top developer. Plus: A FastCompany article provides great Mashup ideas, Dutch Parliament Opens Treasure Trove of Data, GENFuzion Developer Challenge, and 20 new APIs.


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