Today in APIs: 3scale StartupBus API Contest Winners, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 6th, 2014

3scale Service Management3scale StartupBus API contest winners announced. Zapier creates an App a day–for a month! Plus: Digital banking API deployment models, Payfirma unveils universal payment API, and 7 new APIs.

The Day We Fight Back: Protecting Your Digital Data Rights

Mark Boyd, February 12th, 2014

Yesterday marked the tech industry’s advocacy action, The Day We Fight Back. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) mass surveillance program which is¬†collecting content and metadata from e-mails, chats and social networks; harvesting contact lists; and gathering billions of records each day on cellphone locations, according to The Washington Post.

Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.

PW Interview: Jolo Balbin Co-Founder Text Teaser

Ajay Ohri, September 18th, 2013

In the API, TextTeaser accepts the URL or the title + text of the article. It will then be processed using the algorithm to generate a summary. There are also optional parameters that can be added: blog, and category of the article. These optional parameters are used to improve the learning capability of the algorithm and provide a better summary.

5 APIs Used in 7 Days: Reddit, Twitter and Facebook

Wendell Santos, July 13th, 2013

This past week 5 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 5 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and LinkedIn. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Mapping (1 APIs, 3 mashups) and News (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Interview Part 2: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Rewrites Wordprocessing

Greg Bates, July 2nd, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program,¬†Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example.

Roundup: Articles About Google Glass Apps and APIs

Janet Wagner, May 31st, 2013

Google GlassThere has been a lot of buzz in recent months about “Google Glass,” a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that is currently in development by Google as part of “Project Glass.” The general public’s reception of Google Glass has been mixed, with some eagerly awaiting it’s arrival and others hating the very idea of it’s existence.

111 New APIs: Pearson, EnClout and AirBNB

Wendell Santos, April 21st, 2013
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This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today In APIs: Facebook Mobile, Hello Social Marketing Platform and 41 New APIs

Romin Irani, April 19th, 2013

FacebookThe Facebook Platform for Mobile makes a push to help developers write better social apps. Hello Social aims to simplify Social Media Marketing campaigns. Plus: First Cleanweb Hackathon in the Pacific Northwest and 7 new APIs.

Six New Social Data Sources Added to Gnip Enterprise Data Collector Product

Janet Wagner, April 9th, 2013

GnipGnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.

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