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.


43 Metadata APIs: Fluidinfo, Ontos and Associated Press Metadata

Matthew Scott, December 10th, 2013

CalaisOur API directory now includes 43 metadata APIs. The newest is the OpenStreetMap Taginfo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Calais API. We list 17 Calais mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of metadata APIs.


Indix Releases Alternative to Google Shopping API

Mark Boyd, November 13th, 2013

IndixThe Indix API released today makes product information available in machine-readable format from the “world’s most comprehensive product intelligence platform”, Indix. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Shalendra Chhabra, Director of Marketing, on the eve of the API release.


Today in APIs: Alternatives to Google’s Shopping API, Qubit’s Behavioral API, and 18 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 16th, 2013

Google Shopping SearchGoogle’s shopping API is being shuttered, what are the alternatives? Qubit’s API makes integration of ecommerce business intelligence easier. Plus: API best practices and advice, why analytics are important, and 18 new APIs.


531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.


Google’s Closed Shopping API Opens Opportunity for YC-backed Semantics3

Guest Author, April 17th, 2013

Last month Google announced it was killing off several products, perhaps most notably Google Reader. Caught in the mix, and perhaps somewhat under the radar, was also notice of the deprecation of their shopping search API.


96 New APIs: Adobe PhoneGap, Alcatel-Lucent and Hipmob

Wendell Santos, October 14th, 2012

This week we had 96 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud-based app compiler, IMS application platform, mobile live chat service, time tracking service and media access service. We also covered Reel Surfer’s video editing API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


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