API Testing, Monitoring and Debugging – A Look at the Nuts and Bolts

Wendell Santos, October 24th, 2013

Continuing the theme from this morning; namely that speakers should share the mistakes and ugly truths behind their API successes, this afternoon’s sessions at the API Strategy and Practice Conference gave attendees a peek under the hood. Speaking to issues that matter to API consumers, we heard nuts and bolts talks centered on API testing, monitoring and debugging.


evvnt API: Getting The Word Out To A Larger Audience

Candice McMillan, July 31st, 2013

evvntWhen planning an event, aside from all the fun stuff like the programme, the décor and the like, the bottom line is getting people to turn up; and no-one’s going to make an appearance if they don’t even know it exists. So marketing the event is key, and that’s where evvnt comes in. It’s an online event marketing service that focuses on getting the word out there by broadcasting and publishing a user’s event to multiple event listing sites. The evvnt API makes this functionality available to be integrated with other sites and applications.


14 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Last.fm, and Zazzle

Kevin Sundstrom, March 16th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 14 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Book Search Book Viewability and trakt.tv. The most often used APIs this week are The Movie DB, trakt.tv and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups).


Promoting Events Online Made Easy With Crowd.fm

Candice McMillan, September 25th, 2012

crowd.fmCrowd.fm is an easy-to-use platform created to promote events online. It’s been described by its founder Tekin Suleyman as “an amazing platform for getting events listed with a single click.” The company provides the Crowd.fm API to provide developers integration options.


37 APIs Used in 7 Days: eBay, PayPal and Last.fm

Wendell Santos, August 25th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 3dCart, Ambassador, BigCommerce, ChannelAdvisor, Endicia Label Server, Goodsie, Google Checkout, Google Storage, Highwire, MediaFire, Payvment, Sears, ShipStation, Volusion Shopping Cart and World Weather Online. The most often used APIs this week are DBpedia, eBay and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (12 APIs, 12 mashups), Shipping (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Week In Review Featuring Google Maps, Dropbox and Spotify

Wendell Santos, August 24th, 2012

YouTubeWith the weekend upon us, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of the interesting mashups that were submitted to our directory this week. This batch includes a new music discovery service, a photo storage plugin and a hotel search tool. For more details on each, continue reading below.


93 Events APIs: Eventful, Upcoming, Google Calendar

Wendell Santos, May 1st, 2012

EventfulOur API directory now includes 93 events APIs. The newest is the Eventility API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Eventful API. We list 46 Eventful mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of events APIs.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: LinkedIn, CloudMine and Wikipedia

Wendell Santos, February 4th, 2012

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Clicky, CloudMine, Ergast, Idescat, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, PubNub JavaScript Push, SHOUTcast Radio and Teambox. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and LinkedIn. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


160 Music APIs: Last.fm, SoundCloud and Spotify

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2012

Last.fmOur API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.


Where Are All the Widget-Makers?

Adam DuVander, January 13th, 2012

MyBlogLogThere are nearly 5,000 APIs. We can connect services and build just about anything. By “we,” I mean developers. Regular people were left behind by what now seems like a passing fad, widgets. The web would benefit from a resurgence of widget-making and developers are just the sort to take advantage of the opportunity.


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