WS-REST.org has announced that it will host the fifth edition of the International Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference this April in Seoul, South Korea. The first workshop was held in 2010. As APIs have continued to drive innovation in the connected world, the workshop has continued to refine its scope of study, broaden its expectations and increase interest. As the organizers begin to develop this years agenda, PW caught up with Carlos Pedrinaci, a research fellow at The Open University, UK, and one of the event organizers.
Our 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.
Springer is one of the leading publishers of scientific books and journals. It has had an OpenAccess API , and it has also sponsored API contests around the same. Three kinds of APIs are available by Springer.
Our API directory now includes 195 science APIs. The newest is the AnnotQTL API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the NCBI Entrez API. We list 4 NCBI Entrez mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of science APIs.
Springer, a leading scientific publisher of books and journals is building on the success of its first API contest that it had held a year back. The Springer API Challenge 1.0 contest had seen Springer Quotes, a web application to search and read articles from Springer win the top honors. Now its in second year, the Springer API Challenge 2.0 is more focused and wants developers to showcase applications that make use of specific APIs and criteria.
This past week 14 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Services, Amazon Flexible Payments Service, Amazon SES, BookingMarkets, Google Shopping Search, Mediaburst SMS, Open Dining Network Food Ordering, PeerIndex, Quova and Springer. The most often used APIs this week are Mediaburst SMS, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Mapping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Reference (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Springer, a leading publisher of scientific books and journals has just announced winners of its first API challenge. The API challenge invited developers to use the Springer Meta Data and Content APIs to build non-commercial applications find, visualize and manipulate data from Springer’s growing content database. Developers had the opportunity to access more than 4.8 million documents from Springer journals, books and protocols.
Contests continue to be a great way for API providers to encourage use of their platforms. These contests also quickly increase the number of apps built on a platform, which makes a difference when developers are later assessing potential APIs with which to integrate. Contests can also be a great deal for developers in terms of exposure, as well as monetary compensation. Our list of contests shows that over $100,000 is up for grabs.
This week we had 75 new APIs added to our API directory including a subscription billing service, an SEO rank monitoring service, an online helpdesk tool, a shopping cart service, a recommendations platform, a lithuanian microblogging service an two Ning-like social network platforms. Additionally, we covered two of the APIs more in-depth with full blog posts. Tracing the Past Street by Street looked at the Addressing History API. Then we took a peek at unofficial documentation to the official Instagram API, which we called The Full-featured, Unpublished Instagram API. Below you’ll find more detail on all 75 new APIs.
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