RetailNext Announces Enterprise APIs for Brick and Mortar Store Analytics

Eric Carter, January 15th, 2014

RetailNext, in-store analytics market leader, announced a set of enterprise APIs that retailers, shopping centers, business partners, and others can integrate with existing hardware systems to utilize RetailNext’s analytics capabilities. RetailNext delivers analytics usually limited to ecommerce outfits to brick and mortar stores for better insights. The API is hardware agnostic; so, users can leverage existing infrastructure.

Open Government Strategy Continues with US Currency Production API

Eric Carter, January 3rd, 2014

Annual Production Figures of United States CurrencyLast year, the Executive branch of the US government made huge strides in opening up government controlled data to the developer community. Projects such as the Open Data Policy and the Machine Readable Executive Order have led the US government to develop an API strategy. Today, ProgrammableWeb takes a look at another open government API: the Annual Production Figures of United States Currency API.

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.

152 Tracking APIs: Debuggify, ProFit and Snoobi

Matthew Scott, December 19th, 2013

Airbrake Our API directory now includes 152 tracking APIs. The newest is the YouTracker Icon Creator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Airbrake API. We list 2 Airbrake mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tracking APIs. Partners with Microsoft for SDK and to Expand Restaurant Network

Eric Carter, December 2nd, 2013

Ordr.inProgrammableWeb first covered a little over a year ago as it released APIs during Hackfood the Hackathon. Since then, has made significant strides in its relationships with developers and partners. Two relationships announces this week include partnerships with Microsoft and

API Spotlight: Invisiblehand, Honeywell Comfort Control and Beanbooks API

Matthew Scott, September 15th, 2013

InvisibleHandOf the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those eight by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the Invisible Hand API.  Invisible Hand, web browser add-on, is dedicated to informing the user of the cheapest price on millions of products ranging from flight discounts to tooth brushes. It does so by matching UPC, ISBN and EANs to products from the search box. Furthermore, it includes roughly 700 retailers and 600 Airlines and has saved users a breath taking one billin dollars since its inception. To learn more about the Invisible Hand API visit the Invisible Hand site as well as the Invisible Hand API blog post.

43 New APIs:, Engage and Minicloud

Matthew Scott, September 14th, 2013

This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a centralized platform provided by the U.S government to aid small businesses, ambient sounds for real time events, a cloud service brokerage platform that, which is highly scalable and customizable, and a cloud-based hosting service that can scale up or down depending on site traffic.

The Stride API: Making Sales Tracking Easy with a Simple CRM

Greg Bates, September 13th, 2013

StrideNeed a CRM package that fits a small business requiring simplicity on a cost structure that makes sense? Stride could be it. The API documentation and the information on github points out this is a RESTful API, with JSON and XML responses. JSON is preferred. OAuth2 is used for authentication. The Stride API joins three other sales tracking APIs in our directory.

Today in APIs: The BeansBooks API and 11 new APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, September 11th, 2013

System76 has announced the release of BeansBooks, a new cloud accounting application. Plus: be an enterprise API management hero, and 11 New APIs.

The Importance of Impermanence in API Design

Guest Author, August 6th, 2013

At the API Craft un-conference this week in Detroit, some of the best minds in the API business gathered to talk over the problems that plague us most. It was a unique event in that the agenda was set and run by the attendees in true meet-up fashion. Quakers will recognize the format – for the conference kick-off, the group sits in silence until someone is moved to suggest a session. You suggest it, you run it and anyone who attends your session also participates in it. The sessions are true whiteboard brainstorming activities, with the outcomes posted into Github for future reading.

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