SurveyMonkey Launches SDK for Mobile Apps

Michael Vizard, February 20th, 2014

Developing mobile applications is often an exercise in blind futility. Not much of a chance to solicit feedback before launching the application is available. As a result, mobile application developers find that it’s not uncommon to discover that users are rating their applications fairly low in any number of application stores. The problem is that beyond some vague comments, usually there’s not much to work with in terms of useful feedback that would enable the developer to improve the application.

Apps for Energy Hackathon Coming to a City Near You

Amy Castor, January 23rd, 2014

Energy-conscious hackers, take note. Apps for Energy, the second contest in the year-long American Energy Data Challenge, is happening now—and $100,00 in prize money is up for grabs.

The Argument for Real-Time REST APIs

Guest Author, March 5th, 2013

ZapierAPIs enable incredible customization. No longer are customers locked into a specific interface or feature set: they can modify and augment core functionality as they see fit. It is incredibly liberating, but just deploying any old API isn’t enough. You need to really understand how people use your API. Luckily, you can group most API usage into one of two buckets: reading and writing.

API Spotlight: OneId, Quandl, and Surveys with the SurveyMonkey API

Matthew Scott, March 3rd, 2013

OneIDOf the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which included the OneID API. OneID aims to end the problem that many people have with too many usernames and passwords. It does so by combing a users security keys into one big, encrypted “blob.” Apparently this information is more secure than normal user authentication practices and is callable via the OneID API. Once a users information is in the blob, OneID authenticates a user when they are trying to log into a site by confirming three different digital signatures on different devices. To learn more about OneID functionality, visit the OneID site as well as the OneID API blog post.

Today In APIs: Developer Payout, LevelUp API and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, March 1st, 2013

App.netSocial Network increases monthly payout to developers by 50%. Mobile Payment Startup LevelUp to release their first API next week. Plus: announces a free API and 10 new APIs.

Venerable Survey Tool Adds Powerful API

Adam DuVander, February 28th, 2013

SurveyMonkeyFourteen year-old SurveyMonkey is catching up with a newly-launched SurveyMonkey API to access user surveys and the data within them. It appears the time the company waited to expose its API was well spent. The initial offering includes OAuth and full survey response data.

The GoPollGo API: Now You Too can Gallup Along

Greg Bates, February 22nd, 2013

GoPollGoGoPollGo is all about creating polls, from running them during presidential debates to coworkers polling each other on where to go for lunch. It has two APIs. One is a public read-only API free to anyone. The other is private, in beta that allows third parties to create polls. Clients  such as ESPN, Netflix,, Robert Scoble, AppleInsider and The Weather Channel, use GoPollGo to track opinions on their brands and businesses.

API Spotlight: Wedding Perks, Mobpartner, and Valutec APIs

Matthew Scott, February 15th, 2013

Data Science ToolkitOf the many APIs we publishes this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll toss those eleven into the spotlight, which include the Data Science Toolkit API. The API is a collection of open data sets and open-source tools for data science. These tools consists of Geodict, Text to Places, File to Text, Street Address Coordinates, and 6 more that can be found on their website. To learn more about the Data Science Toolkit API visit the Data Science site as well as the Data Science Toolkit API blog post.

TrueSample API Ensures Online Survey Quality

Eric Carter, February 11th, 2013

TrueSampleTrueSample, SurveyMonkey’s validation technology, released the TrueSample API that allows developers to qualify survey responders to achieve effective results. The technology driving TrueSample ensures that people are who they claim to be and only take a survey once, all while eliminating those who choose random answers and unqualified responders. The TrueSample API provides pre and post survey data as well as real-time feedback to provide industry leading insight into surveys of all types.

Today in APIs: “Heroku for Twilio,” Basecamp’s Non-API and 10 New APIs

Adam DuVander, March 8th, 2012

BasecampPopular project management platform Basecamp has launched a revamped version of its service, but not a corresponding new Basecamp API. A new service wants to do for the Twilio SMS API what Heroku did for Amazon EC2. Plus: Crunchbase stats mashup, TV’s slow revolution and 10 new APIs.

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