The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.


An API Renaissance Period in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, October 30th, 2012

One of the more frustrating things about using business applications is they invariably impose some form of workflow that is baked into software. Vendors have long argued that these workflows are essentially amalgamations of best practices that the vendor has painstakingly aggregated while researching and developing the application.


Today in APIs: Future of Social, MapQuest Offers Unlimited Free Maps and 13 New APIs

Romin Irani, July 6th, 2012

Will API access decide the future of Social Networks? The Maps war continues with MapQuest now offering free Maps with unlimited usage limits. Plus: a Sentiment API that can help Traders with stock traders and 13 New APIs


Today in APIs: Facebook, $5K Developer Challenge and 13 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 3rd, 2012

FacebookFacebook’s email address problems continue and now the company is blaming its own Facebook API. A local search company is offering a big monthly prize for mixing up APIs. Plus: the myth of cloud computing standards, Amazon outages and 13 new APIs.


53 Microblogging APIs: Twitter, TwitPic and What The Trend

Wendell Santos, May 22nd, 2012

Our API directory now includes 53 microblogging APIs. The newest is the Sohu Microblogging API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list 708 Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of microblogging APIs.

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26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing Maps, Flickr, Hoiio

Wendell Santos, September 17th, 2011

This past week 30 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bing Maps Geocode, Bing Maps Routes, Bing Maps Search, Hoiio SMS, Jamendo, KooKoo, Public Transit Data Community and Topsy. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 12 mashups), Messaging (3 APIs, 15 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 10 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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