Developer Evangelists: No End to Career Growth Prospects

Mark Boyd, January 10th, 2014

According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for “developer evangelists” grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Context.io Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.


37 Metrics APIs: Distimo, Positionly and Tendril

Matthew Scott, January 8th, 2014

KloutOur API directory now includes 37 metrics APIs. The newest is the iSpot.tv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Klout API. We list 9 Klout mashups.


Twitter Provides Clues for API Partnership Success

Mark Boyd, December 11th, 2013

TwitterIn a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.


What Just Happened? Gnip’s New Twitter Search API Can Help You Find Out

Amy Castor, September 30th, 2013

Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.


Today in APIs: Gnip adds Search API, Nest Releases API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 26th, 2013

GnipGnip adds a search API to its Twitter tools. Nest opens its thermostat to integration with an API. Plus: Apple to hold iOS7 developer tech talks, and 11 new APIs.


Facebook’s New Keyword Insights API: Media and Market Reactions

Mark Boyd, September 12th, 2013

A new Facebook Keyword Insights API has been made available to a select range of media partners in the United States, allowing registered developers to create finer-grain, real-time data analysis of popular reactions to the latest news, sport and pop culture stories.


API Spotlight: Topsy, Fareclock, and Braintree APIs

Matthew Scott, August 17th, 2013

TopsyOf the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the Topsy API. The Topsy API allows developers to integrate social metrics, social insight, and social content from past time periods or in real time. These metrics include the full spectrum of social media data. From simply counting the amount of hash tags for a certain topic to the influencers that started the topic in the first place, Topsy is extensive. It also indexes data in real time, which explains why they have indexed over 100 billion itmes. To learn more about the Topsy API visit the Topsy site as well as the Topsy API blog post.


Integrate Social Metrics, Insights, and Content Into Apps Using New Topsy APIs

Janet Wagner, August 12th, 2013

TopsyTopsy, a leading social analytics solutions provider, has just announced the launch of a brand new set of social data APIs that have been added to Topsy API Services. The new set of APIs allow developers to integrate social metrics, insights, and content from any time period or in real time directly into applications.


Today in APIs: API Call in Drawing, APIs Killed Business Development, and 16 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 25th, 2013

Use an API call to win a startup pack. How the API killed business development jobs. Plus: Stop writing REST API clients, Twitter App reaches token limit, and 16 new APIs.


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.


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