This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.
Ducksboard, a real-time data monitoring and visualization platform, will be adding new services to the widgets directory and extending existing services in a matter of weeks. The new integrations will include LinkedIn, Flurry, Realtime Google Analytics and Trello. The company is also working on a brand new interface and are planning a closed beta the first quarter of 2014. The Ducksboard platform features the Ducksboard API which allows developers to send their own data, retrieve data stored, and manipulate all objects found in Ducksboard.
There 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.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Civic Information, iTunes & App Store Search, Trello and World Weather Online. The most often used APIs this week are Google Checkout, Google Civic Information and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups), Search (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Google Maps is becoming a growing resource for auto manufacturers. A third party Twitter app adds YouTube integration that allows in app viewing of videos. Plus: new geo APIs for the New Year, Google’s hidden Currency Converter JSON API and 28 New APIs.
Dropbox Chooser is already showing up in your favorite apps. Google launches groups migration to move businesses’ shared mailboxes. Plus Facebook updates its Android SDK and adds a payment tool, Amazon EC2 adds support for FreeBSD, Debian and CentOS, and 15 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 42 collaboration APIs. The newest is the Devot:ee Upload API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Box.net API. We list 77 Box.net mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of collaboration APIs.
Our API directory now includes 88 project management APIs. The newest is the Trajectory API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Basecamp API. We list 14 Basecamp mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of project management APIs.
For the past few years there has been a sharp rise in self-employed workers as well as workers who perform the majority of their duties from home. Many companies have workers scattered across the globe, making efficient online communication and collaboration an absolute necessity. This post highlights several feature packed and versatile online project management and collaboration platforms.