SOA Software Releases Lifecycle API To Keep Pace with Enterprise API Maturity

Mark Boyd, April 8th, 2014

The API maturity cycle within the enterprise is evolving at two or three times the speed of previous software oriented architecture (SOA) cycles, creating an urgent need for tools that ensure new business integrations built with APIs are managed with respect to governance and industry regulatory requirements. To keep up with this pace, SOA Software has today released the Lifecycle API. This new API is part of the company’s Lifecycle Manager product that supports enterprises with flexible approaches to governing IT and business activities and processes.

Today in APIs: Onset Technology Releases OnPage API, and 11 New APIs

Eric Carter, December 6th, 2013

Onset Technology launches an API for OnPage. JetBlue adopts SITA’s Mobile Boarding Pass API. Plus: Clever lands major funding, and 11 new APIs.

How Top Social APIs Use Social Media

Adam DuVander, November 7th, 2013

TwitterThere are over 1,000 social APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory. The big names in that list, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Twitter, are also amongst the most popular public APIs overall. Since other API providers look to these leaders for examples in engaging with developers, I thought it would be useful to see how each uses a common communications medium. That’s right, how do the social APIs use social media themselves?

OpenDataCommunities API: Data Discovery and Visualizations for UK neighborhoods

Mark Boyd, July 30th, 2013

OpendatacommunitiesNew tools and accessibility options have been added to the Opendatacommunities API to extend ease-of-access to the UK Government’s five-star dataset managed by the Department for Communities and Local Governments. Datasets include neighborhood-level analysis of housing and homelessness, quality of life indicators, and wellbeing measures.
A showcase of visualizations and interactive dashboards has been created to demonstrate how developers, data analysts and local communities can use the open datasets to better understand the interplay of economic and lifestyle factors on specific neighborhoods across the UK.

39 New APIs: StatusPage, Lelylan and

Wendell Santos, July 28th, 2013

This week we had 39 new APIs added to our API directory including a home and electronic device automation service, mobile application building and management service, application status page platform, multi-factor authentication for smartphones and tablets and external vulnerability scanning solution. In addition we covered a cloud based time-tracking platform and a face recognition API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: API Strategy and Practice Conference adds New Speakers and 11 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, July 19th, 2013

The API Strategy and Practice Conference announced five new speakers that will be featured in this years events. Plus: don’t tell them its REST, the coexistence of SOA and APIs, and 11 new APIs.

Bitcoin as an API for Money: Creating Money-As-a-Service

Greg Bates, June 7th, 2013

Bitcoin’s explosive growth in APIs–45 so far in our directory–owes its pace to three cornerstone APIs that make possible a new form of trust, trust by computation rather than the old financial trust built on exclusion.

Campaigner Elements API Provides Insight to Email Marketing Campaigns

Eric Carter, March 8th, 2013

CampaignerCRMCampaigner, leading email marketing services provider, has launched the Campaigner Elements API. The Elements API is intended to be integrated with analytics platforms to gain greater insight into subscriber behavior. Creating targets for email blasts is step one. The Elements API makes step two easier: narrowing focus to potential customers.

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.

Verbalizeit: Instant Human Translation Right When You Need it Most

Greg Bates, November 16th, 2012

VerbalizeItHave you ever been sick in a foreign country but unable to communicate what you needed? Or robbed and needing help without the cash to pay for it or the language to convey it? That’s what happened to the two founders who went on to create Verbalizeit out of that experience, Ryan Frankel and Kunal Sarda. Their Verbalizeit API lets you connect users to human translators on conference calls and on the web.

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