18F Counts On APIs To Help Government Improve Service Delivery

Mark Boyd, April 4th, 2014

APIs are at the heart of a new initiative aimed at giving the U.S. government the agility and flexibility needed to serve today’s citizens, communities and businesses. The White House’s General Services Administration (GSA) has established “18F,” a new department aimed at providing open source tools and demonstrating new ways of working with entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver digital services to government agencies, businesses and citizens.


Today in APIs: 3Scale Launches APItools, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 3rd, 2014

3Scale Account Management3Scale launches free APItools for enhancing APIs. Amazon Web Services and Twitter called out by Greenpeace for using dirty energy. Plus: Google releases its Prediction API to public, TTM’s RESTjee software expedites APIs in remote data access, and 5 new APIs.


Today in APIs: 3scale StartupBus API Contest Winners, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 6th, 2014

3scale Service Management3scale StartupBus API contest winners announced. Zapier creates an App a day–for a month! Plus: Digital banking API deployment models, Payfirma unveils universal payment API, and 7 new APIs.


Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.


Today in APIs: Ubidots’ API Powers Internet of Things

Greg Bates, December 4th, 2013

UbidotsUbidots’s API makes capturing sensor data easy. Hacker League bought by Intel, to merge with recently acquired Mashery. Plus: Instagram blocks competitor Mobili from its API, and Senzari launches the first music knowledge engine.


APImetrics Launches Service To Monitor, Test Actual API Performance

Janet Wagner, November 21st, 2013

APImetricsAPImetrics has announced the launch of the APImetrics API Performance Test Solution, a new kind of end-to-end API testing and monitoring service that tests an API’s functionality and speed of response using complex, authenticated API calls. Most API testing services typically check to see if an API is online by pinging the API address and then reporting the latency of the ping. Using API calls allows the APImetrics service to provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of the actual performance of APIs.


Today in APIs: AWS Launches CloudTrail and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2013

PinterestPinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.


Novartis Challenge Shows There Are Still Entry Points into Mobile Health Market

Mark Boyd, November 1st, 2013

With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.


Best New Mashups: The Latest Youtube Mashups

Matthew Scott, October 12th, 2013

YouTubeYouTube continues to grow, doubling its subscription rate year after year. Even more mind-boggling is the fact that 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. In other words, that is almost 2 hours of video every second! With over 6 billion hours of video being watched each month it becomes apparent that YouTube is stronger than ever. On the developer side we continue to see YouTube as a focal point. This week we will take a look at recent mashups utilizing the YouTube API.


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.


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