API World Day Two: Finance APIs Take Front Seat and Why Developers Need to be Business Analysts

Mark Boyd, October 4th, 2013

DataWeek and API World are already a blur, with Day Two of the industry proceedings wrapping up late last night. A packed agenda saw as many as ten sessions all happening at once, creating a sense that perhaps this conference is trying to appeal to too many audiences at once, and making it more difficult to identify emerging trends across the API economy.

Several key themes were prominent across the day’s activities, however, including the increased trust emerging in financial APIs, continued discussion on viable business models for enterprises with an API and startups reliant on APIs, and the changing nature of API services that is seeing developers require greater business analysis skills.


Best New Mashups: The Latest Ordr.in Mashups

Matthew Scott, August 17th, 2013

Ordr.inFor some reason food always tastes better on a warm summer night, surrounded by good company, and with relaxing music in the background. With an ever-recovering economy and slowly decreasing unemployment rate, there is no better time to grab a bite to eat with those who matter most. Ordr.in has always provided customers with the means to find good food, scour menus for the item that will please their taste buds, and finally place a delivery order to their location.  This week we’ll take a look at recent mashups that all make use of the Ordr.in API.


8 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Last.fm and Ordr.in

Wendell Santos, August 10th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Mandrill and Venmo. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Ordr.in and Venmo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 5 mashups), Email (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Food (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


API Spotlight: Traindom, Roambi, and GoMummy APIs

Matthew Scott, June 29th, 2013

ZOWiOf the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which include the ZOWi API. ZOWi is a learning tool designed to help people memorize information through various oral questions and answers. Specifically, ZOWi will ask a user a question and then determine if the answer is right or wrong from the users oral response. The API simply makes this functionality availbe to integrate with other applications. To learn more about the ZOWi API visit the ZOWi site as well as the ZOWi API blog post.


Today In APIs: Twilio SMS powered Art Auction, Private API security concerns and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, January 18th, 2013

TwilioTwilio SMS powers an Art Auction. OKCupid App fixes security issues in private API. Plus: Google Adds Reviews to Places API, testing the API backend of your mobile solution and 11 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.


124 Payment APIs: PayPal, Amazon and Stripe

Wendell Santos, March 6th, 2012

PayPalOur API directory now includes 124 payment APIs. The newest is the LevelUp API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 32 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of payment APIs.


Best Mashups from PennApps 2012 Hackathon

Guest Author, January 18th, 2012

College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester.

This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.


27 APIs Used in 7 Days: Adobe, Facebook, Amazon and Yelp

Adam DuVander, March 12th, 2011

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 27 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Adobe Social, awe.sm, ChannelAdvisor, Facebook Ads, Gigya, Groupon, Nozbe, Plancast, Rovi Cloud Services and voo2do. The most often used APIs this week are geocoder, Google Maps and Loxcel. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 8 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Video (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


42 New APIs: Sprint, TD Ameritrade, Verizon and KISSMetrics

Adam DuVander, February 6th, 2011

This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile geolocation service, New York City transit service, flower sales and delivery service, lawyer and doctor directory, web based lean project management application and cloud based logging service. We wrote about three of these more in-depth: New York City Touts Its API on Subway Advertisements; Expert Legal and Medical Directory an API Call Away; and TD Ameritrade’s Second API Aimed at Financial Advisors. Below is more detail on all 42 new APIs.


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