Today in APIs: CoinPlanter Wins CoinBase API Contest, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 31st, 2014

CoinbaseCoinPlanter wins Coinbase API contest. Why launch an API-focused startup. Plus: Amazon, Microsoft & the birth of cloud startups, Backupify expands coverage across the enterprise, and 9 new APIs.

Today in APIs: RobustLinks Launches Knowledge API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 16th, 2014

Robust LinksRobustLinks API unlocks statistics and meaning in several knowledge repositories. Preventing an API breach like Snapchat’s. Plus: WePay raises $15 million for API, and 10 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Rackspace Backed by OpenStack Marconi Project, CustomMade Increases Payment Transaction Activity with WePay, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, August 30th, 2013

Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Queues is now backed by K.A.A.W’s message queue API, Marconi. WePay API now powers ecommerce for handmade goods marketplace, CustomMade, and 10 new APIs.

316 Government APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, NOAA National Weather Service and US Postal Service

Wendell Santos, September 25th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.

77 New APIs: 4Chan, WhyGo and Vayant

Wendell Santos, September 9th, 2012

This week we had 77 new APIs added to our API directory including a video conferencing service, airline scheduling and pricing service, secure payment service, creative portfolio service and marketing campaign effectiveness service. We also covered an API that helps build basic web applications, how Behance gives talent an international platform and an API to see where tax dollars go. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Tax Dollar Tracking, RealizeIt, and A Platform for Talent to Meet Opportunity.

Matthew Scott, September 7th, 2012

MuviOf the many API’s we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will launch those 12 into the spotlight, which include the Muvi API for accessing information on movies and celebrities. On top of this accessible knowledge, Muvi users can interact with other users with similar intrests and feel safe with the API’s secure encryption. To learn more about the Muvi API visit the Muvi site and read the Muvi API blog post

Today In APIs: WhyGo Conference Facilities API, Socialcam Opens API and 22 New APIs

Romin Irani, September 4th, 2012

SocialcamGet access to more than 3000 public video conferencing facilities via WhyGo API, Socialcam gives API access to public videos. Plus:  Speed up your API Integration, Open Source Civic Wiki Adds API to Project and 22 New APIs.

Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go? There is an API For That

Kevin Sundstrom, September 3rd, 2012

WhatWePayForI am certain that anyone who lives in a country with sales tax has looked at a pay check after taxation has taken its toll and wondered how their tax dollars were spent. If you live in the United States there is a simple way to answer this question. The WhatWePayFor API is connected to an online database that provides federal budget data. makes this information more useable by breaking it down to how much is payed by individuals.

WePay Evens Playing Field with PayPal: New Features Added to Payments API and Lower Prices

Janet Wagner, August 23rd, 2012

WePayWePay, an online payments platform, is celebrating the one year anniversary of the WePay Payments API by offering lower pricing and new features that allow partners to have complete control of the checkout experience.

The Little API Feature Amazon Wishes it Never Kickstarted

Adam DuVander, August 9th, 2012

Amazon Flexible Payments ServiceAmazon has cemented itself as a top tier option for charging users thanks to its Amazon Flexible Payments Service API. The crowd-funding site Kickstarter has run hundreds of millions through the API, so it should also get some credit. Although, at Amazon, Kickstarter may get blame instead, having inspired many other sites, which eventually caused Amazon to turn away sites with similar concepts.

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