Firebase, a realtime backend that lets you build entire apps with just front-end code, announced Monday it is partnering with Zapier. The partnership will allow developers to easily integrate a host of backend services (like Twilio, Sendgrid, Mailchimp and many, many others) into their apps with just a few simple clicks.
It seems like somewhere between the 9,000 and 10,000 mark, API providers shifted their strategies even further toward providing a strong, sophisticated and appealing developer experience from initial contact on. In this four-part series, ProgrammableWeb looks at current practices in B2D from pre-release, through private beta, to API documentation and to ongoing developer engagement. Each article surveys current practitioners and includes a resource list for those wanting to step up their B2D game.
As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.
Need a CRM package that fits a small business requiring simplicity on a cost structure that makes sense? Stride could be it. The API documentation and the information on github points out this is a RESTful API, with JSON and XML responses. JSON is preferred. OAuth2 is used for authentication. The Stride API joins three other sales tracking APIs in our directory.
API Integration-platform-as-a-Service provider Zapier has introduced a new website and GitHub repo to collate code patterns for subscription-based webhooks. The site, RESThooks, provides API developers with easy-to-use methods for setting up a subscription layer on top of a webhook. The goal is to prevent inefficient polling of an API for data changes and updates.
Paypal launches Beacon and mobile payment API. APIs are the new baseline for workable platforms: without APIs, they are considered broken. Plus: iPhone 5S has CoreMotion API, tough new questions for the API economy, and 9 new APIs.
This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a service to connect applications to HTTP URLs, online marketplace for event tickets, RSS feed reading service, application monetization platform and human body 3D imaging service. We also covered an API to help with the recruiting process as well as a bug reporting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Hall, communication and collaboration platform for teams and business, allows teams to integrate various apps through the Hall API. Hall offers a suite of tools and features that enable teams to communicate, provide feedback, and share work in a seamless fashion (e.g. chat, file sharing, video sharing, etc.). Hall believes the world is currently evolving to a new normal when it comes to communication and project completion.
Sunlight Foundation has added an API portal to make government more transparent, as well as an interactive query builder. US government turns to open source for its API management solution. Plus: is API management wagging the dog? Also, Philips combines Hue lightbulbs with API for bright idea, and 14 new APIs.
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.