Zapier Overhauls Developer Portal, Adds API Learning Course

Eric Carter, January 14th, 2014

ZapierProgrammableWeb has covered Zapier from its early days a few years ago to its continued innovation and success. Today, Zapier took another major leap forward with the release of its new Zapier Developer Platform. We caught up with Zapier co-founder and CEO, Wade Foster, on the eve of the platform launch.

113 Application APIs: API O Mat, Contentful and Ratchet

Matthew Scott, December 18th, 2013

AngularJSOur API directory now includes 113 application APIs. The newest is the Wurl API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Angularjs API. We list 1 Angularjs mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of application APIs.

RESTHooks Aims To Help API Developers Avoid Polling Inefficiencies

Mark Boyd, September 13th, 2013

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.

43 New APIs: StubHub, AppURL and Miniflux

Wendell Santos, August 11th, 2013

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.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

98 New APIs: Karmadata, Collins Dictionary and White House Petitions

Wendell Santos, May 12th, 2013

This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Thinkery, Paidpiper, and Karmadata APIs

Matthew Scott, May 11th, 2013

ThinkeryOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Thinkery API. Thinkery aims to help users organize their notes, to do’s, and thoughts to increase productivity and personal management. The Thinkery API was released allowing developers to further this goal through the integration of the Thinkery functionality in third party apps. To learn more about the Thinkery API visit the Thinkery site as well as the Thinkery API blog post.

Today in APIs: Dropbox DBX, VA Backlog API and 12 New APIs

Romin Irani, May 7th, 2013

DBX, the first Developer conference from Dropbox to be held this year. Create your own data visualization applications via Veteran Affairs (VA) Backlog API. Plus: Rewards Program provider Billaway launches API and 12 new APIs.

Zapier Launches API Status Board

Eric Carter, May 7th, 2013

Zapier Status Zapier automates tasks between online services and APIs. Zapier provides seamless integration between almost 200 different web services. Additionally, Zapier just launched a new API Status Board. The API Status Board helps developers uncover downtime for any of the APIs Zapier integrates. Zapier co-founder and CEO, Wade Foster, told PW: “[W]e typically catch outages even before vendors are reporting them.”

Today in APIs: AWS Support API, Informatica API and 22 New APIs

Greg Bates, May 6th, 2013

Amazon EC2AWS has new Support API. Informatica’s new Ultra API. Plus: Twitter gives API 1.0 a reprieve, SOA launches first API gateway, and 22 new APIs.

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