37 Metrics APIs: Distimo, Positionly and Tendril

Matthew Scott, January 8th, 2014

KloutOur API directory now includes 37 metrics APIs. The newest is the iSpot.tv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Klout API. We list 9 Klout mashups.

New York Times on its TimesOpen Events: A Look Back at 2012

Greg Bates, March 13th, 2013

The Gray Lady is getting her code on. In Andre Behrens’s New York Times blog, Open, billed as “All the code that’s fit to printf(),” he recounts events on coding and science held in 2012. Two of the notable events were the well-attended one on Big Data and Smarter Scaling and their Open Source Science Fair.

81 Analytics APIs: Google Analytics, SendGrid and Awe.sm

Wendell Santos, February 8th, 2012

Google AnalyticsOur API directory now includes 81 analytics APIs. The newest is the Clarabridge API. The most popular by far, in terms of mashups, is the Google Analytics API. We list 49 Google Analytics mashups which is seven times more than the nearest API. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of analytics APIs.

Real-Time Web or Right-Time Web?

Phil Leggetter, March 17th, 2011

Real-time and the real-time web continue to be a hot topic of conversation but is the term “real-time” getting used correctly? When we talk about real-time technology are we truly describing what the technology is delivering or is it being used and abused as just another marketing buzz word? Can we class any of the current technology solutions as truly real-time and can other solutions be defined in any other way? Is it too late to save “real-time” or will it forever be lost to marketing?

Understand Your Social Impact with BackType

Tomas Vitvar, September 24th, 2010

BackTypeEver wondered what impact your active presence on the Web has? For example, when you write a blog post or tweet about something, you may be interested in how many tweets your post receives and how many users can potentially reach your post. There are many ways to measure your social impact, however, to cover all social channels and platforms can be difficult to achieve. A Silicon Valley based company BackType builds an analytics platform that helps you understand your social impact at large.

BackType's Search Box

BackType’s major goal is to give users a very comprehensive view of all social media. Today, it supports over one million sites and networks including Twitter and Facebook. When your app wants to get all the data that comes from Twitter, you can use the Twitter’s Streaming API which is the subject to various limits. BackType, however, belongs among those few that have the unlimited access to the full Twitter firehose. It can access more than 50 million tweets a day coursing through Twitter.

Get Real-time Web Site Analytics with the Chartbeat API

Andres Ferrate, May 27th, 2009

chartbeatIf you’ve ever wanted to know what’s happening with your web site as it’s happening, you may want to take a look at real-time web site analytics provider Chartbeat. It’s a new and very slick service that provides a rich set of real-time analytics. They offer a range of useful tools like their Real-time Dashboard (shown below), traffic alerts (ex: get an email if you’ve got an above average burst of site visitors), and their API (our chartbeat API Profile).

7 New APIs: From Amazon MapReduce to iPhone Analytics

John Musser, April 12th, 2009

There’s at least one new API added per day here on ProgrammableWeb, and although this week’s new additions varied widely, there was a bit of an “analytics” theme. New analytics-centric web service listings included the WebTrends API, the Pinch API for iPhone developers and the chartbeat API. Also of note are the Amazon MapReduce API and the New York Times Real Estate API. Here’s the full list of new entries:

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