Watchmaker, Watchmaker, Make Me an App

Eric Zeman, February 25th, 2014

Wearables were a hot trend at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week. No fewer than six devices made their debut, including fitness bands and full-on smartwatches. Without app support, however, these tools are little more than expensive jewelry.

The Small Business Web Hosts Annual Summit this Week

Eric Carter, February 17th, 2014

On February 20-21, The Small Business Web will host its annual Summit in San Jose, Calif. Registration is open and PW readers can receive a $50 discount by entering “PWEB” as the discount code. To learn more about the event, its history and what’s in store for 2014, PW caught up with The Small Business Web Founder and Olark’s Chief Marketing Olarker, Sunir Shah. Shah provided us a brief history of the event.

36 New APIs: Veteran’s Affairs, Adbeat, and Guitar Party

Melody Clark, January 12th, 2014

This week, we had 36 new APIs added to our API directory including a restaurant discovery application, a digital identification verification service, and an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. We also discussed parameter defaults and security issues in APIs.

Today in APIs: Intervals Project Management API, and 2 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 9th, 2014

MyIntervalsFeatured: the Intervals project management platform’s API. Adbeat, a firm that uncovers information on ad campaigns, releases an API. Plus 2 new APIs.

64 Domain APIs: DNSimple, Nettica and

Matthew Scott, November 20th, 2013

DNSimpleOur API directory now includes 64 domain APIs. The newest is the
Whomsy API
. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the DNSimple API. We list 1 DNSimple mashups .Whomsy API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the DNSimple API. We list 1 DNSimple mashups . Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of domain APIs.

54 New APIs: Adobe, BitTorrent Sync, and ShopYourWay

Melody Clark, November 17th, 2013

This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a social people search API, a multi-lingual social network, and a product information and pricing provider. We also discussed hackathons and the top 10 mistakes in running hackathons.

Today in APIs: Bulletin Seeks Best SMS App and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 12th, 2013

Bulletin MessengerBulletin announces a developer contest to find the best SMS-enabled App. Airbnb experiments with “Isomorphic JavaScript” apps for richer end user experience. Plus: Use the Shareaholic API to boost traffic, the risks and rewards of the API era, and 10 new APIs.

API Commons Launched: Share Your API Code

Mark Boyd, November 5th, 2013

A new not-for-profit launched by 3scale and API Evangelist aims to help speed up the process of developing APIs by encouraging the sharing of API code and descriptions. Launched at Defrag in Denver Colorado today, API Commons provides an open source-like, Creative Commons-modelled platform for developers to share and reuse API code. Co-Founder Steve Willmott spoke to ProgrammableWeb on the eve of the launch, while his fellow co-founder Kin Lane worked behind-the-scenes to upload some government open data API code examples.

122 Business APIs: Conversant, Jigsaw and Torpio

Matthew Scott, November 5th, 2013

JigsawOur API directory now includes 122 business APIs. The newest is the ZenPayroll API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Jigsaw API. We list 4 Jigsaw mashups .

Promoting Your API Brand: An Interview with WSO2

Wendell Santos, November 1st, 2013

As the API economy continues to grow and mature one of the challenges that will continue to face businesses is how to get their APIs noticed. ProgrammableWeb currently lists over 10,000 APIs and as enterprises embrace APIs and connected devices become even more prevalent, that number will only continue to grow. During last week’s API Strategy and Practice conference, Chris Haddad, VP of Technology Evangelism at WSO2 took time to chat with ProgrammableWeb about his company’s strategy for opening channels of discovery and monetization through API branding.

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