Two Breakout API Categories (And Two Slumpers) of 2014

Adam DuVander, April 22nd, 2014

So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the charts. The financial APIs that put APIs in the mainstream continue to expand, adding about 50 new APIs in the first quarter. A few other categories were less consistent and had extreme rises or falls in popularity.


Dell Adds Analytics Capability to Boomi Integration Service

Michael Vizard, April 22nd, 2014

Dell wants to reduce the number of common integration errors, the time it takes to fix them, and add new analytics capabilities to the Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration service. Dell Boomi AtomSphere CTO Michael Morton says that when it comes to integration many organizations not only continue to make the same errors over again; they encounter many of the same problems that other organizations have already experienced.


ReliefWeb API Provides Access to Historical and Real-Time Humanitarian Data

Janet Wagner, April 22nd, 2014

ReliefWebReliefWeb, a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has announced the release of ReliefWeb API, which provides access to disaster-related data and humanitarian information collected by the UN.


Today in APIs: Radius Launches API Performance Monitoring Solutions, and 9 New APIs

Eric Carter, April 11th, 2014

Radius has launched a new API Performance Monitoring Solution. Runscope landed another round of funding to develop tools targeted at the enterprise. Plus, Apigee develops its big data analytics story and 9 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Plaid API Aims to Make Payment Data Comprehensible, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 2nd, 2014

PlaidThe big idea behind the Plaid API. The Disrupt NY 14 hackathon tickets are gone within hours, more coming. Plus: APIs Fuel Growth in Service Delivery Platform Spending, Triptelligent launches API for cruise-to-shore visits, and 9 new APIs.


How To Query YouTube Through Its Python APIs

Marcello La Rocca, March 26th, 2014

Video is becoming increasingly important to a growing number of businesses. Whether it’s an internally produced video showing off your wares or the integration of customer videos in the context of social networking, video has become a key business tool. YouTube has become pretty much synonymous with video, and YouTube APIs let you bring the YouTube experience to your webpage, application or device. In this post, we will explore how to perform queries on videos stored on the video-hosting website and retrieve feeds according to different criteria.


37 New APIs: Nest, British Airways, and The Magic Gathering

Melody Clark, March 23rd, 2014

This week, we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS Bitcoin payment platform, an API for the New York Public Library digital collections, and a platform to organize personal media collections. We also discussed 6 great ways to increase API adoption, which is critical for any public API.


Today in APIs: Readyforce Launches HackerHub, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2014

Readyforce has announced a single hub for companies to discover, sponsor, and connect with student-run hackathons: HackerHub. W3C has published a working draft of a Clipboard API. Plus, the debate over an open government and APIs continues and 10 new APIs.


Google Maps API Now Supports GeoJSON

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2014

Google MapsToday, Google announced GeoJSON support for the Google Maps API. GeoJSON is an open source file format that eases visualization creation. The thought behind GeoJSON support lies in the data format’s ability to simplify code.


FoundationDB Excels with an “Opinionated API”

Mark Boyd, March 12th, 2014

As the database market continues to expand, many start-ups in the space are focusing on honing their key points of differentiation to carve out a customer market. FoundationDB — with founders from the Adobe-acquired Visual Sciences — believes that their transactional, API-at-the-core database software will continue to increase in importance as customers seek a NoSQL solution with the reliability of SQL. Cofounder and CEO of FoundationDB David Rosenthal spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how customers are using FoundationDB and why it is worth having an “extremely opinionated API” at its center.


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