Six Great Ways to Increase API Adoption

Adam DuVander, March 19th, 2014

For a public API, adoption is key. Finding the right developers can be resource-intensive. Few can afford to blanket the web and every conference in advertising. Even if you could, the results might not be nearly as good as the methods covered below. In this post, I’ll provide an overview of five or six ways to increase API adoption, along with specific tactics within each strategy.


Plot.ly’s Plot to Visualize More Data

Ajay Ohri, January 22nd, 2014

ProgrammableWeb recently caught up with Matt Sundquist, founder and COO of  Plot.ly, a graphing and analytics startup. The Plotly API enables users to analyze and visualize data in one place, and forms an important step in building the infrastructure for data science to be further democratized. Sundquist spoke about the Plot.ly API, comparing it with existing visual solutions, and how visual data science solutions can evolve.


New Google Drive API Eases Integration in Android Apps

Romin Irani, January 17th, 2014

Google DriveAs an Android Developer, you know that allowing your application users to store data in the cloud and use it across various devices is important. Storing user data in Google Drive has been one of the options available and with the release of a Drive API preview in the latest release of Google Play Services, the task has not only been made easier but with auto sync in the background and new Android UI components that provide a much tighter integration, you get a lot of powerful features too.


Today in APIs: Constant Contact API Integrates GoChime, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 3rd, 2013

GoChime integrates with Constant Contact to deliver automated marketing for social media. V.I.O. creates real time HD wearable video camera. Plus: Mastercard is driving innovation through APIs, Twitter API inventiveness continues, and 15 new APIs.


TM Forum Launches API Zone Featuring Suite of End-to-End Digital Services Management APIs

Janet Wagner, October 29th, 2013

TM ForumTM Forum, a global trade association that focuses on the digital economy, has just announced the launch of the TM Forum API Zone, featuring a suite of REST-based APIs designed to provide management functionality for end-to-end digital services. These new digital services management APIs were tested and integrated into a variety of apps at the 2013 TM Forum Digital Disruption Conference.


101 Text APIs: Alchemy, Semantria and Cheddar

Matthew Scott, October 29th, 2013

AlchemyAPIOur API directory now includes 101 text APIs. The newest is the InnovativeTxt API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Alchemy API. We list 3 Alchemy mashups .


API Strategy and Practice: Government and Public Open Data Panel Summary

Mark Boyd, October 25th, 2013

A morning panel today at API Strategy and Practice focused on APIs for Government and Public Data. Chaired by API Evangelist Kin Lane, who presented a workshop on government open data tools on Wednesday, speakers came from government, university and private settings to talk about creating open data APIs with government agencies.


ReadSpeaker Launches SpeechCloud API Allowing Developers to Add Text-to-Speech Functionality to Apps and Devices

Janet Wagner, October 23rd, 2013

ReadSpeakerReadSpeaker, a leading online text-to-speech solutions provider, has announced the launch of the brand new speechCloud API (SCAPI) which allows developers to create applications and enable Internet-connected devices with text-to-speech functionality.


Education Technology Trends – Part I – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Janet Wagner, August 22nd, 2013

ProgrammableWebAt the time of this writing, there are 197 APIs listed in the Education Category of the ProgrammableWeb API Directory. A few of the leading APIs in this category include Khan Academy, Edmodo and Schoology.


Pedalling the Connection: Data, Devices and APIs in Le Tour de France

Guest Author, August 7th, 2013

198 riders from 22 teams set off on June 29th, 2013 to race in the 100th anniversary of LeTour de France — an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France. Today, professional cycling is arguably the most technology addicted of all sports, with cyclists frequently using  technology to achieve improved performance. Similar to other sectors, API Management is now at the heart of the latest technology advances in this field.


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