Microsoft Gives Developers Windows Phone 8.1 Code

Eric Zeman, April 14th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 represents developers’ best chance to make some money – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 today and hopes that code writers will get to work creating compelling apps and games for its refreshed mobile operating system.

API Spotlight: IDLight, Purlem, and Covert Tracking with GPSit

Matthew Scott, January 18th, 2013

XchangeonlineOf the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fifteen, which included the The Xchangeonline API. The Xchangeonline API is a tool that provides developers with currency conversion and rounding functionalities that can be integrated into their applications. Developers simply request the URL, specifying the desired function, the amount, the current currency, the desired currency, and of course their API key. The service can convert between 100 different currencies worldwide with the option of more currencies given a more expensive plan.

YottaMusic and the Limits of APIs

John Musser, January 4th, 2008

There was a bit of stir this week when the small music web site YottaMusic had to shut down because they were no longer allowed to use undocumented Rhapsody APIs.

eBay Serves 5 Billion API Calls Each Month

John Musser, November 19th, 2007

The first of the Web 2.0 APIs came from eBay back in November 2000 and they’ve come a long way in the 7 years since then. Our eBay API Profile is one of the most frequently visited on ProgrammableWeb. As you can see in this recent post from the eBay Developer’s Blog comes some interesting [...]

How to Avoid Extinction

John Musser, November 16th, 2007

How much impact does your daily activity have on the environment? You might be able to answer this question using new carbon footprint calculation mashups built with our recent API listing: AMEE, the Avoid Mass Extinctions Engine. AMEE launched their platform in June of this year and their mission is to “Enable any climate campaign [...]

Enterprise Mashup Challenges

John Musser, October 22nd, 2007

In another one of his thorough and insightful looks at the mashup space, Dion Hinchcliffe outlines The 10 top challenges facing enterprise mashups. Here are some of the key points:

No commonly accepted assembly model: Lots of tools appearing but lots of differences in the approach they take to building mashups.
An immature services landscape. Mashups need [...]

Successful Developer Programs

John Musser, October 16th, 2007

There were a number of interesting sessions at yesterday’s Business of APIs Conference hosted by Mashery. Dave McClure, who previously oversaw the launch of the PayPal developer network, gave an engaging, to-the-point talk entitled “Successful Developer Programs”. If you’re running an API developer network or even thinking of running one, here’s a summary of good [...]

Using APIs for Charity, Part 2

John Musser, October 8th, 2007

In this second and final installment of our mashup case study on Giveness, we pick-up from Part 1 and our conversation with founder Richard Waldvogel by digging into more details on REST vs. SOAP, caching and other mashup lessons learned.

Q: Do you find the Amazon or the ebay API easier to work with?
Getting our eBay [...]

Shopping Mashup Case Study: EarlyMiser

John Musser, September 4th, 2007

The shopping comparison service EarlyMiser is a classic example of a useful eCommerce application built using a set of third party APIs. In this case study interview we speak with EarlyMiser founder Brian DeSpain who gives us the background on this application, its business model, and some interesting insights from their experience in working with [...]

The Mobile and Telephony Mashup Market

John Musser, August 15th, 2007

How do you keep track of the ever expanding API universe that, with nearly 500 APIs, is over 10 times larger than it was when ProgrammableWeb launched just two years ago? Try using ProgrammableWeb’s newest major feature: Markets. Markets is a set of new content areas that gives you a way to track APIs and [...]

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