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.


These Great APIs Speak Your Language

Adam DuVander, February 10th, 2014

Oscar-nominated film Her would have us believe that in the future we may fall in love with our operating systems. Or at the very least, it shows a much more fluid interaction with technology. Through mostly a speech interface, people are able to read email, search and view photos. Merge this with the Internet of Things that is taking over our present and you can see the power of APIs that speak your language.


Most Popular APIs: At Least One Will Surprise You

Adam DuVander, January 23rd, 2014

There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. One of the common methods ProgrammableWeb has used is by mashups, the number of completed apps. However, there may be a leading indicator before developers have even started writing code. The “track” functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. By diving into this data we can see many things. For example, recently developers have loved travel. Overall, social and visual APIs rule


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.


Social Drops in Last Year’s Most Popular API Categories

Adam DuVander, January 7th, 2014

The most popular types of APIs added to ProgrammableWeb in 2013 continue to look grown-up. Financial and Enterprise topped the most popular categories, with Social almost falling off the top 10 list. As more big companies recognize the power of APIs, these new types of APIs eclipse the early adopter categories that caused the majority of companies to take notice.


40 Identity APIs: Animetrics, Instantor and Qwerly

Matthew Scott, January 2nd, 2014

Google OpenIDOur API directory now includes 40 identity APIs. The newest is the Instantor API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google OpenID API. We list 10 Google OpenID mashups.


41 Postal APIs: Canada Post, Postcode and Stamps

Matthew Scott, December 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 41 postal APIs. The newest is the New Zealand Post Tracking Notification API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 89 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.


PW Year in Review: Hottest Topics of 2013

Eric Carter, December 27th, 2013

ProgrammableWebProgrammableWeb enjoyed another tremendous year in 2013. The year in APIs was filled with landmarks, innovation and massive expansion of the API economy. ProgrammbleWeb readers kept us busy, and four particular areas of interest prompted the most attention.


152 Tracking APIs: Debuggify, ProFit and Snoobi

Matthew Scott, December 19th, 2013

Airbrake Our API directory now includes 152 tracking APIs. The newest is the YouTracker Icon Creator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Airbrake API. We list 2 Airbrake mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tracking APIs.


113 Application APIs: API O Mat, Contentful and Ratchet

Matthew Scott, December 18th, 2013

AngularJSOur API directory now includes 113 application APIs. The newest is the Wurl API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Angularjs API. We list 1 Angularjs mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of application APIs.


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