An Exclusive Interview with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations

Mark Boyd, November 19th, 2013

PinterestAfter months of anticipation and eager watching from the sidelines by developers across the board, Pinterest has begun releasing access to a new suite of API endpoints aimed at building strong business relationships and generating value flow to Pinterest end users. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations, Jason Costa, about the new APIs. We also spoke with Jinny Kwon, from Random House, about how they created a recommendation engine with the Pinterest APIs.

How Top Social APIs Use Social Media

Adam DuVander, November 7th, 2013

TwitterThere are over 1,000 social APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory. The big names in that list, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Twitter, are also amongst the most popular public APIs overall. Since other API providers look to these leaders for examples in engaging with developers, I thought it would be useful to see how each uses a common communications medium. That’s right, how do the social APIs use social media themselves?

APIs Drive Customer Intelligence Applications

Michael Vizard, October 31st, 2013

The existence of APIs has made it possible for organizations to collect and aggregate unprecedented amounts of customer data. What’s not so clear is how to actually go about harnessing it. That issue is giving rise to a host of customer intelligence applications that leverage APIs to ingest data and then, in turn, make analysis of that data available via an external API.

Stupeflix Adds 15 New Tools to API Services for Video Creation

Mark Boyd, October 8th, 2013

StupeflixVideo creation service Stupeflix has announced a raft of 15 new tools available via the Stupeflix API, VP of Business Development Jeff Boudier told ProgrammableWeb at API World last week.

Google Brings Google+ Domains API Out of Beta, Targets Corporate Use

Amy Castor, August 20th, 2013

If Google wants to grow the user base for its social networking platform Google+ by targeting the business segment, an API might be just the thing. To that end, Google recently brought its Google+ Domains API out of beta. Now developers everywhere can use the API to integrate Google+ functions and services into their existing business tools.

Integrate Social Metrics, Insights, and Content Into Apps Using New Topsy APIs

Janet Wagner, August 12th, 2013

TopsyTopsy, a leading social analytics solutions provider, has just announced the launch of a brand new set of social data APIs that have been added to Topsy API Services. The new set of APIs allow developers to integrate social metrics, insights, and content from any time period or in real time directly into applications.

Hootsuite Ropes $165M in Series B Funding to Pay Off Investors, Fuel Growth

Amy Castor, August 6th, 2013

Hootsuite, one of the most popular Twitter clients of all time, announced last week it raised $165 million in a round of Series B funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures.

evvnt API: Getting The Word Out To A Larger Audience

Candice McMillan, July 31st, 2013

evvntWhen planning an event, aside from all the fun stuff like the programme, the décor and the like, the bottom line is getting people to turn up; and no-one’s going to make an appearance if they don’t even know it exists. So marketing the event is key, and that’s where evvnt comes in. It’s an online event marketing service that focuses on getting the word out there by broadcasting and publishing a user’s event to multiple event listing sites. The evvnt API makes this functionality available to be integrated with other sites and applications.

The Nexalogy NX API: Making Sense of All Those Social Media Feeds

Greg Bates, July 24th, 2013

Nexalogy NxTwitter feed, Facebook feed, Linkedin feed. Fed up yet? Nexalogy NX has come to the rescue, at least to help out with organizing your Twitter feed. You sign in through Twitter to access Nexame, which will show you, within your network, the most important trends, people and ideas. It’s such simple yet powerful idea that it makes you wonder, why didn’t Twitter think of this? Here’s a chart that’s worth a thousand words. It shows the top 10 concencepts being discussed in your network. As you  can imagine, there is also a top 10 hashtags chart, an interest map of the major themes in your discussions, and more.

Tuenti: A Social Network with a Closed API (But You Might Get Access)

Greg Bates, July 22nd, 2013

Tuenti What would it mean to have a stripped down social network that was also secure? It would look like Tuenti, the social network out of Spain. To give an example of how seriously they take security, the Tuenti API is closed because “of our efforts to be the most private, secure social network on the market…” But if you play nice, they can make exceptions for commercial apps and games they have tested.

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