Ready to Go Shopping? Diffbot’s Product API Parses Product Data

Amy Castor, August 1st, 2013

Diffbot, a startup known for its data mining services, released a new API that will scan an e-commerce shopping page and parse information on a particular product. Developers can use the API in their web and mobile apps to find the best price on different sites, track merchandise availability or even migrate shopping sites to new platforms without having to deal with backend integration.

AlchemyAPI Updates API, Brings Deep Learning to the Masses

Amy Castor, July 25th, 2013

AlchemyAPI wants to make a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning accessible not only to giant corporations, but to the public. Over the last year, the Denver company has been weaving the technology into its text mining API, recently announcing updates in the areas of relation extraction and named entity extraction.

Today in APIs: genieMD Integrates into Walgreens Prescription API, ‘adSmart Express’ API from StartMeApp, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 11th, 2013

Walgreens Pharmacy Prescription RefillgenieMD integrates the Walgreens prescription API. StartMeApp’s Self-Service ‘adSmart Express’ Mobile Advertising API. Plus: Instamojo releases API for users selling digital goods, Named Entity Recognition and Relation Extraction Systems are improved by Alchemy API, and 11 new APIs.

Today in APIs: LeadLedger API and 12 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, July 10th, 2013

Today LeadLedger announced a new Sales Lead Generation API. Plus: Goodsmiths selects PayAnywhere API to power Swipe Mobile Payment App, AlchemyAPI improves named entity recognition and relation extraction systems, and 12 New APIs.

The KantanMT API: Can You Translate Me Now?

Greg Bates, June 13th, 2013

The KantanMT’s REST-based API with JSON responses is designed to aid mid-sized local service providers (LSPs) in delivering KantanMT translation capabilities. KantanMT is a statistical machine translation platform (in contrast to a computer assisted translation service). The big advantage is speed: the service is available instantly, faster than you can say, “qu’est-ce que c’est?”

20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Flickr and CareerBuilder

Wendell Santos, June 8th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Text Categorization and Google Affiliate Network. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Job Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Today in APIs: Mining Archives, Open Innovation, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2013

New York Times Article SearchWhy the New York Times is key to the future. Open innovation and the distributed business model. Plus: service tracks API client library changes, Twitter advertising API, and 24 new APIs.

API Jobs from Spotify, Temboo and AlchemyAPI

John Sheehan, January 25th, 2013

API JobsThis weeks collection of API jobs features an international listing and 5 other contenders for your talents. These listing come from 3 companies, spread across the world. Make sure the check out the listing and also the ProgrammableWeb profile that is connected to it.

225 Utility APIs: Google Translate, and uClassify

Wendell Santos, January 9th, 2013

Google TranslateOur API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.

API Jobs from AlchemyAPI and Layer 7 Technologies

John Sheehan, December 14th, 2012

API JobsThis weeks roundup of API jobs spans from Vancouver, BC to Dever, CO. We take a step away from San Francisco to look at jobs with Layer 7 and AlchemyAPI.

Follow the PW team on Twitter

APIs, mashups and code. Because the world's your programmable oyster.

John Musser
Founder, ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander
Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb. Author, Map Scripting 101. Lover, APIs.