This week we have three openings that all put equal weight on the developer experience side of APIs as much as the APIs themselves. Building a great developer portal is a key part of any public API strategy and these positions at State, Macys.com and Emergent One reinforce this.
While testing out a new tool I’m working on that uses a variety of OAuth2 providers and thought I’d catalog some of the quirks I came across. This is just for the authorization flow, not for actually making requests once you’ve secured a token. Now that the OAuth2 spec is solidified we should start seeing less and less of these issues.
App.net plans to become a Social App platform with Cloud Storage and File API. Metwit announces world’s first crowdsourced Weather API. Plus: Amazon announces the winners of 2012 AWS Start-up Challenge and 11 new APIs.
More often than not all it takes to start a revolution is somebody who is angry enough to change the status quo. Ever since the dawn of social media sites the predominant business model has been variations of the walled garden approach to content originally pioneered by America Online (AOL). Today that walled garden approach manifests itself in the form of APIs that have been locked down by social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
This 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.
Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
Our 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.
Of the many APIs we published this week, fourteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fourteen, which included the Stamps.com API. The Stamps.com API provides web-based applications or ecommerce site with a platform allowing users to generate USPS shipping labels in virtually any technology environment