Today in APIs: App Annie Mobile Solution for Game Analytics, Xsuite Enhanced Security Controls for AWS Cloud Management and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 30th, 2013

AppAnnieApp Annie’s mobile app lets developers measure app analytics on the go. Xsuite fortified to handle security for AWS APIs. Plus: Rackspace’s Scobie responds to Cloudscaling CTO over Amazon APIs, expands support for app developers, and 4 new APIs.

56 New APIs: TrackMatching, Goldstar and Primadesk

Wendell Santos, July 21st, 2013

This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a web service matching GPS data to maps, discount ticket service, cloud and web application management service, daily deals aggregator and cloud shipping system. We also covered a malware detection API and an app providing real-time transit info. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

Today in APIs: Slicktext New SMS API, Printful’s Custom Printing API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 16th, 2013

Slicktext SMS API integrates new functionality. Printful’s API prints for you and ships, too. Plus: Telecom API revenue opportunity projected to be $157 billion, APIs as the key to maximizing the cloud, and 11 new APIs.

Twitter Bans Auto Follow, Relaxes Display Requirements

Amy Castor, July 8th, 2013

You follow me, I follow you. If you want to do that on Twitter from now on, you’ll have to do it manually because among recent updates to its developer guidelines, the microblogger put an axe to auto follow. In other news, Twitter loosened up its display requirements.

PW Interview: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Takes on Google, Microsoft, Apple.

Greg Bates, July 1st, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example. We began this PW exclusive interview via email. But in what might be the first time ever, we decided to switch to using the very tool he was being interviewed about, and write the rest of it on Draft.

Twitter Ushers in Second Round of Ads API Partners

Amy Castor, July 1st, 2013

In February, Twitter debuted its Ads API as a way for partners to integrate Twitter advertising management into their products. Twitter took baby steps in launching the program, initially giving only a handful of partners access to the API. Six months later, however, the microblogger has announced six new partners: Kenshoo Social, Optimal, SocialCode, SocialFlow, Unified and Voxsup.

Most Popular APIs That Are No More

Adam DuVander, June 28th, 2013

Yahoo MapsMany APIs eventually find their way to the ProgrammableWeb deadpool. They end up there for various reasons: no business model, replaced by a newer service or ceased being useful. The most popular of these dead APIs are predominantly from two big tech firms: Google and Yahoo. Search and mapping make up the bulk of the functionality behind these 12 popular–but no longer available–APIs.

APIs: The Great Enabler of the Internet of Things

Guest Author, June 12th, 2013

According to estimates by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2022 the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices, up from approximately ten today. Conservative estimates put the number of connected devices currently at approximately 12 billion, with the number due to grow to 50 billion by 2020, according to a separate Cisco study. Therefore, while the trend known as the Internet of things (IoT) isn’t a new idea, with each new Wifi-enabled thermostat and each new car dashboard touchscreen, it is steadily becoming a reality.

Google’s First 10 APIs: Where Are They Now?

Adam DuVander, May 31st, 2013

GoogleProgrammableWeb now tracks over 100 Google APIs. The search giant has always been developer-focused. By mid-2006, way early in the API timeline, Google already had 10 APIs. We’ll look at where they are now and reflect on how amazing it is that eight of those 10 are still around. And there’s an irony to the two that are no longer available.

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