945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur 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.

Today in APIs: Brightcove Releases App Cloud Mobile App Platform, DataSift Partners with Bitly and 17 New APIs

Wendell Santos, November 15th, 2012
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DataSiftBrightcove releases an update to their App Cloud mobile platform enabling developers to build mobile apps more quickly and cheaply. DataSift partners with Bitly to give users further insight into what content actually engages readers. Plus: Maluuba’s answer to Siri, IQ Engine’s new image recognition API and 17 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Datasift Scores for Combining Big and Social Data, Subtledata Has Not-So-Subtle Impact and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2012

DataSiftDatasift scores $15 million in funding to marry public data to private enterprise data. Subtledata debuts developer platform to access point-of-sale systems. Plus new Facebook features for Hootsuite, Cloudability exits beta while offering killer analytics and cloud spending controls, and 12 new APIs.

Datasift: Social Media Information You Can Act On

Greg Bates, October 23rd, 2012

DataSiftDatasift has released a new query builder for customers working with social media. It answers a simple question: what do you do as a company, with all that data, all the Tweets, Facebook and blog comments about you? It turns out, that if you can really focus in on the comments about you, about your industry, about what customers are thinking, the answer is a goldmine of connection to your best customers and a key to going viral.

Today in APIs: Apigee Launches Next Generation API Platform, Amazon Glacier’s Hidden Landmine and 5 New APIs

Wendell Santos, August 23rd, 2012

Apigee OAuthApigee launches the next generation of its leading API platform making enterprise-grade API management available to all developers. Amazon Glacier’s pricing model may have hidden costs. Plus: Data scientists may one day be replaced by tools, Skytap announces their latest Platform-as-a-Service and 5 new APIs.

111 Semantic APIs: MusicBrainz, Calais and DBpedia

Wendell Santos, June 13th, 2012

MusicBrainzOur API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.

62 Real Time APIs: Twitter, Thrutu and Pusher

Wendell Santos, April 17th, 2012

Twitter StreamingOur API directory now includes 62 real time APIs. The newest is the Telsolutions API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is a tie between the Twitter Streaming API and the Thrutu API. We list 5 Twitter Streaming mashups and 5 Thrutu mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of real time APIs.

Open APIs Have Become an Essential Piece to the Startup Model

Guest Author, April 16th, 2012

Startups need to build quickly and iterate quicker.  That means not re-inventing the wheel — whenever possible.  Just 5 years ago, people were asking why would you use an API? This has quickly turned to why wouldn’t you!  Since March 2007 there are 14 times as many APIs listed on the ProgrammableWeb site.  And the growth rate is accelerating. API listings on ProgrammableWeb have exploded this year so far, doubling the same period last year, and about four times the same period in 2010 (see chart below).

What are WebHooks and How Do They Enable a Real-time Web?

Phil Leggetter, January 30th, 2012

PusherPusher has established itself as a leading service for delivering WebSocket messages to connected clients via its simple, RESTful Pusher API. This especially suits application developers working with languages and platforms that struggle to maintain and scale persistent connections. We remove the need to roll a custom solution and work with complex and unfamiliar technologies, and ensure the benefits of a hosted service can be achieved. We’ve recently added support for WebHooks, which provide a different sort of real-time solution.

SoLoMoClo in 2012: Social, Local, Mobile, Cloud

Guest Author, January 5th, 2012

I saw a new acronym the other day, “SoLoMoClo,” which stands for Social, Local, Mobile, Cloud. The reason people are focused on these four categories are the multi-billion dollar ecosystems created by Facebook and Twitter in Social, Groupon in Local, iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) in Mobile, and Amazon and Salesforce in Cloud. I think we’ve only scraped the tip of the iceberg in these categories, and that a number of SoLoMoClo companies will break out in 2012.

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