39 New APIs: StatusPage, Lelylan and Point.io

Wendell Santos, July 28th, 2013

This week we had 39 new APIs added to our API directory including a home and electronic device automation service, mobile application building and management service, application status page platform, multi-factor authentication for smartphones and tablets and external vulnerability scanning solution. In addition we covered a cloud based time-tracking platform and a face recognition API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

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.

PW Interview: Andy Bartley, CEO Algorithms.io

Ajay Ohri, June 4th, 2013

Here is an interview with Andy Bartley, CEO of Algorithms.io . Algorithms.io has been selected as one of 30 start ups to participate in this year’s SV Forum Launch: Silicon Valley conference. In this wide ranging interview Andy talks of algorithms, APIs and the emerging and lucrative field for Big Data analytical algorithms.

The SciBite API: Digging Up Pharma News

Greg Bates, May 24th, 2013

SciBiteThe SciBite API provides access to SciBite’s real-time drug discovery search engine that combs developments in biotech and pharma. By tracking patents and clinical trials around the globe, scientific news, biomedical reagents and even biomedical job postings, SciBite provides unparalleled intelligence on drugs.

Today in APIs: Nokia Local Search on the Map, Menus You Can Read and 14 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 31st, 2013

Nokia MapsNokia inks local search deal with Toyota in Europe. Menuish makes the edible readable. Plus: SmartFile Updates its File Sharing API, Expanding list of SXSW Hackathons, and 14 new APIs.

Pocket Introduces New API to Encourage Development of Third Party Apps

Janet Wagner, November 8th, 2012

Pocket (Formerly known as Read It Later), has just announced the introduction of the Pocket API, allowing developers the ability to easily integrate Pocket into web sites and third party applications.

Best New Mashups: Sports Mashups Using ESPN, Google Maps and Twitter

Wendell Santos, September 28th, 2012

For sports fans, this might be the best time of the year. Baseball is winding down and the playoffs are about to begin, the NFL and NCAA are in full gear with big matchups every weekend and basketball is on the horizon with camps opening soon. Today’s look at mashups focuses on those that bring [...]

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).

20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Foursquare, ESPN and Digg

Wendell Santos, March 31st, 2012

This past week 15 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 Amazon SES, ESPN, Geoportail, Readability , Readmill, ReadSocial and Topsy. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Today in APIs: Facebook, Pinterest and 12 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 17th, 2012

FacebookYou may remember about how Facebook took credit for Pinterest’s growth. Now the social network has a mini-case study on the hot app. Also: are open APIs the new open source, do you know what API is backwards and 12 new APIs.

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