The Google App Engine went down for over 3 hours on Friday, then bounced back. Zapier added a new blog series on API quirks. Plus: there’s a new API meetup in Paris, the Amazon outage is proof that API monitoring needs overhauling, and 12 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, 15 were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those 15, which include the Datownia API. The Datownia API generates an API from an Excel spreadsheet that allows developers to integrate their data with any website or app. The object of the API is to allow developers to update content on multi-platform apps simultaneously. To learn more about the Datownia API visit the Datownia site as well as the Datownia API blog post.
The changes to the Twitter API continue to upset, confuse and frustrate developers. The latest feature of the Twilio Voice API allows anyone to make complete call queues and the Twilio team is sharing some code for creating a metrics dashboard. Plus: hackathon winners, DoubleClick API updates and 24 new APIs.
Location-sharing service foursquare is now part of navigation company TomTom’s iPhone app. Foursquare also factors into news from Facebook about integrating user mentions into apps. Plus: Amazon’s even cheaper storage, Google App Engine, Topsy Pro and 15 new APIs.
Facebook is kicking off a world tour for developers hacking on its Facebook API. There more security and extra endpoints coming to DoubleClick API. Plus: another voice recognition service, plenty more Twitter chatter and 19 new APIs.
Google updated its OAuth playground, a tool to try out several of its many Google APIs. There’s finally a new Basecamp API to go along with the updated version of the site. Plus: why APIs suck, Sweden’s second-best API and 10 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 112 advertising APIs. The newest is the TagLabs ActiveTag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google AdSense API. We list 74 Google AdSense mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of advertising APIs.
Path.com has a mobile app, so of course it has an API. Someone sniffed the traffic and discovered something naughty. And you know the answer-anything Wolframe Alpha? Find out why it really, really likes Apple’s Siri. Plus: Facebook gaming, Google Plus developers and 18 new APIs.