ViUX Systems and SmarterTools renew partnership. ez-Xpo integrates Eventbrite and launches Open Event Management API. Plus: Nordic API thinkers and builders are gathering in September, leapfrogging constraints on API design, and 22 new APIs.
Evernote, the company that makes it easy to remember things, wants developers to use its API responsibly. To ensure this, the company is imposing rate limits on its API, it announced on a blog post. Those limits go into effect today (August 14) for non-production API keys. Existing users have until November 1 to adjust to the change.
Seed-funded San Francisco startup Ink has launched a new development framework that connects apps and data within an iOS device. In contrast to API integration platform as a service offerings, Ink links app tasks locally on an end user’s iPhone or iPad.
Evernote has announced that they will begin limiting the Evernote API. GTA released an API that will help hotels be more efficient. Plus: 10 new APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory.
Feedly has had a terrific time ever since Google decided to shutter down its RSS Reader. The Service has seen a wave of user sign ups due to favorable reviews, an easy migration path of users of Google RSS Reader and powering an API from their own back-end. With more than 12 million plus users now on Feedly, the team has launched off its Paid Subscription Service, Feedly Pro, to improve productivity and make the service sustainable in the future.
There 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.
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.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include IMSAS, Juno Download and Mobile Phone Megastore. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, IMSAS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Summer has officially started and the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner which means it’s time to close the book on June. Before we do that, let’s take a look at some of the great mashups that were submitted to our directory this month. These mashups include a service to find social influencers, a tool described as “Google Docs for visual people”, a mobile CRM and a music discovery service. Read below for more information on each.
Global interest in hackathons is growing fast, with many events booking out shortly after being announced. Developers keen to test out new skills in real world environments, and entrepreneurs who want to connect with a readily assembled network of do-ers are driving global growth in hackathon events. And with more businesses looking to use hackathons as a way to evangelize their APIs, there’s no sign that this trend will slow down any time soon.