Last week marked the end of Evernote Accelerator Program capped by the demo day on Thursday. The Accelerator is a month-long, fully paid residency program where six startup teams from around the world were given the opportunity to study an on-premise startup curriculum at Evernote’s offices. The demo day acted as a capstone to the event, allowing the teams to show off the progress made on each of their products; each using the Evernote API. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Evernote’s Director of Developer Relations Rafe Needleman for some insight into the product teams and their experiences in the Accelerator.
An emerging trend is taking place where platforms are increasingly letting developers interact with their APIs through SDKs. Layer 7’s Scott Morrison comments on why this is happening and when it makes sense, noting that “SDKs make the service subordinate to the client, thus inverting a hierarchy that goes back to the early days of distributed computing.”
In designing its APIs, Evernote decided to take a path less-traveled involving Thrift; a technology that was contributed to the Apache Foundation by Facebook. Evernote’s choice begs the question of whether Thrift and technologies like it could work for other API design projects as well.
Need a CRM package that fits a small business requiring simplicity on a cost structure that makes sense? Stride could be it. The API documentation and the information on github points out this is a RESTful API, with JSON and XML responses. JSON is preferred. OAuth2 is used for authentication. The Stride API joins three other sales tracking APIs in our directory.
API Integration-platform-as-a-Service provider Zapier has introduced a new website and GitHub repo to collate code patterns for subscription-based webhooks. The site, RESThooks, provides API developers with easy-to-use methods for setting up a subscription layer on top of a webhook. The goal is to prevent inefficient polling of an API for data changes and updates.
Would you like to attend the parties and conferences at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event September 7-11, but can’t afford the $3,000 entry fee? Then why not sign up for the pre-conference hackathon?
The Disrupt SF Hackathon is September 7 & 8. Plus: Snapchat’s user ID can be hacked, OtherLevels Integrates with Mobile Push for Amazon SNS API, and 10 new APIs.
This week we had 47 new APIs added to our API directory including a file encryption service, business and investment intelligence tools, online restaurant booking service, cloud-based big data management and analytics, and email marketing and product suggestion service. Furthermore, we covered Google’s latest Google+ domains services.
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.