APImetrics Launches Service To Monitor, Test Actual API Performance

Janet Wagner, November 21st, 2013

APImetricsAPImetrics has announced the launch of the APImetrics API Performance Test Solution, a new kind of end-to-end API testing and monitoring service that tests an API’s functionality and speed of response using complex, authenticated API calls. Most API testing services typically check to see if an API is online by pinging the API address and then reporting the latency of the ping. Using API calls allows the APImetrics service to provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of the actual performance of APIs.

Top Three API Trial Methods

Adam DuVander, November 18th, 2013

Point.ioWalk through any shopping mall food court and you’re bound to be offered a free sample from at least one of the restaurants. The taster is such a staple of mall marketing for one simple reason: it just plain works. This tactic has been borrowed with success by software-as-a-service (and even downloadable software) companies and as such is also common with API Products.

ProgrammableWeb’s Directory Hits 10,000 APIs. And Counting.

David Berlind, September 23rd, 2013

Today, eight years after the web Site was founded, ProgrammableWeb.com crossed an important threshold and recorded the 10,000th API into its directory. What started with a record of Yahoo!’s Flickr API has blossomed into a database whose growth can only accelerate over time.

Will Yahoo Make Flickr Awesome Again? Let’s See What It Does with IQ Engines

Amy Castor, August 29th, 2013

Back in April, Wired published a story about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s mission to make Flckr awesome again. Likely, that was the motivation behind Yahoo’s recent acquisition of IQ Engines, a popular image recognition service.

Today in APIs: IQ Engines Bought by Yahoo, the SumAll API in Countdown Mode, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 26th, 2013

IQ EnginesPhoto search company IQ Engines bought by Yahoo. The SumAll API will launch in two months. Plus: in the elastic cloud, stacks shape API conversations, the Internet of Things could be an API headache, and 10 new APIs.

Best New Mashups: Week in Review Featuring Instagram, Flickr and LyricFind

Matthew Scott, August 24th, 2013

InstagramWith the weekend coming up let’s take a look back at the mashups that were added to the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last couple of weeks. Today we’ll cover four mashups that include story narration with Instagram photo backdrops, a tool to follow the migration of monarch butterflies, a text-to-speech karaoke service, and visual representation of road related deaths across the world.

Education Technology Trends – Part I – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Janet Wagner, August 22nd, 2013

ProgrammableWebAt the time of this writing, there are 197 APIs listed in the Education Category of the ProgrammableWeb API Directory. A few of the leading APIs in this category include Khan Academy, Edmodo and Schoology.

8 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Last.fm and Ordr.in

Wendell Santos, August 10th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Mandrill and Venmo. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Ordr.in and Venmo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 5 mashups), Email (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Food (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

A Note from ProgrammableWeb’s New Editor in Chief

David Berlind, August 7th, 2013

It’s strange how some things in life come full circle as though they were so meant to be, there couldn’t possibly be another way.

Back in 2005, when ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser caught wind of the tsunami of APIs that were about to make landfall on the Internet — APIs like the ones for Google Maps and Flickr that debuted that year — he not only recognized the tipping point that was upon us, he seized the day. He founded ProgrammableWeb as the first and only destination dedicated to the community of Web developers and the API providers in their service.

46 New APIs: Runscope, The Washington Post and Call Loop

Wendell Santos, August 4th, 2013

This week we had 46 new APIs added to our API directory including a personalization and content engine, US health insurance plans and information service, API support tools, SMS messaging and voice broadcasting, mobile operations management service. In addition we covered an API for targeted video campaigns. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

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