Study Reveals $157B Telecom Network API Revenue Opportunity

Amy Castor, July 19th, 2013

Smartphones will continue to play a bigger role in our lives. The results of a recent study by research firm Mind Commerce confirms this. According to the report, the telecom networks API industry will grow 38% and account for $157 billion in global revenue by 2018.

Everybody Loves A Good Deal: RoyBoyDeals API

Candice McMillan, February 27th, 2013

RoyBoyDealsFor those looking for value for money in Lexington and Central Kentucky, RoyBoyDeals is just the ticket. The service provides daily unbeatable deals on restaurants, spas, theatre shows, sports activities and more. The company also provides the RoyBoyDeals API and encourages third party developers to make use of it and integrate the functionality with other applications.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.

66 New APIs: Amazon CloudFront CDN, Chase and HelloSign

Wendell Santos, November 11th, 2012
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This week we had 66 new APIs added to our API directory including a content delivery service, electronic signature service, online payment service, community idea generation platform and online content aggregation and sharing service. In addition we covered’s Petition API and an API for recovering lost data. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs Obama Breaks Twitter Records, Hackathon to Demolish Gender Stereotypes, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 8th, 2012

HootSuite EngagementPresident Obama tweets to victory. Hackathon challenges gender stereotypes. Plus Facebook gives 90 day notice for impending API changes such as ending custom actions for content consumption, Pocket service for reading it later launches a new SDK, and 5 new APIs.

Native Mobile Apps, More Akin to Web Applications or Throwback Java Applets?

Guest Author, September 5th, 2012

Seems like a simple answer perhaps, but an investigation of the nature of mobile apps reveals some characteristics that are a bit of a blast from the past.  In the context of an enterprise setting, despite being a relatively new addition to the enterprise network, mobile apps display characteristics from passé programming styles.  As a starting point for comparison, it is key to evaluate how mobile apps integrate and communicate with the prevalent enterprise architecture relative to more traditional web applications.

Hipstamatic Now API BFFs with Instagram

Curtis C. Chen, March 22nd, 2012

InstagramWell, maybe not forever. But Wednesday’s announcement that popular iPhone photo app Hipstamatic can now post their snapshots directly to Instagram’s photo sharing network is pretty huge. This marks the first time the Instagram API has allowed a third-party app to add content to its growing social network, clocked at 27 million registered users earlier this month. For developers who couldn’t wait for Instagram to publish its API (resourceful hackers reverse-engineered the system back in December, 2010), this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Twitter Ads? “There is no Advertising API,” Says Twitter

Adam DuVander, February 21st, 2012

TwitterDespite reports to the contrary, two public statements from Twitter say there is no advertising API to auto-post Twitter ads, otherwise known as promoted tweets. The rumored tool would allow high volume advertisers to programmatically create campaigns. An API is a great way for a platform to scale its advertising operations, as we’ve seen with the Facebook Ads API, which launched with the Facebook Marketing Suite in August.

76 Storage APIs:, Amazon S3, Dropbox

Wendell Santos, January 31st, 2012

Amazon S3Our API directory now includes 76 storage APIs. The newest is the Pervasive Data Integrator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Amazon S3 API. We list 77 Zillow mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of storage APIs.

25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Foursquare,

Wendell Santos, November 12th, 2011

This past week 21 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BART, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Chicago Transit Authority, CTA Bus Tracker, Metro Realtime, Tradeshift, TransiCast, TriMet, TripIt and Yahoo Fantasy Sports. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Transportation (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 11 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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