There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week’s API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.
Our 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.
Ford and General Motors kick off 2013 by opening up their car platforms to developers. Foursquare Hackaton sees 80 applications. Plus: 99 Designs Tech Team uses the GitHub API to build a bug monitor and keep bugs in check and 11 new APIs.
Pinterest plans to shutdown its first acquisition PunchFork, including its API. FullContact API nows offers Account Stats endpoint to monitor your usage. Plus: Google Offline Conversion API is both a blessing and a curse, Facebook announces better open graph stories with Flexible Sentences, and 6 new APIs.
Techcrunch calls for a full Google Plus Read/Write API. 3Scale names the top 10 API Blogposts of 2012. Plus: Newspaper posts gun owner names and addresses, Amazon S3 adds root domain website hosting and 26 new APIs.
Blogger has integrated Google+ allowing easier linking to profiles. Facebook used the Apple API to allow in application downloads. Plus: The digital world needs a Switzerland, Box outlines how the If-Match Header was born, and 9 new APIs.
Facebook Android SDK 3.0 moves out of Beta. Maptia describes how they use FullContact API to filter customer signups. Plus: 300m people are now viewing TripAdvisor content on other sites each month, Amazon Web Services adds detailed billing reports, and 9 new APIs.
FullContact’s CEO, Bart Lorang, has just posted the company’s 5 Laws of Privacy. Small wonder–they are in the business of upgrading your contacts by providing an address book in the cloud that fills in contact details. Any user would have a simple question: what happens to data I give to the company?
DevopsAngle.com discussed the importance of a well-though-out API Strategy. Recognize.im releases their API for public use. Plus: FullContact’s five laws of privacy, Amazon adds common design pattern into SQS queues and SNS notifications, and 18 new APIs.