Today in APIs: Teamleader Pulls API Together, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 7th, 2014

TeamLeaderTeamleader launches API for its CRM, invoicing and project planning platform. Security firm Cyber Squared launches Threat Connect API. Plus: getting ready for APIs, WSO2 technical webinar, and 7 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Inkfilepicker Launches API, and 6 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 31st, 2013

InkFilePickerInkfilepicker allows uploads from anywhere, now available via API.  Amazon launches the Mobile Associates API. Plus: 6 new APIs.

How Ad & PR Agencies Are Getting On Board with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 23rd, 2013

This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.

How Mainstream Users Are Asking for APIs

Adam DuVander, December 16th, 2013

As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, “API” is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.

Today in APIs: Ubidots’ API Powers Internet of Things

Greg Bates, December 4th, 2013

UbidotsUbidots’s API makes capturing sensor data easy. Hacker League bought by Intel, to merge with recently acquired Mashery. Plus: Instagram blocks competitor Mobili from its API, and Senzari launches the first music knowledge engine.

How the QuickPrints API Rebuilt Walgreens Photo Printing Service

Mark Boyd, November 27th, 2013

Walgreens QuickPrintsAs pharmacy retail giant Walgreens has announced a new revenue sharing program that rewards in-app developers using its QuickPrints API with a bigger slice of the customer pie, we take a closer look at the business model behind the API.

Today in APIs: Google Glass API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 26th, 2013

Google has opened its Glass Mirror API. Di-Ware announces App competition, initial deadline December 20. Plus:  Salesforce CEO Benioff promises full review of hackathon after cries of unfair judging, API vendor and consumer positions on robots.json are explored, and 11 new APIs.

Appy Pie Adds Image Sharing Leaders to API Portfolio

Eric Carter, November 26th, 2013

Appy Pie, cloud based mobile apps builder, continues to add to its list of supported APIs. Its latest additions include some of the most prevalent names in image sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Picassa and Instagram. The image newcomers to the Appy Pie portfolio allow developers to share images in realtime with users.

Why Your Business Needs to Become a Platform

Mark Boyd, November 26th, 2013

In one of the opening sessions at today’s NordicAPIs, co-organizer of the event and CEO of Twobo Technologies, Travis Spencer, urged businesses to not only adopt an API strategy, but to reorient their businesses towards becoming an API platform. It is a bold assertion that previously has only been taken up by large players (US telco AT&T speak about reorienting as a platform for example), yet Spencer is saying that in order to succeed, all businesses will need to reorient – and the sooner the better.

Get Smart with Image Recognition APIs

Adam DuVander, November 25th, 2013

BetafacePhoto APIs have long been a staple of developer applications. There are more than 350 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory and almost 800 photo mashups. However, most applications integrate with photo sharing services, like the Flickr API and Instagram API, missing the real power of photo APIs. This post identifies four ways that APIs are getting smart by using image recognition technology to find faces, words and more.

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