AngelHack, a premier educational technology events company, has just announced that the “biggest hackathon competition in the world” AngelHack, is now accepting applications for the AngelHack Accelerator Program, Summer 2013 cycle.
APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you’re building by definition can work with everything else.
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.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb published a post announcing that the first “API Strategy and Practice Conference” would be taking place the 1st and 2nd of November in New York City. New speakers and panel sessions have been added to the conference events schedule since the time the original post was published.
The Crunchbase API is getting an upgrade and now requires API keys. Factual added a bunch of new data in the US and globally to its Factual Places API. Plus: OpenStreetMap funding for MapBox, Klout as a business and 15 new APIs.
Twitter continues to disappoint developers, now with the photo options on its mobile applications. Google now supports OAuth 2.0 in Gmail API. Plus: No Facebook F8 conference this year, Amazon switches from Google to Nokia and 19 new APIs.
Mashery, a leading provider of API technology and services (as well as a ProgrammableWeb sponsor), has just announced that the annual Business of APIs (BAPI) Conference will be returning to San Francisco on October 2, New York on October 17 and London on November 6.
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have some new company. The Klout API is launching a new service to “sign in with Klout.” Called KloutPass, it gives developers access to user influence data at the moment someone signs in. It also gives Klout the opportunity to be a stealthy player in the coming identity wars.
Twitter is adding a mobile A/B testing suite to its collection of APIs-turned-employees. The Twitter-derived Klout API is rolling out a new scoring algorithm and site. Plus: Flickr highlights a cam-sharing app, TD Ameritrade API starting to bear fruit and 27 new APIs.
Having an API allows a web application to foster interaction among a developer ecosystem that can bring innovation and unexpected connections to data sources that can take a web application from good to great. A robust API gives developers the opportunity to leverage business partners by opening their systems and data to a potentially huge group of other developers that have the time and resources to make things better, further entrenching an application into the lifestyles of millions of web users. One only has to think about the Tweet button on millions of web pages or Google’s +1 button, applications that ultimately aim to accomplish what some of the most successful web applications have done: become ubiquitous on the web.