Today in APIs: AWS Launches CloudTrail and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2013

PinterestPinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.

How to Create a Web Application that Visualizes Twitter Updates Over Time

Guest Author, November 7th, 2013

TwitterAs companies, organizations and professionals become more and more interconnected via social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, a new trend is beginning to emerge—social network data visualization. So let’s make a data visualization of our own.

Advice from Hackathon Winners: How to Plan Your Time and Choose the Right APIs

Mark Boyd, August 14th, 2013

Hackathon events continue to be a key strategy used to promote API products and services. For developers, they provide an opportunity to work on solutions to real world problems, create new networks of like-minded technologists, connect with potential clients, and provide a chance to hone core developer skills from programming to pitching.
Hackathon event planners are encouraged to read ChallengePosts’ top 5 keys to a successful app challenge. For competitors, we have already covered one key piece of advice: book your place in a hackathon early. This year has seen an explosion in growth of hackathon events, but surprisingly, this is yet to outstrip demand for new competition opportunities.

But once you have booked in to a competition, how can you best prepare to compete? Many hackathons operate over 24 hours or a weekend. How can you maximize the productive time you spend when the clock of a hackathon starts counting down?

The Recent Rise of Government Open Data APIs

Janet Wagner, July 30th, 2013

ProgrammableWebIn recent months, the number of government open data APIs has been increasing rapidly due to a variety of factors including the development of open data technology platforms, the launch of Project Open Data and a recent White House executive order regarding government data. This post is a general overview of several recent factors that have led to the rise of government open data APIs.

CivOmega Wants Your Open Data APIs To Help Fuel Search Engine

Mark Boyd, July 19th, 2013

CivOmegaDevelopers are being invited to share their Open Data APIs with CivOmega to help drive the capacity of a natural language search engine.

Today in APIs: Skype to Kill Desktop API, Stormpath Joins AWS Marketplace, and 13 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 15th, 2013

SkypeSkype is closing its desktop API at the end of 2013. Stormpath joins the AWS marketplace and partner network. Plus: a hack-day tool for parsing civic data and 13 new APIs.

11 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, and Spotify

Wendell Santos, June 29th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include IMSAS, Juno Download and Mobile Phone Megastore. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, IMSAS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

49 New APIs: New Google APIs, Google Reader Replacement and Movement Tracking

Wendell Santos, June 16th, 2013

This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a movement activity tracking application, online calendar service, cloud-based MySQL database, RSS reader service and image recognition service. We also covered an API to help keep crowdfunding safe and how to increase engagement with the Newsweaver API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Parse Powers 100k Apps, Google Glass & Visual ReKognition, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, June 13th, 2013

ParseParse is exploding, now powers 100k apps. Orbeus offers visual recognition for Google Glass without the creep factor. Plus: Apple’s iOS gamepad API, the Pinterest API is coming, and 11 new APIs.

95 Sharing APIs:, Dropbox and Ipernity

Wendell Santos, May 21st, 2013

Box.netOur API directory now includes 95 sharing APIs. The newest is the Screenhero API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zillow API. We list 79 mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sharing APIs.

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