Futurelytics API: Know Your Customers to Give Them What They Want

Greg Bates, July 24th, 2013

FuturelyticsDo you know what’s relevant to your customer? Having 100 customers means you know there are 100 different answers. Futurelytics, whose mission is, “Let’s make Data Science available to everyone,” has released an API that aims at making sure each of your offerings is of maximum relevance to each customer. The RESTful Futurelytics API brings these predictive analytic features to your applications through JSON responses.


The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


Interview Part 2: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Rewrites Wordprocessing

Greg Bates, July 2nd, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example.


PW Interview: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Takes on Google, Microsoft, Apple.

Greg Bates, July 1st, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example. We began this PW exclusive interview via email. But in what might be the first time ever, we decided to switch to using the very tool he was being interviewed about, and write the rest of it on Draft.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Flickr and CareerBuilder

Wendell Santos, June 8th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Text Categorization and Google Affiliate Network. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Job Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


9 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, foursquare, and Twitter

Kevin Sundstrom, March 9th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ConstantContact, Edmunds.com Vehicle and Sqoot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, foursquare and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Email (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups).


Contactually Raises $1 Million Seed Funding and Launches New API

Janet Wagner, March 7th, 2013

ContactuallyContactually, an email driven CRM platform and contact solutions provider, has announced that the company has raised $1 million in seed funding largely due to venture capital firms Point Nine Capital and Boston Seed Capital. The company also announced the launch of the brand new Contactually API.


APIs Get Face to Face and You’re Invited

Adam DuVander, January 30th, 2013

Consumers, providers and lovers of APIs need some face time. That’s why ProgrammableWeb is helping host an API roundtable track at the Small Business Web Summit on February 19 in San Jose. The goal is to get API thinkers together to discuss the issues we face and find solutions that improve experiences for everybody. Plus, there are two chances to drink and dine together, included in the modest event pass.


OAuth 2.0 Comparisons: The Good, The Bad, The Quirky

John Sheehan, January 29th, 2013

While testing out a new tool I’m working on that uses a variety of OAuth2 providers and thought I’d catalog some of the quirks I came across. This is just for the authorization flow, not for actually making requests once you’ve secured a token. Now that the OAuth2 spec is solidified we should start seeing less and less of these issues.


Parse Partners with MailChimp to Bring Power of Mandrill Email API to Parse-Powered Apps

Janet Wagner, December 21st, 2012

ParseParse, creator of the mobile app service Cloud Code, has announced that the company has formed a partnership with MailChimp to bring the power of the Mandrill Email API to Parse-powered applications.


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