58 New APIs: USGS, Text Marketing and Tablet Publishing

Wendell Santos, January 20th, 2013

This week we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a contour mapping service, text marketing service, mobile and tablet publishing and content service, telecom information applications and airport flight connection instruction service. In addition we covered an API to embed maps in your applications. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur 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.

Developing an API? What’s Your Strategy? A Resources Round Up

Greg Bates, January 14th, 2013

Developing an API? Think product. That’s at the core of Ross Mason’s point in his devopsangle article, 5 Ways Not To Screw Up Your API Strategy. Mason, the founder and CTO of Mulesoft, uses Twitter’s API story as a jumping off point for what not to do (namely change the rules for APIs that then damage your ecosystem and anger developers).

Today in APIs: Facebook Instagram Traffic Confusion, New Benchmark for AngelList API and 13 New APIs

Wendell Santos, January 10th, 2013

InstagramFacebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.

Today In APIs: Car Manufacturers, Foursquare Hackathon and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, January 9th, 2013

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.

Today In APIs: Github System Status API, TimesOpen 2012 Hackday Winners and 15 New APIs

Romin Irani, December 11th, 2012

GitHubIntegrate Github System Status into your applications. Foursquare/NYTimes Mashup Takes Grand Prize at TimesOpen 2012 Hack Day. Plus: Imgur updates its Image Service API, Facebook adds Preferred Marketing Developer Center, and 15 new APIs.

453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.

Today in APIs: Brightcove Releases App Cloud Mobile App Platform, DataSift Partners with Bitly and 17 New APIs

Wendell Santos, November 15th, 2012
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DataSiftBrightcove releases an update to their App Cloud mobile platform enabling developers to build mobile apps more quickly and cheaply. DataSift partners with Bitly to give users further insight into what content actually engages readers. Plus: Maluuba’s answer to Siri, IQ Engine’s new image recognition API and 17 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Storify Changing Its Story, EFF’s Argument Against Copyrighting APIs, and 6 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 5th, 2012

StorifyStorify, the hybrid social platform/media curation tool, is looking to move beyond its pool of media clients. The Electronic Freedom Frontier makes the case for why APIs should not be copyrighted. Plus: the Facebook team shows you where to get face time with them, commerce APIs come under attack, and 6 new APIs.

Tracking Hurricane Sandy via Social Media Data

Curtis C. Chen, November 1st, 2012

TwitterWhere were you when Hurricane Sandy hit, and what were you doing? If you’re like many other ProgrammableWeb readers, you weren’t watching news reports on TV–you were using social media to keep tabs on your friends and family, and taking advantage of the vast amounts of data available on the Internet to make sense of the situation. Below, a round-up of how Twitter and other online resources helped people get through the record-breaking “super storm.”

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