API Spotlight: Shipping Simplified with TrackThis and Temando, and Lighting with Spark

Matthew Scott, November 16th, 2012

Anime News Network EncylopediaOf the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.


Nimble Launches New Contact API and App Marketplace

Janet Wagner, November 14th, 2012

NimbleNimble, a social CRM and SaaS provider, has just announced the launch of a new Contact API and App Marketplace making it possible for developers to create engaging third-party applications using the Nimble platform.


443 Enterprise APIs: LinkedIn, Salesforce and FedEx

Wendell Santos, September 19th, 2012

LinkedInOur API directory now includes 443 enterprise APIs. The newest is the Swift-Kanban API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LinkedIn API. We list 48 LinkedIn mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of enterprise APIs.


63 CRM APIs: Salesforce, BatchBook and Campaign Monitor

Wendell Santos, April 18th, 2012

Salesforce.comOur API directory now includes 63 CRM APIs. The newest is the PingGiant API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce API. We list 44 Salesforce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of CRM APIs.


The Next Wave? Enterprises Moving SOAP to REST

Adam DuVander, March 22nd, 2012

CiceroFor some time we’ve noted that SOAP is losing to REST and REST-like approaches. In fact, in most sectors, it’s already lost. 68% of the APIs in our directory are REST, while 19% are SOAP. But one area where SOAP has remained popular is the enterprise. Anecdotally, this may be changing, based on recent announcements, such as from the Cicero API.


New Payment APIs: a Survey of Innovation, Pride, and Suspicion

Garrett Wilkin, December 6th, 2011

FaceCashExchanging currency for items or services is such an old time tradition and yet there are so many ways it can be done.  I’ve just taken a stroll through the payment systems neighborhood and I’ve felt inspiration from the innovators FaceCash & Dwolla, pride in my home state operator PowerPay, and murky suspicion toward JunglePay.


54 New APIs: Aviary, Maestro, and Mobile Payments

Wendell Santos, July 17th, 2011

This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud storage service, image editing service, mobile payments service, social media marketing platform, contextual keyword extraction service, travel industry transaction processing service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of an online music service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Maestro Conducts a Nimble Cloud Music API

Garrett Wilkin, July 12th, 2011

Maestro.fmMaestro.Fm wants to take your music experience to cloud nine, maybe even ten.  Actually that could be a little overstated, but at least they are going to use cloud computing to do it.  With a functionality similar to Google Music, a little application runs on your PC and uploads all your music to Maestro.  Once it’s there, it’s augumented with album art, lyrics, and other lovely decorations.  It’s kind of like a music library makeover.  Google already has a thick collection of API services.  Will they be interested in opening Google Music up for developer access?  Don’t wait around and wonder, the Maestfo.fm API is already here.


What We Did Wrong: NPR Improves its API Architecture

Guest Author, April 18th, 2011

NPRNPR launched our API in July 2008. This API was the technology keystone of our strategy at NPR to solve crossmedia challenges by ensuring content could be ported to any presentation layer (websites, mobile apps etc). While the API has been a huge success, the code architecture behind the API was built on some inaccurate assumptions. NPR has recently finished refactoring the code behind API and we have already seen a significant improvement in performance and are better positioned for future growth of the API.


SXSW Accelerator Chock Full of APIs

Adam DuVander, March 14th, 2011

Today thirty two startups will take the stage at SXSW Accelerator to battle to be named the best. Last year’s overall winner became the largest mashup acquisition ever when it was gobbled up by Apple a month later. Who will be the winner this year? Chances look good that it will have an API. Below are the finalists that are in our directory.


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