Developers have consumed APIs as a matter of practice for some time now. It’s second nature. But the flip side–creating an API–is not performed with the same regularity. To some extent, this is changing as more developers become both consumers and providers of APIs. Below you’ll find some tools and services that make the process of creating an API much simpler.
This week we had 37 new APIs added to our API directory including an accessible directory with over 500 Absolut Vodka recipes, an application that allows developers to add activity feeds to their applications, a URL shortening application for emails, websites, and images. In addition, we profiled a cloud hosting monitoring service.
iZento has a new API that helps to process travel booking data in a simple and effective way. Plus: Google looks to drop Netscape plugin API support in chrome, and 11 new APIs.
This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including an application to help users learn and analyze the art market, a platform that brings together thousands of data sources, a completely automated trading environment giving access to liquidity streams and pricing, and an adaptive search engine provider. In addition, we profiled an API that allows suers to virtually fit their clothing before buying it online.
This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a centralized platform provided by the U.S government to aid small businesses, ambient sounds for real time events, a cloud service brokerage platform that, which is highly scalable and customizable, and a cloud-based hosting service that can scale up or down depending on site traffic.
KidoZen, leading provider of mobile platform as a service, announced that Salesforce.com’s mobile APIs are now part of KidoZen’s backend as a service platform. Vivante has launched its new Vega IP product line that includes new API support, and 7 new APIs.
Paypal launches Beacon and mobile payment API. APIs are the new baseline for workable platforms: without APIs, they are considered broken. Plus: iPhone 5S has CoreMotion API, tough new questions for the API economy, and 9 new APIs.
Sony opens camera API for remote access. E-Control Systems gives Fusion Live an API. Plus: Facebook launches Keyword Insights & Public Feed APIs, open APIs are key to connecting with customers, and 10 new APIs.
The fact that so many people these days are walking around with smartphones that track exactly where they are has opened up big opportunities for location-based services.
Of the many APIs we published this week, thirteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those thirtenn, which include the StatusPage API. The StatusPage API provides developers with a solution to customer communication when their site or application is experiencing downtime. Specifically, it provides notification tools (email and SMS), downtime monitoring, insight into performance metrics, and customer customization. To learn more about the StatusPage API visit the StatusPage site as well as the StatusPage API blog post.