This week, we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a product customization service, a smart home automation service, and a streaming video application. We also explored whether or not REST is losing it’s flair and described alternatives to REST.
We have covered Web scraping before. As the amount of data that can be captured from the web increases, developers increasingly need a way to handle huge quantities of data downloads from the internet, both structured as well as unstructured. The basic underlying problem in creating custom scrapers is that websites often differ in the basic variety of formats, so a scraper that runs smoothly on some websites may return junk results on other websites.
The team at Intel Mashery has helped launch more than 200 customer API programs, and has identified a few key steps that can encourage an overall API launch with the potential to generate new revenue streams, increase innovation and drive business development.
Our API directory now includes 152 tracking APIs. The newest is the YouTracker Icon Creator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Airbrake API. We list 2 Airbrake mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tracking APIs.
The Deskero API offers access to a multi-channel ticket system for customer service. Square’s Connect API now available for creating custom data solutions. Plus: Fleksy pairs a new API with an alternative keyboard for apps, TinyPass updates its API and adds a library for Ruby developers, and 9 new APIs.
Open data—from both government and private sources—has great potential for creating new products, reducing the costs of doing business, and improving people’s lives. But for open data to truly benefit both business and local communities, there are still some questions that will need to be answered.
One Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.
With both delivery and management of security increasingly moving to the cloud, organizations of all sizes are presented with new approaches to security that use APIs to reduce the complexity of securing applications.
As pharmacy retail giant Walgreens has announced a new revenue sharing program that rewards in-app developers using its QuickPrints API with a bigger slice of the customer pie, we take a closer look at the business model behind the API.