Today in APIs: Google Glass API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 26th, 2013

Google has opened its Glass Mirror API. Di-Ware announces App competition, initial deadline December 20. Plus:  Salesforce CEO Benioff promises full review of hackathon after cries of unfair judging, API vendor and consumer positions on robots.json are explored, and 11 new APIs.


Appy Pie Adds Image Sharing Leaders to API Portfolio

Eric Carter, November 26th, 2013

Appy Pie, cloud based mobile apps builder, continues to add to its list of supported APIs. Its latest additions include some of the most prevalent names in image sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Picassa and Instagram. The image newcomers to the Appy Pie portfolio allow developers to share images in realtime with users.


62 New APIs: Bitcasa, National Geographic, and Elsevier

Melody Clark, November 24th, 2013

This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.


An Exclusive Interview with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations

Mark Boyd, November 19th, 2013

PinterestAfter months of anticipation and eager watching from the sidelines by developers across the board, Pinterest has begun releasing access to a new suite of API endpoints aimed at building strong business relationships and generating value flow to Pinterest end users. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations, Jason Costa, about the new APIs. We also spoke with Jinny Kwon, from Random House, about how they created a recommendation engine with the Pinterest APIs.


Today in APIs: Google Android Camera API, and 17 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 18th, 2013

Google App EngineGoogle’s new Android camera API will support RAW. Runscope develops better API testing. Plus: Agile development won’t solve it all, Workshop on using WSO2 API Manager, and 17 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Watson’s API and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 14th, 2013

An API makes IBM’s Watson publicly accessible: it’s not just elementary. Google is using Cloud Endpoints to connect mobile developers to the cloud. Plus: Restlet raises $2M with APISpark, Google opens up spectrum database API for TV whitespace, and 10 new APIs.


Today in APIs: AWS Launches CloudTrail and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2013

PinterestPinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.


API Design is Stuck in 2008

Guest Author, October 7th, 2013

“Back in 2005, getting API design unstuck from the WS-* rut was a matter of convincing developers to stop hitting themselves in the head with a hammer. The benefits were obvious. Now it’s more like convincing developers to adopt a healthy diet to avoid a heart attack down the road.” With the release of his new book, Leonard Richardson surveys the state of API design and offers glimpses at how to move it forward.


TaDaweb API Empowers Third Party Apps with “Small Data”

Eric Carter, September 16th, 2013

TaDawebAs “big data” continues to grow in popularity and intrigue, TaDaweb looks to unlock “the power of small data”; and, its TaDaweb API allows developers to tap into that power within third party applications. What does “small data” mean? To TaDaweb, “small data” means a collection of disparate data that exists across the public web that TaDaweb can bring together and provide some clarity.


Taking a Break or Did Kobo In Reality Lose Access to the Goodreads API?

Amy Castor, September 2nd, 2013

If you were to pull up Kobo’s website right now, you would notice that all of the book ratings and reviews previously on the site are now suddenly gone.


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