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.
After 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.
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.
Pinterest 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.
“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.
As “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.
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.
This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a link redirection service with link management and analytics, a file sharing and syncing service for teams, an email application built solely for tablets, and light and lock control functionality for smart phones. In addition we covered an opinion collection service via twitter.
Fosbury has announced the release of a new API that aims to help companies build relationships with consumers. Plus: Imprivata announces OneSign API and 10 new APIs.