Brightcove releases an update to their App Cloud mobile platform enabling developers to build mobile apps more quickly and cheaply. DataSift partners with Bitly to give users further insight into what content actually engages readers. Plus: Maluuba’s answer to Siri, IQ Engine’s new image recognition API and 17 new APIs.
Our 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.
Our API directory now includes 144 office APIs. The newest is the Practice Fusion API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce.com API. We list 45 Salesforce.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of office APIs.
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The Gnip API continues its focus on social data, providing new ways to filter the Twitter firehose. There are a lot of complaints about OAuth, but one presentation warns not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Plus: New York Times announces new developer events, a new API billionaire and 18 new APIs.
We’ve seen over 6,500 APIs added to our directory, but we acknowledge they’re not all great. In fact, there’s a known secret if you’ve spent much time with APIs: creating a great API is really, really hard. There are a few attributes we’ve noticed that can make a big difference. Yesterday ProgrammableWeb’s John Musser gave a standing room only talk at OSCon about the topic of a great API and boiled it down to five keys.
Several announcements already out of the Portland API Hackday. The StormPath API is expanding its developer tools and sharing six months worth of API best practices knowledge. Mashery has released a new client library generation project as open source. Plus: cheap Postgres hosting on Heroku, Programmable Webster and 16 new APIs.
The number of public APIs that are available has been growing at a phenomenal pace with our directory now clocking 6000+ APIs. While this number is definitely going to keep increasing, it is also important to understand the reasons why organizations want or should have an API in the first place. API’s are increasingly getting associated with business models and not just using technology to expose some information.
The number of APIs available across the public Internet has grown phenomenally in the past few years – with ProgrammableWeb’s directory now reaching 6000 APIs listed, with a 1000 APIs added in just the last 3 months.
While this number is large, it remains tiny compared to the many millions of sites that make up the World Wide Web. However, as code frameworks in major languages and platforms of various types make it increasingly easy to launch and operate APIs it is likely that “web scale” thinking will be needed to manage the resulting API Web.
At this year’s SXSW, Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) conducted a survey of attending developers and discovered something interesting: They care more about getting Commercial Terms of Service (TOS) than code samples from their APIs. Does this mean a new rash of coder/lawyers skewed the survey sample? No, it’s just an indication that developers are growing up–and they expect their favorite APIs to grow with them.