Wattpad API: A Social Platform For Storytellers

Candice McMillan, April 17th, 2013

WattpadIn a similar way that SoundCloud provides a creative and social outlet for aspiring and established musicians, so Wattpad provides an exciting tool that connects talented writers with a community of keen readers. It’s an application created for web and mobile, facilitating a world-wide community that shares and discovers stories in an online, social environment. Wattpad’s API opens up further possibilities, providing developers with access to this functionality and allowing them to integrate it with other applications or create new ones.

Appy Pie Adds SoundCloud and Beatport APIs to App Builder Platform

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2013

SoundCloudBeatportAppy Pie, cloud based mobile apps builder, has announced the inclusion of two new music APIs for its Do-it-Yourself mobile application platform. Integration with the SoundCloud and Beatport APIs will allow users to access their music libraries remotely without consuming mobile device memory.

Today In APIs: Microsoft Whitelisted for Google CalDAV API and Seattle Hackathon on Autism

Romin Irani, March 15th, 2013

Microsoft to be whitelisted for Google CalDAV API which will be shutdown to developers post September. A series of Hackathons focused on Autism kicks off in Seattle.Plus: Check out how to safe guard your application that depends on public APIs.

Best New Mashups: Music Mashups Set the Tone

Kevin Sundstrom, February 1st, 2013

Last.fmIn the past week we have had three outstanding music mashups named Mashup of The Day. These mashups use a combined 7 APIs, including the Last.fm API. If you are looking for a way to find, enjoy, or research music, these mashups can help you out. In this post we will highlight these mashups, starting with BeatStriker.

Diving into Codeacademy’s API Lessons

Ajay Ohri, January 31st, 2013

Codeacademy has just launched its program for APIs for open release. The well known Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code.  Their investors have been Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, Yuri Milner, Vivi Nevo, Richard Branson, and several others.

Today In APIs: Twilio SMS powered Art Auction, Private API security concerns and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, January 18th, 2013

TwilioTwilio SMS powers an Art Auction. OKCupid App fixes security issues in private API. Plus: Google Adds Reviews to Places API, testing the API backend of your mobile solution and 11 new APIs.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.

Today In APIs: Codecademy Launches API Lessons, Geo Ads in Stores, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 14th, 2013

Codecademy invades the API How-To Space. Walgreens starts instore ads with geofencing platform. Plus: Pealk acquired by Viadeo, Dextrorobotics finds objects in photos, and 15 new APIs.

Codecademy’s New Curriculum Provides Lessons on Creating Basic API Driven Apps

Janet Wagner, January 14th, 2013

CodecademyCodecademy, an online teaching platform that provides free coding courses, has just launched a new curriculum that focuses on how to build real world applications using APIs.

Today in APIs: Blogger Integrates Google+ Linking, Facebook Strengthens Ads With Help From the Apple API and 9 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, December 19th, 2012

BloggerBlogger has integrated Google+ allowing easier linking to profiles. Facebook used the Apple API to allow in application downloads. Plus: The digital world needs a Switzerland, Box outlines how the If-Match Header was born, and 9 new APIs.

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