Study Reveals $157B Telecom Network API Revenue Opportunity

Amy Castor, July 19th, 2013

Smartphones will continue to play a bigger role in our lives. The results of a recent study by research firm Mind Commerce confirms this. According to the report, the telecom networks API industry will grow 38% and account for $157 billion in global revenue by 2018.


Five Ways to Make Your Hackathon Stand Out

Guest Author, June 28th, 2013

The popularity of hackathons shows no sign of slowing. As software makers increasingly seek opportunities for camaraderie and creative expression, all types of organizations are planning to host events that keep their cause or product at the forefront of innovation. We estimate that there were around 350 hackathons in the U.S. in 2012, and that there will be roughly twice as many in 2013. Given this proliferation, hackathon organizers are wise to understand that their event is likely competing for the attention of local software developers.


API Developer Outreach Checklist

Guest Author, June 11th, 2013

Software developers are the new rock stars of the business industry. Grabbing their attention is hard, and actually maintaining it is even more difficult. Here is a quick look at the tools you’ll need to get developers using your API.


466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Kevin Sundstrom, April 30th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups.


Mobile Backend Starts With Customers, Opens API for All

Adam DuVander, March 6th, 2013

MoblicoFor mobile developers looking to launch a full-featured app fast, a mobile backend provider makes sense. Newly wide open Moblico is hardly new to the task. The company has been serving up the mobile backend of big companies since 2009. Now any developer can get started with the Moblico API to launch apps, with access to the features built explicitly for customer requests. Users, location and deals are among the areas covered by the new APIs.


Today in APIs: API Call in Drawing, APIs Killed Business Development, and 16 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 25th, 2013

Use an API call to win a startup pack. How the API killed business development jobs. Plus: Stop writing REST API clients, Twitter App reaches token limit, and 16 new APIs.


Ergast API Puts Car Racing Fans in the Driver’s Seat

Ajay Ohri, December 5th, 2012

ErgastWe had a look at the Ergast Developer API , which basically covers car racing for Formula 1 enthusiasts and an interesting mashup using the Shiny statistical platform for web applications. We also had a look at the ESPN API which covers the Formula 1 sport but also the NASCAR racing.


54 New APIs: AT&T, Google Apps and Clickatell

Wendell Santos, December 2nd, 2012

This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a voice and SMS communications for apps, email and file migration service, in app SMS messaging service, html5 video player, twitter influence measurement service. Additionally we covered the CheckInOn.Me API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Today In APIs: Netflix Hystrix, ZEIT API and 23 New APIs

Romin Irani, November 27th, 2012

NetflixNetflix adds Hystrix to its open source AWS Management toolkit. German Newspaper ZEIT releases API. Plus: SaaS and APIs have disrupted the Enterprise Applications landscape, Gartner on Best Buy’s digital edge in retail and 23 new APIs.


255 SMS APIs: Twilio SMS, Tropo and Nexmo

Wendell Santos, October 2nd, 2012

Twilio SMSOur API directory now includes 255 SMS APIs. The newest is the Msg2send API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API. We list 171 Twilio SMS mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of SMS APIs.


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