How to Choose the Right Business Model to Win in the API Economy

Wendell Santos, October 26th, 2013

The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.

Oh the Humanity: Understanding What Really Drives Developers Designing APIs

Mark Boyd, October 24th, 2013

Understanding cultural differences amongst developers (and between developers and the rest of the business) emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel session on Creation, Design and Documentation of APIs at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco today.

API or Die: AccountingSuite Positions Itself Based on its API Strategy

Mark Boyd, October 23rd, 2013

As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.

API Spotlight: TaxCloud, Stupeflix and You-Tracker APIs

Matthew Scott, October 13th, 2013

Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seven, which included the TaxCloud.js API.  Put simply, TaxCloud automates sales tax returns for small businesses. Through the use of the API, developers receive the functionality with zero impact on their existing cart system and no new data elements. None of these data elements are ever stored to respect customer privacy. Currently TaxCloud works with 29 states accurately calculating the tax through origin, destination, and class of goods.

Today in APIs: AppDirect CEO on Implications of API Economy, NationBuilder Launches API, and 3 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 10th, 2013

AppDirectAppDirect co-CEO and the implications of the API economy. NationBuilder launches API. Plus: Firefix OS Moves to 1.1, KantanMT releases machine translation API 2.0, and 3 new APIs.

TaxCloud Partners with Stripe to Launch New API

Eric Carter, October 7th, 2013

TaxCloudFedTax’s TaxCloud, the internet’s only free sales tax service, now integrates with Stripe. Stripe will be TaxCloud’s initial partner for TaxCloud.js, TaxCloud’s new sales tax management API. Stripe merchants can now easily comply with any sales tax law in the US, regardless of state, with no extra charge to merchants.

33 Webhook APIs: Assembla, Mailchimp and Podio

Matthew Scott, September 4th, 2013

FacebookOur API directory now includes 33 webhooks APIs. The newest is the Inflectus API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Facebook API. We list 403 Facebook mashups.

JotForm API Developer Competition Gives Developers Chance to Win Cash Prizes

Janet Wagner, August 27th, 2013

JotFormJotForm, a web-based WYSIWYG form builder platform, announced that the JotForm API Developer Competition will take place August 24 through September 24, 2013. The contest was created to celebrate the recent release of the new JotForm API.

Standard Treasury Wants to Bring Banks into the 21st Century

Amy Castor, July 23rd, 2013

Standard Treasury wants to bring banks up to speed with the modern era. The Silicon Valley startup is developing a white label collection of APIs and webhooks that will allow commercial banks to give customers access to core banking services in their apps and backends.

API Spotlight: Fusebill, Cameratag, and Tito APIs

Matthew Scott, June 15th, 2013

Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included Google’s many newly released APIs. Included in Googles recent releases are the Content Experiments, Cloud SQL API, CalDAV, and the CardDAV APIs. To give a background on each, the CalDAV API allows developers to manage their calendar, the CardDAV to manage contacts, the Content Experiments allowing for Google Analytics to be used for A/B testing, and finally the Cloud SQL API to perform certain tasks for MySQL database. To learn more about these APIs, visit the Google page as well as the Google API blog post.

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