12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Freebase, Tumblr and Bing

Matthew Scott, September 28th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Metro Transit NexTripand MotorsportReg.com. The most often used APIs this week are FacebookGoogle Fusion Tables and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Database (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups).

Jawbone Swings Open the Doors to Its Fitness Tracking API

Amy Castor, September 20th, 2013

Jawbone, the company that lets you track daily activities through a small UP wristband, announced Thursday it is opening up its UP developer platform to the world. Developers everywhere can now interact with Jawbone data in their own products and services.

Will Yahoo Make Flickr Awesome Again? Let’s See What It Does with IQ Engines

Amy Castor, August 29th, 2013

Back in April, Wired published a story about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s mission to make Flckr awesome again. Likely, that was the motivation behind Yahoo’s recent acquisition of IQ Engines, a popular image recognition service.

Path Expands API with 13 New Partners Including WordPress, Over and Strava

Amy Castor, August 14th, 2013

Path, the mobile-only social networking app that lets you share “moments” along the path of your life with a close circle of family and friends, announced it is adding 13 new API content partners, which will allow its users to share even more.

Today in APIs: PayPal Opens New APIs to the World, Clinton Health Codeathon, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 12th, 2013

PayPalPayPal makes its new REST APIs available to developers around the world. The Clinton Foundation sponsors a health codeathon. Plus: QQ Solutions API released for insurance management system, new innovation center in downtown Moscow, and 5 new APIs.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

Where Do We Lead the APIs of Tomorrow? API Craft Aims to Find Out

Mark Boyd, July 8th, 2013

API Craft – a new conference event planned for late July in Detroit – wants to create a common future vision amongst API developers. Independently organized by Apigee staffers Brian Mulloy, Kevin Swiber and Scott Regan, API Craft will be held from July 29 – 31 in Detroit Michigan at the central city location of 1555 Broadway Street.

PW Interview: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Takes on Google, Microsoft, Apple.

Greg Bates, July 1st, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example. We began this PW exclusive interview via email. But in what might be the first time ever, we decided to switch to using the very tool he was being interviewed about, and write the rest of it on Draft.

Today in APIs: The Quantified Self API, Kaiser Permanente Open Health API and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, June 3rd, 2013

Foursquare co-founder launches API on self. Kaiser Permanente starts open health API. Plus: facial recognition on Google Glass banned – but developers persist, WSO2 enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, and 9 new APIs.

API Spotlight: Hoppit, Orchestrate.io, and Truecaller APIs

Matthew Scott, May 26th, 2013

Stremor Liquid HeliumOf the many APIs we published this week, nine were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which included the Liquid Helium APIs. Stremor, the heuristics startup behind the APIs, aims to create a summarization framework for long form content. By applying language indicators such as cause, conclusion, relevance, and emotion, Liquid Helium can make accurate decisions about decreasing form length. To learn more about the Liquid Helium API visit the Liquid Helium site as well as the Liquid Helium API blog post.

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