The SpringSense API has reclaimed the title of “World’s Best Accuracy”. Yangaroo has launched a new Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform API. Plus: EroAdvertising introduces ‘Secure API’ for exporting stats data and 9 new APIs.
Jawbone opens up platform play with UP platform that integrates with health applications. Followgen creator cries foul before Twitter does. Plus: RentPaidOnline launches its Partner API and 4 new APIs.
The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of the enterprise, the latest APIs show mobile as a driving force. At least two previously locked-down categories, payments and messaging, are now being changed by APIs.
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
Communicating the value of your API is a simple, but often missed, step that can position your platform incredibly well among partners. How you describe the value of your offering is important messaging that should inform visiting partners and developers why your API is worth exploring and how it brings the missing content or service to their business and/or application.
Another API Management Vendor, Layer 7 is bought by CA Technologies. Mobile Messaging Platform Spotbros extends the reach of its platform by launching API. Plus: Why Developers are turning to API services and 20 new APIs.
Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.
This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 500px, FilePicker, Images, Imgur and World Weather Online Time Zone. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Yahoo Query Language. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: