Today in APIs: Supportbee’s Dedicated API, Riverbed APIs, and 23 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 21st, 2013

SupportBeeSupportbee offers new API. Riverbed has new developer tools and APIs. Plus: fourth photo hack day coming in April, Facebook retargeter Perfect Audience launches API, and 23 new APIs.

Interview: Zendesk’s Meditations on API Strategy

Adam Bannister, January 7th, 2013

ZendeskThe Zendesk API is designed to automate and enhance customer support. In the interview below we discuss with DeVaris Brown, Technical Evangelist for Zendesk, how he sees the future of open APIs. This interview is part of a series conducted by ProgrammableWeb and Hojoki (where I work), an aggregation tool for apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote, that helps support team work.

Single Page Web Applications, Javascript and the Proliferation of APIs

Guest Author, December 13th, 2012

In a post over at PandoDaily last week there was some discussion about the trend towards Single Page Web Applications (SPAs) that seems to be emerging especially for SAAS Web Applications (see Zendesk’s great post on Techcrunch last week). Single Page Web Apps are just starting to gain currency, but may end up playing a major role in API adoption since they essentially eliminate the need for “page based” navigation within an application. Instead, SPAs rely on a combination of an API and Javascript to create the user experience. It also seems likely that this trend might eventually extend even to content Web sites, not just functional applications (some thoughts on this here: The Death of the Web Page.

Today in APIs: Dropbox Chooser Arrives in Apps, Google Helps Businesses Move Mail to the Cloud and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 26th, 2012

DropboxDropbox Chooser is already showing up in your favorite apps. Google launches groups migration to move businesses’ shared mailboxes. Plus Facebook updates its Android SDK and adds a payment tool, Amazon EC2 adds support for FreeBSD, Debian and CentOS, and 15 new APIs.

108 New APIs: Magisto, CloudWork and Inome

Wendell Santos, November 25th, 2012
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This week we had 108 new APIs added to our API directory including a video editing service, information genome platform, integration as a service platform, secure website login service and building and energy monitoring service. In addition we covered an extremely simple blogging service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

An API Renaissance Period in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, October 30th, 2012

One of the more frustrating things about using business applications is they invariably impose some form of workflow that is baked into software. Vendors have long argued that these workflows are essentially amalgamations of best practices that the vendor has painstakingly aggregated while researching and developing the application.

Today In APIs: Zendesk Radar API, AT&T Developer Summit and 20 New APIs

Romin Irani, October 23rd, 2012

ZendeskZendesk announces Radar, a push notification framework. AT&T Developer Summit 2013 invites developers to hack on AT&T APIs. Plus: Some great advice on what developers want from API Providers,  Twilio is hiring engineers at a rate of 20 per quarter, and 20 new APIs.

Today In APIs: Google Maps building footprints, Bing Ads V7 to retire and 17 New APIs

Romin Irani, October 19th, 2012

BingGoogle Maps now covers over 25 million building footprints across United States. Developers using Bing Ads V7 need to migrate to V8 by early 2013. Plus: Facebook announces SDK 3.0 Beta for Android, Twistory becomes another Twitter API casualty and 17 New APIs

Zendesk Improves Helpdesk API

Eric Carter, August 20th, 2012

ZendeskSince its founding in 2007, Zendesk’s helpdesk system has improved customer service departments and helpdesks around the world with their Zendesk API. Over 20,000 companies (from Sears to Groupon) “trust [Zendesk] with their customers.” Currently, over 20% of tickets generated through Zendesk are come through the Zendesk API. Accordingly, the API is essential to Zendesk’s success and Zendesk constantly seeks feedback to improve its product.

Today in APIs: Facebook Conversions, Amazon Consultants and 10 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 13th, 2012

FacebookFacebook is making it easier for developers to encourage their users to take advantage of free virtual credits. Amazon is creating a new class of consultants from its new partner network. Plus: ZenDesk gets a new API, Gumroad launches officially and 10 new APIs.

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