50 Deals APIs: Blip A Deal, OfferGrid and SideBuy

Matthew Scott, December 3rd, 2013

DealSurfOur API directory now includes 50 deals APIs. The newest is the InvisibleHand API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Dealsurf API. We list 2 DealSurf mashups.


62 New APIs: Bitcasa, National Geographic, and Elsevier

Melody Clark, November 24th, 2013

This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.


Today in APIs: Google Android Camera API, and 17 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 18th, 2013

Google App EngineGoogle’s new Android camera API will support RAW. Runscope develops better API testing. Plus: Agile development won’t solve it all, Workshop on using WSO2 API Manager, and 17 new APIs.


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.


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: DocuSign Enterprise, Quova and Viralheat

Matthew Scott, October 5th, 2013

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPIChatterbox,DatumBoxGeo IP LookupNokia MapsQuovaRepustateSemantriaSkyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprisefoursquare and Geo IP Lookup. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups).


Quantified Humanity

Guest Author, October 4th, 2013

This guest post comes from Lorinda Brandon, Director, Customer Community at Mashery. You can follow her on Twitter or at Mashery.
This week’s Business of APIs conference in New York City brought together an agenda that highlighted some of the biggest trendsetters in the API industry today. As the industry continues to mature, trends are beginning to emerge as [...]


The Emergence of API Middleware: An Exclusive Interview with Webshell.io

Mark Boyd, October 2nd, 2013

API middleware is emerging as a key new industry segment in the API economy with at least two launch announcements expected today (including one at DataWeek) from services offering middleware tools to API developers. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for ProgrammableWeb, Webshell.io founders share details of their API integration platform interface, and discuss why trust is the principal currency in the API economy.


9 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bit.ly, Foursquare and Twitter

Matthew Scott, September 7th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include billomat and figo connect. The most often used API this week was Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Financial (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (1 APIs, 1 mashups).


Hootsuite Ropes $165M in Series B Funding to Pay Off Investors, Fuel Growth

Amy Castor, August 6th, 2013

Hootsuite, one of the most popular Twitter clients of all time, announced last week it raised $165 million in a round of Series B funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures.


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.


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