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.
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 AlchemyAPI, Chatterbox,DatumBox, Geo IP Lookup, Nokia Maps, Quova, Repustate, Semantria, Skyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprise, foursquare 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).
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 [...]
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.
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, 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.
There 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.
In a move signaling it is getting its desktop platform ready for primetime, Google added six new and improved APIs to its Chrome packaged apps, including iTunes and Bluetooth capabilities. The features were announced in a Chrome dev update on Monday.
SOA Software launches API management for DataPower. Travelguru’s TGConnect API for Hoteliers launched. Plus: Nevatech’s Sentinet 3.3 SOA/API management platform, the new age of digital letterpress, and 13 new APIs.
This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a content management system for applications, file sharing and organizing service, text processing and translation service, product customization service, and multi-channel commerce platform. In addition we covered an issue tracking API and an API for managing email newsletters. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.