Chess.com Makes First Move with Awesome Developer Program

DerryBirkett, February 20th, 2014

Chess.com logoChess.com is receiving submissions from developers who are interested in developing ideas for Web sites, apps, extensions, or add-ons with a Chess.com API and support from the staff.


Aylien’s Text Analysis API Makes Sense of the Internet

Amy Castor, February 20th, 2014

The Internet is a ransacked library with piles of books and manuscripts reaching up to the ceiling and beyond. If you want to know what people are saying about you, your product or your business, how do you find the relevant information? Aylien, a startup based in Dublin, has the answer. The company has just released a text analysis API that lets you mine huge volumes of raw text for useful information.


Today in APIs: 100TB Launches API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 17th, 2014

100TBServer company 100TB launches API to manage servers. New book on API design published. Plus: GE acquires API Healthcare, Google Maps API for Android updated, and 9 new APIs.


SnapLogic Embeds API Management Inside Cloud Integration Service

Michael Vizard, February 12th, 2014

After adding support for RESTful APIs to the SnapLogic Integration Cloud late last year, SnapLogic is making the next logical step by including API management capabilities within the cloud service.


59 New APIs: AT&T, Evercam, and Esri

Melody Clark, January 19th, 2014

This week, we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a flu outbreak tracking application, an online business launching tool, and an online management system for churches. We also explored the top tools that help developers mock web services instead of starting from scratch.


Today in APIs: Flutrack’s API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 14th, 2014

FluTrackFlutrack API offers Twitter data on flu-related tweets. Twitter enforces encryption of SSL on apps. Plus: Bitcoin payroll API released, API authorizations for mobile apps, and 11 new APIs.


Top Tools to Help You Mock Web Services

Patricio Robles, January 13th, 2014

Developing complex, interactive web applications can be a significant undertaking fraught with potential pitfalls and challenges. Fortunately, developers have a significant number of tools to help them avoid many pitfalls and address common challenges. From robust IDEs and web application frameworks to unit testing libraries and continuous integration software, just about every step of the development lifecycle is covered.


The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power Smart Cities

Mark Boyd, January 8th, 2014

A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.


41 Postal APIs: Canada Post, Postcode and Stamps

Matthew Scott, December 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 41 postal APIs. The newest is the New Zealand Post Tracking Notification API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 89 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.


How Ad & PR Agencies Are Getting On Board with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 23rd, 2013

This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.


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