API Jobs from Visa, Box, Mashery, DocuSign, Bloomberg and Getty Images

John Sheehan, November 9th, 2012

API Jobs Busy week! We’ve got nine job openings this week in a variety of roles. Also notable this time around is the platform positions at companies not typically known for their API work: Visa, Bloomberg and Getty Images. As more and more companies continue to build an API strategy we’ll continue to see even more of these types of openings.

Google Analytics API Quota Shows Twitter Got Something Right

Adam DuVander, November 1st, 2012

Google AnalyticsA mobile app using the Google Analytics API ran into a really good problem to have. It got popular. The Analytiks app had enough users that it was frequently going beyond the 50K requests per day allotted to each developer. Each users has to authenticate, but then all share a single pool of requests. By contrast, the Twitter API’s per-user limit makes more sense.

Ordr.in Touts API at Hackfood the Hackathon

Eric Carter, October 11th, 2012

Ordr.inOrdr.in founder and CEO, David Bloom, marks Ordr.in as the “Twilio for food.” If that description fails to provide clarity, Ordr.in builds order and menu management tools for restaurants. Its API and enhanced toolkit (Hackfood) was announced and tested at Hackfood the Hackathon last week.

Using Color in API Documentation

Guest Author, September 28th, 2012

There’s a lot that’s been written about the content of API documentation, but what about its look-and-feel? Unlike many types of information, API documentation is not meant to be read front-to-back, but is meant to be scanned for relevant information. This means that the look-and-feel should be very clean. Clarity is a much higher priority than aesthetics.

443 Enterprise APIs: LinkedIn, Salesforce and FedEx

Wendell Santos, September 19th, 2012

LinkedInOur API directory now includes 443 enterprise APIs. The newest is the Swift-Kanban API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LinkedIn API. We list 48 LinkedIn mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of enterprise APIs.

Today in APIs: Facebook, Google DoubleClick and 19 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 20th, 2012

FacebookFacebook is kicking off a world tour for developers hacking on its Facebook API. There more security and extra endpoints coming to DoubleClick API. Plus: another voice recognition service, plenty more Twitter chatter and 19 new APIs.

100 New APIs: Google Commerce Search, Intel and Human.io

Wendell Santos, August 19th, 2012
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This week we had 100 new APIs added to our API directory including a geographic mapping features service, online store and e-commerce product search service, mobile games discovery and marketing service, micro-Apps for Android and iOS and phone conversation management app. In addition we covered an API that helps users stay safe, how to simplify visual communication with Lucidchart, and the Avocado couples app. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Twitter Craziness, APIs for Everyone and 10 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 17th, 2012

TwitterWhy, yes, developers did react (and over-react) wildly to yesterday’s news from Twitter outlining its plans for “version 1.1″ of its Twitter API. A major company is also making it easier for anyone to create a great API by turning its lifecycle methodology over to the commons. Plus: Google pushes Places, Microsoft set to revamp adCenter, Twilio goes to Africa and 10 new APIs.

Get The Best Business Advice With Clarity

Candice McMillan, August 17th, 2012

ClarityClarity is a mobile-based network that connects entrepreneurs seeking solid advice with the industry professionals who are more than qualified to give it. With the Clarity API user information from the company’s app is made available for integration.

Major Twitter API Changes: Clarity or War?

Adam DuVander, August 16th, 2012

TwitterTwitter laid out new developer guidelines and requirements, after much speculation about how developers would be able to use the platform in the future. Some feel pushed around by Twitter’s coming restrictions for displaying tweets, rate limiting and the requirement for major apps to gain Twitter’s permission. As it has in the past, Twitter is giving developers a long time to plan for the changes–six months.

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