Creating API mashups has matured alongside the explosive growth of open APIs to create a new type of service: the API aggregation business. These innovative businesses combine APIs from multiple providers to build new products and services. Recent conference panels (including several hosted by ProgrammableWeb), have confirmed that API aggregation is set to be a major theme of 2014. This article explores some of the emerging business models and service providers focused on API aggregation and discusses what to expect as we see API aggregation increase in the year ahead.
Ducksboard, a real-time data monitoring and visualization platform, will be adding new services to the widgets directory and extending existing services in a matter of weeks. The new integrations will include LinkedIn, Flurry, Realtime Google Analytics and Trello. The company is also working on a brand new interface and are planning a closed beta the first quarter of 2014. The Ducksboard platform features the Ducksboard API which allows developers to send their own data, retrieve data stored, and manipulate all objects found in Ducksboard.
Chrome OS could be going password-free thanks to a new API. Riot’s League of Legends data is now available through an API. Plus: Rainforest uses API for QA testers as an on demand service, and 12 new APIs.
In a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.
This week, we had 35 new APIs added to our API directory including an animated search engine for GIFs, a worldwide holiday information API, and a rewards and loyalty application. We also explored 10 examples of what API developers are currently working on.
The whole point of embracing an agile software development methodology is to increase the speed at which applications are moved into production. The challenge is that increasing the number of applications and updates can easily overwhelm an IT operations team, which inevitably leads to a catastrophic failure that winds up taking an application offline.
Running as a side event within APIdays Paris, local startups have been encouraged to create and share an API product based on their core business model. The idea was to show the dynamic startup environment in Paris and the potential new services and products that can be created using APIs. Presenters were judged on their API-related products by the audience and the top five competitors were awarded with a Microsoft Surface.
After years of providing a management solution to their private clients, StrikeIron is releasing IronCloud as an end-to-end API management platform. Justin Helmig, Vice President of Products and Technology from StrikeIron spoke with ProgrammableWeb just before today’s launch at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit.
Today Mashery, an Intel Company announced their acquisition of Hacker League, the world’s largest platform for hackathon organizers. Created in late 2011, over the last two years Hacker League has helped run over 450 hackathons worldwide. The move will allow Hacker League to reach an ever wider audience. Mashery at the same time gets the opportunity to invest in a hackathon management tool that meets the growing demand of their Enterprise customer base.
This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a license plate communication and tracking platform , a tool for deep linking URLs and links in web and mobile applications, and an online shopping assistant API. We also featured a story exploring the state of web audio APIs.