36 New APIs: Veteran’s Affairs, Adbeat, and Guitar Party

Melody Clark, January 12th, 2014

This week, we had 36 new APIs added to our API directory including a restaurant discovery application, a digital identification verification service, and an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. We also discussed parameter defaults and security issues in APIs.


Today in APIs: Exicon Acquires ApiAxle and 15 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 10th, 2014

ApiAxle has been acquired by Exicon. Plus, Snapchat releases update to fix security flaw and 15 new APIs.


37 Metrics APIs: Distimo, Positionly and Tendril

Matthew Scott, January 8th, 2014

KloutOur API directory now includes 37 metrics APIs. The newest is the iSpot.tv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Klout API. We list 9 Klout mashups.


40 New APIs: Data.gov, SportTracks, and Instantor

Melody Clark, January 5th, 2014

This week, we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including an application management service, an event and ticketing management service, and an IP address monitoring service. We also explored the hottest contenders for open data in 2014.


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.


EDGAR Online Modernizes Financial Data Access with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 20th, 2013

Financial data intelligence company EDGAR Online is overhauling its services to enable developers to access financial data via APIs. While already offering some API products, financial data services need a fundamental reinvention to enable a new wave of innovation, EDGAR Online President Dave Frankel told ProgrammableWeb.


Is REST losing its flair – REST API Alternatives

Guest Author, December 19th, 2013
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The adoption of REST as the predominant method to build public APIs has over-shadowed any other API technology or approach in recent years. Although several alternatives (mainly SOAP) are still (very) prevalent in the enterprise, the early adopters of the API movement have taken a definitive stance against them and opted for REST as their approach and JSON as their preferred message format.


152 Tracking APIs: Debuggify, ProFit and Snoobi

Matthew Scott, December 19th, 2013

Airbrake Our API directory now includes 152 tracking APIs. The newest is the YouTracker Icon Creator API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Airbrake API. We list 2 Airbrake mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tracking APIs.


Today in APIs: Amazon Kinesis in Public Beta, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 18th, 2013

Amazon EC2Amazon Kinesis arrives in public beta, a developer tool for real-time apps. Explara’s API and event marketplace for India launches. Plus: Paypal acquires Stackmob, why the orchestration layer is the future of APIs, and 11 new APIs.


55 New APIs: Walmart, Pearson, and Deskero

Melody Clark, December 15th, 2013

This week, we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a human emotion detection service, a screenshot service API, and a vacation rentals application. We also explored Twitter’s take on API partnership success.


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