Today in APIs: Onset Technology Releases OnPage API, and 11 New APIs

Eric Carter, December 6th, 2013

Onset Technology launches an API for OnPage. JetBlue adopts SITA’s Mobile Boarding Pass API. Plus: Clever lands major funding, and 11 new APIs.

APIs Enter 3d Printing Industry

Ajay Ohri, November 29th, 2013

3D Printing is the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive layers of a material. For more than a year, according to Google Trends, 3D printing has been catching the attention of tech media and consumers alike. It has also created it’s own set of specialized publishing magazines including and In fact Gartner placed consumer 3D printing at the top of the Hype-Cycle for Emergent Technologies, 2013. Clearly, this technology is moving fast.

Firebase Enables Integration with 250 Apps through Zapier

Amy Castor, November 26th, 2013

Firebase, a realtime backend that lets you build entire apps with just front-end code, announced Monday it is partnering with Zapier. The partnership will allow developers to easily integrate a host of backend services (like Twilio, Sendgrid, Mailchimp and many, many others) into their apps with just a few simple clicks.

Runscope’s Sheehan: SDKs Add Unnecessary Layers of Abstraction

Amy Castor, November 25th, 2013

Today’s apps are as spread out as they’ve ever been, thanks to REST APIs, which make it easy to link into all kinds of backend services. That’s cool, but what if something goes awry? What if one of the APIs you are using breaks? How are you going to find out what’s wrong in order to fix it? For starters, keep things simple when you build your app and avoid using SDKs whenever possible.

B2D Strategies Part 2: The Power of the Private Beta Release

Mark Boyd, November 8th, 2013

In Part 1 of our four-part look at the developer experience and business-to-developer (B2D) marketing strategies, we reviewed the toe-dipping exercise of gauging developer interest in an API and how to use a landing page signup to better define potential developer segments — or personas — who may need access to a business’ data assets via an API. In Part 2, we look at how two web services businesses, Unbounce and Wordtracker, have managed a private beta release of their APIs.

GreenQloud’s Data Center API Offers Developers a 100 Percent Sustainable Energy Option

David Berlind, October 3rd, 2013

Developers with a penchant for green-energy powered APIs should probably take a look at GreenQloud’s IaaS offerings that are API-compatible with Amazon’s EC2 and S3 services. The Icelandic company’s datacenters survive on nothing but 100 percent renewable energy.

API Spotlight: Kiuwan, Plaid and Scrazzl APIs

Matthew Scott, September 28th, 2013

Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those eight by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the LifeTrak API. LifeTrak allows developers to integrate activity tracking into their applications. These activities consist of calorie tracking, heart race, steps, distance, and the ability to see progress over a range of dates. Life Track sells for between 50 and 100 dollars and is waterproof up to 90 feet. The API is available for both iOS and Android unlike similar products that are only open to a select few developers.

Dropbox Datastore API Out of Beta, Stable Release Now Available

Janet Wagner, September 26th, 2013

DropboxBack in July, ProgrammableWeb reported that Dropbox had launched a beta version of the Dropbox Datastore API which provides a new method of syncing and storing data on Dropbox. Dropbox has just announced that the Datastore API is now out of beta and the first stable version of the API has been released.

New Axway Suite Includes Vordel API Gateway, On-Prem and In-Cloud Load Balancing

David Berlind, September 6th, 2013

Having acquired Vordel last Fall, Axway has now gotten around to integrating Vordel’s original API Gateway functionality into its existing lineup while also adding some new features such as the ability to automatically scale when deployed on either Amazon (in the cloud) or VMware (on-premises).

How to Get Into Disrupt SF for Free: Hack Your Way There

Amy Castor, August 30th, 2013

Would you like to attend the parties and conferences at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event September 7-11, but can’t afford the $3,000 entry fee? Then why not sign up for the pre-conference hackathon?

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