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.

API Aggregation: Why It Matters and Eight Different Models

Mark Boyd, December 13th, 2013

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.

Today in APIs: Chrome’s Password-Free API, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 11th, 2013

Google App EngineChrome 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.

Today in APIs: One Hour Translation’s API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 10th, 2013

OneHourTranslationOne Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.

Today in APIs: KudosKit Appreciation API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 9th, 2013

kudosKit by ironSourceIronSource releases API for KudosKit to turn user appreciation into action. Netatmo API gathers the data that measures air quality–everywhere–from your home to your city, making it clear when it is safe to exercise. Plus 11 new APIs.

APIs: Are We Really Prepared for What They Enable?

Guest Author, November 21st, 2013

At this year’s Defrag conference, several themes emerged: identity management and security, quantified self and (of course) robotics. And, although the conference claimed to have APIs as a common theme (and it did), the APIs themselves were part of a much bigger and louder conversation about what they enable. Along with big data comes APIs’ ability to use the data to instruct the things around us. We may be enabling data transfers among machines faster than we can interpret the data and the legalities around using it.

An Exclusive Interview with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations

Mark Boyd, November 19th, 2013

PinterestAfter months of anticipation and eager watching from the sidelines by developers across the board, Pinterest has begun releasing access to a new suite of API endpoints aimed at building strong business relationships and generating value flow to Pinterest end users. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations, Jason Costa, about the new APIs. We also spoke with Jinny Kwon, from Random House, about how they created a recommendation engine with the Pinterest APIs.

54 New APIs: Adobe, BitTorrent Sync, and ShopYourWay

Melody Clark, November 17th, 2013

This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a social people search API, a multi-lingual social network, and a product information and pricing provider. We also discussed hackathons and the top 10 mistakes in running hackathons.

Today in APIs: AWS Launches CloudTrail and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 13th, 2013

PinterestPinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.

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