Today in APIs: Pinterest API Rumor, SlimSurveys’ Fat API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 1st, 2013

PinterestPinterest draws back curtain on the future, suggests API is in the wings. SlimSurveys releases API for their entire service and partners with Realtidbit. Plus: Abacus builds an OS for IoT you can count on, Instagram starts blocking third-party Windows Phone app uploads, and 10 new APIs.


8 APIs Used in 7 Days: ESPN, Rdio and Instagram

Wendell Santos, July 20th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include htm2pdf and Rdio. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Mapping (1 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: The Latest News Mashups

Wendell Santos, July 19th, 2013

TwitterGetting your news should be a relatively painless process. The sheer amount of it along with the untold number of sources can make it hard to separate the signal from the noise however. With the recent shutdown of Google Reader, many of us are still looking for the best tool to aggregate news. This week we’ll look at a few recent mashups that promise to keep you informed with the latest news. Read below for more details.


The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


Infographic: Companies With the Most APIs

Adam DuVander, July 12th, 2013

It’s clear by the running total on the ProgrammableWeb homepage that there are a lot of APIs. In addition to a lot of companies with APIs, there are companies with a lot of APIs. Google has the most–surprised? You may be at some others than make the list, from social networks to online marketplaces.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Flickr and CareerBuilder

Wendell Santos, June 8th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Text Categorization and Google Affiliate Network. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Job Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Anatomy of a Developer Portal URL

Adam DuVander, June 4th, 2013

ProgrammableWeb attempts to have as much information as possible about every API. But at some point a developer needs to visit the provider website. That’s when the portal takes over. W’ve written a lot about what goes in a portal, including the Three Cs, but what about where the portal itself goes? We dug into the ProgrammableWeb data to find common practices based on developer portal URLs.


18 APIs Used in 7 Days: MapQuest, eBay and Yahoo Query Language

Wendell Santos, April 20th, 2013

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 500px, FilePicker, Images, Imgur and World Weather Online Time Zone. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Yahoo Query Language. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Every Cloud Service Needs an API Product Manager

Guest Author, April 16th, 2013

At first, the phrase “my API is my Product” seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a “set of programming instructions designed to access an app.” Period. We’re talking about a means, rather than an end. That’s why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.


10 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Last.fm, and Wikipedia

Kevin Sundstrom, April 7th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 10 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Wikipedia and Panoramio. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, WordPress.org and Zazzle. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Blogging (1 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 2 mashups).


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