Today in APIs Obama Breaks Twitter Records, Hackathon to Demolish Gender Stereotypes, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 8th, 2012

HootSuite EngagementPresident Obama tweets to victory. Hackathon challenges gender stereotypes. Plus Facebook gives 90 day notice for impending API changes such as ending custom actions for content consumption, Pocket service for reading it later launches a new SDK, and 5 new APIs.

41 Contacts APIs: Google Contacts, Windows Live Contacts Control and Highrise

Wendell Santos, October 30th, 2012

Google ContactsOur API directory now includes 41 contacts APIs. The newest is the AtMail API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Contacts API. We list 10 Google Contacts mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of contacts APIs.

96 New APIs: Craigslist, Pearson and FullContact

Wendell Santos, September 23rd, 2012

This week we had 96 new APIs added to our API directory including a Craigslist posting interface, business card manager, photo and image collection, personalized learning service and email database scrubbing service. We also covered an API for Your DNA and whether the Tin Can API will force some to rethink current LMS. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Vegan Drinks, A New Way to Learn About DNA, and an API to Monetize Email.

Matthew Scott, September 21st, 2012

Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the up and coming Intuit API. In a nutshell, Intuit will be opening an API to its financial data service in the US and Canada.

Today In APIs: IFTTT Pulls Twitter Support, Build Election Apps, API Pricing and 20 New APIs

Romin Irani, September 21st, 2012

FullContactIFTTT disables Twitter Triggers. Google Civic Information API plans to be your API for building Election apps. FullContact provides us a lesson in API Pricing. Plus ZL announces an API to tap into unstructured big data, experiences of one hackbright academy graduate of the technical fellowship for women, and 20 New APIs.

CardShark API Enhances Existing Contact Applications with OCR Functionality

Eric Carter, September 19th, 2012

FullContact CardSharkFullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to “to send images of business cards to FullContact, and…receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data.” The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.

Today in APIs: Twitter Images, OAuth 2.0 in Gmail and 19 New APIs

Adam DuVander, September 17th, 2012

TwitterTwitter continues to disappoint developers, now with the photo options on its mobile applications. Google now supports OAuth 2.0 in Gmail API. Plus: No Facebook F8 conference this year, Amazon switches from Google to Nokia and 19 new APIs.

Today In APIs: Foursquare Hackathon, CardShark API, Personal Genome API and 14 New APIs

Romin Irani, September 14th, 2012

foursquareShowcase your Location app in the second edition of Foursquare Global Hackathon. CardShark, an API for Business Card transcription. Plus: RunKeeper at Quantified Self, Build an App on the human genome via the 23andMe API and 14 new APIs.

Six Ways to Accelerate Time to First “Hello World”

Adam DuVander, July 31st, 2012

If you want to attract developers to your platform, obviously great API documentation is important. But that’s really only one piece of the story. The reason clear docs are great is that they enable that first test of an API, the “hello world.” There are several ways to accelerate that process, as described in the five keys to a great API. Below you’ll find six ways to reduce that TTFHW, or time to first hello world.

Today in APIs: Google Goes Enterprise, Weather Goes Social and 20 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 24th, 2012

Google App EngineGoogle’s new partner program makes the search giant look pretty enterprisey. The weather channel uses Facebook to tell you which friends might be affected by bad weather. Plus: a civic-minded Colorado hackathon, YouTube load data and 20 new APIs.

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