APImetrics Launches Service To Monitor, Test Actual API Performance

Janet Wagner, November 21st, 2013

APImetricsAPImetrics has announced the launch of the APImetrics API Performance Test Solution, a new kind of end-to-end API testing and monitoring service that tests an API’s functionality and speed of response using complex, authenticated API calls. Most API testing services typically check to see if an API is online by pinging the API address and then reporting the latency of the ping. Using API calls allows the APImetrics service to provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of the actual performance of APIs.


Best New Mashups: The Latest Youtube Mashups

Matthew Scott, October 12th, 2013

YouTubeYouTube continues to grow, doubling its subscription rate year after year. Even more mind-boggling is the fact that 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. In other words, that is almost 2 hours of video every second! With over 6 billion hours of video being watched each month it becomes apparent that YouTube is stronger than ever. On the developer side we continue to see YouTube as a focal point. This week we will take a look at recent mashups utilizing the YouTube API.


The Emergence of API Middleware: An Exclusive Interview with Webshell.io

Mark Boyd, October 2nd, 2013

API middleware is emerging as a key new industry segment in the API economy with at least two launch announcements expected today (including one at DataWeek) from services offering middleware tools to API developers. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for ProgrammableWeb, Webshell.io founders share details of their API integration platform interface, and discuss why trust is the principal currency in the API economy.


12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Freebase, Tumblr and Bing

Matthew Scott, September 28th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Metro Transit NexTripand MotorsportReg.com. The most often used APIs this week are FacebookGoogle Fusion Tables and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Database (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups).


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Klout, Bit.ly and PeerIndex

Matthew Scott, September 21st, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BookMoochPeekYou Social AnalyticsTravel Booking Engine and Travel Booking Network. The most often used APIs this week areGoodreadsGoogle Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Travel (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups).


API Spotlight: TadaWeb, VigLink and Brow.si APIs

Matthew Scott, September 21st, 2013

TaDawebOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those ten by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the TaDaweb API. Unlike what seems to be the trend with big data, TaDabweb focuses on what they like to term “small data.”


Today in APIs: Bella Field Integrates with SugarCRM, Jawbone Opens Access to Up API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 19th, 2013

Sugar CRMBella Field Service Software creates API for SugarCRM. Jawbone’s API for Up now accessible. Plus: Apiary secures funding, eight ways to use Instagram’s API, and 8 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Sony Launches Camera API, E-Control Systems Fusion Live API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 9th, 2013

Sony Online Entertainment DataSony opens camera API for remote access. E-Control Systems gives Fusion Live an API. Plus: Facebook launches Keyword Insights & Public Feed APIs, open APIs are key to connecting with customers, and 10 new APIs.


33 Webhook APIs: Assembla, Mailchimp and Podio

Matthew Scott, September 4th, 2013

FacebookOur API directory now includes 33 webhooks APIs. The newest is the Inflectus API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Facebook API. We list 403 Facebook mashups.


API Spotlight: Streamzoo, Yay and Birdseye APIs

Matthew Scott, August 31st, 2013

CoolClimate CalculatorOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the CoolClimate Calculator API. CoolClimate is a survey that allows users to answer various carbon footprint related questions to get an estimate on the tons of carbon they emit into the environment each year. The API gives developers the freedom to integrate this survey with third party apps.  On top of emission estimates, the survey provides information on how to decrease carbon emissions. To learn more about the CoolClimate Calculator API visit the CoolClimate site as well as the CoolClimate API blog post.


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