Evernote Launches Accelerator, Month-Long Mentorship Program for Most Talented 2013 Devcup Competition Developers

Janet Wagner, April 18th, 2013

EvernoteEvernote, providers of the Evernote API, has just announced the launch of the Evernote Accelerator Program, a month-long mentorship program for developers that will begin in October 2013 and will take place at the Evernote headquarters in Redwood City, California.

PW Interview: Jacob Perkins, Text Processing API, NLP meets API

Ajay Ohri, April 10th, 2013

Here is an interview with Jacob Perkins, creator of text processing API and author of Python Text Processing with NLTK Cookbook. Jacob talks on why APIs help, on accuracy and domain context in sentiment analysis APIs, using Mashape for monetizing APIs and on enabling continued API availability to enterprise customers.

Betable Announces 2nd Hackathon and Aims to Disrupt Gambling and Gaming

Eric Carter, March 11th, 2013

BetableBetable, the first platform that allows developers to legally create gambling games (without the developer procuring a license), has announced its second hackathon: Betable Hackathon 2.0. Building on the success of their its first hackathon, Betable expects everything from traditional casino games to unheard of games of chance and strategy to debut at the hackathon. With more and more states legalizing online gambling, the timing of this San Francisco event has been timed perfectly.

Vegas Hack Disrupts Open Data

Kyle Kelly, February 28th, 2013

If you weren’t at the #VegasHack public data hackathon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, you sure missed an “open data” great time. Vegas Hack and Code For America collaborated to bring a civic innovation hackathon for people dedicated to finding new solutions to address real issues in the community.

Today in APIs: YouTube Caption Translation, LinkedIn OAuth 2.0, and 8 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, February 22nd, 2013

YouTubeYouTube has integrated with Gengo and Translated.net to allow seamless caption translation. The LinkedIn API has moved to OAuth 2.0. Plus: StackMob launches enterprise API marketplace, Rackspace open sources PHP SDK for OpenCloud, and 8 new APIs.

Encouraging API Adoption: Q & A With Blair Beckwith From Shopify

Guest Author, February 14th, 2013

In this first of a series of articles about encouraging API adoption, I talked with Blair Beckwith, Developer Advocate and App Store Lead from Shopify. Shopify is an e-commerce platform for selling just about anything you can think of from 50 Cent’s headphone collection to fancy, leather laptop bags. There are two kinds of “developer” on Shopify: 1) those who create templates that dictate the look and feel of a site, and 2) those who create add-ons that are available in the shopkeeper add-on store. In this article, I’m going to concentrate on the second one, the add-on developers.

Best New Mashups: Mapping Mashups using Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2013

Google MapsOver one-third of our mashup directory is made up of mapping mashups and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. We have taken two looks at mapping mashups in the past. With it being a year since our last review, now is a good time to look at the newest mashups taking advantage of mapping APIs. Read below for more information on each.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.

Foursquare Global Hackathon is back for 2013

Janet Wagner, December 13th, 2012

foursquareFoursquare has announced that the Foursquare Global Hackathon will take place on January 5th, 2013 where developers and designers will have the opportunity to win great prizes for building the best, most innovative hacks using the Foursquare API.

25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon S3, Facebook Graph and Zazzle

Wendell Santos, December 1st, 2012

This past week 9 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Earth911 Search, HP Cloud Object Storage, HP Imaging Cloud Photo Suite, LaunchBit, Mailgun, Ookaboo and Recognize.im. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Photos (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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