Use an API call to win a startup pack. How the API killed business development jobs. Plus: Stop writing REST API clients, Twitter App reaches token limit, and 16 new APIs.
In this interview with Hilary Mason, chief scientist of bitly, we discuss the growth of the bitly API and the steps that were taken to reach this point. The bitly API is one of the most widely known APIs and they have recently launched some new APIs.
Our 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.
December starts tomorrow and brings with it the upcoming holiday season. Before we dive headfirst into the final month of the year, let’s take a look back at November and the best mashups that we didn’t catch the first time around. This group of mashups include a social content discovery site, shopping price comparison, business traveler information and a keyword research tool. For more information keep reading below.
Datasift scores $15 million in funding to marry public data to private enterprise data. Subtledata debuts developer platform to access point-of-sale systems. Plus new Facebook features for Hootsuite, Cloudability exits beta while offering killer analytics and cloud spending controls, and 12 new APIs.
Snip.it lets you collect what you see on the web, be it an article, video, or image, then categorize it, add your own comments, and share it. The Snip.it API, currently in version 2, is RESTful with the response in JSON. Snip.it itself features a backbone.js-powered page load structure to speed things along.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. As we head into November, it’s time to look back at some of mashups that missed the spotlight. This month’s mashups include a social travel guide, an events locator, a Facebook friends tracking app and a fun mosaic tool. For more information keep reading below.
Zendesk announces Radar, a push notification framework. AT&T Developer Summit 2013 invites developers to hack on AT&T APIs. Plus: Some great advice on what developers want from API Providers, Twilio is hiring engineers at a rate of 20 per quarter, and 20 new APIs.