Yactraq API Sees Huge Growth in 2013

Ajay Ohri, January 6th, 2014

Here is an interview with Jeh Daruwala, CEO of Yactraq.com. Their work brings machine learning to the world of online videos for targeting of ads based on behavior. we have interviewed them here before and they have gone on to win both startup competitions as well as gain huge organic growth.

Today in APIs: Snapchat’s User phone Numbers Published, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 2nd, 2014

Snapchat’s 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers may have been published. Why API delivery is more important than application delivery. Plus:┬ásingle sign on APIs and integration merge, and 15 new APIs.

How Ad & PR Agencies Are Getting On Board with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 23rd, 2013

This year has seen an increasing number of creative agencies incorporating APIs into the way they work. Sure, PR and digital creatives are using APIs in their monitoring and analytics to measure reach and impact of their efforts, but increasingly, they are using APIs to funnel realtime data into the very fabric of their campaigns and to ramp up audience engagement around a brand’s story. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Arvid Dyfverman from the award-winning Swedish PR agency, Deportivo, about how APIs are at the very center of their creative campaigns.

55 New APIs: Walmart, Pearson, and Deskero

Melody Clark, December 15th, 2013

This week, we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a human emotion detection service, a screenshot service API, and a vacation rentals application. We also explored Twitter’s take on API partnership success.

Today in APIs: The Deskero Customer Service API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 12th, 2013

DeskeroThe Deskero API offers access to a multi-channel ticket system for customer service. Square’s Connect API now available for creating custom data solutions. Plus: Fleksy pairs a new API with an alternative keyboard for apps, TinyPass updates its API and adds a library for Ruby developers, and 9 new APIs.

HTML5stac Enables Composing of Web Apps via APIs

Mark Boyd, December 12th, 2013

Initial interest in Mobstac’s new HTML5stac offering is growing among early adopters keen to use the platform to design composable web apps, all built off REST APIs. Ravi Pratap, CTO and Co-Founder of MobStac, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about what HTML5stac will mean for web app developers.

Today in APIs: Ubidots’ API Powers Internet of Things

Greg Bates, December 4th, 2013

UbidotsUbidots’s API makes capturing sensor data easy. Hacker League bought by Intel, to merge with recently acquired Mashery. Plus: Instagram blocks competitor Mobili from its API, and Senzari launches the first music knowledge engine.

3scale Presents Three Biz Strategies For Your API

Mark Boyd, November 26th, 2013

At today’s NordicAPIs,┬áMark Cheshire, COO of API Management Platform 3scale, urged participants to act now to introduce APIs into their business. Not only is software eating the world, said Cheshire quoting Marc Andreessen, but, as his CEO Steve Willmott has rephrased, APIs are eating software.

Get Smart with Image Recognition APIs

Adam DuVander, November 25th, 2013

BetafacePhoto APIs have long been a staple of developer applications. There are more than 350 photo APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory and almost 800 photo mashups. However, most applications integrate with photo sharing services, like the Flickr API and Instagram API, missing the real power of photo APIs. This post identifies four ways that APIs are getting smart by using image recognition technology to find faces, words and more.

Evernote Accelerator Teams Show Off Their Apps

Wendell Santos, November 19th, 2013

EvernoteLast week marked the end of Evernote Accelerator Program capped by the demo day on Thursday. The Accelerator is a month-long, fully paid residency program where six startup teams from around the world were given the opportunity to study an on-premise startup curriculum at Evernote’s offices. The demo day acted as a capstone to the event, allowing the teams to show off the progress made on each of their products; each using the Evernote API. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Evernote’s Director of Developer Relations Rafe Needleman for some insight into the product teams and their experiences in the Accelerator.

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