Google Updates Play Services APIs

Eric Zeman, March 18th, 2014

Google has begun distributing a new release of Google Play Services to all Android devices, and along with it made a new SDK available to developers with a handful of new APIs. The main additions include a Google Analytics API, Tag Manager, Address API, Google Drive API, and updated support for Google Play Games. Google Play Services 4.3 is being pushed to hardware already running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up. This encompasses the bulk of smartphones and tablets in use today.


Today in APIs: Amazon Cloud Dominance Forces Microsoft, Oracle to Cooperate, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 17th, 2014

Oracle CRM On DemandOracle teams with Microsoft in cloud battle against Amazon. Twilio voice operations carry further. Plus: Mulesoft raises another $50 million for cloud API dominance, how APIs connect the world, and 8 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Teleporter’s Addictive Google Maps API Integration, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 14th, 2014

Google MapsTeleporter’s Google Maps API integration will take you away. Preview available for Microsoft Office 365 API tools. Plus: PagerDuty API lets you hack your on-call status, Microsoft to compete with Amazon cloud to cloud, and 7 new APIs.


Vimeo Launches New Unified API

Janet Wagner, March 14th, 2014

VimeoVimeo has announced the launch of a brand-new singular, unified Vimeo API with OAuth 2 support for authenticated API calls on videos, users, groups, channels, albums, and upload. The new singular Vimeo API, which is in open beta, replaces both of Vimeo’s Advanced and Simple APIs.


Linkify Helps Mobile App Developers Monetize Without Banner Ads

Mark Boyd, March 13th, 2014

Japanese start-up Linkify has bypassed an API release and gone straight to an SDK launch of their latest mobile developer tools. Linkify aims to provide monetization opportunities by using keyword and graphics analysis to add paid links directly into content on mobile Web sites and app pages. Cofounder and CTO Ikuya Yamada spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how developers can commercialize their content and Linkify’s roadmap to an augmented-reality future based on text and graphics analytics.


Panel Urges API Providers To Prioritize Their “Developer Experiences”

Mark Boyd, March 5th, 2014

ProgrammableWeb’s Editor-in-chief David Berlind moderated a lively panel session at the recent DeveloperWeek conference in San Francisco. The panel included industry thought leaders Jason Harmon from PayPal, Jeremiah Lee Cohick (Fitbit), Alex Salazar (Stormpath), Uri Sarid from MuleSoft (the parent company of ProgrammableWeb) and John Musser, founder of both ProgrammableWeb and API Science. In an hour-long panel on “emergent APIs,” panelists covered API design, SDKs versus APIs and the challenge of API versioning. Bonus points: Each shared their number one piece advice for developers in businesses charged with creating their first API.


Today in APIs: Street Repairs API Puts Britain Back on Track, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, March 4th, 2014

Street Repairs API makes service of spotting problems easy, popular. AdStage launches platform API. Plus: API design tooling, SeriousBit launches NetBalancer, and 5 new APIs.


40 New APIs: Iconic, FareBookings, and Dweet.io

Melody Clark, March 2nd, 2014

This week, we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer engagement marketing platform, a gamification stack, and a sports betting line provider. We also covered how developers and the government are partnering to create next generation mobile applications.


Why Developers Need to Ask “Should We Build It?”

Adam DuVander, February 27th, 2014

Developers love APIs for many different reasons. They might browse the ProgrammableWeb directory to be inspired and get ideas for a project. They might be delighted to tie together two disparate sources with their code. One of the biggest reasons developers should love APIs is that APIs save them time — time they can spend elsewhere. And yet, even the smartest developer can be caught answering the question “Can we build it?” with an enthusiastic “Yes we can.”


Today in APIs: Census Bureau Economic Indicators Now in API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 25th, 2014

US Census BureauThe US Census Bureau adds economic indicators to its API. Instant API attends Texas Tech Wildcatters. Plus: CA/Layer7 aiming for a world of connected devices, Yodlee to co-host 11 hackathons worldwide, and 10 new APIs.


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