ProgrammableWeb now lists more than 8000+ APIs. The most successful APIs are even billionaires in their own right. We have covered several articles in the past on what are the essential components of a successful API and one pattern that comes out is the need for good developer documentation.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a data warehouse service, checklist creation service, SMS and MMS messaging service, application development for vehicles platform and health claim transaction information service. We also covered an API that helps streamline fleet management. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, six were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will toss those six into the spotlight, which include the Internet DJ API. The Internet DJ API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of the Internet DJ site into their application. The functionality allows for access to site news, forum, music and new release, mixes, song of the day, and data about pretty much everything the site has to offer. API requests are limited to 5,000 a day and responses are formatted in JSON.
Facebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.
I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council where the subject matter was “The API Revolution.” In the hour long discussion, the panel, which included members from industry leaders like Brainshark, Akamai and Constant Contact, wrestled with several topics that I think most companies are grappling with – 1) which APIs do you expose, 2) to whom do you expose them, 3) do you make the investment to build new ones, and 4) how do you leverage any of them for revenue.
This week we had 108 new APIs added to our API directory including a video editing service, information genome platform, integration as a service platform, secure website login service and building and energy monitoring service. In addition we covered an extremely simple blogging service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
TomTom throws open its platform to developers with location services API. Maluuba announces Siri-like API. Plus: how the Government can take hints from the App economy to give its platform a boost, seven keys for building a successful API and 19 new APIs.
This week we had 96 new APIs added to our API directory including a Craigslist posting interface, business card manager, photo and image collection, personalized learning service and email database scrubbing service. We also covered an API for Your DNA and whether the Tin Can API will force some to rethink current LMS. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
IFTTT disables Twitter Triggers. Google Civic Information API plans to be your API for building Election apps. FullContact provides us a lesson in API Pricing. Plus ZL announces an API to tap into unstructured big data, experiences of one hackbright academy graduate of the technical fellowship for women, and 20 New APIs.