How to Get Into Disrupt SF for Free: Hack Your Way There

Amy Castor, August 30th, 2013

Would you like to attend the parties and conferences at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event September 7-11, but can’t afford the $3,000 entry fee? Then why not sign up for the pre-conference hackathon?

Leanpub API: Bringing Agile Development to Writers

Mark Boyd, August 30th, 2013

The new Leanpub API helps authors publish their own work in ebook format and provides instant access to sales data.

Leanpub is an online marketplace that enables writer’s to sell their ebooks in a variety of formats. Writers receive a 90% royalty (minus 50 cents) off each sale and are not prohibited from simulataneously selling their book on other marketplaces like Amazon. Unique to LeanPub, writers – particularly for computer programming books – are encouraged to publish works-in-progress and pivot their text based on reader feedback until they create a viable book product.

To do this, Leanpub provides an editing language and self-publishing workflow that allows writers to submit their work and convert the material into several formats including PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The Leanpub API allows authors to manage their workflow direct from their preferred editor.

Today in APIs: Disrupt SF Hackathon September 7 & 8, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 29th, 2013

The Disrupt SF Hackathon is September 7 & 8. Plus: Snapchat’s user ID can be hacked, OtherLevels Integrates with Mobile Push for Amazon SNS API, and 10 new APIs.

API Spotlight: Bugsnag, Vibetrace and Response Tap APIs

Matthew Scott, August 24th, 2013

DispletOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Displet API. Displet allows developers to integrate Displet’s RETS/IDX realestate solutions into their websites. More importantly, Displet revamps the web design functionality including the ability to search properties, favorite, history, and even different information requirements if users are getting more serious about a property. Property data is used from MLS. To learn more about the Displet API visit the Displet site as well as the Displet API blog post.

47 New APIs: Google + Domains, HiTask and Vibetrace

Matthew Scott, August 23rd, 2013

This week we had 47 new APIs added to our API directory including a file encryption service, business and investment intelligence tools, online restaurant booking service, cloud-based big data management and analytics, and email marketing and product suggestion service. Furthermore, we covered Google’s latest Google+ domains services.

Education Technology Trends – Part II – LMS and LCMS, Education Marketplaces

Janet Wagner, August 23rd, 2013

ProgrammableWebThis is the second post of a three part series covering recent trends and developments in Education Technology. This post features information about Learning Management Systems (LMS), Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), and Education Marketplaces.

expressFlow API Adds Cloud-Based Encryption to Cloud-Based File Sharing

Eric Carter, August 20th, 2013

expressFlowexpressFlow, file encryption service, offers the expressFlow API that allows developers to integrate complex file processing tasks into third party applications. expressFlow adds a new level of security to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and more. expressFlow eliminates the need for manual encryption and protection processes. Basic calls to the expressFlow API allows developers to add encryption to files from any application.

Today in APIs: ViUX Systems Enhances SmarterTools API Partnership, ez-Xpo Eventbrite Integration, and 22 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 19th, 2013

SmarterTools SmarterMailViUX Systems and SmarterTools renew partnership.  ez-Xpo integrates Eventbrite and launches Open Event Management API. Plus: Nordic API thinkers and builders are gathering in September, leapfrogging constraints on API design, and 22 new APIs.

APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Express Flow, Unity, and SBA Content Share

Matthew Scott, August 18th, 2013

As yet another week of API profiling comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 53 new APIs added to our directory and our team of writers picked the ones that stood out most to them.

Today in APIs: Cambridge Journals API Beta, Dropbox API Changes, and 15 New APIs

Eric Carter, August 9th, 2013

Cambridge Journals OnlineCambridge Journals Online started a beta version of its first API that grants access to research data contained in its vast database. Dropbox made changes to its API that may be problematic for those using sync features. Plus: KidoZen Releases Enterprise Systems APIs, Embed and Annotate Maps with OS OpenSpace API, and 15 new APIs.

Follow the PW team on Twitter

APIs, mashups and code. Because the world's your programmable oyster.

John Musser
Founder, ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander
Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb. Author, Map Scripting 101. Lover, APIs.