Today in APIs: IQ Engines Bought by Yahoo, the SumAll API in Countdown Mode, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 26th, 2013

IQ EnginesPhoto search company IQ Engines bought by Yahoo. The SumAll API will launch in two months. Plus: in the elastic cloud, stacks shape API conversations, the Internet of Things could be an API headache, and 10 new APIs.


Best New Mashups: Week in Review Featuring Instagram, Flickr and LyricFind

Matthew Scott, August 24th, 2013

InstagramWith the weekend coming up let’s take a look back at the mashups that were added to the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last couple of weeks. Today we’ll cover four mashups that include story narration with Instagram photo backdrops, a tool to follow the migration of monarch butterflies, a text-to-speech karaoke service, and visual representation of road related deaths across the world.


Today in APIs: Buffer Enables Scheduled Posting to Google+, Facebook Updates Android SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 20th, 2013

Google PlusBuffer creates scheduled posting via Google+’s new API. Facebook updates its Android SDK, catches up with its iOS SDK. Plus: SOA and API management markets may be merging, the two syllables barred from app titles on Instagram are “Insta” and “gram”, and 10 new APIs.


The Olapic API: Making Your Brand Picture Perfect with Fan Photos

Greg Bates, August 8th, 2013

OlapicYou are a major brand wanting to advertise. Do you: A) hire an advertising agency and pay big bucks for photo shoots, or B) crowdsource images from your fan base for free? The Olapic API integrates answer B into other apps.


6 APIs Used in 7 Days: Instagram, OpenStreetMap and Edmunds.com

Wendell Santos, August 3rd, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 6 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Edmunds.com Vehicle, I Need a Bargain and Woot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 4 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Photos (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Today in APIs: Pinterest API Rumor, SlimSurveys’ Fat API, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 1st, 2013

PinterestPinterest draws back curtain on the future, suggests API is in the wings. SlimSurveys releases API for their entire service and partners with Realtidbit. Plus: Abacus builds an OS for IoT you can count on, Instagram starts blocking third-party Windows Phone app uploads, and 10 new APIs.


8 APIs Used in 7 Days: ESPN, Rdio and Instagram

Wendell Santos, July 20th, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include htm2pdf and Rdio. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Mapping (1 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.


Trippin’ In API: Instant Insight Into What’s Hot And What’s Not

Candice McMillan, July 5th, 2013

Trippin' InWord of mouth is the best kind of information when looking for advice on where to eat, places to stay, things to do and more. Applications like Yelp and Tripadvisor offer users great insight when it comes to reviews and recommendations, but Trippin’ In takes this concept to the next level by providing up-to-date social rankings; instant insight into what’s popular right now. The Trippin’ In API makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated into already existing recommendation applications, further enhancing their relevance and appeal to users.


Today in APIs: UK Police Release Crime API, Everplaces Recommendations API and 22 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 4th, 2013

UK Police Open Crime Database with API. Everplaces launches social recommendations API. Plus: UK gov opens anonymous crime data API, Machine readable rights statements, and 22 new APIs.


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