There 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.
Amazon boasts 34 APIs in our directory and it goes without saying that they are a heavy hitter in the API world. In terms of page views and mashups, the clear leader is the Amazon Product Advertising API. Formerly the eCommerce Service, it has over 400 mashups and ranks among our top 15 most visited pages. The mashups we’re looking at today all make use of the Product Advertising API, read below for more details.
This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a content management system for applications, file sharing and organizing service, text processing and translation service, product customization service, and multi-channel commerce platform. In addition we covered an issue tracking API and an API for managing email newsletters. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Summer is in full swing and that means vacation time for many of us. Planning the logistics of a vacation can be a chore sometimes so this week we are presenting a few mashups to help you out. Whether it’s finding the right hotel, picking out tropical resorts or checking the road conditions these mashups have got you covered. Read below for more details.
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.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include IMSAS, Juno Download and Mobile Phone Megastore. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, IMSAS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The United States’ White House has developed a set of API standards they are hoping will be used across all government agencies. The standards were developed following a number of API releases, including the White House’s We The People API that allows citizen petition collection and lodgement. The new API standards document naming conventions, minimum requirements, and best practices for RESTful interfaces, while also acknowledging the importance of offering a “positive developer experience” through their API releases.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Brewery DB. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, indeed and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Search (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Father’s Day weekend is again upon us. Growing up, my dad was always the hardest to shop for. I couldn’t always tell what he would like and if he did like it, he had a tendency to buy it for himself. This week we’ll look at some mashups that might help spark some ideas for those dads that are hard to get gifts for. The mashups include a little something for every dad out there including beer, hiking, golfing and movies. Read below for more details on each. ProgrammableWeb would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
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