Mind Mapping Web App, Mind42, Launches API

Eric Carter, November 20th, 2013

Mind42Mind42, a mind mapping web application, has launched the Mind42 API. Mind mapping is a process that collects ideas and then arranges them in a graphical way. The tree or star-like graphical depiction that Mind42 creates illustrates the connection between different ideas or topics. The Mind42 API allows developers to access, create and edit maps on Mind42 from third-party applications.

Today in APIs: Intuit’s Quickbooks API, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 19th, 2013

Intuit QuickBooks OnlineIntuit’s Quickbooks online API gets an update. Searchlight, the first search marketing API, is launched by Conductor. Plus: API management invasion, interest is growing in the OpenMP 4.0 Standard API, and 12 new APIs.

An Exclusive Interview with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations

Mark Boyd, November 19th, 2013

PinterestAfter months of anticipation and eager watching from the sidelines by developers across the board, Pinterest has begun releasing access to a new suite of API endpoints aimed at building strong business relationships and generating value flow to Pinterest end users. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Pinterest Head of Developer Relations, Jason Costa, about the new APIs. We also spoke with Jinny Kwon, from Random House, about how they created a recommendation engine with the Pinterest APIs.

Novartis Challenge Shows There Are Still Entry Points into Mobile Health Market

Mark Boyd, November 1st, 2013

With winners announced and organizers now regrouping to analyze the next stages, the Novartis mHealth Challenge – held last weekend in San Francisco and giving away over $40,000 in prize money – has demonstrated that for developers looking to aggregate APIs together into a health-focused, consumer-facing end-product, there is still plenty of room to enter the growing market. ProgrammableWeb spoke to Cheryl Cheng, one of the organizers of the hackathon and winners from Sense.ly to see what other API developers can learn from the outcomes.

Business Drivers Motivating API Uptake, Enterprise Issues in API Design, and Where the API Industry Is Headed: The Merling Keynote

Mark Boyd, October 26th, 2013

In yet a further sign of how APIs are a business capability, Laura Merling, Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Platform Solutions at AT&T Business Solution described some of the key insights into business processes that are emerging as AT&T reorients itself as a platform in an afternoon ‘fireside chat’ at API Strategy and Practice. Laura Merling is well known as a key thought leader in the API space, having worked with Alcatel-Lucent and Mashery, and with a background in business analysis at major international brands.

61 Display APIs: Bing, Mapy and Wikimapia

Matthew Scott, October 24th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 61 display APIs. The newest is the HighStock API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list 2521 Google Maps mashups.

Winning in the API Economy: New Guide Launched at API Strategy and Practice

Mark Boyd, October 23rd, 2013

To coincide with the start of the API Strategy and Practice Conference today, API management platform 3scale has released a new ebook targeting business leaders looking to understand the commercial advantage of an API business strategy. The ebook, Winning in the API Economy discusses how software is becoming central to any enterprise’s business processes, resulting in the need for API integration to play a major role when mapping out efficiencies and productivity gains for any business workflow or for the entry into new markets.

101 Biology APIs: BioCatalogue, BioGRID and Synergizer

Matthew Scott, October 22nd, 2013

BIOBASEOur API directory now includes 101 biology APIs. The newest is the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility API. We list 2 Global Biodiversity Information Facility mashups .

51 GPS APIs: Breadcrumbs, Ipoki and Waze

Matthew Scott, October 16th, 2013

Garmin MotionBasedOur API directory now includes 49 GPS APIs. The newest is the what3words API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Garmin MotionBased API. We list 2 Garmin MotionBased mashups .

12 APIs Used in 7 Days: BitStamp, CloudMade and Mt Gox

Matthew Scott, October 12th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BitStamp and Realtime Register. The most often used APIs this week are BTC-eCampBX and Mt Gox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Financial (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups).

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