DeveloperWeek Kicks Off with MBaaS-heavy Hackathon

Mark Boyd, February 17th, 2014

DeveloperWeek has started in San Francisco, promising to offer a wide range of activities during the week, including two days of packed conference sessions, coding workshops, tech start-up open days, and evening hiring mixers. To kick start the week of events, DeveloperWeek hosted a hackathon at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco’s SoMa district.


7+ Years of Twitter on ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander, February 17th, 2014

TwitterTwitter will turn eight in March and the Twitter API will have its birthday toward the end of the year. It’s been a long ride for something that started as sort of a side project. The service, and especially its API, saw quick growth, as the platform expanded, added features and eventually had to grow up.


51 New APIs: Astronomy, Census Reporter, and Delivery.com

Melody Clark, February 16th, 2014

This week, we had 51 new APIs added to our API directory including a Bitcoin purchasing platform, a real estate search engine, and an online translation service provider. We also explored Unabel, a platform that combines machine and human translation.


Today in APIs: Wit Updates its Voice API, and 7 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 13th, 2014

WitVoice command company Wit updates its API. LoginRadius raises money, lowers login frustration. Richland Library’s Discovery Service API, caching Encyclopedia of Life calls, and 7 new APIs.


New Charts, Features Join the Google Visualization API

Janet Wagner, February 13th, 2014

GoogleGoogle has released a new version of the Google Visualization API that features new chart types including sankey diagrams, calendar charts and annotation charts. The release also includes new features and improvements such as string to number conversion in datatables, the ability to export corecharts and geocharts as PNGs, and crosshairs for scatter, line and combo charts.


These Great APIs Speak Your Language

Adam DuVander, February 10th, 2014

Oscar-nominated film Her would have us believe that in the future we may fall in love with our operating systems. Or at the very least, it shows a much more fluid interaction with technology. Through mostly a speech interface, people are able to read email, search and view photos. Merge this with the Internet of Things that is taking over our present and you can see the power of APIs that speak your language.


Six Great Ways to Engage Your API Community

Adam DuVander, February 3rd, 2014

Having an intuitive developer portal is only the beginning of building your API community. Both online and offline aspects can really help you engage with the developers who use your API. The same methods can also help you identify or attract potential developers. These are all pretty much must-haves, but be sure to share in the comments the ones that you think are most important.


52 New APIs: USPS Calculator, Spark, and Musicovery

Melody Clark, February 2nd, 2014

This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a music information site, a PassBook passes building & management service, and a financial trading platform. We also discussed APIs, caching, and data delivery.


Today in APIs: Farmsense Plants an API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 28th, 2014

FarmSenseThe Farmsense API breaks new ground. Aussie company helps users schedule posts on Instagram. Plus: API monetization accelerated by SOA Software, how to create embeddable customized Google Maps fast, and 11 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Captain Pass’s Passbook API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 27th, 2014

Captain PassCaptain Pass, creator of coupons, membership cards and more launches an API. Matrox Mura launches API for digital signage. Plus: Minimalytcis does mashup on metrics, and 9 new APIs.


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