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Pinterest has announced the launch of the Marketing Developer Partners (MDP) program, which provides two new APIs: an Ads API (beta) and a Content Publishing API.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
Despite Instagram having fixed an API vulnerability, supposedly private photos are still vulnerable to unauthorized access thus proving how difficult API security can be.
A look at some of the APIs, SDKs and tools available from six leading social networking companies, as well as examples of apps that are leveraging the power of these platforms.
As Pinterest endures its second attack in as many weeks, Twitter is subsequently auto-flooded with fake weight-loss posts that are designed to lure followers into a trap that could expose personal information and account credentials. For its part, Pinterest's lack of transparency regarding the matter stands in contrast to industry standard best practices for such breaches.
An untold number of Pinterest users were breached on June 4, 2014 as a part of a sophisticated attack designed to skim confidential information from their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. So far, Pinterest has failed to fully remedy the situation or even acknowledge that the attack happened.
There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. Our metrics are based on developer engagement. The "track" functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. Which APIs and categories are seeing the most activity.
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.
Pinterest reveals more about its API. Amazon Web Services launches CloudTrail for user visibility tracking. Plus: Twitter announces timelines for hashtags, APIMetrics offers service to monitor API performance, and 10 new APIs.
Pinterest continues to remain one of the most looked up APIs in our diretory. Except that it is not yet released, which makes it all the more intriguing. The Pinterest service provides "virtual pinning" which enables users to collect ideas, recipes, inspiration or anything that can be found in a photo on a web page. Developers have been seeking out availability of Pinterest API since early 2012 but till date there has been no official API.
Pinterest 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.
Pinterest API continues to be elusive. Ringadoc API streamlines out of office communication between doctors and patients. Plus: SlickText.com readies for an API launch next week and 10 new APIs.
Lambda Labs to debut Facial Recognition API for Google Glass. Will we finally see the release of the Pinterest API? Plus: National Crime Victimization Survey Data is now available in open data format for developers and 9 new APIs.
The ever elusive Pinterest API made news once again this week when its documentation briefly appeared on the Pinterest developer site. Here at ProgrammableWeb, the Pinterest API profile is our most viewed page showing that developers are itching for more information. While the official API hasn't been released, we've still seen a number of mashups that take advantage of Pinterest's functionality. Below we highlight a few of them.
Pinterest plans to shutdown its first acquisition PunchFork, including its API. FullContact API nows offers Account Stats endpoint to monitor your usage. Plus: Google Offline Conversion API is both a blessing and a curse, Facebook announces better open graph stories with Flexible Sentences, and 6 new APIs.
Last week I read an article written by Kin Lane's Lack of Pinterest API is a Lack of API Business Strategy. The article points out that Pinterest has been developing a public API since May 2011. Though there once was API documentation for Pinterest, the company has yet to officially make the Pinterest API available to the public.
Why did Pinterest remove its API documentation earlier this year? Well, apparently there is no rush to release an already developed API to the public yet. In fact, it may not be released for a while as Pinterest wants to avoid re-tweeting the #mistakes Twitter made in its infancy.
Having a directory with over 5,000 APIs and 6,000 mashups gives us some insight into what developers are interested in building and what their go to tools are. Today we're taking a look at the most common categories of APIs as used in our mashup directory. It's no surprise to see mapping claim the top spot with more than double the number of APIs used compared to the second most popular category, social. Below is a list of the top 10 API categories along with the most popular APIs within each.
Will Pinterest finally and officially open its Pinterest API? Forbes calls for Apple to do the same with Siri, while the Instagram API aims to be more of a platform. Plus: reading made social, content monetization and 12 new APIs.