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Web app automation service Zapier allows users to define custom Zaps that link apps to build automated workflows of digital tasks. In this article, co-founder and CTO Bryan Helmig discusses the finer points of the platform’s architecture and how it handles over 60m API calls every day.
PushBots, maker of Instapush, has partnered to provide push notifications for API connector company Zapier. Quip releases an API for its mobile word processor. Plus: APIs needed to leap the chasm, hack puts Google Play music on Airplay devices, and 4 new APIs.
Zapier launches beginner course on how to build APIs. Nordic APIs adds Stockholm stop to tour, March 31st. Plus: Alipay shuts down WeChat's API, Google launches genomics effort, and 4 new APIs.
ProgrammableWeb has covered Zapier from its early days a few years ago to its continued innovation and success. Today, Zapier took another major leap forward with the release of its new Zapier Developer Platform. We caught up with Zapier co-founder and CEO, Wade Foster, on the eve of the platform launch.
APIs enable incredible customization. No longer are customers locked into a specific interface or feature set: they can modify and augment core functionality as they see fit. It is incredibly liberating, but just deploying any old API isn't enough. You need to really understand how people use your API. Luckily, you can group most API usage into one of two buckets: reading and writing.
The Google App Engine went down for over 3 hours on Friday, then bounced back. Zapier added a new blog series on API quirks. Plus: there's a new API meetup in Paris, the Amazon outage is proof that API monitoring needs overhauling, and 12 new APIs.