Questioning the potential for API search scalability is the challenge that two presenters, Steve Willmott and Kin Lane, put before Gluecon attendees in a presentation called “API Discovery on the Web.” As reported by ProgrammableWeb on May 21, these two principals of 3SCALE and API Evangelist, respectively, announced an effort to define: 1) a new metadata format called http://APIs.json to describe published Web APIs, and 2) a new Web API search engine – http://APIs.io – which uses the format.
3scale APIs (17)
||APItools Traffic Monitor API allows for tracking, transforming and analyzing the traffic between an app and the APIs used within an application.||Monitoring||08.22.2014|
||APIs.io is an open-source search engine that indexes sites that have included a file in the new API discovery format APIs.json, aiming to increase API discoverability. Using the APIs.io API,...||Search||08.13.2014|
||PinnedURL provides link redirection services with link management and analytics. Customers can shorten long affiliate URLs into PinnedURLs for use on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter,...||Social||08.22.2013|
||API Evangelist is an online resource and blog about APIs, the API industry, API trends, and everything else APIs. The API Evangelist API allows developers to access and integrate the content of API...||News Services||03.20.2013|
||The service identifies buildings visible to a mobile device camera based on the device location and a search against its database of real estate information. It then returns detailed data on record...||Real Estate||08.06.2012|
More than 450 people attended the first day of the API Strategy & Practice and APIDays Conference in Berlin, where interest in private APIs rivaled that of externally facing APIs.
Organizers and keynote presenters encouraged participants and speakers to share stories around API failures and to focus on error messaging when improving the developer experience, at the start of the 2-day API Strategy and Practice conference in San Francisco being held today and tomorrow.