Video: the Rise of Social APIs

Adam DuVander
Nov. 05 2012, 12:00AM EST

The growth in APIs is rapidly expanding. That's clear. Social has out-paced overall API growth and in the last year settled in as a major trend. Sure, there are big names, like the Facebook API and Twitter API. There are also newcomers like Google Plus and Pinterest. There are now well over 800 social APIs, helping developers capitalize on humans' natural desire to communicate with each other.

ProgrammableWeb organized a whole track on social APIs at DataWeek in September. In the above video, ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser follows the growth of APIs and how social differs from the rest of the pack.

Video editing by Julienne Turner

Adam DuVander -- Adam heads developer relations at Orchestrate, a database-as-a-service company. He's spent many years analyzing APIs and developer tools. Previously he worked at SendGrid, edited ProgrammableWeb and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101.

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