As the online discussion around the benefits and shortcomings of the WordPress REST API continues, WordPress developer Matt Geri discusses the API in terms of who it is really serving. He believes the platform’s approach must satisfy the initial benefactor’s requirements to ensure adoption.
While a progress report by the API WordPress API team offers many details about its strategy, it's also a template for all of us who will be talking about our APIs going forward.
We've added 14 APIs to the directory including 9 from global SMS carrier Plivo. Also added were several client libraries for Twilio and Vimeo.
The new Contentful API seeks to disrupt current content management workflows with an API-first approach. The API service uses a presentation agnostic platform to allow content to be distributed across any device or application. Built from the knowledge and experience gained when Contentful founders managed StorageRoom – a platform used by over 1,000 international customers to push content to applications – the new Contentful has taken the lessons learned to create a wholly new content management system.
WP Remote, a web application that allows users to service and manage a number of Wordpress-powered sites from one place, has provided the WP RemoteAPI that will allow third parties to integrate with the application, providing opportunity for new and innovative developments. Built as a service that would give back to the Wordpress community and enhance the Wordpress experience, WP Remote is currently free to use and developers are encouraged to use it and test it as they will.
DataSift is a service that offers users many features including the ability browse, build and share their own real-time streams using social media data drawn from various sources.