The ProgrammableWeb directory passed the 19,000-API mark in January of 2018 so we're taking a look at what the data tells us since we published our overall growth chart a year ago. We see that the number of APIs submitted to our directory continues to grow signaling high interest in providing APIs.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
Over the years, ProgrammableWeb has tracked the various ways that API providers have used to authenticate their APIs in an effort to make API communications more secure. In our data model, we refer to these methods as Authentication Models. This article looks at the most popular methods used.
We saw earlier this year that the Government category was one of the most popular API categories within our directory. But what sections of government and what kinds of data are being made available via API? In this article we look at the ten most popular categories related to government APIs.
One of the great things about our directory data model is that it allows us to get a big picture view of what an API looks like in today’s world. This month we consider the data in the API type, architectural style and scope fields to see what it tells us about the APIs in our directory.
The telecom API market enjoyed significant growth over the last five years. That growth is expected to continue for the next five years, but the opportunities and technologies driving the growth moving forward are significantly different than those that have driven the market to its current state.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.
Which API providers do the best job of giving their developer community the tools needed to quickly get up and running with their APIs? In this analysis of our directory, we show how our data model allows for us to query our database and find out which providers offer the most SDKs and Code Samples.
Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 when bitcoin was first open-sourced. A recent rally in the price of bitcoin got us wondering if there has been a similar surge in developer interest in bitcoin. This article uses our directory data to look at the growth of APIs in this space.
Which programming language is the most popular with developers? In the past we’ve looked to our directories to provide some insight into which language is most in demand. The recent growth of our SDK and Sample Source Code directories gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at the data.