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Intel buys Mashery. Appy Pie App builder out of beta. Plus: Factual and Qualcom labs team up, Twilio and KDDI partnership evolves, and 7 new APIs.
Has Google changed its Geocoding quotas as per a report. API Platform provider, Mashery sees massive growth in number of developers. Plus: Only 4 days to go before AdWords API v201206 will shutdown and apps for working government.
Hackathon prizes are farm animals (not a typo). Mashery offers 5 Rules for API Management. Plus Google Devfest heads to Thailand, Peru, India and elsewhere, how Cognizant uses AWS, and 12 new APIs.
API Management companies announce new products. A Hackathon and Developer Confrence with free tickets and discount up for grabs. Plus Wiretap, a tool to help debug your REST API is looking for beta testers, Google App Engine on upgrading to Python 2.7 and 6 New APIs
Today in APIs: Apigee Launches Mobile Analytics, Mashery Teams With Intel for Enterprise API Management and 17 New APIs
Apigee announces a first-of-its-kind mobile analytics tool. Mashery and Intel (both ProgrammableWeb sponsors) announce a reseller agreement that brings API management to the Enterprise. Plus: How Pinterest gets friendships wrong, Google Maps weekly spotlight and 17 new APIs.
While adoption and usage of APIs tends to vary widely across different vertical industries, the one segment that has benefited most from APIs is online media. Thanks to APIs, the cost of distributing online content has dropped significantly thanks to online properties that need to content to attract people to their sites.
Today In APIs: SAP Mobile Developer Program, CBS Fantasy Football Challenge, VCs bet on API Management and 17 New APIs
SAP announces their new mobile developer program. CBSSports.com 2012 Fantasy Football Challenge is accepting submissions. Plus: VC's bet on API Tech Management, Sticher unveils API for the Connected Car and 17 New APIs.
At this year's SXSW, Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) conducted a survey of attending developers and discovered something interesting: They care more about getting Commercial Terms of Service (TOS) than code samples from their APIs. Does this mean a new rash of coder/lawyers skewed the survey sample? No, it's just an indication that developers are growing up--and they expect their favorite APIs to grow with them.
API service provider Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has launched a new app directory at SXSW which features apps built on Mashery hosted APIs. It’s a great thing for three distinct groups. First, it helps the API providers who partner with Mashery by encouraging API usage through the apps. Second, it helps app developers seeking to build an audience. Third, it helps consumers that might be interested in finding an app that uses a particular API. Granted, those would be your super savvy mobile app consumers, but that doesn’t seem so far fetched after a week at "spring break for geeks."
College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester. This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
Developers are game changers. Developers are craftspeople. Like all smart, motivated tinkerers who like to make stuff, developers also tend to have strongly-held opinions about what makes their craft easier or more difficult. Developer pain tiers upwards from mildly annoying to “bang head here” WTF. Debugging someone else’s sloppy code or terminal sessions timing out? Non-awesome. Coworkers talking loudly on the phone near their desk or standing over their shoulders? Painful. Awful documentation? Excruciating.
There's always been a little annoyance on the end of affiliate APIs, those that pay developers money for referring buyers. In exchange for a potential sale, developers have to send their users to the company's site to complete the transaction. In the future, many of those purchasers will be able to remain using the developer's application for the length of the sale. We're a step closer to that future with a new release from API management company Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor). Mashery customers can now process transactions through their APIs, which means the potential for applications with lower barriers between a customer and a sale. And yes, that little annoyance at the end of affiliate APIs could be going away.
To support the demand for better API documentation, Mashery, a provider of API management and strategy services, launched a new set of API documentation tools. The new feature is a combination of API documentation and an API explorer, allowing developers to make requests on an API inline while browsing the API reference materials.