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An essential part of any API strategy is to engage with your developer ecosystem. This interview continues a series where ProgrammableWeb talks to providers about their best practices for engaging with developers. We talk with Quinton Wall from Twilio to learn what drives it's engagement strategy.
An essential part of any API strategy is to engage with your developer ecosystem. This interview is the first in a series where ProgrammableWeb talks to providers about their best practices for engaging with developers. We talk with Nick Tran from Postman to learn about how he set up its strategy.
Since February of this year, ProgrammableWeb has been tracking APIs that provide access to data related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article highlights the available APIs. The World Health Organization now reports that the virus has infected over 40,000,000 people across more than 200 countries.
Today, communications platform provider Twilio announced three new products: Twilio Video Web RTC Go, Twilio Frontline, and the Event Streams API. These new products illustrate the point that organizations using an API-led approach can respond in an agile way to new challenges in the marketplace.
Apple surprised developers by announcing the public release of iOS14 would ship with only a one day Golden Master period. Proactive communication is an important part of a provider's API strategy and by not communicating the short GM period ahead of time, Apple risked damaging its developers' trust.
Google recently announced a feature update to its Google Cloud Storage documentation; placeholder variables that can be replaced within the code samples. This new feature lets a developer use custom variables within a code sample making for a more relevant and understandable documentation.
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.
Recently the Indian government said that it will ban TikTok along with dozens of other well-known apps developed in China saying that the apps pose a threat to the “sovereignty and integrity of India.” This comes on the heels of a border dispute between the two countries.
Vonage has announced that users of its Messages API now have access to a sandbox environment to help develop their chat and messaging applications. Out of the box the sandbox will let developers link to WhatsApp, Viber or Facebook Messenger and start sending messages from a Vonage business number.
Redox, a provider of an interoperability platform for healthcare data exchange, has recently teamed with FDA-authorized COVID-19 testing company Curative to send COVID-19 test results to various state public health departments. This partnership has seen projects launched in 24 states.
One proven method of engaging with decision makers who visit your portal is to show example use cases that address how your APIs can solve a developer's specific problems. This article looks at how Western Union leverages use cases to improve the DX for visitors to its API portal.
New York City has turned to Twilio and it's API-based communications platform to help power its cloud-based contact tracing initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a reminder of how APIs are a key driver that allow organizations to be agile in response to changes in market conditions.
Since February, ProgrammableWeb has been following the COVID-19 outbreak. One question that has arisen is which APIs have gained the most traction with developers. By using our tracking capability, we are able to see the five COVID-19 related APIs that have attracted the most followers.
ProgrammableWeb has launched a special resource center to help developers find the top COVID-19 related APIs and other appdev resources. It is meant to provide developers with the most up to date information and tools to help them build solutions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
What data formats do API developers turn to when building APIs? Is JSON the dominant format while XML is a relic of the past? What do the data formats tell us about modern APIs? This article looks at our directory data to see what data formats are the most popular choices among API providers.
As part of our ongoing series on best in class API portals, this article looks at Stripe, a payments technology provider, and the features that make its API reference stand out. Stripe gets the basics right, but also adds lots of little details that go a long way towards creating a great DX.
Health Gorilla announced that its API can now be used to place COVID-19 test orders and receive test results from a number of diagnostic vendors. The lab network API is used by thousands of providers and health organizations worldwide to enable electronic lab ordering and results.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide, APIs can help make information about it widely available. The GitHub repository under the name NovelCOVID has released an API that tracks data about the number of current cases of the virus. It is a simple RESTful API with two resources.
Good API portals meet developers where they are in terms of technology and language choice by offering SDKs and sample code in languages that are appropriate for developers. This article looks at TomTom’s developer portal that treats its SDKs as a first-class citizen on par with their API offerings.
APIs are a core component of digital transformation initiatives that enable companies to conduct business at scale. Recently Gail Frederick of eBay provided another proof point of this by sharing the story of how the eBay Buy APIs surpassed the $1 billion mark in cumulative GMB.