The GitHub Ruby Library is available on Git to access the API. In this case, developer Wynn Netherland intends to offer Octokit.rb, a project that acts as a wrapper to the API following Ruby conventions. This approach could benefit Ruby developers who have the goals to fork projects, send pull requests, and monitor development.
Over the past year, French startup Algolia has pivoted its business model to focus on providing search as a service by offering an easy-to-integrate API product for use by websites and online businesses. ProgrammableWeb caught up with CEO and Co-Founder Nicolas Dessaigne at the recent API World conference to discuss the service’s new seed funding, and how an API-as-product business model builds trust with end-user developers.