Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, WebRTC, Banking, and Air Travel. Highlights include the Google Cloud Functions API, Rackspace RackConnect v3 API, and Mapwize indoor mapping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Just about every provider of a platform in the cloud is moving down the same path; albeit at different rates of speed. First they figure out that developers of third-party applications can drive more usage of their platform, so they publish a private API. However, it’s not too long before they figure out that making that API public winds up driving the most usage of their platform.