Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Economics and Energy. Highlights include the QuickChart API for creating data charts, the Genomelink API for adding DNA profiled genetic attributes to apps, and the Milez API for frequent flyer miles data.
In a previous post I covered six great ways to engage your API community. It was based on seeing thousands of APIs—some that received developer attention and some that fell flat. Now I have dug into ProgrammableWeb’s directory to find the features that really seem to make a difference. Comparing the top 100 APIs to the rest of the pack, it’s clear that community support is a huge differentiator.