As API use continues to broaden, it’s conceivable that APIs will soon evolve into a conduit for sharing information that will expand far beyond application software. Speaking at the APIcon 2014 conference today, author and freelance developer Keith Axline expounded on a theory that he initially explored in an article that first appeared in Wired, titled “The Universe Is Programmable. We Need an API for Everything.”
Nearly 100 developers gathered on the 15th floor of the New York Times building last Saturday for a multi-API marathon of hacking, sharing, pizza and beer (plus URL-enhanced M&Ms). Representatives from industry heavyweights including Google, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr were joined by indie hackers, makers, and tech talent from NYC's growing startup club.
Spotify has just added the Spotify Web API to Mashape, a popular marketplace where cloud APIs can be distributed, monetized, managed and consumed. Developers can use the Spotify API to search and display data such as albums, artists and music tracks from Spotify's vast music database.