November 9, 2016
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Microblogging status messages may be small, but they pack quite the mashup punch. Twitter (our Twitter API profile) itself makes up 8% of all mashups on Programmable Web. So, it's to be expected that two of the three status message mashups below use Twitter. The other connects to Facebook.
Should you let people scrape data from your site or offer a web service API instead? This is one of the classic arguments for offering an API: to get better control over how your data is accessed and who gets access. A recent news story about Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline carrier, demonstrates a case where this was the main driver for creating an API. For Flybe, having third party service and applications access their booking engine is very important to them, but they want to make it more structured and reliable.
The Billy's Billing API is aimed at small business entrepreneurs who have their hands full. (That description excludes no start up of course, but at certain crucial phases, it's really really hard to tear yourself away from the growth of the business to focus on...accounting. Ugh. And if you get a system that's too big for your needs to start with, it will cost you dearly in both money and time. For the small time operator, Billy's could be just the thing. Billy's goal is to handle invoices, contacts, payments, products, schedules, transactions, accounts, and more.