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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Project Management. Highlights include a low latency, high performance email service from SparkPost to its European customers, and AWS X-Ray SDKS. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
At first, the phrase "my API is my Product" seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a "set of programming instructions designed to access an app." Period. We're talking about a means, rather than an end. That's why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.