April 27, 2015
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Roll-your-own API service Usergrid has been acquired by API management company Apigee. Usergrid could potentially help Apigee reach out to mobile developers increasingly finding themselves needing APIs to interact with their apps. It's part of a trend of developers not only being API consumers, but also API providers--at least privately to their own apps.
TryPaper, proclaimed a "real cloud printer," allows users to eliminate on premise printing equipment and fully outsource physical printing needs. TryPaper's unique API strategy represents the heart of its value proposition and truly leverages the benefits of cloud computing. Developers can integrate the TryPaper API into existing applications and print directly from the application to a TryPaper print facility.
DropBox recently sat down with Gordon Wintrob over at getputpost.io to reveal how they built their APIs from primitive beginnings to handling over 500 billion calls a year. The Dropbox API lets you work with files, do full-text search and manage file and folder sharing.