The API-as-a-marketplace

Version One Ventures

As we’ve been spending time on B2B marketplaces and dev tools/platforms, we’ve come to realize that there’s an interesting sub-category that combines elements of both: the API-as-a-marketplace. What is an API-as-a-marketplace? Note that we aren’t talking about API marketplaces here.

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Benefits Of Incorporating API Testing In Development

YoungUpstarts

Most companies monitor their APIs through production by making sure that the live API endpoints in use are up, fast and that they return the expected data. This might be already late and might lead to some customers getting unhappy with the API. Others API

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These Are The Top 5 Cryptocurrency Exchange APIs

YoungUpstarts

API stands for Application Data Interface. We use APIs on a daily bases, but we do not realize it. What is the role of the API? An API takes requests and tells the system what you want it to do, and then it returns the system response back to you. APIs are used everywhere.

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Ways APIs have Transformed the News and Media Industry

The Startup Magazine

One of the major changes has been in the use of APIs for news coverage (see 10 API options here ) which have become important in giving media companies a chance to move at the new pace and continuously adapt to the changes. How Have APIs Transformed the News and Media Industry?

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The Fitbit API

Feld Thoughts

The only thing that was missing for me was an API. Fitbit released the Fitbit API quietly a month or so ago. My Investments API fitbitI love Fitbit. The product is great, the team is great, and I’m psyched to be an investor. I’ve been a user for a while – my data is public – but I just recently started using the food tracker which is superb. I’ve encouraged them to make more noise as some great applications are coming out.

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Google Code API Console – Nicely Done

SoCal CTO

Google Code just release the API console. It better organizes Google’s APIs and I even discovered a couple new APIs. Custom Search API - Google Custom Search enables you to search over a slice of the web, such as your own website, or a collection of websites.

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Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter

YoungUpstarts

But with these new API changes, I’m not sure how or even if we can stay in business. I didn’t really look into the recent API changes. Second, Facebook’s API is RETARDED. I love(d) Twitter’s API because of the freedom and ease of use. So I chose Twitter’s API for the main functionality of Twythm. But what does this mean for startups who use Twitter’s API? These aren’t live yet, but we use Twitter and Facebook’s API.

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The open API secret

Start Up Blog

The biggest flip the technology age has done on the industrial era is the open API. For the uninitiated, an open API (Application Program Interface) is a word used to describe sets of technologies that enable websites to interact with each other. Entrepreneurs get a shot at being acquired by the firms whose API they focus on. The open API idea has to be one of the major reasons why technology companies are eating the world.

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Announcing our investment in Patch, a platform for negative emissions

Version One Ventures

The Patch API gives developers the opportunity to leverage data already captured to neutralize their carbon impact via a diverse selection of carbon sequestration projects. Earlier this year, we introduced the idea of an api-as-a-marketplace. Few launches have been as timely.

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Boulder APIs and IPAs Meetup/Drinkup Thursday July 26th

Feld Thoughts

If you are a web developer in Boulder who does stuff with APIs, I encourage you to join our friends at Singly on Thursday 7/26 at the Bitter Bar from 5:30 – 8:30. They are building an organic network of friends and evangelists around APIs and looking to have a conversation with anyone interested. Several Foundry Group companies who are API-centric will be there including FullContact and SendGrid are co-sponsoring the event and helping to promote it.

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Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later

Feld Thoughts

” Oracle also got copyrights to the Java APIs. The post Oracle’s Java API Suit Against Google – Five Years Later appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Five years ago, in August 2010, I asked the question Have We Reached The Software Patent Tipping Point? Oracle sued Google over a series of Java-related patents they got when they acquired Sun.

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Things To Hate About API-TOS

Feld Thoughts

I’m now sitting in the API track and the first two presentations have been dynamite. Clay Loveless from Mashery just did a presentation titled “ 5 Things I Hate About Your API-TOS“. For simplicity, I’ll call the company providing the API’s the “platform company” and the companies using the API as the “ecosystem partners.” Tags: Technology API Glue TOS I’m at the Glue Conference all day. So far, it’s far exceeded my already high expectations.

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Salesforce API and Axis2

Guy Nirpaz

Guy Nirpaz Blog Thoughts from my startup journey Salesforce API and Axis2 Here’s a useful tip for Java developers integrating with the SalesForce API. To read the explanation, just have a look here Tags: api , axis2 , salesforce This entry was posted on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 3:35 am and is filed under Uncategorized.

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Picking the Most Important Features & APIs for Your Mobile App

ReadWriteStart

For multimedia capabilities, camera and video functionality lead the way with just over half of the respondents choosing these APIs. Least Desired Features/APIs.

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The Real Deal: Mark Herring on "APIs everywhere, but not many I can reuse"

deal architect

This continues a series of columns from practitioners I respect. The category "Real Deal" describes them well. This time it is Mark Herring, SVP of Product Marketing at Software AG. I recently heard him talk about "Big Services" as a. The Real Deal: Guest Columnist

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FootTraffic Offers an API for Location-Based Offers

VC Cafe

In other words, a way to reach a bunch of location based apps at scale via API and paying only for those that convert. In terms of competition, theDealmap (bought by Google) and Placecast (location-based offers by SMS) come close, but don’t really offer a similar API service. Israeli startup FootTraffic offers advertisers a performance marketing platform for location-based offers.

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Why you probably don’t need an API strategy

The Next Web

Daniel Jacobson ( Twitter | LinkedIn ), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide. Over the course of 2013, the API industry has matured a great deal. All of this is evidence that the appetite for tools and information about APIs is robust. The problem: “API Strategy”.

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5 WhatsApp Business features to Elevate Customer Experience

ReadWriteStart

WhatsApp rolled out an additional feature called interactive message template a month back for WhatsApp Business API. WhatsApp Business was rolled in 2018 for small to medium businesses, and WhatsApp Business API became accessible to WhatsApp trusted partners for building chatbots so enterprises could leverage automated conversation with their customers. API Customer Service IoT Platforms Startups chatbot WhatsApp Business WhatsApp Business API

Hacker News launches API with near real-time access to site’s data

The Next Web

When you have a site called Hacker News that’s a destination for developers, startups and anyone interested in the startup world, it only only makes sense to have an API. Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for information. The API is read-only for now, but the YC-backed site could enable to private per-user info using OAuth in the future.

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Mobile Apps: The Only Way to Navigate Festivals — Tools Like APIs Make it Work!

Austin Startup

This week, I was scheduled to publish the 4th in the Lontra Ventures Spotlight series on Stoplight , an Austin-based, API design and testing company. Trust me, APIs are a REALLY BIG DEAL. Every Day We All Make Hundreds of API Calls, Even If We Don’t Know It All of us with a cellphone accessing social media apps like Facebook, online banking apps or games use APIs many, many times per day. When I receive the drink, the API provided a “response”.

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Swipe debit card, get stock; In defense of the IPO; New models for SMB lending, and more

Andreessen Horowitz

APIs enterprise & SaaS fintech news policy & regulationThis first appeared in the monthly a16z fintech newsletter. Subscribe to stay on top of the latest fintech news. . IN THIS EDITION. Fintech products ease more Americans into the stock market. In defense of the IPO, and how to.

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Amazon’s Maps API now available to all developers, becomes part of Mobile App SDK

The Next Web

Amazon on Tuesday announced the release of its Maps API, now out of beta and integrated into the Amazon Mobile App SDK. The Amazon Maps API has two core features: Interactive Maps: You can embed a Map View in your app for customers to pan, zoom and fling around the world. So far, Hipmunk, Evernote, Trulia, and Zillow use the Amazon Maps API, among many unnamed others.

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Cannibalize Business Development by Popularizing your API.

Shaival Shah

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Speech recognition anyone? AT&T; opens up Watson API

gigaom.com

AT&T opens up Watson API. Ma Bell has taken the locks off of its Watson speech application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing any developer to access them. Lingo licenses Watson’s core speech technology for its language servers (though that relationship will likely end after the Nuance acquisition closes), and Research in Motion’s QNX is working with Watson’s API to develop a conceptual connected car assistant. AT&T opens up Watson API.

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Eagle Eye Networks Announces Cloud Video API which Scales to Big Data Analytics

Austin Startup

provider of a cloud managed, on-demand security and operations video management system, today announced the Eagle Eye Video API, targeted at businesses and developers integrating video into their applications. Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., Digital Eagle Eye Networks

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LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon

The Next Web

The EE 4G UK hackathon now has its API partners signed up and confirmed, paving the way for the start of the competition that the company hopes will spur the development of apps that make use of its 4G LTE network speeds.

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Why Marc Went From ‘We’ll Never Do Bio’ to Betting on Bio Founders

Andreessen Horowitz

In this episode, a16z co-founder Marc Andreessen, and general partner on … AI, machine & deep learning APIs autonomous cars & drones bio innovation clusters healthcare softwareEditor’s note: This article is based on an episode of the a16z Podcast, which you can listen to here. Hi, and welcome to the a16z Podcast. I’m Hanne.

Infochimps Releases Unified Geo Data In One API

Austin Startup

I work with a lot of consumer startups that are dealing with location-aware information. From a programmer perspective, it’s just plain hard. Not only is it difficult to find a great source for quality geo data, but then you typically want to correlate it across multiple social systems (Foursquare, Yelp, etc). Some of my favorite code monkeys have just made this problem a little easier. Infochimps is pioneering a somewhat new category, named data-as-a-service. Today [.].

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How Sin-Mei Tsai, Shippo’s VP of Engineering, Defines Code Quality

Version One Ventures

For API changes, we perform parity testing where we record API requests and responses from production, and then playback the recorded API requests against the new code and compare the responses from the system under test against actual responses recorded from production. Because the API is stateful (a POST or PUT changes the state), we have developed heuristics for performing the comparisons in a parity test.

Will an API propel Quora into the mainstream. and will that suck?

This is going to be BIG.

So what will become of Quora now that it is getting an API ? I was having a great conversation with Jason Schwartz the other night about Quora --how the current Quora community feels a lot like Twitter did in the early days. Conversation is of high quality and it's really easy to find thoughtful contributors. We both agreed that the overall quality of what we find on Twitter is down from where it was.

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How to stay nimble as you scale

Version One Ventures

Listen to Amazon: two-pizza teams and internal APIs. Two of the reasons Amazon is able to keep its momentum even as a 97,000-employee giant are pizza teams and APIs…. Internal APIs: Every internal product should have an API, just as if it were developed for an external client. The added bonus is that APIs lay the groundwork for the productization of internal tools. Bezos mandated that all IT assets be exposed as APIs.

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The programmable web and the future of platforms

Version One Ventures

For example, we see horizontal platforms like Twilio that replaces all the telecom hardware with an API for phone, VoIP, and messaging. This is what Garry Tan has called the API-ization of everything : “Where there is paper to push, a call to answer, or a purchase to approve, there is an API coming to replace it.”. News API Application programming interface Braintree Facebook Programmable Web Salesforce.com Shopify Twilio twitter

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Introducing our latest investment: Shippo, simplified shipping for small e-commerce sites

Version One Ventures

They also provide an API that connects online stores to all the relevant shipping providers both locally and internationally. Other mashup APIs already exist that aggregate data from different carriers, but there’s yet to be any clear winner in the space. We believe that Shippo offers the right algorithm, API, and web interface to change the game for mid-sized e-commerce shipping. Or, developers can integrate the Shippo API directly to their own website.

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Products that help power online marketplaces

Version One Ventures

News 1099 API B2B Marketplace Shippo ToolsAs you’re building your marketplace, consider which tools and technology to leverage. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel as new infrastructure solutions are emerging to help facilitate transactions on your platform, including: payment software, background checks, shipping and fulfillment solutions, and data privacy. With help from the Marketplaces Facebook Group , we have curated a list of recommended B2B tools by marketplace founders.

The Building Blocks for Location from Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

Mapbox is an API company, not a mapping company. The map simply was the output of the API. And, like the best API companies we’ve been involved in, such as Gnip (now part of Twitter), it was right at the intersection of our Glue theme and our Protocol theme. Investments API Glue gnip investment mapbox MapQuest maps pantheon protocolThis morning, Mapbox announced a $52.55 million Series B financing.

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Dealing With Business Cards

Feld Thoughts

I now have a photo of my card on my iPhone and due to the magic of the FullContact CardShark API the data was automagically turned into a vCard and a Google contact. My friends at FullContact talk about how they do this in their post If Only CardMunch Were An API… Oh Yes We Did! My Investments API CardMunch fullcontact vCardThere are some things I wish would just go away forever. Business cards are one of those things.

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[Singapore][Competition] Rakuten Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

Japan-based electronic commerce and Internet service provider Rakuten has announced its first-ever Rakuten Startup Challenge in Singapore, a competition that looks at getting Singapore-based entrepreneurs and developers to develop personalized e-commerce websites using Rakuten’s APIs (Application Programming Interface). Events & Happenings API competition Rakuten Singapore startup startups

One Address Book To Rule Them All

Feld Thoughts

It integrates with every web-based or mobile application that uses any sort of contact data, and it is available to every developer via an API. If you are a developer , FullContact’s goal is for you to use their cloud address book via their API. Uncategorized address book API contacts fullcontact TechStarsIt’s 2012 and the “contact information problem” is getting exponentially worse.

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[U.S.] 57% Of App Users Consider Mobile Holiday Shopping: Apigee

YoungUpstarts

57-percent of mobile application users would consider purchasing their holiday gifts this year on a mobile device, according to a survey conducted by API technology provider Apigee. In the News API Apigee holidays mobile apps mobile commerce mobile shoppingIn its 2012 Holiday Shopping survey of more than 2,200 American adults aged 18 and older responded that they would buy holiday gifts using a mobile app.

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Is it time to rethink the healthcare marketplace model?

Version One Ventures

News API healthcare Marketplace network effects patient health dataIt’s been a year since we published our series on digital healthcare which I co-wrote with Jonathan Libov of Union Square Ventures. The reception was overwhelmingly positive (we’re thankful to all of you who gave us feedback) and opened up the floodgates to patients, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors who still reach out to us with their pains, thoughts, experiences, and goals for the healthcare system.

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The untapped Open Data opportunity: who will unlock government data?

Version One Ventures

News API Application programming interface Databases Government MineCraft Open Data Open Data Day OpenGov Vancouver I’m fascinated by the Open Data movement, particularly when it comes to government where the concept of open data hinges on the belief that data is a public asset – just like highways and parks – and should be made available to all. We’ve already seen compelling examples of people hacking into this available data for the public good.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

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Wibiya Opens Its Platform: Will it be the new Conduit?

VC Cafe

W ibiya , the two year old on-site social toolbar provider (held by parent company Modular Patterns), has announced it is launching a developer platform and an open API which will enable third party applications on the Wibiya toolbar. and AddThis to make it easier for developers to use their different APIs and create great apps that will be added to the Wibiya platform.

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