Programmable Web: 3000 APIs and Growing

Congratulations to ProgrammableWeb for hitting the 3000th API in their directory.

The ProgrammableWeb API directory has seen some amazing growth:

  • 1,000 APIs: over 3 years
  • 2,000 APIs: less than 2 years
  • 3,000 APIs: about 9 months
Three other noteworthy trends, the ProgrammableWeb team notices:
  • API as a Company - More companies launching just as API.
  • REST and JSON - Simplification of APIs through REST and JSON.
  • Internal Usage - More companies consuming their own APIs.
Some might say the recent explosive growth is part of a "bubble", but if you look at the numbers its been a long 11 year road since Salesforce first launch their API in February of 2000.

This is just the beginning of the coming global API economy.

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