{"API Evangelist"}

The Over 30 APIs I Depend On To Run API Evangelist

I am working to craft complete Swagger definitions for the 1000 companies in my API Stack, and what better place to start than with the APIs that I actually use on a daily basis. I am working hard to make sure all the APIs for my own master API stack are as complete as possible, but taking inventory of the public APIs that I depend on also makes a lot of sense. 

I've long kept a list of APIs that I use, for IT purposes, but I don't have a complete profile of all of these services. As with any vendo, I should have a complete profile of the APIs I depend on, with relevant support channels, documentation, code samples, monitors, and some of the other essentials I track on for other APIs in the space.

This is all a work in progress, that is published as its own Github Pages hosted API Evangelist research project, but here are the 30+ APIs I have on my list:

3scale  
  3Scale Account Management            
  3Scale Analytics            
  3Scale Billing            
  3scale Service Management            
AlchemyAPI
  AlchemyAPI Author Extraction API            
  AlchemyAPI Keyword and Term Extraction            
  AlchemyAPI Text Extraction API            
Amazon Web Services  
  Amazon EC2              
  Amazon Relational Database Service              
  Amazon Route 53              
  Amazon S3          
AngelList
  AngelList Startup API            
API Science          
  API Science            
Bit.ly  
  bitly Data API Search            
CrunchBase  
  CrunchBase            
Disqus  
  Disqus              
Dropbox  
  Dropbox Core API            
  Dropbox Datastore API            
  Dropbox for Business API            
Dwolla    
  Dwolla              
EasyCron      
  EasyCron              
Eventbrite
  Eventbrite          
Facebook  
  Facebook          
Flickr          
  Flickr            
FullContact  
  FullContact Name API            
  FullContact Location Normalization API            
GitHub  
  GitHub            
Google      
  Calendar API            
  Compute Engine API            
  Gmail API            
  Google Container Engine API            
  Google Spreadsheets          
  Tag Manager API            
  URL Shortener API            
Heroku  
  Heroku          
Instagram    
  Instagram API            
LinkedIn  
  LinkedIn          
Meetup API        
  Meetup API              
NounProject Dev Team    
  The Noun Project Icon API            
OpenCorporates    
  OpenCorporates              
PayPal      
  PayPal            
  Paypal Payments              
Pinboard  
  Pinboard API            
reddit      
  Reddit API          
Runscope  
  Runscope              
Slack API  
  Slack API            
SoundCloud API  
  SoundCloud          
Stack Exchange  
  Stack Exchange API          
Twitter  
  Twitter API        

As I am doing with the rest of the APIs in my stack, I am profiling each of these company's API operations, down to the underlying data model. My goal is to establish a complete profile of the operations using APIs.json, as well as each endpoint, using Swagger.

Similar to my own internal, master stack of APIs, I will break each API down into the smallest possible unit of value, and generate Postman Collections, link to SDKs.io SDKs, API Science monitors, and other essentials of API integration. At the very least, I now have a coherent list of APIs I depend on for my business, something that in my opinion, every company should have in 2015.