An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web based software application or web tool. Since we founded Mashape
, “The first API Marketplace
”, I thought it would be interesting to share some numbers and major players of this new API market.
API word cloud
A bit of History
is a very old concept; but API in the cloud, accessible everywhere by anyone, the so called Open API, is a completely new story. In 2000, the first company that embraced this route was Ebay, pushing out some API to…