Posts By: Bill Doerrfeld

Day in the Life of an API Developer Evangelist

Evangelist, advocate, community builder, whatever you want to call it, since Guy Kawasaki of Apple popularized the concept of “technology evangelism,” the role has become a staple addition for software outreach. New startups and corporations alike now often hire evangelists — a rather nebulous breed of employee between sales, marketing, engineering, and support. Read more

Instagram API and the Transient Nature of Public Social APIs

Instagram, the largest photo-only distribution social network, has exploded in usage. With 60 million photos uploaded every day, the app is now cemented as a major social entity.

Third party apps which tied into Instagram were a critical part of originally growing the platform. Read more

20+ Emotion Recognition APIs That Will Leave You Impressed, and Concerned

If businesses could sense emotion using tech at all times, they could capitalize on it to sell to the consumer in the opportune moment. Sound like 1984? The truth is that it’s not that far from reality. Machine emotional intelligence is a burgeoning frontier that could have huge consequences in not only advertising, but in new startups, healthcare, wearables, education, and more. Read more

The 6 Core Tenets of API Practice: Introducing New ‘Insights’ Pages

At Nordic APIs, our goal is to help digital businesses make smart decisions using APIs. To that end, we’ve hosted many events, explored countless topics in our blog, and published ebooks on API related subjects. Now, we’ve created a free online knowledge space for API practitioners with the release of our new Insights pages. Read more

Content Negotiation For Web API Longevity

Every so often, a new image file format comes along that does a better job of compressing images than JPEG or PNG. We’ve seen Google pushing its own Webp format, (purportedly 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs), and new formats BPG and FLIF are contenders, packaging images in less and less space and time then their predecessors. Read more