Mashery API Developer Pulse

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Mashery, the leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface), polled more than 550 mobile and Web application developers at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) event in March, 2010 to track trends in API.

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Mashery API Developer Pulse

  1. 1. Mashery API Developer Pulse Results May 5, 2010
  2. 2. What are the best API’s out there for developers? <ul><li>Question 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 502 </li></ul>Google Twitter Amazon Other Yahoo CafePress Flickr Best Buy/Remix Foursquare Selections # of Responses % of Responses Google 283 34% Twitter 183 22% Amazon 107 13% Other 105 13% Yahoo 49 6% Facebook 38 5% CafePress 26 3% Flickr 14 2% Best Buy .. /Remix 12 1% Foursquare 11 1%
  3. 3. What are most helpful to you as developers? <ul><li>Question 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 542 </li></ul>Question 2 SDK Toolkits Clear API License terms in plain English Code Samples Docs Other Selections # of Responses % of Responses Code Samples 357 33% Clear API License terms .. in plain English 267 25% SDK Toolkits 244 23% Docs 182 17% Other 22 2%
  4. 4. Do you build services and apps with APIs... <ul><li>Question 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 550 </li></ul>Question 3
  5. 5. Why do you work with APIs? <ul><li>Question 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 530 </li></ul>Question 4 My employer pays me to Fun, Fame & Glory Make extra money outside of my day job Other Selections # of Responses % of Responses Fun, Fame & Glory 267 37% My employer pays me to 257 36% Make extra money outside of my day job 120 17% Other 70 10%
  6. 6. What programming languages are you using? <ul><li>Question 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 530 </li></ul>Question 5 JavaScript PHP Flash/Flex Java Ruby .Net/VB Objective C Python Selections # of Responses % of Responses JavaScript 346 24% PHP 339 24% Flash/Flex 206 15% Java 153 11% Ruby 122 9% .Net/VB 95 7% Objective C 86 6% Python 69 5% Other 0 0%
  7. 7. What platforms do you build applications for? <ul><li>Question 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Registration Survey Size – 540 </li></ul>Question 6 Online/Widget Mobile Online/browser Desktop (Silverlight, AIR) Hardware Selections # of Responses % of Responses Online/browser 445 41% Mobile 346 32% Online/widget 165 15% Desktop (Silverlight, AIR) 94 9% Hardware 34 3%

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