API Evangelist Partners

These are my partners who invest in API Evangelist each month, helping underwrite my research, and making sure I'm able to keep monitoring the API space as I do.


3scale makes it easy to open, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs, that is built with performance, customer control and excellent time-to-value in mind.


Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging.


Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast, scalable and modern, and offers an API management platform with an API Gateway, API analytics, developer portal and API Management Dashboard.


Restlet is providing the fastest and easiest API-First Platform as a Service that developers and non-developers working on API projects can use.


DreamFactory Software develops and markets a technology that enables developers to connect modern mobile applications to enterprise back-end infrastructure in the cloud.

API Embeddable News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
A Quick Intro To BookMarkLets (2017-04-26) dzone.com
Mastering Salesforce Lightning Design System Grids and Lightning Layouts (2017-04-25) developer.salesforce.com
Dashboard Drag Drop Visuals and Export using JavaScript Libraries (2017-04-24) techshard.com
Embed Mastodon Statuses in WordPress (2017-04-21) wptavern.com
Creating a Share Button Web Component (2017-04-10) paul.kinlan.me
How to migrate from Legacy Buttons to Inline Buttons (2017-02-24) www.sharethis.com
Web Share API brings the native sharing capabilities to the browser (2017-02-06) blog.hospodarets.com
How Twitter deploys its widgets JavaScript (2017-02-02) blog.twitter.com
Bring Your Page to Life with Reactive Animations (2017-01-12) zurb.com
Say Hello to Base Lightning Components (2017-01-04) developer.salesforce.com
Population Clock (2016-12-28) www.census.gov
Make JW Player Your Websites Hero (2016-12-19) www.jwplayer.com
Dashing The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework (2016-10-15) dashing.io
How to OneButton Everything in AWS (2016-09-28) stelligent.com
New Lightning Support in the Forcecom IDE and Everywhere (2016-09-28) developer.salesforce.com
Take the First Steps Ways You Can Replace JavaScript Buttons (2016-09-26) developer.salesforce.com
How Twitter deploys its widgets JavaScript (2016-09-21) blog.twitter.com
Medium nabs Embedly to add to its list of publisher tools (2016-08-02) techcrunch.com
Medium buys Embedly so we can all pinch snippets of text and maybe video (2016-08-02) thenextweb.com
Tweet RT whichlight Taking a look at polaroidswing on the web How Polaroid Makes an Interactive Embed httpstcoXVMUCvEObV (2016-07-13) twitter.com
Facebook has redesigned its Like Share Follow and Save buttons (2016-06-28) thenextweb.com
Slack Message Buttons Making messages more interactive with buttons (2016-06-21) medium.com
Slack supercharges its chat app with interactive integrations from thirdparty services (2016-06-21) thenextweb.com
Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines (2016-06-08) myinforms.com
Embedding Twitter timelines just got a lot easier (2016-06-07) blog.twitter.com
Twitter is making it ridiculously easy to embed timelines in Websites (2016-06-07) thenextweb.com
Facebook now lets developers add its Save button to any website (2016-04-12) venturebeat.com
A Rogue Embeddable Button For Snapchat (2016-04-08) apievangelist.com
API Integration Service Providers Should Have An API So Their Actions Are Embeddable (2016-04-08) dzone.com
Who Is Working On The Twitter Cards For Slack Messages Unfurl and Attachments (2016-04-05) apievangelist.com
API Integration Service Providers Should Have An API So That Their Actions Are Embeddable (2016-04-05) apievangelist.com
StackPile Install 3rd party apps on your website in seconds (2016-03-31) stackpile.io
Twitter Adds Alt Text Support to Twitter Cards and REST API (2016-03-30) www.programmableweb.com
Run in Postman (2016-03-22) blog.clearbit.com
How adding the Run In Postman button changed our API (2016-03-17) www.cronofy.com
Run in Postman Button is Now Live for 10 Public APIs (2016-03-15) www.programmableweb.com
The Run in Postman button is live on 10 API publishers (2016-03-09) blog.getpostman.com
Googles AMP and Embedly (2016-02-26) blog.embed.ly
Twitter Enhances Embedded Timelines (2016-02-25) marketingland.com
A new improved embedded timeline (2016-02-25) blog.twitter.com
An Embeddable Run In Postman Button For Your API (2016-02-06) apievangelist.com
Embedding Your Language SDKs In Your Apiary Documentation Using APIMATIC (2016-01-27) apievangelist.com
Our Newest API Your Own Video Service with the Video API (2016-01-26) blog.embed.ly
EarlyAccess Call The Run in Postman Button for API documentation (2016-01-21) blog.getpostman.com
Modern JavaScript libraries the isomorphic way (2016-01-14) blog.algolia.com
instantsearchjs (2016-01-07) community.algolia.com
Button To Run This API In The HTTP API Client of My Choice (2015-12-19) apievangelist.com
Facebook Announces API for Embedded Video Player and oEmbed Support (2015-12-16) www.programmableweb.com
Enhancements to the Classroom Share Button (2015-12-16) googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com
Enhancements to the Classroom Share Button (2015-12-16) googledevelopers.blogspot.com
Facebooks latest API embeds videos right into apps (2015-12-14) venturebeat.com
Announcing a new UI widget for the Tradeoff Analytics service (2015-12-07) developer.ibm.com
Writing JavaScript APIs (2015-10-24) blog.wolksoftware.com
Instagram jQuery Gallery Widget InstaShow Social Networks (2015-10-24) codecanyon.net
jQuery Wrapper for ZingChart charting library API ZingChart Blog (2015-10-22) www.zingchart.com
Twitter Publish is a new tool for showing off embedded tweets (2015-10-21) venturebeat.com
Twitter039s Button Design Updates May Affect API Use (2015-09-26) www.programmableweb.com
Grow Your Email List with Embeddable Follow Forms (2015-09-24) blog.gumroad.com
Introducing Relay (2015-09-13) stripe.com
Slack It A bookmarklet to share links in Slack with one click Product Hunt (2015-08-27) www.producthunt.com
Stock Market Updates Lightning Component (2015-08-27) developer.salesforce.com
Display PDF Microsoft Office and 50 Other Document Types on Your WordPress Website (2015-08-26) www.groupdocs.com
Slack launches the Add to Slack button to make it easier to integrate apps and content (2015-08-25) venturebeat.com
Just Press Add to Slack (2015-08-24) medium.com
How To Modify Embed Code (2015-08-18) techblog.constantcontact.com
The Harvest Widget A new way to add time tracking to your app (2015-07-08) www.getharvest.com
Add A Pill Identification Wizard To Your Site (2015-07-06) www.streetarticles.com
EIAs new energy visualization widget embeds interactive charts and maps (2015-06-14) www.environmental-expert.com
Quick example of the Google Analytics Embed API (2015-06-10) www.raymondcamden.com
Making Salesforce REST Calls From Lightning Components via Visualforce (2015-06-09) developer.salesforce.com
Creating a Simple Real Estate App with Lightning Components (2015-06-09) developer.salesforce.com
Understanding System Events In Lightning Components Part 1 (2015-06-07) developer.salesforce.com
MyScript Announces Web Components for Developers (2015-06-02) www.programmableweb.com
Netigate launches new functionality for embedded questions in email circulars (2015-06-02) www.mynewsdesk.com
Creating a Lightning Weather Component (2015-06-01) developer.salesforce.com
Introducing Lightning Connect Custom Adapters (2015-05-29) developer.salesforce.com
Polymer 10 Released (2015-05-28) googledevelopers.blogspot.com
Gogobot Launches API Platform and Widget Tools (2015-05-21) www.programmableweb.com
Introducing the LightninganyDB Connector Data Democracy Fueled by Salesforce Lightning Connect (2015-05-19) developer.salesforce.com
Creating Lightning Components Events and Messaging (2015-05-19) developer.salesforce.com
Farewell to bookmarklets (2015-05-13) blog.jonudell.net
Loading External JavaScript And CSS Libraries To Lightning Components (2015-05-07) developer.salesforce.com
Creating Lightning Components Action Processing and Binding Data (2015-05-04) developer.salesforce.com
Creating Lightning Components The Bundle as Scaffolding (2015-05-01) developer.salesforce.com
There Are Now 800000 Reasons To Share NPR Audio On Your Site This Is NPR NPR (2015-04-29) www.npr.org
Heroku Announcing Heroku Elements (2015-04-16) blog.heroku.com
Twitter now lets developers embed full timelines access tweets in app without user logins (2015-04-16) thenextweb.com
Salesforce Opens Heroku Elements Marketplace (2015-04-16) www.programmableweb.com
Facebooks Embedded Player is Broken Heres What They Can Fix to be a Serious YouTube Competitor (2015-04-09) blog.embed.ly
Creating a Salesforce Lightning Map Component (2015-04-08) developer.salesforce.com
Displaying Summary and Matrix Reports with Lightning Components (2015-04-08) developer.salesforce.com
Building Apps with the Lightning Components JavaScript API (2015-04-07) developer.salesforce.com
Interactive shareable audio transcripts (2015-04-02) popuparchive.tumblr.com
Curator Twitters answer to Storify is now publicly open to media organizations (2015-03-31) thenextweb.com
Reddit comments can now be embedded on other websites (2015-03-24) www.theverge.com
Reddit now lets you embed comments onto your site (2015-03-23) thenextweb.com
APIEmbed by Mashape (2015-03-18) apiembed.com
The API Briefing Introduction to Web Components (2015-03-18) www.digitalgov.gov
Real estate websites will soon be hosting virtual open houses (2015-03-17) www.inman.com
APIEmbed by Mashape (2015-03-13) apiembed.com
Google Maps API Checker Uncovers Mapping API Problems (2015-03-02) www.programmableweb.com
Embed Twitterhosted video on your website (2015-03-02) blog.twitter.com
Twitter introduces video embeds for sites (2015-03-02) thenextweb.com
Hardware Setup Widget Set up your users for success TokBox Blog (2015-02-27) www.tokbox.com
Heroku Connect Demo Edition Now Available via Heroku Button (2015-02-24) blog.heroku.com
Localize Brightcove Player (2015-01-22) docs.brightcove.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Embeddable Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


Embedly provides a platform and suite of tools to make embedding and previewing links simple. Embedly helps publishers and consumers manage embed codes from more than 100 Websites and APIs, including YouTube, Flickr, Ustream, Picassa, Hulu, Twitpic, Quantcast, and CrunchBase. It automatically convert links from these sources into embedded media on the fly.


AddThis, the new brand name for Clearspring Technologies, is the leader in socially connecting publishers, services and advertisers to audiences on the open web. Reaching more than 1.3 billion unique users monthly, AddThis’ social tools and analytics are used on more than 14 million unique domains to distribute and track digital content such as web pages, widgets, and videos to social networks, bookmarking sites, blogs, and more. To learn more visit AddThis.com


A better way to install 3rd party apps. StackPile allows you to install and use 3rd party tools and apps on your website in seconds without expensive code changes.

Google Fusion Tables

Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables.

The Open Graph Protocol

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the same functionality as any other object on Facebook.


Auto-generated code snippets in many programming languages for your website, blog or API documentation.


Iframely Open-Source package includes the client javascript wrapper of the API, so you don't need to spend time on it yourself. If you'd prefer to render a widget from the data yourself, please refer to How to Render a Widget. If you are using Cloud API, you don't need iframely.js as the embed code will be provided to you by API as the html field of JSON response. You may find iframely.js lib in /static/js/iframely.js folder. It facilitates calls and fetches information from /iframely API endpoint and renders responsive embed widgets from the data received.

Mozilla Brick

Brick is a collection of UI components designed for the easy and quick building of web application UIs. Brick components are built using the Web Components standard to allow developers to describe the UI of their app using the HTML syntax they already know.


oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.

API Embeddable Tooling

As I study each API, and API related service, I'm always looking for open source tooling that has been developed around each area of the API life cycle. This is an aggregate of tooling I've come across and aggregated as part of my API testing research.



Embeddable API code snippets for your website, blog or API documentation

JQuery OEmbed All

JQuery OEmbed All is a fork (with a lot of changes) of the jquery-oembed, but instead of using oohembed or other such services it tries to embed the object natively without having to use some kind of local server. This project will happily use native oembed services when it can, however it also use other types of embedding whenever oembed is not possible.

If there is a tool that you think should be listed here, let me know by submitting a Github issue or Tweeting a link at me. I'm always looking for new types of tools, and get better at organizing them here and making sense.