API Issues 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.


PlayNice.ly is the perfect collaboration platform for developers, designers, product managers, clients and anyone else involved in your projects. Including your mother. With PlayNice.ly you can: Set milestones or sprints (we’re methodology agnostic) Assign tasks like a robot devil Track bugs and issues with a complete audit trail Integrate code commits from GitHub or Subversion Unlock badges with your ninja-like productivity skillz PlayNicely Labs is a software start-up based in London.


GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is an application to code, test, and deploy code together. It provides Git repository management with fine grained access controls, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis, and continuous integration.


Atlassian is a software company that provides innovative enterprise software solutions to a number of organizations. Originally founded in 2002 in Sydney, Australia, the company has quickly grown to establish a global presence with over 20,000 customers in over 134 countries. In addition to the effective enterprise solutions offered to its customers, Atlassian prides itself on its customer service and support. Indeed, the company has won numerous awards for its suite of software and the accompanying support.


Unfuddle is a secure, hosted software development environment and project management solution for small software development teams. Ironically, Unfuddle is nothing new. Project and code management tools have existed for a very long time. However, as a small consulting company, we have often had the opportunity to work with other people’s code. Despite the wide availability of some excellent tools (many even open source) for helping teams manage their projects, we have been astonished at just how bad some teams are at keeping their projects organized - even at the most basic level. We know that you don’t have time to get a server up and running and then configure and secure code repositories, ticketing systems and project management tools. Unfuddle is our way of helping you and your team do things right.


Open311 is meant to facilitate an international effort to build open interoperable systems that allow citizens to more directly interact with their cities. Many 311 systems provide a broad range of information and services, but currently the primary focus here is coordinating a standardized, open-access, read/write model for citizens to report non-emergency issues. For a broad overview, see the Learn More page, for an in-depth look see the post that describes Open311 as a specification for an open platform, and for general information about 311, see the Wikipedia page on 311.


SeeClickFix is a free mobile phone and web tool that allows citizens to report non-emergency issues, to communicate with public officials, and to engage with fellow citizens to help find solutions to problems in their neighborhood or town. Reported issues are displayed on a web-based map along with tools which allow other citizens to add comments, suggest resolutions, or add video/pictorial documentation. Anyone can receive email alerts on these issues based on a filter by geographical area and keyword. 


Spotify has created a lightweight software application that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums with virtually no buffering delay. It was launched in the fall of 2008 and had approximately 10 million users by September 2010. Spotify offers streaming music from major and independent record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Users download Spotify and then log onto their service enabling the on-demand streaming of music. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches.


Heroku is the first and best multi-language cloud application platform, or platform-as-a-service. Heroku allows developers to deploy, scale, and manage their apps without needing to think about servers or systems administration. Over one million applications have been deployed to Heroku.


Facebook is an online social networking service that allows its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections. It provides its users with the ability to create a profile, update information, add images, send friend requests, and accept requests from other users. Its features include status update, photo tagging and sharing, and more.


GitHub is a social network for programmers. Git is a distributed software management program created by Linus Torvalds, originally for the Linux Kernel Development. GitHub is a hosted Git repository. Github allows you to take part in collaboration by forking projects, sending and pulling requests, and monitoring development.


Bontq is for any business that needs a bug tracking and project management application but does not have the internal resources, or budget, for a full-blown application suite. For many companies, the necessity to track bugs is often superseded by a lack of resources or by budgetary reasons. One option for companies in that situation could be to use an online service for tracking bugs. One online service stands out with a few extra features that make it quite useful for those tracking the bugs and those reporting the bugs. Bontq is an online solution that does both bug tracking as well as project management. But Bontq doesn’t stop there. This online solution also offers a client application that helps users easily snap and submit screenshots to aid in the bug tracking process.

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.