Alcatel-Lucent has acquired ProgrammableWeb, a website that has a library of Web APIs used by developers for the web and mobile devices.
“If you look at any organization that launches an API, you quickly realize that the one thing the most successful APIs have in common is a vibrant developer ecosystem. Our goal is to protect the uniqueness and independence of ProgrammableWeb as an API repository and developer resource, while adding beneficial technologies and service provider relationships to the mix for everyone?s benefit,” stated Alcatel-Lucent VP of global developer strategy Laura Merling.
ProgrammableWeb plans to operate as a separate entity after the acquisition is completed. ProgrammableWeb has about 2,000 Web APIs in their library.