Kred’s 2012 Top 50 API Influencers List; Top spots go to noted social developers @joehewitt and @jkalucki

Key Facebook and Twitter developers lead our first-ever list of the Top 50 API Kred Influencers. We looked through 1,000 days of social data and interactions to find  the most mentioned, retweeted and replied to people on Twitter about software development and the latest innovations in programming.

To build the Top 50 list, Kred uncovered influential people from all corners of the development community, including well-known senior engineers from Zynga and Twitter as well as indie developers tweeting about the latest programming news.  API Influencers span the globe, residing in Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, New Zealand. and even “Caliyorkistan” (as @Kev calls it).  We also found influential developers talking about plenty of other important topics, like @JonCrawford whose bio claims that he “loves a good API & a good IPA.”

To keep up on the fast-moving API development community, we encourage following and engaging with these important opinion shapers, all of whom have a Kred Influence score greater than 700.

We would love to see what the imaginations of the Top 50 API Influencers could create with the newly launched PeopleBrowsr Kred API, which lets developers tap into 1,000 days of indexed social conversations, find community influencers, and work with aggregated or author-based social metadata to build applications.  Companies like Mashable, and Rapportive have already deployed the PeopleBrowsr Kred API to create real-time leaderboards, generate infographics and add influence scores to web applications. Email us at, follow @kredapi for the latest news or drop by our developer site to learn more about  and get a key.

Who did we miss?  Are you on a Top 50 API Influencer?  Do you know a developer that influences you and belongs on this list? Let us know in the comment section: 

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