2013 has been quite a year for our developer relations team at Evernote. Between the dozens of workshops, meetups and hackathons we’ve hosted this year and the major work we’ve been doing on the platform and our SDKs, we’ve been busy. As we close out the year, we are excited to share with you what we have been up to.
Here’s a quick recap:
Since last year, the number of developers building on the Evernote Platform has doubled to over 30,000. Our worldwide developer community is responsible for thousands of Evernote-enabled applications.
The Evernote platform allows you to extend your app using our cloud API. To get started, create your API key, and read through our quick start guides at dev.evernote.com
Outreach & Events
We travelled around the world in 2013:
- Evernote Hackathons in Berlin, NYC, SF, Boston, San Luis Obispo, and Mexico
- We launched our global developer competition, the Evernote Devcup, looking for the best new apps that build on Evernote’s API
API Workshops Series in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mexico, Boston, and Silicon Valley
Devcup/Accelerator Meetups in Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka, Sendai, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, New York City, Delhi, Hong Kong, Zürich, Switzerland, London
Evernote/Honda Design & Build Weekend with Pebble, and NODE sensor
TechCrunch Disrupt: Winning team built their app on the Evernote API!
EC3, our annual developer & community conference
Our first ever Accelerator program, where 6 teams worked with us for a month at Evernote HQ!
SDK Development & API Updates
Integrating the Evernote API into your app extends your product and helps millions of users get more from your app. We want to make the integration as seamless and straightforward as possible.
Here are some highlights from our year:
The launch of our worldwide API workshops
The revamped developer/startup track at the Evernote Conference
Check out these and all of our SDKs on github.com/evernote and remember: if you’re so inclined, we happily accept pull requests from our developer community!
The new Evernote App Center
One exciting aspect this year was having the Evernote Trunk evolve into the new Evernote App Center: Our collection of great apps that work with Evernote. From amazing partners such as Pocket, Feedly, Expensify, Postach.io, and more – we look forward to next year’s batch of new apps that help extend Evernote for all types of users.
If you are considering having your app listed in the App Center, we are seeking out more apps to share and promote to our community of Evernote Business users. The Evernote Business API allows third-party developers to build integrations on our new Business platform currently in use at thousands of companies. Several platform partners have already built dozens of integrations that work with Evernote Business and we can’t wait to see what you guys do next.
Check out the rebuilt and redesigned App Center at appcenter.evernote.com!
2014 is shaping up to be our biggest year ever. Here are a few things we’re looking to build—or build better—in 2014:
Dev Education & Resources
We have a lot in store for our developer website and we plan to launch new features throughout the year such as video tutorials, new and updated documentation, and more guides for getting started. Developers rely on well-written documentation and tons of sample code when learning how to build with our API, and we’re committed to providing the best, most complete resources we can.
Coming in the new year, we will sending out our first annual Evernote Dev Survey. We look forward to more feedback and making our cloud platform more useful for your projects.
Developer & Startup Opportunities
Heading into 2014, we look forward to meeting new developers and startups looking to work with the Evernote API. We are finalizing our list of conferences, hackathons, workshops, and meetups to be a part of this year; if you are interested in having us at your events, shoot us a tweet at @evernote_dev.
Thanks for the amazing year and we look forward to supporting and growing the community of developers building on the Evernote API!