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.


Streamdata is a software vendor making real-time data accessible to all by operating a proxy turning request / response APIs into feeds of real-time events.


Uptrends is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers.


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.

API Spreadsheets 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
Implementing Data (2018-11-13) dzone.com
How to Create a Dividend Stock Portfolio in Excel in Under 10 Minutes (2018-07-30) blog.intrinio.com
Capturing Webhooks with Google Sheets — Runscope Blog (2018-03-30) blog.runscope.com
Excel is getting smarter (2018-03-29) techcrunch.com
Serverless — Building a crypto wallet balance API to use with google spreadsheets (part 2) (2018-03-12) medium.com
Visualize Google Sheets Data in Tableau (2018-03-08) dzone.com
Google Sheets + AI (2018-02-12) blog.algorithmia.com
Schedule Sending SMS from Google Sheet (2018-02-06) medium.com
Mapping a Google Sheet with Lambda and Mapbox (2018-01-12) medium.com
How to Build Automated Dashboards With Google Apps Script and Google Sheets (2018-01-02) dzone.com
How To Create a Dynamic Alexa Skill Using Google Sheets And Storyline (2017-12-22) medium.com
Reasons to Use Google Sheets for IoT Sensor Data (2017-12-21) dzone.com
ParallelDots Launches a New Visual API and an Excel Add (2017-12-08) www.pr.com
ParallelDots launches a new visual API and an excel add (2017-12-06) dailytelescope.com
Announcing Excel Add (2017-11-18) medium.com
Automate Your Life with Airtable and Zapier (2017-11-06) medium.com
The biggest headache in machine learning? Cleaning dirty data off the spreadsheets (2017-11-01) www.theverge.com
machina (2017-10-28) github.com
Coda is a next (2017-10-19) www.theverge.com
This is what separates the Excel masters from the wannabes (2017-10-17) www.businessinsider.com
Blockspring Scripts (2017-10-08) scripts.blockspring.com
How to get maximum value from Google Sheets (2017-09-10) mashable.com
netlify/jekyll (2017-08-19) github.com
Working with Spreadsheets using Python (Part 2) (2017-08-17) medium.com
select last number of rows in spread sheet to return . (2017-08-12) medium.com
This Excel training will turn you into a data whisperer (2017-08-06) mashable.com
Documentation overhaul at Sheetlabs HQ (2017-07-28) medium.com
APITable (2017-07-22) apitable.co
This Excel trick will save you time and impress your boss (2017-07-21) www.businessinsider.com
The next (2017-07-20) medium.com
Google Sheets vs Web Scraping Services (2017-07-19) www.promptcloud.com
Dev (2017-07-02) www.clearfactr.com
How to Import Data from Any Web Page into Google Sheets with ImportXML (2017-06-21) zapier.com
Ditch the Big Ass Spreadsheet with Continuous Security Compliance (2017-06-13) www.darkreading.com
Google Sheets + Algorithmia = Machine Learning Spreadsheets (2017-06-08) blog.algorithmia.com
Google Sheets now uses machine learning to help you visualize your data (2017-06-01) techcrunch.com
Google Sheets is making it easier to create charts through natural language commands (2017-06-01) www.theverge.com
Fieldbook Review (Pricing, Features & Alternatives) (2017-05-29) zapier.com
Collaboration platform Smartsheet nabs $52M at $800M valuation (2017-05-24) techcrunch.com
When youre prototyping, you might not need a fully fleshed out database. Try out Google Spreadsheets .NET Core. (2017-05-04) www.twilio.com
Using Google Sheets filters in Add-ons with Google Apps Script (2017-04-13) gsuite-developers.googleblog.com
Using Google Sheets and Runscope to Run API Tests with Multiple Variable Sets (2017-03-24) blog.runscope.com
Tweet: Read, write, and delete data from a Google Spreadsheet with just a few lines of #Python. https://t.co/qgy4pBxi8p https://t.co/2TsIDIr4l5 (2017-02-17) twitter.com
How to Uncover Hidden Keyword-Level Data Using Google Sheets (2017-02-16) moz.com
Using Apache POI to Convert Excel to an Elasticsearch Compatible JSON (2016-12-29) dzone.com
Patent Issued for Interaction between Web Gadgets and Spreadsheets (2016-12-15) www.equities.com
How to Use Search Analytics in Google Sheets for Better SEO Insights (2016-10-17) moz.com
Introducing the Google Sheets API v4: Transferring data from a SQL database to a Sheet (2016-09-29) gsuite-developers.googleblog.com
Work in real-time with presence for documents and spreadsheets (2016-08-23) quip.com
BigML for Google Sheets Endorsed as Outstanding Add-on (2016-08-17) blog.bigml.com
Enhanced third-party access protection for Google Sheets (2016-08-11) googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com
Microsoft#039;s Excel API Now Generally Available (2016-08-08) www.programmableweb.com
Announcing the general availability of the Microsoft Excel API to expand the power of Office 365 (2016-08-04) blogs.office.com
Microsoft launches Excel API to let developers embed number-crunching functionality in their apps (2016-08-04) siliconangle.com
Microsoft?s Excel API, which lets developers access data stored in spreadsheets, hits general availability (2016-08-03) techcrunch.com
50 Google Sheets Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Spreadsheets (2016-06-29) zapier.com
EIA Google Sheets Add-on Expands User Capability (2016-06-21) www.meritalk.com
Introducing the Google Sheets API v4: Transferring data from a SQL database to a Sheet (2016-06-16) developers.googleblog.com
Presentation: APIs, Spreadsheets Drinking Fountains: Using Open Data in Real Life (2016-06-11) www.infoq.com
Google Sheets and Slides Earn New APIs (2016-05-19) www.programmableweb.com
Sentiment Analysis in Excel: getting started (2016-05-10) www.meaningcloud.com
From spreadsheet to API to app: A better contract forecasting tool (2016-05-02) 18f.gsa.gov
How To Export Website Content To Excel (2016-04-29) www.magnolia-cms.com
Making Google Sheets Smarter with Blockspring (2016-04-15) dzone.com
Load CSV Data into Couchbase using Apache Spark (2016-04-11) dzone.com
Azurepath ? Turn your existing spreadsheet into immediate insights. (2016-04-09) www.azurepath.com
Importing and Exporting Google Spreadsheets With Treasure Data (2016-04-05) dzone.com
How to import JSON data into Google Spreadsheets in less than 5 minutes (2016-04-02) medium.com
Google Sheets 101: The Beginners Guide to Online Spreadsheets (2016-03-29) zapier.com
March 2016 - Smartsheet API 2.0 update (2016-03-28) www.smartsheet.com
How to export your LinkedIn contacts to a spreadsheet and import them into OnePageCRM (2016-03-24) www.onepagecrm.com
Connection Error While Running Simple ETL Process With Excel using SSIS (2016-03-22) www.codeproject.com
EtherCalc (2016-03-18) ethercalc.net
Introducing the PowerShell Excel Module (2016-03-14) blogs.technet.microsoft.com
Spreadsheets to Platinum Partner at breakneck speed (2016-03-08) www.xero.com
The Google Analytics Add-On for Sheets: An Intro to an Underutilized Tool (2016-02-29) moz.com
Silk + Google Sheet Sync: Automatically Updated Data Visualizations Every Hour (2016-02-18) blog.silk.co
Integrate Smartsheet With Flow XO (2016-02-17) blog.flowxo.com
How to Create a Gantt Chart in Excel (2016-02-12) www.smartsheet.com
Using Spreadsheets That Generate Textual Summaries of Data (2016-01-28) blog.ouseful.info
Not Just for Numbers: The Smart Spreadsheet Takeover (2015-10-19) www.smartsheet.com
Export Wordpress Data to EXCEL or CSV file (Utilities) (2015-09-24) codecanyon.net
Presentation: Spreadsheets for Developers (2015-09-11) www.infoq.com
New Collaboration Options for the BOM Tool (2015-08-21) blog.octopart.com
New in Smartsheet: Critical Path and Duration in Minutes, Hours, and Weeks (2015-07-11) www.smartsheet.com
switzersc/api-in-a-box (2015-07-10) github.com
How to Prepare an Excel Spreadsheet for Data Visualizations and Visual Analysis (2015-07-08) blog.silk.co
Paste your spreadsheet directly into Silk (2015-07-08) blog.silk.co
Text Analysis blog | Aylien ? AYLIEN and Blockspring a match made in API heaven (2015-06-30) blog.aylien.com
This Excel tool lets you see trends in large data sets (2015-06-30) www.businessinsider.com
Pull Catchpoint Data into Google Docs with new API (2015-06-30) blog.catchpoint.com
Excel heat map hack (2015-06-22) flowingdata.com
Google Sheets updated with data analysis, visualization tools (2015-06-15) www.zdnet.com
Google Sheets gets data labels, customizable data points, and advanced filtering (2015-06-15) venturebeat.com
Google Sheets updates charting, filtering and pivoting features to take on Excel (2015-06-15) thenextweb.com
Google Sheets updated with data analysis, visualization tools (2015-06-15) www.zdnet.com
International Currencies in BOM Tool (2015-06-12) blog.octopart.com
Spreadsheets to insights in 5 minutes (2015-06-08) blog.getdataseed.com
Excel added as a bulk order option (2015-05-16) www.fakenamegenerator.com
Blockspring Turns Google Sheets Into Client For Any API (2015-05-04) www.programmableweb.com
(2015-04-28) github.com
Docs, Sheets and Forms add-ons now open to all developers (2015-04-23) googleappsdeveloper.blogspot.com
Printing Out Spreadsheet Cell Values by (Hierarchical) Column Using pandas (2015-04-14) blog.ouseful.info
Blockspring for Google Sheets ? Blockspring (2015-04-02) api.blockspring.com
An Online Spreadsheet in C# .net (Cloud SaaS) (2015-03-31) www.codeproject.com
The API Briefing: Free Federal Energy and Economic Information Delivered Straight to Your Spreadsheet (2015-03-26) www.digitalgov.gov
Sharing the Silk Data Handbook (2015-03-26) blog.silk.co
CloudFront Reporting Update ? New Device Report, CSV, Integration, and More (2015-03-25) aws.amazon.com
SpreadCloud (2015-03-16) spreadcloud.com
(2015-03-13) github.com
API2Analyst // export (2015-03-13) apps.fedapi.io
How to Use the SEMrush API in Google Sheets (2015-03-12) www.semrush.com
Move over spreadsheets, here come dashboards (2015-03-03) www.desk.com
Spreadsheets for life (2015-02-27) flowingdata.com
More features to work with Spreadsheet documents are now available in Aspose for Cloud Ruby SDK (2015-01-23) www.aspose.com
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.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 Spreadsheets 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.


Access web services from spreadsheets. Blockspring is the world's library of functions, accessible from everywhere you do work. Your tables automatically stay up-to-date. Save hours of manual, error-prone exports and copy/paste. Get fresh data from any source whenever your spreadsheet recalculates. Build and share powerful spreadsheet tools.


SpreadCloud is connecting the spreadsheet to the cloud. New data sources are popping up every day on the cloud yet most require writing code to access and consume this data. SpreadCloud is making this same data available in the most renowned business analytics application, the spreadsheet. Build smart spreadsheets using SpreadCloud and link any cell in your spreadsheet to external data on the cloud.

Microsoft Office

Integrate Office 365 REST APIs powered by Microsoft Graph into your own app to connect to files, calendars, mail and more.


There's a better way to build connectivity for high-value enterprise, mobile, IoT, and startup applications. OpsGen can help you easily and rapidly create, manage, and scale your API. Visit our website and find your way today!


A database with an API – as simple as a spreadsheet. Create a lightweight database you can view and edit as easily as a spreadsheet and access via a REST API—in minutes, with nothing to code or deploy.


Sheetlabs turn spreadsheets into well-documented APIs, quickly and easily. Many businesses still share product lists, service coverage areas, or other tabular information with one another using spreadsheets attached to email. There are so many things that can go wrong with this. Sheetlabs was built with the goal of making it really easy for businesses to build APIs on top of their spreadsheets.


Your data is saved on the web, and people can edit the same document at the same time. Everybody's changes are instantly reflected on all screens. Work together on inventories, survey forms, list management, brainstorming sessions and more!


Turn Google Spreadsheet into API. Without setup or plugins. Use it anywhere. POST and GET your data to Google Spreadsheet. Use spreadsheet as your database. Use Zapier to save data into spreadsheet.

Smartsheet Platform

Smartsheet.com, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers an enterprise-ready cloud app for work management and collaboration. The award-winning tool is trusted by more than 40,000 businesses and millions of users in over 160 countries. Regarded for its online project management, collaboration, and file sharing features, Smartsheet's intuitive spreadsheet-like app is used broadly to track and manage diverse types of work including: team projects and task lists, customer information, sales pipelines, event schedules, and business processes.


ScraperWiki is a web-based platform for collaboratively building programs to extract and analyze public (online) data, in a wiki-like fashion. Scraper refers to screen scrapers, programs that extract data from websites. Wiki means that any user with programming experience can create or edit such programs for extracting new data, or for analyzing existing datasets. The main use of the website is providing a place for programmers and journalists to collaborate on analyzing public data


APISpark is an  cloud API platform that lets you create, host, manage and use web APIs. Using the Restlet Framework at its core, APISpark simplifies the web API experience, the time to market, and the overall cost to get started and to scale you APIs.  Restlet is a web API platform vendor, pioneer of RESTful web APIs. APISpark serves our customers around the world, providing software to build web APIs, which includes APISpark, the PaaS version of Restlet.  APISpark lets you build and deploy your web APIs, which includes the creation, hosting and management--all in one solution.

Google Fusion Tables

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

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet app that lets users create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people. Google Sheets isn’t only for consumers: it's used every day by businesses and schools to manage spreadsheet data. With the new Sheets API v4 and Sheets add-ons, that data can be accessed by code as well as users.


Salesforce.com Inc. is a global enterprise software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce has also expanded into the social enterprise arena through acquisitions. It is currently ranked the most innovative company in America by Forbes magazine, as well as number 27 in Fortune's magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012. As of April 2013, the company is ranked sixth in providing services in marketing and customer service automation

Data Everywhere

Highlight and select the cells in your existing spreadsheet and click publish. Our add-in synchronizes your data. Share Data. Now, add this data to your other workbooks. Move or reorganize the source spread sheet without breaking the destination workbooks. No more broken workbook links. Your data, everywhere. Your data will be instantly available in other spreadsheets. Our REST API makes your data available in databases, phones, websites, and other applications.


Datahero helps you unmask the answers in your data. There’s nothing to download or install. Simply create an account at www.datahero.com and connect to the data services you use everyday (like Salesforce, Stripe, MailChimp, Dropbox and Box.net). Datahero automatically decodes your data and shows you the answers you need through dynamic visualizations.


Ragic enables business people without programming skills to create cloud databases just like how they create a spreadsheet form. Ragic focuses on helping companies and teams who have outgrown their Excel files, to move on to a real database solution that can scale in terms of users, data relation, and data size. Users of Ragic are able to build their own database applications without a line of code through a spreadsheet interface, or install from the supplied ready-made database application templates across many business functions.

Papa Parse

A powerful, in-browser CSV parser for big boys and girls. The world's first multi-threaded CSV parser for the browser. Use Papa when performance, privacy, and correctness matter to you.

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 Spreadsheets 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.


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.