"Two start-ups working together are like two drunks leaning on each other for support". I first heard this phrase from a former CEO of a successful start-up company who had previously built his business up from scratch ten years ago and sold it for tens of millions of dollars. At the time I agreed with him. But now I'm not so sure. I think the emergence of API technology as a strategic component of a start-up’s business strategy means that 2 start-ups working together can achieve more than just giving each other mutual support.
Of the many APIs we published this week, 15 were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those 15, which include the Datownia API. The Datownia API generates an API from an Excel spreadsheet that allows developers to integrate their data with any website or app. The object of the API is to allow developers to update content on multi-platform apps simultaneously. To learn more about the Datownia API visit the Datownia site as well as the Datownia API blog post.
Does your business use Excel spreadsheets to sort, organize, and make sense of data? Would the data generated by those spreadsheets be useful to partners, customers, or other departments within your organization? Datownia, a recent product from Release Mobile, generates an API from an Excel spreadsheet that allows developers to integrate their data with any website or app.
||#Gah People helps people from the FreeNode IRC channel #gah to discover one another. The website's XML-RPC API can be used to retrieve a list of all people on #gah or to retrieve people based on...||Social||01.29.2013|
100 Facts About Me
||100 Facts About Me is a Russian website dedicated to helping people become better friends by providing an easy way to share information about yourself. The 100 Facts About Me API enables users to...||Social||08.13.2011|
3.0 Trippin' in
||Trippin'in offers hourly changing (!) restaurant recommendations, nightlife recommendations, outdoors and attraction recommendations via API. They disrupt the Travel and local market by offering...||Travel||06.22.2013|
||The 360voice API provided by 360voice.com allows users to request data about Xbox Live gamertags and 360voice user profile data. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML....||Games||11.10.2010|
||42matters provides a searchable Android app database that contains over 500,000 apps. This database is available in free and enterprise editions via API to those who want to help their users find new...||Search||12.13.2013|