API Mashups (2)
Search source code on Google Code containing the word poetry. Vivid layered presentation and visualization via Flash movie.
Custom homepage builder that uses Ajax to let a user layout and customize a page with relevant information. Includes pre-built modules for Flickr, YouTube, Amazon and hundreds of other popular sites.
Google has a lot of APIs, more than any other company we track. Perhaps as part of adding many APIs, the search giant also has to remove them from time to time. Recently the company has become more liberal in its platform pruning, with at least three separate announcements this year. Most recently Google dropped three more APIs, including the Google Buzz API.
One fateful summer 5 years ago, I discovered ProgrammableWeb and the joy of APIs. I spent my mornings coding on the Amazon, Flickr, and Google APIs, and spent weekends prepping entries for the API contests -- I actually made some good cash, student-wise, from those. At the same time, I was struggling to find a job that met my interests. I then discovered this "Developer Relations" department at Google, where I could spend my time teaching others how to use APIs, talking about them at conferences, and giving feedback to the API engineering teams. As someone who loves APIs and teaching, that sounded just perfect to me. So, about 8 months after getting my start with APIs, I began work at Google as the Google Maps API support engineer.
||The W3C FindText API document specifies an API that allows developers to use a variety of selection criteria to find a range of text in a document or part of a document. This specification is mostly...||Tools||10.05.2016|
||TinEye's MatchEngine API offers image recognition capabilities that can find duplicates and derivatives of existing images in an image collection. This API compares incoming profile or UGC images...||Recognition||09.29.2016|
||The Reposify API allows developers to gain insights about devices connected to the public Internet worldwide. Since the API is based on REST principles, it offers ease of use for writing and testing...||Search||09.29.2016|
Electric Imp Build
||The Electric Imp Build API is an alternative portal for accessing Electric Imp’s web-based IDE. Developers use the API to flexibly exploit their preferred tools when constructing imp application...||IDE||09.27.2016|
Apiary Gist Fox
||The Apiary Gist Fox API supports the instant sharing of notes, snippets, or codes. Users can either create public gist items or keep them private. This API does not require authentication and it...||Application Development||09.27.2016|