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We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Sports, eCommerce, and Compliance. Also new: libraries for Foursquare and MailChimp.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Recognition, Contacts, Demographics, and Sports categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for OpenStreetMap.
Digital maps and mapping platforms are very popular these days. This article features the top 10 most popular mapping APIs on ProgrammableWeb.
Social APIs span a wide range of capabilities and meet wide-ranging criteria for organizations. These APIs rank among the best in the category.
Coca-Cola plans to launch a new developer site to simplify the process of accessing and using the company's internal and public facing APIs.
Yelp now lets developers issue 25,000 requests per day to its API, up from just 100 per day.
API Changelog provides up-to-the-minute tracking of APIs to ensure that any upgrades or changes to endpoints are alerted to API developer-consumers.
A look at some of the APIs, SDKs and tools available from six leading social networking companies, as well as examples of apps that are leveraging the power of these platforms.
Instagram may be looking to find its location data from Facebook, dislocating Foursquare. Pitney Bowes and IBM to cooperate using PB's location services APIs with IBM's cloud platform. Plus: Google's cloud platform adds new features and price cuts, security breach created as users publish Amazon Web services keys on Github, and 8 new APIs.
Foursquare has announced the winners of its Hackathon held over the weekend. The worldwide event, saw more than 200 participants join in at Foursquare offices in NY and San Francisco along with other sites across the world. The result was more than 80 applications that used the Foursquare API in creative ways with GymShamer bagging top honors.
Ford and General Motors kick off 2013 by opening up their car platforms to developers. Foursquare Hackaton sees 80 applications. Plus: 99 Designs Tech Team uses the GitHub API to build a bug monitor and keep bugs in check and 11 new APIs.
BlindSquare founder, Ilkka Pirttimaa, once browsed over Wikipedia's Augmented Reality article and realized the concept focused solely on vision. Pirttimma believed the concept could expand to audio; thus, the idea for BlindSquare was born. The BlindSquare app provides "a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the daily life of the blind." BlindSquare pulls data from the FourSquare API and alerts users of restaurants, stores, and other locations surrounding them via audio instructions.
Foursquare has announced that the Foursquare Global Hackathon will take place on January 5th, 2013 where developers and designers will have the opportunity to win great prizes for building the best, most innovative hacks using the Foursquare API.
Somebody recently told me that Thanksgiving is next week and I was sure that they were lying. Lo and behold, Thanksgiving is next week and thoughts invariably turn to food. Instead of helping you prepare that killer side dish though, this week's mashups will come in handy when you can't stomach any more leftover turkey. If you feel the need to get out of the house and have someone else cook for you or even if you want the food delivered to your doorstep, these mashups should help out. Read below for more details on each.
Taplister, assisting craft beer connoisseurs find beer nearby since 2009, announced "its new nationwide craft beer discovery platform that helps bars and restaurants promote and socialize their beer selection across digital outlets with one update." The platform allows restaurants to update their beer menus in a single location and have the latest version published across its web properties (e.g. website, Twitter, Facebook, digital signage, etc.).
Showcase your Location app in the second edition of Foursquare Global Hackathon. CardShark, an API for Business Card transcription. Plus: RunKeeper at Quantified Self, Build an App on the human genome via the 23andMe API and 14 new APIs.
Location-sharing service foursquare is now part of navigation company TomTom's iPhone app. Foursquare also factors into news from Facebook about integrating user mentions into apps. Plus: Amazon's even cheaper storage, Google App Engine, Topsy Pro and 15 new APIs.
Our mashup directory contains a number of popular tags that are related such as geolocation, location and gps. These kinds of mashups cover a variety of uses from helping hikers know their location, finding nearby friends, planning travel and even turning on a lamp. The mashups we'll look at today use Google Maps and foursquare amongst others. Read below for more details on each.
Summer continues to fly by and we turn the page on yet another month. As we start August, it's time to look back at some of the more interesting mashups submitted to our directory. These mashups include a service to help you stay fit, social product reviews, and in staying with the season a tool to help you during your trips. Popular APIs used last month include Twitter and Foursquare. Read below to find out more about these mashups.