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The use of technology is prevalent in both professional and amateur sports organizations these days. Here, we highlight the top 10 sports APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities for consideration of the top 10 include activity tracking, fantasy sports, event tickets search and live sports scores.
Event marketing calendar Localist takes a platform approach, combining API aggregation with services like SeatGeek to create a viable business model.
New service APIMATIC has released a tool that offers API providers an instant way to auto-generate SDKs for their APIs. APIMATIC is currently in beta.
A national hackathon event series focused on the use of sports APIs aims to strengthen the nascent growth of sports applications and technologies. On the heels of the release of recent sports data APIs like NFLData, On Deck Cup offers developers a chance to play with a wide range of sports data APIs, not always available openly.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the ParkMe API. ParkMe utilizes heat mapping to help users find empty parking spots in busy cities. For cold/blue heat signatures mean less activity where as red/hot means more activity. Depending on the area, these colors could mean open or taken spots. The ParkMe API simply allows developers to integrate the ParkMe functionality with their applications.
Event ticketing service SeatGeek has made its internal recommendations service available in the SeatGeek API. Developers can now integrate the advanced recommendations functionality of the SeatGeek platform into websites and applications.
How does the Web's largest ticket search engine improve its API? By giving developers easy access to more information, of course. SeatGeek recently made links to artists' Spotify and Last.fm profiles available through the SeatGeek API, and the company promises even more data in the future.
SeatGeek is ready to fork over a generous revenue share to developers using its SeatGeek API. Graph APIs aren't just for Facebook anymore. Plus: Facebook mobile hackathon, monetizing games and 18 new APIs.