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Semantics3 builds a Web crawler capable of delivering on-demand data for API requests in an effort to relieve headaches for itself and its customers.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.
To coincide with Google I/O today, productivity app Evernote has released version 2.0 of its Evernote for Android SDK. The new release is available now on GitHub.
Blockspring allows developers to create tools that enable APIs to be wrapped as code snippets or functions that can be directly inserted into spreadsheets and chat bots.
Today six APIs, one source code sample, and a number of clients were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory. We summarize the API additions and highlight a few of the new clients.
German smart thermostat provider tado has unveiled an API that allows developers to build their own apps that interact with tado's products.
Inkmonk brings to the t-shirt and "swag" industry an API strategy that could shake up the way startups and enterprises design, produce and deliver merchandise.
Product Hunt is a website that allows users to discover and rank products. They have just opened access to a limited amount of developers.
Goodzer’s large location increase and API mean more convenient access to local products and services for consumers and developers.
The tools being created by experimental government lab 18F can help speed up any government or business API strategy.
TM Forum, a global trade association that focuses on the digital economy, has just announced the launch of the TM Forum API Zone, featuring a suite of REST-based APIs designed to provide management functionality for end-to-end digital services. These new digital services management APIs were tested and integrated into a variety of apps at the 2013 TM Forum Digital Disruption Conference.
Diffbot, a startup known for its data mining services, released a new API that will scan an e-commerce shopping page and parse information on a particular product. Developers can use the API in their web and mobile apps to find the best price on different sites, track merchandise availability or even migrate shopping sites to new platforms without having to deal with backend integration.
OpenJaw Technologies, a leading online technology partner for the world's biggest travel brands, has launched the OpenJaw Tribe Developer Community which provides developers access to the OpenJaw t-Retail Platform as well as to a variety of tools and resources that help simplify the integration of the platform into third-party applications.
At first, the phrase "my API is my Product" seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a "set of programming instructions designed to access an app." Period. We're talking about a means, rather than an end. That's why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.
Savvy shoppers know it often takes some looking around before you find the best price. It's the same with online shopping, but with so many retailers at your fingertips, where do you even begin? That's where a tool like Idealo is pretty helpful. It's an online price comparison service that lists over 300 000 products from over 14 000 retailers across the UK. The Idealo API allows e-commerce sellers to create and update product and price listings on the service.
Consumer Notebook just launched their API at PyCon. The Consumer Notebook site allows users take products and add them to lists and grids. Lists, as you’d expect, allow you to group common products. For example, gift ideas for friends, or books you’d like to buy. Grids provide a way to rank and compare a set of similar products. Perfect for planning your next cell phone upgrade, or deciding which trampoline best fits your lifestyle. Consumer Notebook [is a] product comparison site that combines the best features of Open Comparison, Yelp, Consumer Reports, and Pinterest. The API is REST based, and provides data in JSON format. Currently the documentation only references read access to the principle resources: Users, Products, Lists, and Grids (a comparison of products).