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Manage Museum and Gallery Collections via API: eHive

eHive, online collection management system, grants access to its web-based organization system via the eHive API. Museums can integrate the API with third party applications, or developers can build mobile and custom apps that leverage eHive technology. eHive allows museums and curators to gather, share, and manage collections of all flavors and sizes directly through a web interface. API integration enables eHive users to gain traction through mobile, social, and existing networks.

Could You Be The Creator Of The Next Big Music App? OpenEMI Music API

EMI Music is one of the leading international music companies. An extensive list of some of the world's most popular recording artists are represented on the company's labels. Some of these artists include the likes of Lily Allen, Bat For Lashes, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Luke Bryan, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, David Guetta, Iron Maiden, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Massive Attack, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Pink Floyd, just to name a few. EMI Music now provides the OpenEMI API that allows developers to access this music content and integrate it with other applications.

Say It With Pictures: Doodle Republic Chatoon API

Messaging just got a lot more interesting to look at. Words say a lot, but a picture is worth a thousand of them; imagine the levels of communication that could be achieved using both. Doodle Republic is a messaging platform that provides the tools to create messages that include words and images. Basically, people chat by creating their own art and sending it to friends as a Chatoon. The Doodle Republic Chatoon API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to include it in other applications.

Converting Physical Customers Into Cyber Fans: PosterOven API

Social media marketing is a sharp and relevant arrow in a business' quiver. Extensive time and money is spent on developing social media campaigns that serve to reach potential customers online, but what about those that haven't yet been reached online? PosterOven is an initiative that helps businesses get to their potential customers in physical locations, and at that point encourage them to engage with the company's existing online social media marketing. It's a web-based tool that allows users to create, download and print posters that display social media information and QR codes. The PosterOven API allows developers to access and integrate this functionality with other applications.

Let Your Inner Artist Out With QueekyPaint's API

Queeky is an interactive online drawing community for lovers of drawing and online art. The platform provides special drawing tools for users to create their own masterpieces and also showcases work from a worldwide collection of creatives in its galleries. The QueekyPaint API makes it possible to add this data to personal blogs and websites. Puts Art At Your Fingertips

For music, there's Pandora. For film, there's Netflix. And now for art, there's is an online storehouse of fine-art images as well as an art appreciation guide. This start-up's mission is to make all the world's art freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and is aimed specifically at those already comfortable with browsing image-driven websites on monitors and tablets. The API helps promote accessibility on a developer level.

Behance API Gives Talent An International Platform

Behance provides an inspired environment for talent to meet opportunity. It's an online creative network where creative professionals showcase their work and companies discover and access that talent internationally. The idea was to build a platform that would give disorganized creatives the ability to bring their ideas to life and gain the exposure they deserve; giving them the time to focus on the creative process and not the maintenance or promotion of it. The Behance platform is accessible through the Behance API.

Big Art Mob Puts Street Art on the Map

Created in 2006, Big Art Mob's original purpose was to accompany the Channel 4 show, 'Big Art Project'; the goal being to create the UK's first comprehensive map of street art. The site is now being re-launched along with iPhone and iPad applications, inviting users to upload and map public art anywhere in the world.

Fun Mashups: Zombies, Monsters and Comics

There are thousands of Web APIs now available on ProgrammableWeb. More and more developers are using Web APIs to create very useful web applications and mashups. Some developers are using Web APIs to create mashups that are just plain fun. This post features a few really creative, entertaining mashups.

Where did Van Gogh Paint That? Find Out on a Map

Before paintings hang in museums, the artists put brush to canvas out in the real world. A new site is looking to tie the two together with geocoded art. However, rather than show the location where you can see the artwork, it is instead mapped to the location depicted in the work.

Hack the Brooklyn Museum

Among the collections in the Brooklyn Museum are found eleven bronze sculptures by Rodin, five seminal Judy Chicago works, two Edward Hopper iconic paintings, and now one open-to-the-public API, with no admission fee. The API allows for programmatic search of the digitized collections of the museum, which encompasses more than 10,000 individual works. More details at our new Brooklyn Museum API Profile.