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API Access May Give Redbox a Boost

If you rent games or movies, and you live in the United States or Canada, you probably know Redbox: those red vending-machine-type boxes where you can rent videos and games, any time of the day or night. What you may not know is that the Redbox API gives you access to its database.

Best New Mashups: The Latest Rotten Tomatoes Mashups

Growing up, summertime always meant movies. While this summer has seen a spectacular run of flops, there are still good movies to watch in the theaters not to mention the choices avilable through streaming or on demand. Rotten Tomatoes has always been a handy option for finding out the latest news and reviews on movies. This week we'll take a look recent mashups that all make use of the Rotten Tomatoes API. Read below for more details.

Tumbz API: Finding The Opinions That Matter To You

The power of choice is a valuable part of our everyday lives, and with so many options at our disposal along with wildly different tastes and opinions, it's a good thing we have the freedom to choose. Based on this idea, it's easy to see how things like music charts, recommendations from film critics and general ratings on social media platforms may not be the opinions shared by everybody, and a recommendation system that could focus more on a person's specific preferences would be quite useful. That's pretty much what Tumbz has set out to do. The Tumbz API also makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated with other applications.

Trippin' In API: Instant Insight Into What's Hot And What's Not

Word of mouth is the best kind of information when looking for advice on where to eat, places to stay, things to do and more. Applications like Yelp and Tripadvisor offer users great insight when it comes to reviews and recommendations, but Trippin' In takes this concept to the next level by providing up-to-date social rankings; instant insight into what's popular right now. The Trippin' In API makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated into already existing recommendation applications, further enhancing their relevance and appeal to users.

Jinni Expands API to Find Movies and TV to Satisfy Everyone's Preference

Jinni, television and movie taste engine, has expanded its API to include a feature that discovers movies and shows that more than one viewer will enjoy: Watch Together. The Watch Together feature expands the discovery engine API to include social functionality (e.g. makes recommendations based on the tastes of multiple, disparate tastes). Based on multiple profiles of a group that would like to watch a show together, Watch Together makes a recommendation.

Hoppit API: Choosing Food Based On Mood

What makes a trip to a restaurant a great experience is not just the fact that they serve delicious food and good wine, but it has a lot to do with the atmosphere and overall 'vibe' of the place. Of course, a 'good vibe' means different things to different people (some like it chilled and some like it loud and bustling), so imagine how cool it would be to be able to browse through dining options based on the exact atmosphere you're looking for. That's what Hoppit is all about; finding restaurants by atmosphere. Hoppit's API provides access to this handy functionality.

Get People Talking About Your Content With Popyoular's API

Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and businesses (not to mention the consumers), can benefit greatly from helpful reviews. Popyoular is an editorial review-based recommendation and discovery platform. It's aimed specifically at film, music, books and games. The idea is to connect a website's good content with trusted reviews and opinions about that content, helping to keep users engaged and directing them to things they may otherwise have overlooked. Popyoular's API makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality into any other website.