July 28, 2011
In addition to the new APIs from Google, Intuit and others, we had another 4 APIs added to our API directory last week. These include an API for the Museum of London; an API that lets you store and use realtime sensor, energy and environment data from buildings and other devices; an API for managing SEO, PR and social media campaigns; and a new API from Yahoo for their Contacts service. Outlined below is more detail on each of these new APIs.
Guerilla Mail is a simple idea with one purpose: to avoid spam. The idea is dead simple: go to the website, it gives you a random e-mail address that's good for one hour, and links to nothing else. Register for sites or whatever with it, and then never worry about it again. Although the web service is convenient, sometimes it's not everything you need. For those cases, one might want to look into using the Guerilla Mail API.
Developers working with Google's next generation of its popular mapping API (our Google Maps API Profile) will be pleased to learn that some new features have been added to the API. Since its initial release a little less than a year ago, v3 of the Google Maps API has steadily been growing in terms of features and functionality. The latest addition of features are three new "layer classes" that make it dead simple to add KML (or GeoRSS), traffic, or bike routes as overlays on a Google Map.