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July 23, 2008
Single purpose API
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, Financial, and Design. One highlight is an API from Google that can help enhance visibility of businesses in Google Maps. Also, many Bot APIs were added. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Location information sharing has become a quick and easy way for people to effortlessly let friends or family know where they, where to meet or even how far away they are from a particular destination. For those with an ever-increasing mobile lifestyle, this kind of functionality can prove to be quite useful. Glympse is one of these location information tools that uses a dynamic map to update a user's whereabouts in real time. Glympse also provides the Glympse API that may be interesting to developers who want to include real time location sharing in their applications or websites.
Livefyre has just launched StreamHub, a new set of tools for Enterprise customers that builds upon the Livefyre core real-time comment platform and the Livefyre API. StreamHub curates the social web and allows publishers, television networks and brands to incorporate relevant discussions via social media into their websites.