Mashups using the same API (1)
What would it mean to have a stripped down social network that was also secure? It would look like Tuenti, the social network out of Spain. To give an example of how seriously they take security, the Tuenti API is closed because "of our efforts to be the most private, secure social network on the market..." But if you play nice, they can make exceptions for commercial apps and games they have tested.
What's hot in APIs these days? If you look for clues in what APIs are most often used in new mashups listed here on ProgrammableWeb, it's the Twitter API. Not a surprise given how hot the Twitter service is this year. As you can see from our recent weekly mashup summaries, hardly a week goes by without Twitter being one of the top 3 APIs. The chart below shows the top 10 APIs for the past two weeks:
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.
Open Library Subjects
||This API returns Open Library data details of a subject. When query parameter details=true is passed, related subjects, prominent publishers, prolific authors and publishing history are also...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Search
||This API is provided by Open Library and allows you to search library data. Open Library has developed a suite of APIs to help developers get up and running with the provided reference data. They...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Lists
||This is a beta of Open Library lists API and is still under development. It returns user list, create list, read list, update list and more. Open Library has developed a suite of APIs to help...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Covers
||This API provides a programmatic method to access the book covers and author photos available in the Open Library Covers Repository. Book covers can be accessed using Cover ID (internal cover ID),...||Books||11.29.2016|
Open Library History
||This Rest API allows you to change history of any Open Library object that can be accessed by passing ?m=history query parameter to the resource url. Open Library has developed a suite of APIs to...||Library||11.29.2016|