Mashups using the same API (6)
Box continues to encourage creativity and innovation with its ongoing parade of challenges, competitions, and hackathons. Its latest quest to engage the developer community arrives in the form of a Risk-inspired online battle: BRISK. BRISK started as a typical Box challenge; however, to date it has developed into its "own wondrous virtual world, complete with it’s own servers, it’s own API and it’s own set of rules." The strategy and competition have become intense and complicated, but the goal remains simple: "devise the optimal strategy for your bot to take over the world."
There's been some great new music mashups coming down the pipe lately. We'll highlight some of the better ones below, including a music search engine, local music events, lyrics lookup, a Spotify video playlist app (yes, there's a Spotify API) and a fun "name that tune" game. The most popular music API, the Last.fm API, is featured multiple times, as is the YouTube API, which has become a favorite of music mashups.
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.
MasterCard Sector Insights
||The MasterCard Sector Insights API takes information from MasterCard payment transaction data that has been collected in near real-time, and identifies trends for a given industry sector. Some of...||Credit Cards||10.16.2016|
||This API allows you to gain acces to all of your Contiki tour data including; brochures, countries, places, tour details, departures and more. Contiki is a youth travel organization that provides...||Travel||10.12.2016|
||The MasterCard SpendingPulse API offers near real-time, anonymous transaction data sourced from millions of Mastercard-accepting locations. Reports are available on a subscription basis. Some of the...||Credit Cards||10.10.2016|
MasterCard BIN Table Resource
||The MasterCard BIN Table Resource API can keep up-to-date MasterCard issuing account ranges that can be used for authorization, routing, and fraud prevention purposes. Incorporating the BIN Table...||Credit Cards||10.09.2016|
||The Autodata Motorcycle API offers comprehensive technical information for over 62 motorcycle manufacturers. Information such as lubricants and capacities, tightening torques, tire pressures, and...||Auto||10.05.2016|