Mashups using the same API (1)
Riders on New York City subways are subject to all sorts of sights. For several months, that has included prominent advertisements for the MTA API, the developer program of New York City's transit company. The ad (pictured below) includes the headline, "Our apps are whiz kid certified."
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.
Ron Swanson Quotes
||Ron Swanson is a fictional character portrayed by actor Nick Offerman. The Ron Swanson Quotes API was developed by James Wright, an independent web developer. This API lets other developers integrate...||TV||01.15.2015|
Yes or No
||The simple Yes or No API is made for automating boolean decision making within mobile environments. API calls will return a "Yes", "No" or "Maybe." Returns include fun links to comical Gifs, such as...||Application Development||12.15.2014|
||TacoFancy is a community-driven taco recipe repository. It includes multiple directories that contain tortilla recipes, salsas, full taco descriptions, taco-like foods, etc. People are encouraged to...||Food||03.19.2014|
||The Cat Facts API is a web service able to deliver random cat facts sourced from a variety of open web pages. Developers simply place a HTTP call specifying a number of cat facts, and the API...||Entertainment||02.05.2014|
||Placekitten is a web service providing kitten themed image placeholders. Developers place a simple HTTP call specifying image size and placekitten responds with a kitten image to use as a placeholder...||Application Development||02.05.2014|