Mashups using the same API (1)
Can dealing with a difficult API provider be like trying to solve the puzzles in a classic text adventure game? In an amusing blog post entitled The Quest for the UPS API over at Ruby Discoveries and Idioms, the trials and tribulations of dealing with the United Parcel Service API has been parodied as an old-school adventure game.
Gowalla, Foursquare, Yelp, Facebook Places, the list goes on. There's certainly no shortage of methods to tell people where you are and what you're doing while you're there. Startup Whatser, built on the SoGeo API for location-based apps, has jumped into the ring with a different approach to check-in services: to be useful.
You've spent years sharing your life on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and recently adding photos to the mix with Instagram. If you're like me and many others, sharing this stuff also serves as a means of archiving things to be able to easily look back later and say, "remember that? That was great."
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