Mashups using the same API (1)
It's not often, or ever, that a video about web mashups hits number one and gets over a million views on YouTube. But that's exactly what happened with the fun video "Just @#$% It!! What are they saying?", produced by the team at Serena as a means to promote their enterprise mashup tool suite.
When the popular location-based social network Foursquare launched, it quickly attracted users with its game-like features. Now, with over 170,00 users, the service has rapidly become a huge source of data about the popularity of businesses and locations. In November, Foursquare gave developers access to some of this data by releasing an API (check out our Foursquare coverage here). Several applications that used the API were available at launch, with many more on the way. From shopping to games, here are four applications that really show off the potential of Foursquare's API.
Most mashups try to solve a complex problem in an innovative way, and therefore save us all time. However, sometimes a mashup solves a very simple problem in an interesting way. Either way, I love to see innovative new uses of APIs like this one from Brian Beermann, which controls his garage door using the Twilio SMS API, some hardware and a lot of creativity.
Chuck Norris Facts
||Chuck Norris Facts API allows access to a trove of tidbits about the widely acclaimed supernormal faculties of Chuck Norris. It deploys JSON format to process requests and return randomized responses...||Entertainment||05.03.2016|
Be Like Bill
||The Be Like Bill API is used to integrate "Be Like Bill" meme creation functionality to websites. The Be Like Bill meme is a stick figure that ignores trolling or offensive behavior that he runs...||Engagement||04.15.2016|
||The Imoji API allows developers to integrate stickers into their applications. Stickers can be used for messaging, photo editing, reactions, and commenting. Imoji provides a list of trending stickers...||Images||03.30.2016|
||The Phteven API is a joke translation service that allows users to translate text from regular English into "Phteven English". For the most part, it simply exchanges certain "s" phonemes for "ph"...||Humor||03.08.2016|
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|