Mashups using the same API (1)
Innovation in web service APIs is not always technical, sometimes it's about money. Such is the case with Yahoo's announcement that later this year they will begin charging for usage of BOSS (Build your Own Search Service), their search web service for developers. Given that search revenue is typically ad-driven, and that advertising doesn't typically mesh with APIs, this has meant that search APIs have been one of the most challenging classes of APIs for providers to monetize. So it's notable to see how Yahoo has chosen to tackle this: via a 'utility' pricing model, somewhat akin to how infrastructure services like Amazon Web Services charge by usage.
When we wrote about APIs fueling an "instant" frenzy, there were only four mashups in our directory tagged instant. We've added more than that just this week, taking our total to 16 instant mashups. But the most common type of instant mashup may surprise you.
||The Niland API utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and audio processing capabilities to classify music titles and recognize related tracks. The API automatically generates search results and...||Music||06.30.2016|
||The Lucidworks API integrates data intelligence search features with the aim to build better applications, driven by analysis. It is available in REST format with HTTP using SSL. Lucidworks is a big...||Application Development||06.29.2016|
||The Barcode Product Search API provides a useful source of product data to fill a database. It provides access to UPC, EAN and ISBN searches, being publicly available and easy to search. Developers...||Barcodes||06.19.2016|
Numbeo Cost of Living
||The Numbeo Cost of Living API integrates living conditions comparisons between two cities or countries. Available JSON protocol to interchange data with Api Key authentication. Methods include cities...||Cities||06.15.2016|