Mashups using the same API (704)
The geo mapping platform ecosystem has grown a little more as the competition between Google Maps and Bing Maps just got a lot more interesting. It's been less than a week since we covered the release of a variety of new features for Bing Maps, including the addition of new StreetSide panoramic imagery similar to that used in Google Maps StreetView. At the time, it seems that Bing Maps was making a move to "catch up" with Google Maps in terms of immersive street-level panoramic photos. And now Google has countered back with the release of "aerial perspective imagery" similar to the Bird's Eye View imagery used in Google Maps.
Every once in awhile we stumble across an API that is “watercooler talk” worthy. Often these APIs are revolutionary in the way that they affect how an industry operates, other times they are just really cool and waste a lot of our time. This past week's addiction was the Yoda Speak API.
Did you know that leraar is a Dutch word? A new API, LangID can help you with those pesky language identification problems. Feed it a string of text and the API returns the name of the language, its ISO code and even an image of the flag for a country that speaks the language (the latter could be a hot-button political issue--watch out). You can choose your output as either XML or browser-friendly JSON. (More details at our LangID API profile.)
Open Library Covers
||This API provides a programmatic method to access the book covers and author photos available in the Open Library Covers Repository. Book covers can be accessed using Cover ID (internal cover ID),...||Books||11.29.2016|
||This API provides information on the daily natural color imagery collected by DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument. Uniquely positioned at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point, EPIC...||Images||11.23.2016|
||The Transltr API provides translation features with JSON formats. Developers can GET and POST translate requests, including query as parameter type and string as data type.||Translation||11.19.2016|
||Elanex provides translation services with a RESTful API that features JSON format for data exchange, a no-coding-required authentication mechanism, webhooks, and file storage with 256-bit AES...||Translation||11.17.2016|
||This API is transport agnostic and can be used along with USB, serial or IP layers to communicate with PTP compliant cameras. It allows you to capture, config, calibrate, download and more. The...||Internet of Things||11.15.2016|