Mashups using the same API (1092)
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.
So far, Paul Hunkin's bot has bought him two sets of camera batteries, a gift bag, a USB extension cord, a 1955 stamped envelope and a smattering of other items. Hunkin, you see, decided to bring an XKCD cartoon to life by programming a bot that automatically purchases cheap items using a New Zealand auction site's Trade Me API... because packages are exciting.
In what is surely a sign of the next big thing, there's now an API named after Mark Wahlberg, or at least his 1990s rap alter ego. The Marky Markdownifier API can't promise the good vibrations of a dance party from yesteryear, but it sure can convert HTML pages to markdown. And really, in 2012, no bunch is funkier than a developer tool that both consumes and provides an API.
Days of the Year
||The Days of the Year API integrates daily, weekly, and monthly happenings in JSON...||Calendars||05.06.2016|
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|