Mashups using the same API (2572)
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.
Practical Management Solutions and Insights (PMSI) has launched an open-source API project for business analytics: dimple. Dimple aims to open up the flexibility and power of d3 to analysts. With little d3 knowledge needed, the dimple API gives analysts access to the tools capable of creating dynamic graphical representations of datasets.
Decibel pitches itself as a leader in the music metadata space by citing a deeper and more accurate dataset than its competitors. The slick video (embedded below) on its site is quite convincing. Decibel claims to collect music metadata from all sources all over the world, including record labels and users, check it for accuracy, and compile it into the database. It’s ambitions are set high with the goal of creating an industry standard in music metadata, and why not? Someone’s got to do it!
Google Firebase APP Indexing
||The Google Firebase APP Indexing API supports the introduction and visibility of apps in Google Search. It allows Google to index app content for purposes of exposing it in Search results. Users can...||Applications||12.07.2016|
Open Library Subjects
||This API returns Open Library data details of a subject. When query parameter details=true is passed, related subjects, prominent publishers, prolific authors and publishing history are also...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Search
||This API is provided by Open Library and allows you to search library data. Open Library has developed a suite of APIs to help developers get up and running with the provided reference data. They...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Read
||This API allows you to turn book identifier information (ISBN, LCCN etc.) into direct links to Open Library's online-readable or borrowable books from the Open Library lending program. Returned...||Library||11.29.2016|
Open Library Lists
||This is a beta of Open Library lists API and is still under development. It returns user list, create list, read list, update list and more. Open Library has developed a suite of APIs to help...||Library||11.29.2016|