Mashups using the same API (24)
In the early days of Twitter, occasionally when you tried to log in you got a “fail whale” – a picture of a whale held up by a flock of birds — as a way of telling you the system was overcapacity, and you should simply try again later. We tolerated it then because, after all, it was only social media. But there are certain types of services, for example, financial exchanges, where you never want a fail whale. So if you have thoughts of building a Bitcoin exchange, where people can buy and trade the popular virtual currency in real-time, you want an infrastructure that can handle high volume trading spikes without going down.
What if you wanted to tackle a really big issue. How about freeing the 27 million people caught in "modern day slavery" through human trafficking (statistic from Wikipedia). Would you: A) Figure out the answer and build the biggest organization you could to solve the problem by yourself, or, B) Work with other organizations already working on this issue because cooperation is essential to solving this, or C) Build an API so the smart people who chose B could have an even bigger impact? Freedom Registry, founded by a group called Chad Dai (which stands for "joining hands" in Khmer) is already doing B, has just chosen C. They do just what their name says, provide a registry of organizations working on the issue. The Freedom Registry REST API allows developers to retrieve data from the registry.
||The Jam API enables to parse a website into a JSON accessible API via CSS selectors. It features element properties and corresponding arrays. Sample code is available in Node.js and Ruby languages.||API||05.04.2016|
||Prodigi is a U.K. based on demand printing service which offers framing, art consultancy, and worldwide fulfillment. The Print API can be used to integrate the international on demand fulfillment...||Printing||04.18.2016|
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 University of British Columbia Open Collections library contains about 200,000 items such as digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. The Open Collections API from the...||Library||03.30.2016|
Kwilt Photo Stream
||Kwilt is a cross platform API that aggregates photos from 15 of the most popular photo sources from social media, cloud storage, and mobile gallery. It is available via HTTP, JSON, REST, and XML...||Photos||03.23.2016|