Mashups using the same API (5)
We live in a world that does not wait for anything. Today my computer took longer than 20 seconds to start and I literally started wondering if I needed to buy a new one. With this in mind, consider the importance of uptime and reliability to app designers. During the AWS outage I can still remember a friend of mine posting a photo to facebook with the addendum included, “instagram is down, I will re-post this tomorrow” signaling to all his friends that things will be OK. Clearly, for the sake of my obsessed friend, the reliability of applications should be taken seriously. BugSense may have a way to help.
ProgrammableWeb first covered Ordr.in a little over a year ago as it released APIs during Hackfood the Hackathon. Since then, Ordr.in has made significant strides in its relationships with developers and partners. Two relationships Ordr.in announces this week include partnerships with Microsoft and Delivery.com.
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.
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|
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|