Mashups using the same API (1)
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.
The database that tried to be everything to everyone is being replaced by more specific tools. The Google Base API, launched in 2005, has been deprecated. In its place, Google suggests using its new Google Shopping Search API for finding products and Shopping Content API for merchants to add products. The new APIs will help Google focus on the most common uses of Google Base. However, the change means that developers will have to update code and that some non-shopping applications will be left without a replacement.
They don't call it 'the big day' for nothing. Everything about it is big, especially the price tag. Most bride-to-be's know the challenge of trying to force everything they've ever dreamed of into an unsympathetic budget. The good news is, there are ways around this problem, and with a bit of clever thinking and planning it's amazing how much money you can save. That's where New Zealand based, Bridal Fashion World's Wedding Perks comes in. It's a site that offers a carefully selected range of wedding service and product deals. Wedding Perks also provides the Wedding Perks API that allows developers access to deals through various HTTP calls.
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|