Mashups using the same API (1)
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner's Dictionary).
Wikimapia is a web service that allows users to edit information on a world map in a wiki format. Users of the site can add places, edit them, and get the information previous users have entered. The info there is currently pretty sparse, but the service is rather new. The company also recently released a Wikimapia API that supports getting information from the web service.
It's always exciting to see those outside the web industry using an API to improve their sites. NY Times First Look blog has a great example of what Dallas Public Library has done with the Best Sellers API.
||ipapi.co API is a location finder solution that summarizes the geographic parameters of mapped locations. The API sends HTTP requests and returns responses in JSON format. It also provides code...||Location||05.03.2016|
||The Datamuse API is used to integrate a word-finding query engine. It can be used in apps for programmatic access to Datamuse's websites, including OneLook, and Rhymezone. OneLook is a dictionary...||Words||02.15.2016|
||EveryBlock aggregates public data from 5 metro areas across the United States. The data available varies by city, but is all made available via the EveryBlock APIs by providing schemas for each metro...||News Services||11.19.2015|
||The YYZ Translations REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of YYZ Translations with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with...||Translation||10.12.2015|
||The Apico Numbers REST API allows to obtain numbers from anywhere in the world. Features of the API include simultaneous voice sessions, inexpensive calls without expired balance, and numbers across...||Telephony||09.24.2015|