Mashups using the same API (60)
Every once in awhile we stumble across an API that is “watercooler talk” worthy. Often these APIs are revolutionary in the way that they affect how an industry operates, other times they are just really cool and waste a lot of our time. This past week's addiction was the Yoda Speak API.
Box continues to encourage creativity and innovation with its ongoing parade of challenges, competitions, and hackathons. Its latest quest to engage the developer community arrives in the form of a Risk-inspired online battle: BRISK. BRISK started as a typical Box challenge; however, to date it has developed into its "own wondrous virtual world, complete with it’s own servers, it’s own API and it’s own set of rules." The strategy and competition have become intense and complicated, but the goal remains simple: "devise the optimal strategy for your bot to take over the world."
In our writeup on Seevl, we mentioned that using the Seevl API to add context to Youtube videos would be ideal. Well, apparently, it was thinking along exactly those same lines. I talked briefly with Alexandre Passant, who is one of the main people at Seevl, and we talked about the company's new mashup, and its future plans for the API.
Days of the Year
||The Days of the Year API integrates daily, weekly, and monthly happenings in JSON...||Calendars||05.06.2016|
Chuck Norris Facts
||Chuck Norris Facts API allows access to a trove of tidbits about the widely acclaimed supernormal faculties of Chuck Norris. It deploys JSON format to process requests and return randomized responses...||Entertainment||05.03.2016|
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 Imoji API allows developers to integrate stickers into their applications. Stickers can be used for messaging, photo editing, reactions, and commenting. Imoji provides a list of trending stickers...||Images||03.30.2016|
||The Phteven API is a joke translation service that allows users to translate text from regular English into "Phteven English". For the most part, it simply exchanges certain "s" phonemes for "ph"...||Humor||03.08.2016|