Mashups using the same API (136)
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.
We've added 10 APIs to the directory today in Travel, Government, and Real Estate categories, among others. Also new are Ruby and Python libraries for ActiveCampaign email API.
Social networking news site Mashable and Yahoo! Search have extended the deadline for the BOSS Mashable Challenge. This contest, now running through October 5th, will award prizes to developers who create the best mashups with the Yahoo BOSS API. As many readers will recall from our earlier coverage on BOSS, the BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo’s index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.
||The Lucidworks API integrates data intelligence search features with the aim to build better applications, driven by analysis. It is available in REST format with HTTP using SSL. Lucidworks is a big...||Application Development||06.29.2016|
||The Barcode Product Search API provides a useful source of product data to fill a database. It provides access to UPC, EAN and ISBN searches, being publicly available and easy to search. Developers...||Barcodes||06.19.2016|
Microsoft Cognitive Services Knowledge Exploration Service
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Knowledge Exploration Service (KES) API interprets natural language queries, and provides auto-completion suggestions. This API evaluates structured queries and...||Search||05.30.2016|
Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API returns information from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) which is an entity graph that models academic publications. This API offers 3 main...||Search||05.30.2016|