Mashups using the same API (8)
API service provider Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has launched a new app directory at SXSW which features apps built on Mashery hosted APIs. It’s a great thing for three distinct groups. First, it helps the API providers who partner with Mashery by encouraging API usage through the apps. Second, it helps app developers seeking to build an audience. Third, it helps consumers that might be interested in finding an app that uses a particular API. Granted, those would be your super savvy mobile app consumers, but that doesn’t seem so far fetched after a week at "spring break for geeks."
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll launch those ten into the spotlight, which included the Sloan Digital Sky Survey API. The SDSS has captured images covering more than a quarter of the sky, containing more than 930,000 galaxies and 120,000 quasars. The API allows developers to do a cone search, retrieving whatever is available for a given position in the sky and a given radius about that position.
One of the more subtle trends starting to emerge as 2014 approaches is that end users are increasingly self-servicing their data integration requirements. As integration services continue to mature in the cloud, the days of end users' dependence on developers to connect various sets of data are coming to a close. A case in point is Adeptia, a provider of data and application integration software that plans to extend the reach of its software directly to end users.
Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill
||A Flash Briefing offers sneak previews to news, jokes, lists, audio, and other types of content that are channeled according to the topic selections and frequency preferences of recipients. A user...||Content||10.27.2016|
||This API provides a way for you to integrate news data into your systems and processes. It allows you to search among all the news articles while continuously indexing based on keywords, language,...||News Services||10.21.2016|
||The Purple Gator's gStack API deploys trivia games and surveys without the need to build their own servers and databases, aiming for quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively processes. It supports...||Games||10.13.2016|
Unofficial Google Trends Python
||The Unofficial Google Trends Python API integrates the solutions of analytical reports, keyword suggestions, and hot trends. Parameters return JSON responses.||Reporting||09.16.2016|
||The Knewin News API allows developers to access structured news content that has been aggregated from blogs, websites, and printed media from around the world. Knewin provides millions of news...||News Services||09.11.2016|