Mashups using the same API (74)
Geekish social site, permitting sharing of feeds, searches, and user posts. Uses the Flickr and YouTube APIs as well as search from Google and Yahoo.
Interesting mashup is a test of E O Wilson’s idea of a web page for each species. From Glasgow-based Roderic Page.
Vplan.com/search is a multi-search engine that easily allows for customized searching.
It may not have been the zombie apocalypse, but the recent government shutdown stopped the flow of open data via APIs and raised questions about how API developers and API providers can best handle a crisis in future. Now, 21 days later, we examine the impact and fallout of the shutdown, and look at how a similar situation could be avoided in both the US and anywhere that developers are making use of government open data in their API workflows.
As we have noted, FourSquare has become an extremely popular way to share where you are. However, unlike yesterday's hot location-sharing app, BrightKite, FourSquare does not have the ability to share photos. Is this an oversight, or is it an opportunity to fill a void?
Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included Google's many newly released APIs. Included in Googles recent releases are the Content Experiments, Cloud SQL API, CalDAV, and the CardDAV APIs. To give a background on each, the CalDAV API allows developers to manage their calendar, the CardDAV to manage contacts, the Content Experiments allowing for Google Analytics to be used for A/B testing, and finally the Cloud SQL API to perform certain tasks for MySQL database. To learn more about these APIs, visit the Google page as well as the Google API blog post.
Bing News Search
||The Bing News Search API returns a list of world news from a search query which can be filtered by local news, topic, and searchable metadata. Results include information such as authoritative images...||Search||05.13.2016|
||AYLIEN News API is a powerful tool for sourcing, searching and syndicating analyzed and enriched news content. Using this API, users can search and source news and content from all over the web in...||Natural Language Processing||04.08.2016|
||The University of British Columbia Open Collections library contains about 200,000 items such as digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. The Open Collections API from the...||Library||03.30.2016|
||The Google Trends API offers a layer for Google Trends data. It can be used to retrieve keyword popularity data by location, and date. This API makes use of several methods such as returning the...||Search||03.17.2016|
BBC Content Store
||The BBC Content Store API allows developers to interact with BBC News content. This API is also called CANDY, short for "CPS and Dynamic". It allows users to retrieve news content by category or by...||News Services||03.08.2016|