Mashups using the same API (2)
Visualize ProgrammableWeb members on a map. Uses the ProgrammableWeb API to overlay locations from a selection of members who have shared where they live.
A plotting library that allows you to draw arbitrary data as node graphs. Stunning visualization software for practical uses. It outputs svg and png images and has an interactive editor.
This week's new API entries came from both very large and quite small organizations. Google released two notable APIs, the Google Analytics API and the Google O3D API, both of which we reported on earlier this week (here on Google Analytics and here on Google O3D). The slick image editing service Aviary now offers an API, we've added another financial web service from the folks at Xignite (over 40 of their financial web service APIs are listed here), there's the FuncNet service for those in the computational biology community, and our own ProgrammableWeb API that gives you an API to find APIs. Here's the full rundown:
While there’s a lot of chest-thumping going on over who has the biggest cloud, there’s no doubt that IBM suddenly has a lot of momentum following its acquisition of SoftLayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest public cloud service by far in terms of the pure number of virtual machines. But when you consider more than just infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) in the cloud, IBM claims to have generated $4.4 billion in revenue across a cloud ecosystem that includes SoftLayer, 150 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and a vast array of cloud consulting services.
This past week we had 6 new APIs added to our API directory. These new web services include the first "foreclosure API", a basic API for generating random numbers for use in casino software, an used car API to let you search 2 million vehicle listings, an API for geo-locating mobile phones, an API for accessing a large marketplace of freelance workers and teams, and an API for creating print-on-demand postcards. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs:
MasterCard BIN Table Resource
||The MasterCard BIN Table Resource API can keep up-to-date MasterCard issuing account ranges that can be used for authorization, routing, and fraud prevention purposes. Incorporating the BIN Table...||Credit Cards||10.09.2016|
||The W3C File API document specifies an API for representing file objects in web applications, programmatically selecting them, and accessing their data. This API includes a FileList interface, a Blob...||Tools||10.05.2016|
||The W3C FindText API document specifies an API that allows developers to use a variety of selection criteria to find a range of text in a document or part of a document. This specification is mostly...||Tools||10.05.2016|
W3C Input Method Editor
||The W3C Input Method Editor API document specifies an API that provides web applications with access to an input method editor (IME) associated with a hosting user agent. This API provides attributes...||Tools||10.05.2016|
||TinEye's MatchEngine API offers image recognition capabilities that can find duplicates and derivatives of existing images in an image collection. This API compares incoming profile or UGC images...||Recognition||09.29.2016|