Mashups using the same API (1)
Twitter recently announced what developers have been expecting since at least its Chirp conference. Links posted to Twitter will soon be passed through the company's own link shortener, t.co. It could be bad news for other services built to fill the link shortening need, such as Bit.ly (our Bit.ly API profile).
It is not uncommon to hear services promoting themselves as having more bandwidth, more storage and more speed. Despite this services like Twitter and SMS are incredibly popular despite only being able to send one or two sentences at a time. The economy of these messaging services has made URL shortening services like bit.ly necessary. Given its integration into 3rd party sites, it’s not surprising that bit.ly also has an accompanying API, which has just gotten an overhaul with version 3.
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner's Dictionary).
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
||The Clickmeter Rebrandly REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Clickmeter Rebrandly with other applications. Some example API methods include managing links and...||URLs||09.21.2015|
||Ticurl offers an API to shorten URLs. Functions include example parameters with an API Key, URL with PHP language, and requests with JSON format. API users can get information such as when the URL...||URL Shortener||07.21.2015|
Twinword Word Associations
||Twinwords Word Associations API gets word associations with semantic distance score. Because it aims to work with more than just synonyms, users can get related words of the same family like "cats"...||Text||05.11.2015|
||Yandex, a European internet company, provides this dictionary API. Yandex Dictionary uses standard HTTP with access via XML or JSON interfaces. Use of the API requires an API Key which is available...||Dictionary||02.17.2015|