Mashups using the same API (2723)
One of the most important--and too often forgotten--pieces of a successful API is promoting what developers have built. Doing so should be a win-win, as both platform and developer should benefit from third-party apps being discovered by users. Location-sharing service FourSquare just re-vamped its application gallery and now any developer can be included.
Perhaps that Bing-Yahoo search deal is paying off. Even though Maps and Flickr aren't known to be part of the deal, Microsoft has connected its Bing Maps to the Flickr API in a unique way. It overlays geotagged Creative Commons photos over its current StreetSide imagery, as shown in the video embedded below.
Over at Google Maps Mania, Keir Clarke has a good round-up of new Christmas-themed Google Maps mashups. Each year developers create new mashups with holiday themes, with most being map mashups. Two of these shown below have been added to our mashup directory. For more see our report from last year on tacky Christmas lights and finding out how far does Santa travel to you.
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|
||The Houzz API allows developers to access and integrate the merchant products and services from Houzz with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should...||Merchants||05.29.2016|
Bing Spell Check
||The Bing Spell Check API offers suggestions for misspelled words, and contextual spell checking for text provided by a third party application. This is Microsoft's third generation spell-checker...||Spelling||05.26.2016|
OCBC Bank ATM Locator
||The OCBC Bank ATM Locator is a mapping solution for searching locations and directions to nearby ATMs in particular addresses. Developers can use it to create ATM location markings on maps to serve...||Banking||05.26.2016|