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Mashups using the same API (4001)
Twups is a twitter aggregator, pulling the most popular twitter topics into one place, so you can keep up to date on what is going on in the world, via twitter.
bliin lets you share your location and geo-tagged photos from your handset in real-time. You can find and follow your friends across the world and share experiences via your phone and over the web.
Tweetmapper lets anyone map their twitter updates through the use of a simple hashtag, #at or #loc. You get your own map tracking your travels and can embed your map in any blog or website.
It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It's basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.
Look out, CloudMade. Google announced a new feature in its Maps API that lets developers control the underlying map imagery. Map Styling gives you control of colors and whether types of features are included in the map. Previously this level of map styling was only available by paying for underlying map data, or using the Open Street Map project that CloudMade is based upon.
eeGeo 3D Map
||The eeGeo 3D Map API allows developers to embed a 3D map into other applications and services. The main API method is embedding a 3D map. eeGeo is a company that creates and provides interactive 3D...||Mapping||07.24.2016|
||The Pokémon Go API integrates applications with the augmented reality multiplayer game by Niantic. Pokémon Go combines vector tiles and a pool of geo-tagged photos from Google Maps, and the popular...||Games||07.19.2016|
||The Niland API utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and audio processing capabilities to classify music titles and recognize related tracks. The API automatically generates search results and...||Music||06.30.2016|
||The BlackBox Paints API is Artmaking As A Service. Users can order fine art and oil paintings from data. It is available in JSON format with Key. Created to fulfill the equation f(x) -> [Object Art].||Art||06.27.2016|
||The OUIAPI integrates stops, fares, and passenger data into bus transportation applications in Europe. It is available in JSON format with an API Key. Ouibus is part of French state railways SNCF and...||Transportation||06.23.2016|