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In less than sixty days since the private beta release of its API, Portland-based Shizzow has now released its API (our Shizzow API Profile) to the public. If you are not familiar with Shizzow, it is a location-based social service that a small, yet dedicated, team of techies built with the goal of helping you build quality relationships through face-to-face interaction. Sharing some similarity with Yahoo!'s Fire Eagle and other location based services, Shizzow functions as a geo-location service that allows users to send "shouts" out of their location, which are subsequently passed on to friends through updates in several mediums. Originally limited for use by Portlanders, Shizzow recently went public in conjunction with the public release of their API.
Sometimes we forget what the real purpose of all this fancy technology is. And what is that? To make our real lives easier. Mashups often help with that, allowing us to do such simple things as find a good beer, our favorite music artists, where the streetcars are, or where a park is.
There are many ways for websites to tap into online social networking services to allow their users to connect with each other. Now, for publishers who want to add social network functions to already existing websites, Yahoo! has announced their new Updates API, a web service that provides permission-based access to the actions of any user with a Yahoo! account. As part of Yahoo!'s Open Strategy (Y!OS), this API essentially allows developers to treat the Yahoo! network as a social networking platform (for more on Y!OS see our coverage of the initial Y!OS announcement and their YQL launch).
||The Doarama API allows developers to upload their GPS-based activities, set up visualizations, and embed visualizations in their apps. Doarama is a service that allows users to record activities on...||Social||04.10.2016|
||The Classeur API allows developers to access their written content and resources. Classeur is a services for writing notes, documents, and blogs using Markdown. Users can create an unlimited number...||Writing||04.09.2016|
||lknSuite offers online productivity tools for sales professionals. It includes tools for social media management and engagement, to do lists, and social monitoring for brands platform. The lkn.li...||URL Shortener||04.04.2016|
||TigerConnect is a messaging platform for healthcare applications developed by TigerText. This platform features end-to-end encryption, peer-to-peer and group messaging, attachment support, and...||Healthcare||03.30.2016|
||The Crimson Hexagon API integrates social data measurements into web services and mobile applications. It is available in JSON format...||Social||03.30.2016|