Mashups using the same API (3234)
See live UK travel news and alerts from the BBC on a Google Map.
Italian real estate application using Google Maps with live completion geocoding, google earth integration, starrable posts, RSS feeds, lightboxed images, and YouTube videos.
Map of attractions in London, England.
With respect to Web APIs, the industry has clearly and emphatically landed on REST as the standard way to implement these services. And for good reason... REST, which is generally implemented as a one-size-fits-all solution, is an excellent choice for a most companies who wish to expose their content to third parties, mobile app developers, partners, internal teams, etc. There are many tomes about what REST is and how best to implement it, so I won’t go into detail here. But if I were to sum up the value proposition to these companies of the traditional REST solution, I would describe it as:
Imagine if you could peek into your users' checking accounts and see what they earn. In a way, you can. A creative new API from big data trailblazer InfoChimps uses IP geolocation to return U.S. Census data, including annual income. There are also updates to the company's Twitter influence and trust data APIs.
Cloud APIs are all about the endpoints: some services follow the current trend of providing a RESTful end point, others use older protocols such as RPC or SOAP, some use newer - push focused - endpoints like WebSockets or HTTP Streaming, others may offer a number of different endpoints to meet different requirements and some just use what seems to be best for a specific job which might mean not strictly following protocol rules. But is providing an endpoint to a service alone good enough? Should a developer really have to care about how a service is built or accessed when they can use a client library?
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|
||Wagawin is a German software development firm that offers an advertisement platform dedicated to mobile applications. For publishers, Wagawin offers video advertisements, interactive display...||Advertising||07.18.2016|
||The Notion API enables easy reporting for the visualization of your historical and real-time data. Notion helps teams manage and understand their KPIs, metrics, product, and team performance.||Analytics||07.06.2016|
||The ThousandEyes API integrates data monitoring and performance features. It is available in JSON architecture with token. Resources include sandbox, tests metadata, and user management. ThousandEyes...||Monitoring||06.29.2016|