New APIs: Widgets, Music, Events

John Musser
Apr. 04 2007, 12:10AM EDT

In addition to the new enterprise APIs, the latest entries to our API listings in the past few days cover widgets, events and music. Here's a summary:

  • yourminis: Launched last fall, this Flash-based widget startpage from the folks at Goowy now has a Flash API so you can develop your own widgets. Because they're Flash widgets and portable they can also be integrated into sites like MySpace. Check the for some straightforward tutorials.
  • SNOCAP: This digital music distribution service from Napster founder Shawn Fanning offers a new API. Here's how they describe the service and the API "Through the SNOCAP proprietary Digital Registry, artists and labels are empowered to easily promote and sell their music through digital retailers or through their own unique artist store. In turn, these retailers have a growing inventory, offering more music to more music fans. The MyStore Search API allows web applications to search for SNOCAP MyStores and display them on a web page. The API accepts artist names and/or track titles passed as URL parameters and returns results as an object in javascript object notation (JSON). This interface is useful for applications that wish to render MyStore storefronts on web pages based on contextual metadata matching." Below is SNOCAP MyStore Search, an example mashup using their API and lets you play music in their embeddable Flash player
  • Eventfinder.co.nz: This New Zealand-based events service offers an API. Note that not a lot of specifics are available without first signing-up.
John Musser

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Hello Everyone,

Our Yourminis Developer APIs are very easy to use, and you can get started on developing Flash widgets in no time. Refer to our developer section on our website for more details (tutorials, downloads, samples, etc) - http://www.yourminis.com/developers.

Also check out some of our API widgets in our widget gallery:

- web 2.0 bar: http://www.yourminis.com/minis/yourminis/dezamp/mini:web2bar

- skype me widget: http://www.yourminis.com/minis/yourminis/jeremy/mini:skype

- best week ever videos: http://www.yourminis.com/minis/yourminis/bestweekever/mini:bwevideos

Our APIs enable the developer to focus on the particular service and content of the widget and we take care of the distribution (embedding on web and desktop), and reporting, etc.

Check it out and please give us your feedback!

Thanks!

mauricio

Hello this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have

to manually code with HTML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!