You want season tickets. But how can you commit to parking your butt in a seat the entire season just by relying on a seating chart? Or what if you just want the seat for one event? You've still got the same problem: Is it the best choice available for the money? A View From My Seat API crowd sources photos from individual seat in stadiums, allowing fans the chance to look at the view they are buying.
For as long as people have been grabbing a board and trying to catch some waves, attempting to predict surf quality has been considered an art. Spitcast is trying to turn the art of prediction into the science of surf. Jack Mullis, the founder and developer of Spitcast, has been surfing for years. In 2005 he decided to combine his knowledge of surfing with his degree in Engineering Physics and create a unique algorithm that can predict future surf conditions by using Java and MySQL to cross reference NOAA regional weather data with observations at specific surf spots. This process has been shown to produce predictions accurate to 1 foot standard deviation. With the Spitcast API, this data can be transformed into custom applications.
Three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Cameras, Sports, and Email categories. Also added were several Kairos SDKs. Here's a summary of what's new.