If you like online games and you like programming, the growing number of games with open APIs is a boon. We now over 20 games-related APIs in our directory. The latest entry is for the new API for Spore, the Electronic Arts Maxis game where players can create their own creatures. The API provides developers with the capability to create mashups and applications that access the Spore database of user creations and information about the creators themselves (see our new Spore API profile for details).
Vid.ly, a service of Encoding.com, offers services like video transcoding, device detection, delivery, and storage. The company announced an extension of its Vid.ly API, to allow Vid.ly Pro customers to retrieve view statistics of their videos. According to Jeff Malkin, president of Encoding.com, this has been "the most highly-anticipated feature request" since the launch of Vid.ly Pro last summer.