In addition to the 4 new APIs we profiled earlier this week, we've had some other interesting new entries add to our API directory. These include: an API that lets you detect a user's location based on IP address, an API from a Microsoft-sponsored effort for providing government data online, and a new flavor of URL shortener, one that works with YouTube videos. In addition, we've added two Twitter-derived APIs: one API for finding the currently trending topics on Twitter (which Let's be Trends, which we covered earlier this week, and another the lets you find the 'cost' of following a given Twitter user, a cost measured in 'milliscobles'. Here is more on each of these:
Need to make sure your cloud is up and running? If you like pretty charts of that uptime, Nimsoft has got you covered. The company also has a not quite as pretty Nimsoft Cloud Monitor API that allows developers to integrate the tools for monitoring cloud performance into their applications.