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Yelp continues its Fusion API-centric strategy with the announcement that Yelp Events data will be accessible via the Fusion API. Yelp Events allows users to create, share and discover events around the world, and developers will be able to pull data regarding such events through the Fusion API.
After continued requests for access to more Yelp data, and additional API functionality, Yelp has launched a developer preview of a brand new API. The Yelp API was rebuilt from the ground up. Yelp envisions the new features, data, and architecture will simplify the developer experience.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in categories such as CRM, Advertising, and Translation. Also new are source code samples for Google Custom Search API and Yelp APIs.
Yelps extends its API to the Department of Transportation's SaferRide app, offering potential drunk drivers convenient suggestions on local taxi services.
Banks are one of the industries facing the greatest level of disruption at present. Global financial advisory firm PayX believes the best way to respond is to embrace APIs.
APIs are helping businesses create hyperlocal services and products. And home food delivery services are becoming the ideal testing ground in this emerging market.
Yelp now lets developers issue 25,000 requests per day to its API, up from just 100 per day.
SmartBear's updated SoapUI Pro offers a plug in framework for testing. Yelp changes strategy on API call limits. Plus: Google Play Games can now save a played game for review, and AWS API key leads to cloud security breach.
Today in APIs: Yelp Aqcuires its European Rival, Social Commerce Expands to Instagram and 14 New APIs
Yelp takes a big step forward by acquiring Qype. Chirpify expands its social commerce platform to include Instagram. Plus: Zuckerberg and Facebook have thought about charging for its APIs, but advertising is better, Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is now in unlimited availability and 14 new APIs.
Apple now integrates with the Yelp API with its personal assistant app Siri. Sunlight Labs asks if governments really need APIs. Plus: APIs at NPR and PBS, Amazon routing and 15 new APIs.
Where do you want to go eat? What movie should we watch? What do you feel like doing this weekend? Any of those questions sound familiar to you? Sometimes the answer is simple, but other times you simply don't want to be forced to think. Fear not, ProgrammableWeb is here to help for those days when you'd rather let someone else do the decision making for you. These mashups take advantage of popular social APIs such as Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and Last.fm to gather a wide range of recommendations. Give them a try, your new favorite thing may be just around the corner.
E-Commerce covers a broad range of inter-connected processes which eventually leads to a transaction between two or more parties. Recent enhancements in technology, specifically social interactions on the Web, have increased the complexity in analyzing these processes and describing E-Commerce as a whole. And, to be honest, there is a lot of confusion within the terminology of “E-Commerce” itself. The exact definition of E-Commerce varies depending on your source, and you might hear words like e-business, e-retailing, and online shopping all used interchangeably. Mind you, they all have different meanings.
MyBantu is an interesting little mashup, available as an iPhone app, an Android app, and a website. Its goal is to make shopping for anything, especially restaurants and movies, easier and more social. It uses Yelp API, Netflix API and various others to make it happen. It's very similar in idea to Siri, the "ultimate mashup" that Apple later gobbled up in the largest mashup acquisition ever.
If you're in a new city and want some grub, how do you decide where to go? Many of us use Yelp or other review sites. Others want a way to cut through the cruft. That's where these mashups come in. Each one finds a different way to locate restaurants to try, either through curation, semantic analysis or simply where there are deals.