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This article is part of a multi-part series about Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs that were added to our directory during 2018. are covered here. These Lifestyle and Education APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
For this installment of the Most Interesting API series, we focus on APIs added to our directory in categories including Sports, Music, Games, News Services, Video, Gambling, eSports, Emoji, Comics, Animation, Memes & Gifs, Photography, Books, Poetry, and Podcasts. Have a look at what our list below
Bing has announced the addition of the Bing Maps Local Insights API, this news comes just 6 days after the release of the related Bing Maps Local Search API. Both new offerings provide developers with tools for building applications and integrations that solve problems close to home for many users.
In January 2019, Google is deprecating its Picasa Web Albums Data API and disabling all associated OAuth scopes. Any existing applications using the API will continue to work until that time. In March 2019, the Picasa Web Albums API will be turned off at which point all calls will fail.
Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.
This tutorial will show you how to make a heatmap using Mapbox GL JS. Heatmaps can be used to display a large amounts of points in a visually engaging way for your audience. Here we refer to heatmaps as a visualization that is useful for showing the density of points over an area.
Everypixel, a stock image search engine that uses AI to analyze images on the basis of aesthetic appeal, has expanded the Everypixel API to include User Generated Content Photography Scoring. The API already provided functionality for image tagging, stock photo scoring, and visual search.
Here Technologies has announced a beta of its new location data management cloud service: Here XYZ. XYZ is an open, community driven project that allows contributors to upload, manage, and display location data in a simple, and scalable manner. The service includes APIs and SDKs.
Google's Photos Library API is now generally available. The API helps developers easily consume and use photos and videos through connecting, uploading, and sharing functionality. While the API is open for use, Google introduced a Google Photos partner program for large integrations.
Here Mobility has launched its HERE Mobility SDK. The SDK aims to democratize the mobile ecosystem by offering developers access to mobility services and map & location services. The SDK was originally beta tested by a select group and then tested through various hackathons.
Just a few months after Google entirely restructured its pricing scheme for Google Maps, TomTom has announced that maps and traffic tiles will be freely available on its Android and iOS SDKs. While the free option is new, there is a cap to features and transactions permissible without charge.
How one company analyzed the cost of its integral use of the Google Map's Platform. Poland's GdziePoLek.pl incurred a huge monthly charge for the mapping data it relied on to locate the best sites for purchasing medications — it's primary value-added service provided to its customers.
The Bing Maps Time Zone API is now generally available. The API is a set of REST APIs designed to cover a variety of scenarios developers often deal with when it comes to time zones. Among the capabilities of the API are time zone conversion, list time zones, and find a time zone.
MapAnything describes itself as a Location of Things company. Recently, the company introduced a suite of APIs that provide programmatic access to its routing and optimization engines. The company is specifically focused on fleets and routing B2B companies, and plans to introduce more APIs soon.
Microsoft has added waypoint optimization to the Bing Maps Routing API, which allows developers to create routes between driving locations. The API is ideal for delivery and transportation businesses, and the route optimization functionality is intended to address the traveling salesman problem.
This week, 500px cryptically announced the 500px API would no longer be available for free. The announcement hints that the API will continue to be available for a price, but no pricing tiers or models have been published. The announcement was made via Hacker News and developers are speculating.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, TV, and Insurance. Highlights include an AirGMS API for integrating with the Airbnb-like platform, and Perfect Tense API which helps apps proofread text. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.