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Retrieving data about films, TV shows, and movie related details can be easy with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Developers looking to create applications for film buffs should check out this list of ten most popular APIs listed in ProgrammableWeb's Movies category.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Entertainment, Feedback and Writing. Highlights include an API that returns readability scores and an API for software team chat features. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Accounting, Education, and Feedback. Highlights include APIs from Xero small business accounting service and an API that predicts the effects of climage change on businesses. Here's a look at the what is new.
Pluralsight has launched the Pluralsight Technology Index which lists more than 300 software development technologies including languages, frameworks, libraries, data stores, and tools. The index draws from 8 billion data points to calculate trending growth rates and popularity worldwide.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Big Data, Feedback, eCommerce and Marketing. Today's highlights include several APIs for SuperAwesome children's digital network and marketing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Six APIs and several SDKs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Video, Feedback, and Tools categories, among others. Here's the rundown of what is new.
The TripAdvisor Content API allows access to location-based information on travel destinations.
Product Hunt is a website that allows users to discover and rank products. They have just opened access to a limited amount of developers.
Google Maps is rolling out an enhanced feature for "Explore Nearby" that gives users more control over location based suggestions.
Apartment Guide has just announced a new partnership with Reputation.com in conjunction with the release of their Review API. The API enables Reputation.com to aggregate Apartment Guide's 190,000 Resident Ratings & Reviews for analysis and reporting purposes.
For those who love good food and great dining, a good restaurant guide is key. What would be even better is if that guide could tell you where the restaurant is, what it has on offer and what everybody's saying about it. That's pretty much what MenuMania does; it's a customisable, community-based restaurant guide for discovering new places to eat within New Zealand. MenuMania also provides the MenuMania API, allowing developers to access the database of restaurant information for display on other websites and applications.
Many a man (or woman) holds a deep passion for a good brew, and when faced with beer-themed conversation, would probably have a lot to say on the matter. So, where better to invest some time and intellect than an online community of enthusiasts, dedicated to all things beer? TheBeerSpot is just that - a place where the every day beer drinker, home brewers and people in the industry can connect and share anything beer related. TheBeerSpot API is available so that this data can be displayed or used on other websites or applications.
If there's a problem, fix it. Sounds simple enough, but what if you don't quite know what the problem is? For business, customer feedback is vital in the race to stay ahead of the pack; knowing what is and isn't working for people is key. The Medallia API provides a solution to this problem.
GoodGuide is a service that we have been using as a family for a while. It attempts to analyze a product holistically & scientifically to produce a simple 1 to 10 rating of its "goodness." I am personally satisfied to see that the GoodGuide API will share this data with the world.
Sometimes, when assessing a website, it helps to know how popular it is. These days, there are a lot of ways to learn this, including a few recent mashups. There are also other apps that assess popularity, using different APIs and analysis to do so. Below we have a selection of some of the recent mashups that dig into determining ranking and popularity.
Anyone who runs an app these days has no doubt attempted to handle all customer service through email. While this may be a great way to interact with your customers, it can get difficult to track just how helpful your email help is. That's where Nicereply and its Nicereply API can help. And it even has a brand new example app, the product of a little recent criticism.
Do you use Twitter? Then you really must find out where you fare in these Twitter mashups, which use your tweets, your followers and a number of other factors to determine your rank (or so the following services want you to do). The results are indisputable, but if you don't like what one has to say, try another!