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Daily API RoundUp: Paperplane, OrgHunter, eBay, FutureMargin, Bing Maps

Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories eCommerce, Location, and PDF. Featured today is an API for processing webpages into PDF documents automatically, and APIs for the OrgHunter philanthropic enabled business platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

Daily API RoundUp: Airbnb, LIFX, Flow.ai, FormAPI

Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Entertainment, and Internet of Things. Highlights include a developer tool for automated PDF creation and APIs for weather reports designed to target and engage users. Take a look at what else is new.

Daily API RoundUp: Meya, Rakam, GetBadges, Linkfire

Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Music, and Games. Highlights today include the GetBadges API for gamification servicesand the Linkfire API for deeplinking apps to music retailers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Business and Productivity

This article is part of a 10-part series where we discuss interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Business and Productivity APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.

Global Hackathon Seeks PDF Extraction Solutions

An upcoming PDF Liberation Hackathon is aimed at raising developers' skills in unlocking data from PDF sources. The hackathon will be held onsite in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco on Jan. 17 - 19, 2014, while international developers can also compete remotely. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizer Marc Joffe about how API-focused developers can participate.

O'Reilly's "Mining the Social Web" a Stand-Out Resource for Social Developers

For the developer seeking to experiment efficiently with social APIs, O'Reilly's 2nd Edition of "Mining the Social Web" is a truly outstanding resource. Author Matthew A. Russell drops the developer right into the sandbox of each social network (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ are particularly emphasized, as you would expect) with just the right amount of explanation about what's accessible via each dataset, and then clears out all the obstacles so they can start data mining against very clear examples.
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WhatsOnMyBookshelf API: Making Your Used Books Go Further

WhatsOnMyBookshelf is an online book trading application that makes it possible for users to exchange books using a simple point system. For avid readers who have rapidly growing collections of books they've already read, this is a clever little app to help them get their hands on new reads without having to spend any actual cash. WhatsOnMyBookshelf also provides the WhatsOnMyBookshelf API that provides access to this functionality.

Printzel API: Creating Stylish Photo Books Goes Mobile

For snap-happy smartphone and tablet users, having somewhere to store their treasured pics is probably very appealing. Photo books have been a trendy favourite for a while now, and Printzel is an app-powered platform that allows users to create their own printed photo books directly from their mobile and tablet devices. The company also provides the Printzel API that now makes it possible for developers to offer printed books from their own applications.

Easily Create eBooks from Web and Blog Content with Ebook Glue

Ebook Glue creates simple publishing tools that ease the process of readying content for electronic reading devices. Its flagship product, the Ebook Glue API, constitutes a straightforward tool that converts content to an ebook that its easily read on an ereader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Android device, etc.).  As long as the content can be sent over HTTP, Ebook Glue can convert content to an ebook.

Wattpad API: A Social Platform For Storytellers

In a similar way that SoundCloud provides a creative and social outlet for aspiring and established musicians, so Wattpad provides an exciting tool that connects talented writers with a community of keen readers. It's an application created for web and mobile, facilitating a world-wide community that shares and discovers stories in an online, social environment. Wattpad's API opens up further possibilities, providing developers with access to this functionality and allowing them to integrate it with other applications or create new ones.

From Printing Press to API: Book Publishers' Revolutionary Tools

Before 1500, monks spent their lives copying the Bible by hand. That method was replaced by printing presses for the next 500 years. Today, ebooks are set to end the practice of pulping trees and smearing them with ink. In all this change the direction of information access has been constant for half a millennium: faster and faster, easier and easier. The next revolution for publishers is APIs for books.