Many of the world's most successful technology companies have seen their fortunes bolstered by offering open APIs, but incidents last week involving Facebook and Spotify demonstrate that open APIs are not without risk, especially when enforcement of API usage policies is lax.
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ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2017: Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education API University
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Education APIs are covered here. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Shipping, Funding, and Music. Highlights include the Spatial Neighborhood API which delivers data about human behavior based on micro-locations, and the Patreon API for crowdfunding creative services.
||The Last.fm API gives users the ability to build programs using Last.fm data, whether on the web, the desktop or mobile devices. The RESTful API allows for read and write access to the full slate of...||Music||10.30.2005|
||Eventful is the world's largest collection of events, taking place in local markets throughout the world, from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies. Eventful.com is built...||Events||10.31.2005|
||SoundCloud is the leading audio platform that enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their sounds across the web. The SoundCloud API makes most of the features from SoundCloud.com...||Music||07.10.2008|
||The BBC Developer Portal is currently available to employees. The updated service is intended to provide a persistent web presence for all BBC programs, both radio and television, in compliance with...||Media||10.29.2005|
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||The Galiboo Music API returns music metadata, assisted by artificial intelligence. Developers authenticate with token and Keys to make calls in JSON format. Galiboo API is an interface for...||Music||03.13.2018|
AudD Music Recognition
||The AudD API supports music recognition by music fragments (like Shazam) and by humming. API returns music metadata and lyrics. The API allows you to send requests by GET and POST.||Music||02.27.2018|
||The Apiseeds Lyrics API provides a searchable lyrics database with over one million song lyrics. The API supports the following responses: tracks, artists, language, and names. JSON is the preferred...||Lyrics||01.20.2018|
||Media creation platforms and apps of all types (e.g. video creation, website builders, music production) use the Storyblocks API to integrate millions of royalty-free stock video, photo and audio...||Video||11.28.2017|
||The Patreon Webhooks API allows you to receive real-time updates from Patreon servers that will eventually be many events about which you can be notified. Patreon's mission is to fund the...||Platform-as-a-Service||10.26.2017|
||ESCNostalgia allows you to rediscover past events of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Listen to and view all results and performances of ESC from 1957 until today. The website is integrated with...||Music||06.18.2017|
Spotify Mood Music
||This mashup (script) identifies an emotion from an image with Microsoft’s Emotion API, then recommends a musical playlist based on the emotion identified using Spotify's Public API.||Music||03.21.2017|
||View latest releases issued by your favorite artists, genres, and release type (album, single, soundtrack), receive email notifications when new releases appear. Sign up using G+ or Facebook||Music||02.04.2017|
||Cinemalytic is the Bollywood Movie Database. We are an open and community driven platform for curated Indian movies data. Search information like movies, actors, directors, filming locations, songs,...||Movies||01.11.2016|
||Spotisoma is an application that lets users create a Spotify playlist with Soma.fm tracks. This application uses the Spotify Metadata API service.||Music||08.06.2015|