July 3, 2015
Single purpose API
With Lemonade Stand, users can search for things to buy in a location-based manner, or add their own listings of things they wish to sell. The application is currently available as a client for Android, with a possible Windows Phone 7 version on the way soon as well, from a 3rd party developer that released an early version. Its Lemonade Stand API allows other developers to either code their own clients or use it in mashups.
The limitation so far has been that users and developers usually have to wait for the big players like Google, Yahoo and Bing to add the relevant information to their maps. CloudMade has conveniently side stepped this issue by allowing its maps to be collaboratively edited, making it a kind of “Wikipedia for maps”. The results have been quite impressive, as TechCrunch reports.
Lawyers and Doctors have a special place in our society. Most of us need them at some time or the other. Avvo is a directory focused on lawyers and doctors, allowing us to search them based on their area, expertise, user ratings and other criteria. Now its Avvo API provides the same functionality to your applications.