December 8, 2014
Single purpose API
Related Articles (171)
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Climate, Payments, and Database. Highlights include an API for searching music libraries by mood, genre, or BPM, and an API for compressing and optimizing images. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
It used to be that if you wanted distribute and promote your music, you needed a label or manage to get your music in the hands of those that would be interested. Now, that's completely old hat and these days, bands are able to handle production, distribution and promotion in a way that is both genuinely engaging and highly effective. OneRPM is a powerful tool in the way of digital distribution. Create an account, upload your content, manage it, and distribute it to ever major and minor digital outlet around--now including Facebook.
If you are looking for sound samples on the web and want to add them programmatically to your apps, the Freesound API may be just what you need. Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Users can join Freesound and upload their sound files and share it with others. Recently it also announced that it has crossed 100,000 songs in its database.