October 11, 2014
Single purpose API
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Imagine being able to watch your favorite game on the go, receive constant score updates, interact with your friends and even win really cool prizes for your fanaticism. If that piques your interest, then Fanatix is definitely something you should check out. With the Fanatix API, developers can easily take these features and integrate them into existing platforms.
The New York Times have just announced their latest web service API: TimesPeople. With this new API, the newspaper of record is giving developers access to their own Times-centric social network. This community feature, launched last spring, lets readers connect via their interest in the paper's content. The TimesPeople API now provides access to TimesPeople data for any user, including their profile, activities, news feed and social network (our TimesPeople profile).
The humongous amount of data that Twitter generates daily, is spawning a new breed of company that is analyzing the data and providing value-added services on it. While the data mining and intelligence applications are still in their infancy, there are interesting applications that you can use today.