September 20, 2014
Single purpose API
Related Articles (31)
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and data go hand-in-hand. No wonder the Database category on ProgrammableWeb is such a popular place to visit. In this article, we highlight the most visited API profiles in that category, including APIs for access to food, barcodes, and movie databases.
Here at ProgrammableWeb, we're huge advocates of API mash-ups and the hackathons which often encourage their development. Earlier this month at Hack the Midwest, the "Best in Show" award went to Qup (pronounced "kyoo-up"), a web application which combines Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes, and e-mail into a handy notification service for movie buffs.
Jinni, television and movie taste engine, has expanded its API to include a feature that discovers movies and shows that more than one viewer will enjoy: Watch Together. The Watch Together feature expands the discovery engine API to include social functionality (e.g. makes recommendations based on the tastes of multiple, disparate tastes). Based on multiple profiles of a group that would like to watch a show together, Watch Together makes a recommendation.