lastfm-java is a wrapper designed to make it easier for developers to access Last.fm's functions from Java applications. The wrapper allows developers to invoke Last.fm API methods, cache data returned by the API methods, scrobble songs to a Last.fm profile, or tune in to a Last.fm radio station.
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.
Crowd.fm is an easy-to-use platform created to promote events online. It's been described by its founder Tekin Suleyman as "an amazing platform for getting events listed with a single click." The company provides the Crowd.fm API to provide developers integration options.
We've added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Music, Notifications, and Sports. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Quip document creation service, Resputate reputation service, and Mondo online bank. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.