August 18, 2014
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When video rental and streaming company Netflix released its Netflix API, it was meant to support its DVD-by-mail business. In the time since the Netflix API was released, the business has shifted to streaming instant video, from hundreds of devices. Meanwhile, the Netflix API hasn't changed much and it's time for a redesign, according to Netflix's Daniel Jacobson in his talk at OSCon Wednesday. Jacobson's talk offers examples of how the next iteration might look, including doing away with versions, but creating unique endpoints for each partner's application.
StoryCorps used the WordPress API and PhoneGap to create a website and companion apps that allow users to tell and publish the stories of their lives directly from a smartphone.
Our API directory now includes 105 entertainment APIs. The newest is the Boxfish API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Rovi Cloud Services API. We list 10 Rovi Cloud Services mashups. The Rovi Cloud Services API was also our most popular movies API. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of entertainment APIs.