September 19, 2014
Single purpose API
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Growing up, summertime always meant movies. While this summer has seen a spectacular run of flops, there are still good movies to watch in the theaters not to mention the choices avilable through streaming or on demand. Rotten Tomatoes has always been a handy option for finding out the latest news and reviews on movies. This week we'll take a look recent mashups that all make use of the Rotten Tomatoes API. Read below for more details.
Perhaps you're wondering which movie to see tonight? You could ask your friends on Twitter, or you could use Fflick to find out what they've already said. Fflick is a social movie review site, where the reviews come in bite-sized pieces from Twitter. The way its developers combine the reviews with other APIs and visuals shows how an excellent site can be built by bringing in content from elsewhere.
Ninteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Email, and News. Highlights include an API that provides access to data from the Ethiopian Movie Database, and APIs for Microsoft Office 365 integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.