Mashups using the same API (1)
RhymeBrain is a service made to help writers, or anyone else for that matter, find rhymes for words, make new portmanteaus, and alliterate well. When writing with figurative language, or writing poems, such a tool can be very helpful for a writer who's currently stuck. It might also be helpful for such things as computer generated literature, but for that, you'd want a robust API with full access to the database. Well, you're in luck, because it does indeed exist.
Battlefield Bad Company is a first person shooter for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It keeps an amazing amount of statistics about its players, including a score, levels, a kill count, and many other things. The bfbcs.com site has a good listing of these, in a moderately accessible format. It also offers the Battlefield Bad Company Stats API, so programmers can add this functionality to their applications.
Sometimes, when assessing a website, it helps to know how popular it is. These days, there are a lot of ways to learn this, including a few recent mashups. There are also other apps that assess popularity, using different APIs and analysis to do so. Below we have a selection of some of the recent mashups that dig into determining ranking and popularity.
||The DogAPI allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of DogAPI with other applications and sites. The main API method is retrieving photos of dogs.||Animals||07.01.2017|
||xkcd provides a Swagger RESTful API that uses JSON calls to retrieve files contain comic titles, URLs, post dates, transcripts, and other metadata. This metadata is provided in an easily-parsed,...||Entertainment||08.28.2016|
Days of the Year
||The Days of the Year API integrates daily, weekly, and monthly happenings in JSON...||Calendars||05.06.2016|
Chuck Norris Facts
||Chuck Norris Facts API allows access to a trove of tidbits about the widely acclaimed supernormal faculties of Chuck Norris. It deploys JSON format to process requests and return randomized responses...||Entertainment||05.03.2016|
Be Like Bill
||The Be Like Bill API is used to integrate "Be Like Bill" meme creation functionality to websites. The Be Like Bill meme is a stick figure that ignores trolling or offensive behavior that he runs...||Engagement||04.15.2016|