Mashups using the same API (1)
One of the most consistently popular types of mashup is the search mashup. Our directory lists over 900 search mashups making it the third most popular type submitted. This week we're highlighting some of these mashups that have caught our eye in recent months. They go beyond searching the web and allow users to conduct searches on social platforms, data and historical archives. Read below for more details.
Wikimapia is a web service that allows users to edit information on a world map in a wiki format. Users of the site can add places, edit them, and get the information previous users have entered. The info there is currently pretty sparse, but the service is rather new. The company also recently released a Wikimapia API that supports getting information from the web service.
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner's Dictionary).
WSBE Machine Translation
||The WSBE Machine Translation API allows users to translate text from one language to another. This API supports more than 70 languages. Developers should contact WSBE for a custom plan if they intend...||Translation||01.07.2017|
||The ConstructVR API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of ConstructVR with other applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available;...||Augmented Reality||12.30.2016|
Diffbot Global Index
||Search the web like a database in realtime with the Diffbot Global Index API. The Automatic APIs scour the web regularly, indexing articles, comments, images, products and more—available...||Search||12.29.2016|
||This API provides access to game stats via TruckersMP.com. Get information about rules, a player, game time and more. TruckersMP allows users to link a steam account that has Euro Truck Simulator 2...||Games||12.28.2016|
Rice University People
||This API provides information about campus People and includes the following search parameters; Key, Name and Id. The API allows Rice University account holders access to publicly accessible data...||Education||12.27.2016|