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- Get a recap of popular TV shows on the go. Point your mobile phone browser to www.411sync.com, then use the keyword tvrecap and get a recap of popular TV shows.
- Follow World Cup Cricket in real time on your phone using SMS, WAP or email. Use the keyword cricscore and get back results of ongoing matches.
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Food-sharing mobile photo app Foodspotting had an API since day one. Of course, every mobile app has an API, at least if it needs to store or retrieve non-trivial data. Most of those interfaces stay hidden away, private APIs with only that single, internal audience. Foodspotting, on the other hand, signed Zagat as an early partner and now also has OpenTable, among others, using its Foodspotting API. The company is not exactly making it widely available for any developer, though the documentation is public, planting it in a vast grey area that's becoming increasingly common.
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