May 13, 2014
If you are looking for sound samples on the web and want to add them programmatically to your apps, the Freesound API may be just what you need. Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Users can join Freesound and upload their sound files and share it with others. Recently it also announced that it has crossed 100,000 songs in its database.
Locu, one of CNN's hot startups to watch, has released an API that exposes Locu's database of business information to third party developers. Locu launched the Locu API at Tech Disrupt SF 2012 and drew immediate attention. The API allows developers to retrieve real-time business data (e.g. venue information, pricelists, menus, etc.) and integrate the data into existing applications. Locu's index crawls the web for business data, and the API makes that data available to other websites and applications.
With a leadership team that has worked with enterprise customers in the past, raw engineering's new built.io believes that it is well-positioned to take on the burgeoning enterprise MBaaS market. COO Matthew Baier and CTO and Founder Nishant Patel told ProgrammableWeb why interest in the built.io API was so high amongst attendees at the recent DeveloperWeek conference.