Recently we wrote about the wonders of PubSubHubBub and what was possible when services push data, in real time, to external web apps. Twitter's Stream API makes it clear that we're headed towards an exciting and very real-time web. Now YouTube is along for the ride.
YouTube have announced that that they are making a notable change to their YouTube API. The API, which returns results in both XML and JSON, is getting an upgrade on the JSON side, and the change is different enough that they are giving the format a new name JSON-C.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Advertising, Financial and Spam. Highlights today include APIs for locating cell towers, integrating chat for customer service, and querying financial information of businesses and individuals.