The Mendeley R sample code by Mendeley shares code and its respective application that consumes the Mendeley API. This app retrieves the number of users that have read a document according to a DOI, producing a barplot of readers by academic status. To run the example, register client at http://dev.mendeley.com/ and follow 3 more steps available on GitHub. Authored by Matt Thomson.
In a world of forward thinking applications, social networks, SMS and loads of instant chat options, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to instantly getting information. It's all about easy accessibility and real-time, and it's no different when it comes to file transferring and sharing. There are several file sharing options out there, but there is always room for improvement and Droplr is a file sharing service that offers a very user-friendly experience. By accessing the Droplr API, developers also have the opportunity to integrate its functionality with other applications.
Late last week Google announced the release of version 3.0 of their Google Documents List Data API. This latest release addresses several feature requests filed by developers and also aims to improve speed and stability of the API itself (our Documents List Data API Profile). The most notable detail in this release is the ability to upload and download files in PDF.
There is a lot of discussion going on right now about what is wrong with the American public school system and about how to fix it. But despite heated debates about what's working and what's failing, there is still a lack of good information, particularly when it comes to what teachers need in their classrooms and what matters most to parents. DonorsChoose.org is trying to bridge that gap and now has a contest to encourage developers to help by using its DonorsChoose API.