May 15, 2007
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Online recipe sharing has had its effect on the way people cook in general. With hundreds of recipes and clever cooking tips available at the click of a button, anybody can become a home cooking maestro in their own right. We Eatt is another addition to the online recipe sharing world, allowing users to store recipes, add images and even show off their cooking skills with video. The We Eatt API allows developers to automate recipe searches and access recipe information to be included in other applications.
During undergrad, I worked on a few side projects, with most of them using some sort of social-networking API. It was great learning some new skills and at the same time it was rewarding to tap into the vast networks of established sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Cue to postgrad and I had to complete a research component as part of my course requirements. With a nudge from my supervisor I asked the question: "Is it viable to have a generic social networking API? Will it be useful?"