Although some developers may be unaware of the prevalence of real-time APIs, they are already used by some of the world’s most popular providers. This post by Phill Leggetter for the Pusher Blog discusses five reasons why API providers should embrace a real-time API to add more value to users.
BandPage creates a platform where musicians, fans and others in the music industry can interact easily. For musicians, it can be difficult to stay connected to fans who are scattered all over the web. BandPage aims to rectify this issue by providing musicians with a one-stop-shop solution; update once and publish everywhere. Bands simply create a BandPage profile and all their info is updated across various other online channels as well. The BandPage API allows third party developers to access this data and integrate it into other applications.
Local marketplace Zaarly has launched a Zaarly API for adding Zaarly buttons to any website. "Zaarly Anywhere" allows users to request products from someone nearby, such as from simple errands to complex products.