Facebook just announced its acquisition of SportStream. Although SportStream identifies itself as a "group of die-hard sports fans," the story underneath the acquisition truly represents an API story. Over the past few months, Facebook has been building its developer toolkit with an armory of new APIs and media partners have begun to flock to its new capabilities. The platform underlying SportStream, SportsBase, and its associated API will give Facebook greater visibility into sports-based conversations across the social media ecosystem.
With the holiday weekend coming up in the U.S., avid divers may be making their way to their favorite spots. Dive.io is a web service designed for divers, so they can log their dives, share their favorite dive spots, and meet fellow divers. It's very specific, but it does its task quite well. It also has a nice API, allowing for integration of the service into, well, anything at all.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including QR Codes, eCommerce, Sports, and Backend. Highlights include an API that predicts football (soccer) match results and an API for Flow project management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.