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User authentication in apps is a pain, even if you've built an authentication system dozens of times. Forms, sessions, user tables, validation, password management, the list goes on in the seemingly never-ending to-do list for setting up a simple signup, login, and logout system for your app. OpenID company Janrain makes it easier, building on top of social networks.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Social, Data Mining and Graphics. Highlights include an API which provides DigitaltMuseum collection data in Norway and Sweden and an API to retrieve postal codes globally. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.