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Catching-up on some of the latest APIs in our API directory, here are 4 of note. One API lets you leverage semantic web subject identifiers in your apps, another gives you an easy way to define and lookup Twitter hashtags, the next gives you access to an audio and video search engine, and the fourth provides access to a service for custom map data and metadata. Here are the details on each of these:
Getting from A to B in the most cost effective way can be difficult if you're just guessing as you go. TaxiMe is an application that provides users with cost estimates for cab fares and trip information for major cities in the U.S. and Canada. This means users can plan their journeys beforehand and know exactly what the costs involved will amount to. TaxiMe's API allows access to cab contacts and rates for these different cities.
The Signinghub API helps accomplish something that looks simple (see image below) but is tricky to do securely: digitally sign a document. The API, using REST-based web services with XML responses, makes its possible to incorporate digital signing into your application that is based on the Public Key Infrastructure.