Canada’s Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is launching a new developer ecosystem to support and stimulate startup innovation in the local search and location based services market, including a certified developer program and four ways to monetize applications. The new developer ecosystem comes partly from the group's work with hackfests. “We got tired of seeing all these great ideas die after the hack, we wanted to make sure these potential local search apps were brought to market," YPG's Bradley Wing said. YPG understands the YellowAPI is a natural extension of its existing business model, and extends the reach of its advertisers by feeding their listings through 3rd parties applications built on the platform.
Take a look at the mashups that we publish on ProgrammableWeb and you can easily find services that will show you where you can see beautiful things. Maps that show the origin of photos from Instagram (Gramfeed) are becoming more and more popular. You can also find services that will tell you where you can taste great wine (AmericanWineryGuide). Today however, we will highlight a mapping service that focuses on where you can hear different sounds. I present to you, the Sound of the City API.