The Mezzanine Python SDK by George Cushen is an SDK that uses the Django framework to extend services of the Mezzanine API content management platform to developers. The Mezzanine API is a RESTful API that helps developers create custom content types, programmatically interact with the search engine, and customize the way the search engine accesses different types of content.
Wikia Search has announced a new feature called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions, or WISE, which founder Jimmy Wales likens to "Facebook Apps for search results." The new platform allows third parties to build applications, called WISEApps, that Wikia Search users can enable in their accounts and which add additional functionality to relevant search results (more at our Wikia API profile). For example, the results for an ordinary search for "Chicago weather" will include a link to AccuWeather.com, but if the user enables the AccuWeather.com WISEApp, the search result will include a full graphical five-day weather forecast.
Want to launch a site today? There are only two more days to enter the Will Code for Green contest, which will pick five winners of economy- or ecology-themed web applications that consumes Bing search (our Bing API profile).
Windows Phone 8.1 adds compelling user-facing features, but it's a bit of a mystery just how much developers will be able to take advantage of them. The revised smartphone operating system from Microsoft will hit the street as soon as May in new hardware, and will be distributed to existing handsets by the summer months.