At the The Next Web Hackathon in Amsterdam, developers played with a lot of new APIs. One that caught our attention is the Gbanga Puppetmaster API. Gbanga is a location-aware gaming platform, intended for use with games where walking around within the real world matter. It's released one game, Gbanga Famiglia, a mobile phone-based app using a theme of mafia families taking over areas and finding loot. Much more exciting, however, is its API, which allows for quests within Famiglia, and other, separate location-based games.
How does the Web's largest ticket search engine improve its API? By giving developers easy access to more information, of course. SeatGeek recently made links to artists' Spotify and Last.fm profiles available through the SeatGeek API, and the company promises even more data in the future.