Boxfish, television discovery startup, released an improved TV discovery app this past week. With the new release, Boxfish decided to make its technology available to third parties via an API. Boxfish allows the use of natural language to search for particular topics currently discussed on TV, or users can find out what is currently most popular on tv. The thought behind the API aims to empower other providers.
Zinc.tv, an Internet video content management system, provides a suite of cloud based apps that allow users to create custom platforms that manage their internet television content. Over the past 4 years Zinc.tv has been steadily evolving into a system that goes beyond an end-user application. The company pays close attention to how users maneuver and creates tools to improve the user experience. One great tool is the Zinc.tv Remote Control API. This API helps developers integrate a user's remote control with Zinc’s online video functions.
The W3C announced 3 APIs in various stages of development. The TV Control API and Webmentions API were released in development states while the Geolocation API has reached its second edition. Expanded location sources power the Geolocation API and the other APIs further propel the connected world.