March 25, 2016
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Most of us would know exactly what the phrases 'slug bug', 'punch bug' or 'punch beetle' mean. They're normally associated with sudden shrieks and a punch in the arm. I'm talking about that old car game that created hours of fun for any kid on a boring car journey. The object of the game was to be the first to spot a Volkswagen Beetle, call out 'slug bug' and punch the other player in the arm. Using Google Street View Imagery via the Google Maps API, Volkswagen has brought this much-loved, old tradition into the modern digital world. Now anyone, anywhere can play the game without ever having to be in a car.
Messaging just got a lot more interesting to look at. Words say a lot, but a picture is worth a thousand of them; imagine the levels of communication that could be achieved using both. Doodle Republic is a messaging platform that provides the tools to create messages that include words and images. Basically, people chat by creating their own art and sending it to friends as a Chatoon. The Doodle Republic Chatoon API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to include it in other applications.
There's nothing that can spoil a night out more quickly than being turned away because you aren't wearing the right kind of jacket, or feeling out of place because you totally missed it on the venue's vibe and style. Well, that's where Dress Code Finder is worth its weight in gold; it's an application that provides detailed dress code information for over 70 000 venues in the US. In addition, the company provides the Dress Code Finder API that allows developers to access this helpful information and integrate it with other applications.