API Spotlight: FoodEssentials, Systran Link, and Bird Species With the Xeno-Canto API

Matthew Scott, November 2nd, 2012

GnipOf the many APIs we published this week, twenty were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twenty, which included the Gnip YouTube Comments API. The basic idea of the API is to aid social media managers with harnessing the value from users comments and applying those values in ways that will help the company.

Not That Cloud: The Cliflo API and Climate Watch in New Zealand

Greg Bates, October 30th, 2012

CliFloThe Cliflo API from New Zealand’s  National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) gives access to data from 6,500 climate stations maintained by the government of New Zealand. The API webpage notes that access is by subscription, though the cost is free, suggesting that only registration and agreement with the terms and conditions are required. Access to data gathered by Pacific Island stations is restricted by agreement with Pacific Island countries. However it is possible to obtain access by permission.

81 New APIs: Google, Revel and Instafilter.io

Wendell Santos, October 21st, 2012
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This week we had 81 new APIs added to our API directory including a Google Apps reseller account management service, iPad point-of-sale service, photo manipulation service, customer feedback service and a customer loyalty program service. We also covered three APIs for beating CAPTCHAs and reviewed the DynaMed clinical reference API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: GraphEffect Launches Shift.com, Twilio Introduces Flask-RESTful, and 9 New APIs

Wendell Santos, October 18th, 2012

TwilioGraphEffect launches Shift.com, a new business collaboration platform. Twilio announced Flask-RESTful, a lightweight Flask extension for building APIs. Plus: Bing Ads V8 sandbox is released, Yodlee Interactive announced that they have doubled their annual growth for their API business and 9 new APIs.

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