At today’s NordicAPIs, Mark Cheshire, COO of API Management Platform 3scale, urged participants to act now to introduce APIs into their business. Not only is software eating the world, said Cheshire quoting Marc Andreessen, but, as his CEO Steve Willmott has rephrased, APIs are eating software.
Looking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That’s no surprise; we’ve cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, “are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example.” Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge’s Taxi Fare Calculator.
Of the many APIs we published this week, fourteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fourteen, which included the Stamps.com API. The Stamps.com API provides web-based applications or ecommerce site with a platform allowing users to generate USPS shipping labels in virtually any technology environment
FlightStats, a leading provider of global flight and airport information services, just announced the launch of a new Flight Alerts API (beta) that provides access to “push-based alerting of flight status information.”
This past week 5 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Cicero, FlightStats, FlightView, Sports Data and Sports Power. The most often used APIs this week are Cicero, FlightStats and FlightView. And [...]
Of the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.
Let’s talk languages: in this case, not computer programming languages, but human languages. According to the 2009 edition of the SIL International publication Ethnologue: Languages of the World, the estimated 328 million English speakers in the world are dwarfed by the 1.2 billion people who speak Chinese as a first language. And though English has become the lingua franca of many tech industries, users still prefer to interact with products and services in their native tongue. No doubt this was one of the factors which led FlightStats, Portland-based provider of global flight tracking and airport information, to start offering its FlightStats API data in languages other than English.
FlightStats is starting by adding Simplified Chinese, but it won’t end there. The API Strategy Conference has been Rescheduled for February 2013. Plus: MongoDB company announces strategic investment from Intel Capital and Red Hat, Active points to new related APIs in ProgrammableWeb, and 13 new APIs.
Of the many API’s we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will launch those 12 into the spotlight, which include the Muvi API for accessing information on movies and celebrities. On top of this accessible knowledge, Muvi users can interact with other users with similar intrests and feel safe with the API’s secure encryption. To learn more about the Muvi API visit the Muvi site and read the Muvi API blog post