MusicGraph API-Driven Party Play App Wins Big at SXSW

Janet Wagner, March 21st, 2014

MusicGraphLast December, Senzari launched the MusicGraph music recommendation and data access engine as well as the new MusicGraph API. Earlier this month, Senzari opened the MusicGraph API to the public, unveiling the API at the first-ever annual SXSW Music Hackathon Championship. Among the apps included in the list of overall grand prize finalists is Party Play which uses the MusicGraph API to create “a dynamic DJ for parties.”

Today in APIs: Gracenote to Launch Music Recommendation API, and 6 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 3rd, 2014

GracenoteGracenote has announced an internet music recommendation API: Gracenote Rhythm. A new API Documentation Workshop will be held in Silicon Valley next month. Plus, Sony provides SmartWatch developers some API advice and 6 new APIs.

54 New APIs: Adobe, BitTorrent Sync, and ShopYourWay

Melody Clark, November 17th, 2013

This week, we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a social people search API, a multi-lingual social network, and a product information and pricing provider. We also discussed hackathons and the top 10 mistakes in running hackathons.

Today in APIs: SAMI for Samsung, and 18 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 11th, 2013

Luc Julia, former boss of Siri development at Apple, is now demonstrating SAMI, or the Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions. Plus: AppGyver integrates Appbackr Xchange API for porting apps, how APIs facilitate open source branding, and 18 new APIs.

531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.

Two Video APIs from that Giant Search Engine that Starts with G…

Greg Bates, June 17th, 2013

GracenoteQuick: name that huge search engine you use a lot that starts with G but isn’t…Google. (Hint: it’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony.) Right. It’s Gracenote, the folks who help you identify all those tracks in your music library. Okay, it’s not exactly a search engine in the conventional sense. But it does have 130 million tracks and TV listings across 28 countries. And it handles 15 billion queries a month. We’ve covered Gracenote’s earlier APIs in a previous column.

Today in APIs: Windows Azure MBaaS Enhancements, CeeQ Face API and 12 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 14th, 2013

Microsoft enhances its MBaaS offering on Azure via Custom APIs. CeeQ invites Developers to try out its CeeQ Face Recognition API. Plus: Is Facebook all set to release an RSS Reader to capture users who are still in the hunt for a RSS Reader ever since the demise of Google Reader and 12 new APIs.

API Spotlight: Wowzer, TidyClub, and WhatLanguage APIs

Matthew Scott, March 24th, 2013

Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which include the Wowzer API. Wowzer, a provider of video screening/nterviewing, announced its Wowzer API. The Wowzer API allows developers to integrate the Wowzer features into their existing hiring process. As with many business practices, efficiency is very important, which is why Wowzer believes its video screening reduces screening time by 75% compared to phone screening.

Gracenote Launches Developer Program and Opens API to Spark Music Industry Innovation

Eric Carter, March 21st, 2013

GracenoteGracenote “touches hundreds of millions of music fans and TV viewers everyday. The Gracenote database is the largest source of music and video metadata on the planet, featuring descriptions of more than 130 million tracks and TV listings for 28 countries.” Recently, Gracenote launched a developer program that opened its Gracenote API to the developer community. The API delivers Gracenote’s rich music metadata to any connected app.

50 New APIs:, PayOnDelivery and Pheed

Kevin Sundstrom, February 3rd, 2013

This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile application advertising and monetization service, a webrtc video and audio services, a shipment tracking and notification service, an indoor mapping and commerce platform, a mobile application backend service, an unofficial transformice leaderboard and an online store for custom device covers. We also covered an API that changes the way payment processing works. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

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