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.
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.
Our 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.
Quick: 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.
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.
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 “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.
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.
Facebook Platform Updates include restricting content by age and new ad guidelines. Temboo API provides a common way to access 100+ APIs. Plus: Google puts code of all its Cloud offerings on Github and 17 new APIs.