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.

63 Translation APIs: Bing, Google Translate and Google AJAX Language

Wendell Santos, January 15th, 2013

Our API directory now includes 63 translation APIs. The newest is the TEXTKING API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Bing API. We list 59 Bing mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of translation APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead [...]

Cambridge University Press Adds API to its Vocabulary

Eric Carter, September 4th, 2012

Cambridge Dictionaries Online Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner’s English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner’s Dictionary).

71 New APIs: Google Plus History, Merriam-Webster and Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 22nd, 2012

This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Merriam-Webster, Microsoft, Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 20th, 2012

Merriam-Webster DictionaryOf the many APIs we published this week, five were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those five, which included the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API for definitions, synonyms and antonyms. We said Webster’s API would be good news to education apps that want to include words–and their definitions–in either strictly educational or word play format. Read more in the Webster API post or check out the Merriam-Webster API profile.

Merriam-Webster Opens its References to Developers via API

Eric Carter, July 19th, 2012

Merriam-Webster DictionaryMerriam-Webster, the household name in dictionaries, launched the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API last week. The most trusted name in dictionary/thesaurus references has decided to make its resources available to developers through the new API. Merriam-Webster is making eight different resources available via the API.

Today in APIs: Skyhook’s In-Flight Location API, Amazon’s First AWS Event and 16 New APIs

Wendell Santos, July 18th, 2012

Skyhook WirelessSkyhook’s in-flight location API can now find users 35,000 feet in the air. Amazon prepares to open registration for its first AWS confrence coming in November. Plus: OnStar’s API is being used by a car sharing program, how Google rewards top developers and 16 new APIs.

Today in APIs: StormPath, Mashery and 16 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 17th, 2012

StormpathSeveral announcements already out of the Portland API Hackday. The StormPath API is expanding its developer tools and sharing six months worth of API best practices knowledge. Mashery has released a new client library generation project as open source. Plus: cheap Postgres hosting on Heroku, Programmable Webster and 16 new APIs.

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