ProgrammableWeb first covered Ordr.in a little over a year ago as it released APIs during Hackfood the Hackathon. Since then, Ordr.in has made significant strides in its relationships with developers and partners. Two relationships Ordr.in announces this week include partnerships with Microsoft and Delivery.com.
For some reason food always tastes better on a warm summer night, surrounded by good company, and with relaxing music in the background. With an ever-recovering economy and slowly decreasing unemployment rate, there is no better time to grab a bite to eat with those who matter most. Ordr.in has always provided customers with the means to find good food, scour menus for the item that will please their taste buds, and finally place a delivery order to their location. This week we’ll take a look at recent mashups that all make use of the Ordr.in API.
This past week 6 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 Mandrill and Venmo. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Ordr.in and Venmo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 5 mashups), Email (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Food (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Here is an interview with Ricky Robinett, senior Hacker at Ordr.in which promises to revolutionize the online ordering of food via an API and analytics based on that by connecting every restaurant everywhere to customers through an efficient digital platform. We have covered Ordr.in before but here Ricky talks about the API, how to increase developer involvement with the API and the huge growth in traffic in the API in 2013!
Last month ProgrammableWeb reported that Codecademy had launched a new curriculum featuring website and application development using APIs. Codecademy has just announced the addition of new APIs and courses to the curriculum.
Somebody recently told me that Thanksgiving is next week and I was sure that they were lying. Lo and behold, Thanksgiving is next week and thoughts invariably turn to food. Instead of helping you prepare that killer side dish though, this week’s mashups will come in handy when you can’t stomach any more leftover turkey. If you feel the need to get out of the house and have someone else cook for you or even if you want the food delivered to your doorstep, these mashups should help out. Read below for more details on each.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 7 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Instagram, Ordr.in and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Photos (1 APIs, 2 mashups) and Music (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll launch those ten into the spotlight, which included the Sloan Digital Sky Survey API. The SDSS has captured images covering more than a quarter of the sky, containing more than 930,000 galaxies and 120,000 quasars. The API allows developers to do a cone search, retrieving whatever is available for a given position in the sky and a given radius about that position.
Ordr.in founder and CEO, David Bloom, marks Ordr.in as the “Twilio for food.” If that description fails to provide clarity, Ordr.in builds order and menu management tools for restaurants. Its API and enhanced toolkit (Hackfood) was announced and tested at Hackfood the Hackathon last week.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dwolla, Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation , MotorsportReg.com, Ordr.in and Pinterest. The most often used APIs this week are Dwolla, MotorsportReg.com and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Payment (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: