Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.
Our API directory now includes 39 answers APIs. The newest is the SlimSurveys API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Answers API. We list 28 Yahoo Answers mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of answers APIs.
Here is an interview with Amber Feng, software engineer for a leading payment API on the web, Stripe. In this interview we will discuss Stripe security and dealing with multiple currencies. Check out our Stripe API profile.
Pinterest plans to shutdown its first acquisition PunchFork, including its API. FullContact API nows offers Account Stats endpoint to monitor your usage. Plus: Google Offline Conversion API is both a blessing and a curse, Facebook announces better open graph stories with Flexible Sentences, and 6 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 34 tagging APIs. The newest is the Ontos API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zemanta API. We list 6 Zemanta mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tagging APIs.
At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.
Typically, when anyone talks about APIs, they talk about internal or enterprise APIs and external or open APIs. But as the cloud services become more widely adopted, we’ll see an interest in more hybrid situation, where internal IT departments use external APIs or other services as part of a broader architecture.
A company named Animoto is experimenting with an unusual API business strategy: Revenue sharing. And because the company takes a customized approach, it often negotiates significant advances from its API partners.
Get access to more than 3000 public video conferencing facilities via WhyGo API, Socialcam gives API access to public videos. Plus: Speed up your API Integration, Open Source Civic Wiki Adds API to Project and 22 New APIs.