Online shopping is easy, fast and convenient, but sometimes only the brick-and-mortar experience will do—like when you need modeling clay for your child’s science project due … tomorrow! Luckily, our mobile devices can still serve us well in the physical world, helping us compare prices and find inventory at the closest store.
Chris Sheldrick, CEO of the London-based company what3words, has taken a novel approach to the task of navigation with a new API. Sheldrick’s idea stems from the logistical difficulties he encountered while working internationally in the music business. During that period in his career, Sheldrick was faced with coordinating the rendezvous of dozens of people in remote locations. Despite his best efforts at communication, people would still find themselves calling one another on the day of a meeting, seeking clarification on the location of the meeting place.
This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Displet API. Displet allows developers to integrate Displet’s RETS/IDX realestate solutions into their websites. More importantly, Displet revamps the web design functionality including the ability to search properties, favorite, history, and even different information requirements if users are getting more serious about a property. Property data is used from MLS. To learn more about the Displet API visit the Displet site as well as the Displet API blog post.
The Scout API, by T3, enables 3rd parties to take advantage of the context the company brings to advertising. Added to location sensitivity, which has been employed by the likes of Walgreens and others geofencing their stores, Scout brings weather, time, speed and orientation. Scout joins a list of 274 advertising APIs in our directory. Public documentation is unavailable; interested developers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we had 53 new APIs added to our API directory including an application development platform for GM vehicles, browser testing service, real-time data from Google Analytics, location-based analytics service and cloud application extension service. In addition we covered a managed video platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.