Saving Face: Skybiometry’s Face Detection API

Greg Bates, October 15th, 2012

SkyBiometry Face Detection and RecognitionSkybiometry’s cloud-based face detection API serves as a drop-in replacement for’s API. This REST-based API can be used in combination with almost any programming language, making it possible to integrate with any device that has internet connectivity.

Sunglass API: the Google Docs for 3D Objects

Eric Carter, August 1st, 2012

SunglassCAD tools have assisted architects and engineers in product development for decades. Despite their widespread adoption and usefulness, two aspects of CAD tools remain pretty consistent across the CAD landscape: high costs and proprietary software. Sunglass aims to alleviate both pains of traditional CAD tools through the Sunglass API. Sunglass co-founder and CEO, Kaustuv DeBiswas, asserts: “We don’t want to compete on a feature-by-feature basis” with traditional CAD tools.  Rather, the Sunglass API constitutes a collaboration tool that serves “as the bridge for sharing 3D product design data and for managing version control for engineers and colleagues working across different systems.

Today In APIs: Twilio Contest, Viddy announces public API, Mashape API Marketplace and 13 New APIs

Romin Irani, July 31st, 2012

TwilioWin a full conference pass to TwilioCon 2012. Viddy opens up its API. Mashape goes public with API Marketplace.Plus: Sunglass API Fuels CAD Connections, Facebook is rolling out an Instapaper-style ‘save it later’ feature and 13 New APIs.

49 New APIs: Huffington Post, SNTMNT and iKnode

Wendell Santos, July 8th, 2012

This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a video sharing service, sentiment analysis of financial Twitter feeds, political opinion poll results, application backend service and sports betting information service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: New TextMaster API, Facebook “want” button and 22 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, July 4th, 2012
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FacebookTextMaster announces a translation, copywriting, and proofreading API. Facebook code shows evidence of potential “want” button. Plus: Amazon provides more detail into the causes of its recent service outage.

16 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon Mechanical Turk, Facebook and Zappos

Adam DuVander, April 30th, 2011

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 16 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include EEA Discomap, and The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Twitter and And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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