Lambda Labs to debut Facial Recognition API for Google Glass. Will we finally see the release of the Pinterest API? Plus: National Crime Victimization Survey Data is now available in open data format for developers and 9 new APIs.
The ever elusive Pinterest API made news once again this week when its documentation briefly appeared on the Pinterest developer site. Here at ProgrammableWeb, the Pinterest API profile is our most viewed page showing that developers are itching for more information. While the official API hasn’t been released, we’ve still seen a number of mashups that take advantage of Pinterest’s functionality. Below we highlight a few of them.
Hostelbookers has a new API. TippingCircle helps developers organize group payments. Plus: Miami Beach’s tourism API, Angelhack hackathon, and 9 new APIs.
Some Twitter users may have, at some point, had the need to share a conversation or a string of tweets with other people, and would have been left frustrated with the discovery that there wasn’t really a way to do that. This was the very frustration that fuelled the creation of TweetVue; a tool that makes it possible to share Twitter conversations with other people. In addition, TweetVue’s API gives developers access to this data, allowing them to access and share these conversations.
Good news for developers who are migrating to the Twitter API version 1.1. They now have until June 11 to make the transition. After that, it’s lights out for any application still running on v1. The original retirement date for v1 was May 7, but Twitter postponed that date to accommodate more blackout testing.
The 600 million numbers that Truecaller has in its directory have been collected via crowd-sourcing. Truecaller’s users can share their contacts and in return they get access to search in the collaborative database. Thanks to this collaborative data solution, the directory is growing and being updated continuously. It also contains numbers that no other directories have, e.g. pre-paid phones.
Orchestrate.io, a technology startup founded in March 2013, has just announced that the company has obtained a seed investment round of $3 million. Orchestrate.io is a brand new data API designed to eliminate the need for deploying databases when building new applications or when adding new features to existing applications. In addition to developing and deploying the Orchestrate.io service for strategic partners, the seed funding will be used to expand the core development team and deploy the service across multiple cloud providers on several continents. True Ventures leads the Orchestrate.io funding which has also been joined by Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners.
Our API directory now includes 95 sharing APIs. The newest is the Screenhero API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zillow API. We list 79 Box.net mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sharing APIs.