Hoppit API: Choosing Food Based On Mood

Candice McMillan, May 20th, 2013

HoppitWhat makes a trip to a restaurant a great experience is not just the fact that they serve delicious food and good wine, but it has a lot to do with the atmosphere and overall ‘vibe’ of the place. Of course, a ‘good vibe’ means different things to different people (some like it chilled and some like it loud and bustling), so imagine how cool it would be to be able to browse through dining options based on the exact atmosphere you’re looking for. That’s what Hoppit is all about; finding restaurants by atmosphere. Hoppit’s API provides access to this handy functionality.

Boxfish Releases TV Discovery and Search API

Eric Carter, May 15th, 2013

Boxfish, television discovery startup, released an improved TV discovery app this past week. With the new release, Boxfish decided to make its technology available to third parties via an API. Boxfish allows the use of natural language to search for particular topics currently discussed on TV, or users can find out what is currently most popular on tv. The thought behind the API aims to empower other providers.

Sweden’s Stockholm University Integrates EBSCO Discovery Service API into Library Software Platform

Janet Wagner, April 26th, 2013

EBSCOEBSCO announced that Sweden’s Stockholm University has selected the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) which includes custom integration of the EDS API into the institution’s library software platform. The University was looking for a reliable search and discovery solution that would be easy to integrate with the existing library software platform.

Yummly Launches API for Developers to Create Innovative Food and Recipe Apps

Janet Wagner, March 26th, 2013

YummlyYummly, a fast growing food website and recipe search platform, has announced the launch of the Yummly API which allows developers to incorporate recipe data and search functionality into third-party applications and websites.

Soleo’s New API Offers Mobile Publishers and Developers Opportunity to Monetize Apps

Janet Wagner, March 20th, 2013

SoleoSoleo, a leading cloud-based communications solutions provider, has announced the launch of a brand new “2.0″ version of the Soleo API which allows mobile app publishers and developers access to Soleo’s database consisting of more than 1.5 million advertisers and real-time data for over 15 million local merchants.

Quandl API: A Wikipedia for Numerical Data

Ajay Ohri, February 25th, 2013

Quandl Founder Tammer Kamel wants to create a new Wikipedia for Numeric Data. Quandl has built a sort of “universal data parser” which has thus far parsed about 2.8 million datasets without anything from any data publisher.  As long as they spit out data somehow (excel, text file, blog post, xml, api, etc) the “Q-bot” can slurp it up. The result is quandl.com as sort of “search engine” for numerical data.  Quandl’s bot returns data in a totally standard format. The idea with Quandl is that you can find data fast, and it is ready to use.

SeatGeek Now Empowers App Event Recommendations Via API

Janet Wagner, February 6th, 2013

SeatGeekEvent ticketing service SeatGeek has made its internal recommendations service available in the SeatGeek API. Developers can now integrate the advanced recommendations functionality of the SeatGeek platform into websites and applications.

Gravity Launches Personalization API

Eric Carter, February 5th, 2013

Gravity, focused on personalizing the internet, has launched a new series of free APIs to further its mission. The APIs enable web publishers to recommend content to users in addition to sponsored stories from paying advertisers. Prior to the API offering, Gravity tools provided recommendations based on demographic and interests through widgets and home page personalization. The API should expand Gravity’s reach into mobile apps and deeper web adoption.

Reegle Tagging API Simplifies Search for Environmental Content

Eric Carter, January 23rd, 2013

reegleReegle serves as a clean energy information portal. Founded on the belief that up to date, quality information on renewables, energy efficiency and climate change is fundamental to reformed energy policy and an accelerated clean energy marketplace; Reegle specifically targets governments, project developers, businesses, financiers, NGOs, and academia with its offering. The Reegle tagging API automates the tagging process to simplify discovery and organization.

NPG Grants Developers Access to Nature.com’s Entire Scholarly Database with OpenSearch API

Eric Carter, January 7th, 2013

Nature.com OpenSearchNature Publishing Group (NPG), leading publisher of high impact scientific and medical information, has launched the OpenSearch API that provides an open, bibliographic search service for nature.com. The API grants developers access to over half a million research articles.

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