What happens when the API is technically secure but the environment, whether widget, web site or mashup, is not? Recent security breaches in MySpace and Yahoo, which led to the release of semi-embarrassing photos of prolific celebs Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, points out the added opportunities for hackers in the open web.
The most popular video API is about to become more popular. As just announced by Googe’s Jim Patterson on the YouTube blog, YouTube Everywhere, the YouTube API has just been upgraded with some very powerful new features.
An announcement by Facebook late on Friday spotlights how they are attempting to stay ahead of the curve in exploiting the social graph.
Here are a few of the more interesting new APIs added to our API listings in the past week. They are top quality entrants in popular categories — our listings include 54 mapping-related APIs, 15 widget-related APIs, and 11 APIs tagged “government”.
ClearSpring API: The folks at widget creation, deployment and tracking service ClearSpring have been [...]
Mpire, the meta-shopping service that uses APIs from eBay, Amazon.com, Shopping.com and others, today launched a new widget service with variety of interesting shopping widgets. The Mpire widgets are unique in that they leverage their database of trillions of shopping transactions to show trends in a variety of product categories. People who install the widget [...]
In addition to the new enterprise APIs, the latest entries to our API listings in the past few days cover widgets, events and music. Here’s a summary:
yourminis: Launched last fall, this Flash-based widget startpage from the folks at Goowy now has a Flash API so you can develop your own widgets. Because they’re Flash widgets [...]
As promised, the team at Netvibes, the very popular customizable homepage, has released the developer preview of their Universal Widget API (UWA). Widgets developed using this API work not only on Netvibes but many other widget platforms and blog systems: Google IG, Apple Dashboard, and so on. It also includes the ability to widgetize any [...]