AOL has announced that its MapQuest service now supports OpenID logins as part of the new My MapQuest capability. AOL has long been an OpenID innovator. As AOL’s George Fletcher reminds us, AOL was one of the earliest OpenID providers.
AOL and TopCoder have announced the winners of the Truveo Developer Challenge. As I described in May, the contestants applied AOL’s Truveo Video Search API to develop “a cool widget, gadget, mashup or web application.” The $100,000 contest awarded $10,000 first place prizes to nine competitors.
In the past two weeks, video related mashups have been the largest category of new mashups added to the ProgrammableWeb mashups catalog. In the two weeks ending on July 6, 25% of new mashups were in the video category.
AOL is now offering developers who create applications using the Open AIM API the opportunity to make money. AIM Money is a new revenue-share platform where developers profit from ads they embed into their Open AIM applications.
Last week AOL announced the winners of their Open AIM contest and awarded prizes totaling $100,000 in the process. Held in conjunction with TopCoder, the nine first place winners received $10,000 each.
AOL has just launched a new telephony web service for developers: the Open Voice API. This API is intended to “provide third-party developers and VoIP device manufacturers with open standards protocols that will enable them to easily integrate the AIM Call Out service into softphones, as well as SIP-enabled hardware and cell phones with wi-fi connectivity.”
We’ve seen that the Google Maps API gets the lion’s share of Web 2.0-style mashups, but the overall market share leader in online mapping is still dotcom veteran MapQuest.
With yesterday’s announcement of the new AOL Journals API developers now have access to a million+ blogs hosted at AOL.
What else is notable about this? If you take a look at our AOL Journals API profile you’ll see the API itself is based on APP, the Atom Publishing Protcol (we now have 11 Atom [...]
AOL, who now have 10 open APIs listed here, are live webcasting later today the 2007 TopCoder Open from the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas. This has been called the major league of programming competitions with $260,000 in prizes and about 4,600 developers orginally entered worldwide.
See it live at 4pm ET today at dev.aol.com [...]