MapQuest Zooming Away With Its Features

Adam DuVander, August 25th, 2009

MapQuestIt may be a long way from first place in API mindshare, but web mapping pioneer MapQuest has been making major upgrades to its Flash and JavaScript APIs (our MapQuest API profile).

AOL’s MapQuest Integrates OpenID

Kevin Farnham, December 30th, 2008

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.

Top 5 AOL Video Contest Winners Announced

Kevin Farnham, August 15th, 2008

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.

Video API and Mashup Growth Accelerates

Kevin Farnham, July 9th, 2008

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.

Monetize Chat Apps with AIM Money

Kevin Farnham, June 23rd, 2008

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.

AOL Giving Away $100K in Mashup Prizes

Kevin Farnham, May 23rd, 2008

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.

Make Phone Calls With AOL’s New API

John Musser, April 30th, 2008

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.”

MapQuest Offers Unlimited Free API Calls

John Musser, March 10th, 2008

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.

AOL Launches New Blog API

John Musser, October 3rd, 2007

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 [...]

TopCoder Live Webcast Today

John Musser, June 29th, 2007

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 [...]

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