Father’s Day weekend is again upon us. Growing up, my dad was always the hardest to shop for. I couldn’t always tell what he would like and if he did like it, he had a tendency to buy it for himself. This week we’ll look at some mashups that might help spark some ideas for those dads that are hard to get gifts for. The mashups include a little something for every dad out there including beer, hiking, golfing and movies. Read below for more details on each. ProgrammableWeb would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
This week we’re going to take a look at the most visited mashups in the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last three months. The mashups all make use of the Google Maps API and appeared in our directory as far back as 2008 to as recently as last January. Take a look below for more details on each.
Cameras can capture what the human eye doesn’t always see, but only when they are setup and positioned correctly. One of the biggest challenges in developing an effective video surveillance system is eliminating the gaps in coverage between cameras, otherwise known as blind spots. Vumii, a maker of night vision cameras, has come up with a way to fix the problem. The Atlanta, Ga.-based company has developed a Web app based on the Google Maps API that enables users to asses a site and build a surveillance strategy based on the specific needs of a facility.
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.
The news of data visualization provider Tableau’s IPO on Friday is yet another sign that the movement behind data and analytics continues to gain steam. With that in mind, today we’ll take a look at recent mashups that allow users to perform data analytics of some kind and often show the results through interesting visualizations. Read below for more information on each.
With the weekend coming up let’s take a look back at the mashups that were added to the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last couple of weeks. We’ll cover mashups that include a tool for local discovery, a jukebox for your phone, a political social network and an app showing real time statuses of DC metro lines. Read below for more details on each.
It’s May and that means that we don’t want to spend our weekends stuck inside. We want to know if and when the weather will be good so that we can enjoy our time outside. This week’s roundup includes mashups that cover all aspects of weather forecasts. You can also take a look at previous weather mashups that we’ve highlighted. The big surprise is that Accuweather isn’t represented here. If you know of any good apps or mashups using the Accuweather API, please let us know about them.
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
“The biggest API playground in the world,” API Mashups, has announced its fifth API Mashup Contest. If you have created a mashup and need investors, PR, or mentors; submit your mashup to the contest team by May 31, 2013. The API Mashup team has revamped its webiste, expanded its user and advisory bases, and is excited to review the innovative mashups that are submitted over the next few months.
It may be hard to believe that developers are still finding new ways of using the Twitter API. The ProgrammableWeb Mashup Directory features over 750 Twitter mashups. With Version 1 of the API on the way out, we can only hope that V1.1 will produce mashups with as much innovation as the applications that we will feature here today. Below is information on 2 of the best Twitter mashups that we have seen recently.