The impact of the unexpectedly large number of visitors here this week, besides nearly hitting my ISP bandwidth limit (which I substantially increased yesterday), is that the API database is growing quickly. Here’s today’s new entries with more coming shortly:
Gigablast: search service.
Library of Congress SRW: database search service (although at first glance the present status [...]
Thanks to suggestions from readers over the past 24 hours, I’ve added four more APIs to the list:
Syndic8: An excellent directory of syndicated news headlines with a rich XML-RPC API (since 2001 no less).
smugmug: online photo sharing service with XML-RPC and REST APIs along with dedicated hacks page on their site.
voo2do: interesting task management service [...]
I have seen a fair amount of reference to an API for the Audioscrobbler / last.FM online radio services. But, I can’t find it now. Does it still exist? Or is it lost, perhaps temporarily, to the merger? A couple of readers have suggested adding this. Which, I’ll be happy do do, just as soon [...]
How many Web 2.0 APIs are there? Even if there was an agreed-upon definition the list would quickly be incomplete. Do you see inaccuracies or things that need clarification here? See ways to make this site better? I can use your help. Please use the Comments form for this entry to let me know what [...]
Here’s the initial set of categories for the blog: General, News, Examples, Links, API of the Week, Security, Legal, and ROI. Frankly, if nothing else, it gives me a framework for outlining ideas. I won’t expect to get much posting done initially given most time will be spent on site and database setup.
So what’s the point of this site? Although still euphemistically ‘in beta’, the goal is to create a home page for Web 2.0 developers. Content to include news, reviews, comparisons, and examples. Formal APIs, unofficial APIs, and accidental APIs are all fair game. Anything ‘programmatic’ that’s publicly accessible online from sources including Amazon, Google, eBay, [...]