Telephony and voice APIs are one of the most active segments of the API and mashup world. For example, in the past week, two of the latest mashups in our directory use telephony APIs in innovative ways (the directory has 42 telephony-related APIs):
Demonstrating a new way to build commercial applications on an API, Google’s YouTube team have announced a new partnership with Sony that uses the YouTube API to allow players to record gameplay and upload clips directly to YouTube from their game console
As portable GPS devices become increasingly commonplace in cars, it was only a matter of time that such devices would become also networked and programmable. Dash Navigation, the maker of Dash Express, a “two-way, Internet-connected GPS navigation system,” announced yesterday DashApps, an API and developer program for the Dash Express.
If you want a hacking diversion on your New Year’s holiday, here’s a mashup-related idea: turn your Nintendo Wii into a controller for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D maps. Our first Mashup of the Day for 2008 comes from this article by Brian Peek that shows you how to do it along with accompanying video and [...]
As you can see on the /contests page here, there have been lots of mashup contests on lots of topics held in the past two years. This week there’s an entirely new form of mashup contest for developers: the O’Reilly Media and StrikeIron Telephony Mashup Contest. What is it and how do you compete? [...]
Sounds like everyone had a great time at Yahoo!’s Hack Day. About 400 people spent 24 hours on the Yahoo! campus of not just hacking (as expected), but also an unannounced 90 minute performance from Beck. See this post from Chad Dickerson, the Hack Day Blog, and this news story for more (in the latter [...]
Over the past couple weeks the folks at RealNetworks’ Rhapsody have made some product announcements which have an API component, but that API piece hasn’t received a lot of press yet. Most of the initial buzz has been about the new devices like the upcoming SanDisk Sansa and the Sonos 2 home stereo device (with [...]