Snip.it lets you collect what you see on the web, be it an article, video, or image, then categorize it, add your own comments, and share it. The Snip.it API, currently in version 2, is RESTful with the response in JSON. Snip.it itself features a backbone.js-powered page load structure to speed things along.
Stanford University’s Highwire Press API is SOAP-based and uses a SUSHI protocol to issue COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) reports. The API aims to help its partner groups, of librarians, researchers and publishers in the scholarly community publish, manage content, communicate and network more easily. Hosting over 1700 journals, books and other publications, HighWire provides a publishing platform that earned it recognition in EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry.
Pocket (Formerly known as Read It Later), has just announced the introduction of the Pocket API, allowing developers the ability to easily integrate Pocket into web sites and third party applications.
Sara Gruen did it. Erin Morgenstern did it. So did Kelley Armstrong. And so have hundreds of thousands of other men and women around the world. They attempted to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days.If you were going to join NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) and participate (better hurry: starts November 1), what would be your most important tool? A computer? A pencil and paper? A cup of coffee? None hold up against that most direly needed tool…NaNoWriMo’s word count API.
Forget syncing. Imagine having twenty-four-seven access to all your media files while on the go, from anywhere you are – sounds great, right? From videos and recorded TV shows to music and pictures, Remote Potato offers users access to all of these, streamed directly from their homes. The Remote Potato API allows developers to built web based access points for user data.
Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global communications solutions provider and the parent company of ProgrammableWeb, has introduced a suite of nine “New Conversation APIs” that provide developers with easy access to IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities such as high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a Developer Portal that allows access to the New Conversation APIs and a sandbox for developers to build and test their applications.
Producer and Comedian Ricky Gervais (in partnership with CloudTalk), has just launched the first-ever voice conversation application for social media. Just Sayin’ is a free cloud based iPhone application that makes it possible for users to cross-post conversations to their Twitter and Facebook profiles. Users can share any combination of voice, text, photos, and video.
While adoption and usage of APIs tends to vary widely across different vertical industries, the one segment that has benefited most from APIs is online media. Thanks to APIs, the cost of distributing online content has dropped significantly thanks to online properties that need to content to attract people to their sites.
The AP Metadata Service that has internally powered the Associated Press’ award-winning news operation is now available to third-party developers and publishers. The service is aimed at publishers looking to “add rich metadata to their content, enabling them to connect their customers with more relevant news and information.” The AP delivers the Metadata service in a cloud-based offering via a set of APIs associated with the organizations news content.
Major U.S. music festival Lollapalooza is catering to hackers with its new Lollapalooza API and a contest. Even though music may be of interest to those who program, music festivals normally don’t fall under our purview here at ProgrammableWeb. We’re excited that this acclaimed music festival is making its data available to the public this year so developers can build applications involving their scheduling and artist info.