Interview Part 3: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Revises Writing Collaboration

Greg Bates, July 3rd, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example.


Interview Part 2: Nathan Kontny’s Draft Rewrites Wordprocessing

Greg Bates, July 2nd, 2013

Nathan Kontny is out to revise how you write, especially when you work with others. His online word processing program, Draft boasts features you can’t find in any other wordprocessor–like a professional editing service, for example.


Trackthis API: The Sherlock Holmes of Package Tracking

Greg Bates, November 15th, 2012

TrackThisWho needs a tracking service when you can just hop on the USPS, FedEx, UPS, or DHL website (or whoever your carrier is) and just track? Maybe you. The Trackthis API integrates an amazing array of functions into your application. The API webpage lists over 10 carriers you can get notifications for.


Culture24: Not Just Another Night at the Museum

Greg Bates, October 23rd, 2012

Culture24Culture24’s SOAP API allows developers to import or query Culture24’s events, resources, and venue information such as opening hours and address, among other types of data from their Direct Data Entry Database. The API has a single method, SearchRetrieve, by passing a SearchRetrieveRequest that returns a SearchRetrieveResponse in XML.


Behance API Gives Talent An International Platform

Candice McMillan, September 5th, 2012

BehanceBehance provides an inspired environment for talent to meet opportunity. It’s an online creative network where creative professionals showcase their work and companies discover and access that talent internationally. The idea was to build a platform that would give disorganized creatives the ability to bring their ideas to life and gain the exposure they deserve; giving them the time to focus on the creative process and not the maintenance or promotion of it. The Behance platform is accessible through the Behance API.


BC Mountain Bike Site Trailforks: Much More Than Happy Trails

Greg Bates, July 4th, 2012

Trailforks runs “a user-powered mountain bike trail database currently Trailforksfocused on BC, Canada,”  to report on trail conditions and what is required to upgrade them.Notes for the Trailforks API are like the bike trails it reports on: rough. But the site’s creator, Trevor May,  promises more documentation soon.


Ongage: Stamping Out Return to Sender

Greg Bates, June 26th, 2012

OngageFounded in 2010 and based in White Plains, NY, Ongage has a simple idea for email marketers: we deliver. It uses different ESPs to deliver mail according to which ones are most likely to succeed in reaching a given email address. Ongage calls this concept “micro-deliverability.”


SpeakLike’s API to Language Barriers: Hasta La Vista, Baby

Greg Bates, June 18th, 2012

SpeakLike TranslationAccording to a BBC news story, SpeakLike “crowd sources work to its pool of 3,000 translators, They can translate your blog into 35 languages and, incredibly, can even do tweets and live chats.” Plus, they have the SpeakLike API.


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