After much anticipation, The New York Times has released its first API: a Campaign Finance API that allows developers to retrieve contribution and expenditure data based on United States Federal Election Commission filings (our New York Times Campaign Finance API profile). The API is part of the new Times Developer Network, which will eventually give developers access to several APIs.
Dipity is an innovative web service that lets users create interactive multimedia timelines for anything from breaking news to Internet Memes. But the real action is behind the scenes with their extensive web service, which allows third parties to build and manage timelines programmatically (our Dipity API profile).
Yahoo has taken a major step in the evolution of search APIs with today’s release of BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service). The BOSS platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo’s index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.
No shortage of new APIs lately. Here’s a set of recent additions to the PW Directory that give you news aggregation, social media sharing, and business SMS messaging:
Daylife: The news aggregation service Daylife now offers their own API. A showcase example is shown below: the Treehugger RGNDX, or Green Index, that lets you track media [...]