This week we had 48 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS integration service, environmental database, web hosting management services, social games mechanics platform, realtime public transit information and a book trading community service. In addition we covered Datafiniti’s efforts to provide the web’s datasets via SQL queries. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This week we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a virtual work service, daily deals aggregation service, torrent sharing service, stock market data service, social media advertising service and a video sharing site. In addition we covered 3Scale’s release of three new APIs. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This week we had 35 new APIs added to our API directory including an electronic music downloads service, corporate social responsibility ratings database, trip planning service, health information content syndication service, project management software and a social marketing platform. Below is more details on each of the 35 new APIs.
Panelists and presenters at last week’s Open Government West 2011 conference in Portland, Oregon tackled the topic of government sponsored app contests. Attendees asserted that not all app contests are designed the same way and there are different benefits and drawbacks with each kind. An overarching issue seemed to be the value returned to the public on government investment in app contests. Governments are looking for the best way to offer services to the public in the face of budget cuts and are eyeing citizen generated apps.
In addition to the the new APIs we highlighted earlier this week, there are plenty of other new entries in our API directory. Some other notable new APIs include a location based advertising API from Placecast, an open platform for data sharing from Socrata, and a new service from Sony Ericsson for music identification and music chart access.