Thrutu is a company that looks to enrich phone calls by enabling the sharing of information during a phone call between two users. Thrutu lets users access and share real-time features through the use of a “button” while making calls on their Android or iPhone devices. With its first contest the company is reaching out to developers to build something great using its Thrutu API.
The Paypal Developer Challenge for Android has announced its results. The Paypal Challenge was in its 3rd edition and was focused only on Android applications. Given the rise of Android phones and the fact that mobile payment is likely to play a more important role moving forward, the challenge was squarely focussed on seeing how well developers would integrate Paypal solutions into their applications.
This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Alchemy, Alibris, All for Good, Aviary Effects, Extractiv, FreebieSMS, Google Apps Script, InfoChimps Twitter, Swoogle and Thrutu. The most often used APIs this week are Aviary Effects, Swoogle and Thrutu. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Thrutu is an Android app that helps users exchange information while talking on the phone. With one click, people can exchange their current locations, pictures either through the camera or from your gallery, and contacts. However, people might want to use this data-sharing capability to exchange other things during a call, too. Thrutu facilitates this through custom buttons via the Thrutu API.
This week we had 29 new APIs added to our API directory including a business conversion tools platform, fitness tracking service, hotel search and booking service, server log management service, uk transit data service, location based audio platform, stock news service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of the U.S. census search service and a new designer/developer community. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.