71 New APIs: Google Plus History, Merriam-Webster and Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 22nd, 2012

This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Merriam-Webster, Microsoft, Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 20th, 2012

Merriam-Webster DictionaryOf the many APIs we published this week, five were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those five, which included the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API for definitions, synonyms and antonyms. We said Webster’s API would be good news to education apps that want to include words–and their definitions–in either strictly educational or word play format. Read more in the Webster API post or check out the Merriam-Webster API profile.

Today in APIs: DropBox With an Expiration, Beautiful Flickr Browser and 12 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 16th, 2012

DropboxA new company is using the DropBox API to improve private, controlled sharing. A new Flickr API app on iPad looks gorgeous. Plus: run your own Hacker News API, what’s your favorite developer portal and 12 new APIs.

The Humanoid API: It Does the Work For You

Kevin Sundstrom, July 16th, 2012

HumanoidYour time is certainly worth more than 5 dollars an hour; why would you waste an hour performing a simple task that you could outsource for less than 5 dollars. Humanoid, a cloud workforce, is hoping that you see things this way. Humanoid has a 30,000+ person workforce on tap, waiting to perform all of your simple, yet crucial tasks. The company has developed a workflow that allows several workers to simultaneously perform the same task, then cross-references the results to ensure accuracy. If a discrepancy exists within the results, the task is sent to a highly rated worker for review. Humanoid provides the Humanoid API to allow developers to integrate this functionality into existing platforms.

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