This week we had 96 new APIs added to our API directory including a Craigslist posting interface, business card manager, photo and image collection, personalized learning service and email database scrubbing service. We also covered an API for Your DNA and whether the Tin Can API will force some to rethink current LMS. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Showcase your Location app in the second edition of Foursquare Global Hackathon. CardShark, an API for Business Card transcription. Plus: RunKeeper at Quantified Self, Build an App on the human genome via the 23andMe API and 14 new APIs.
Not since a battle axe grand prize have we seen a contest give away something so intriguing. Face.com, makers of a free photo recognition API, aren’t giving away an iPad or laptop to the top developer in their contest. They’re giving that developer a job.
Email marketing service provider MailChimp announced last week a new $1 million dollar fund for startups building products that integrate with the service’s MailChimp API. MailChimp’s program is somewhat unique in that they won’t be asking for equity from the companies they fund. It’s a pretty attractive deal for prospective partners and a trail-blazing move for a platform in an increasingly competitive industry.
The battle is over and the victors have been chosen. Wufoo, an Internet application that helps anybody build online forms that make it easy to collect data, has just announced the results of its unusual API Contest.
Our latest set of interesting new APIs are an office-centric group, with APIs for online project management, online contact management, and for web-based forms. Overall there are now 13 APIs tagged “office” and 3 tagged “pm”. Here’s more on the latest entries:
Goplan: This brand new online project management service from Fred Oliveira and the team [...]