Dinner Reservations à la Facebook with OpenTable

Amy Castor, August 16th, 2013

In a perfect example of how APIs can enhance an application to make it more useful and productive, Facebook announced it is integrating OpenTable in its mobile app. If you are a Facebook user, you can now book reservations on your mobile phone via a restaurant’s Facebook page, without leaving to go to another application.

evvnt API: Getting The Word Out To A Larger Audience

Candice McMillan, July 31st, 2013

evvntWhen planning an event, aside from all the fun stuff like the programme, the décor and the like, the bottom line is getting people to turn up; and no-one’s going to make an appearance if they don’t even know it exists. So marketing the event is key, and that’s where evvnt comes in. It’s an online event marketing service that focuses on getting the word out there by broadcasting and publishing a user’s event to multiple event listing sites. The evvnt API makes this functionality available to be integrated with other sites and applications.

59 New APIs: Citrix, Dropmark and Contentful

Wendell Santos, July 7th, 2013

This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a content management system for applications, file sharing and organizing service, text processing and translation service, product customization service, and multi-channel commerce platform. In addition we covered an issue tracking API and an API for managing email newsletters. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Trippin’ In API: Instant Insight Into What’s Hot And What’s Not

Candice McMillan, July 5th, 2013

Trippin' InWord of mouth is the best kind of information when looking for advice on where to eat, places to stay, things to do and more. Applications like Yelp and Tripadvisor offer users great insight when it comes to reviews and recommendations, but Trippin’ In takes this concept to the next level by providing up-to-date social rankings; instant insight into what’s popular right now. The Trippin’ In API makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated into already existing recommendation applications, further enhancing their relevance and appeal to users.

Today in APIs: DoneDone Does API, PreEmptive API for WinRT, and 16 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 1st, 2013

DoneDoneDoneDone done an API. PreEmptive Solutions releases API for Windows. Plus: enterprise APIs now populate shared services, Battle Hack Miami needs you, and 16 new APIs.

38 New APIs: Sunlight Foundation, WeatherSource and Hoppit

Wendell Santos, May 19th, 2013

This week we had 38 new APIs added to our API directory including a weather data service, national digital library, personalized restaurant recommendations and photos, U.S. political contributions database and remote home heating control service. In addition we covered an API that helps simplify event marketing. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Netflix Public API Changes, Google I/O 2013 and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, May 14th, 2013

Netflix’s Public API update drops access to expiration dates for titles. What you can expect from Google I/O 2013. Plus: Yookos unveils an API for African developers and techpreneurs and 10 New APIs.

Today in APIs: Digital Public Library Launch, Google Glass API Limits, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2013

Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.

111 New APIs: Pearson, EnClout and AirBNB

Wendell Santos, April 21st, 2013
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This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

BlockAvenue Releases its First API and Showcases First Mashup

Eric Carter, March 28th, 2013

Block Avenue Neighborhood ReviewsBlockAvenue, location-based analytics company, has announced the release of its first BlockAvenue API. The API gives developers access to BlockAvenue’s data (e.g. BlockScores, block reviews, neighborhood reviews, counts, etc.). BlockAvenue provides geolocation data on most neighborhoods across the US, often down to the block level. Its database grows everyday and BlockAvenue expects the API to push BlockAvenue towards its ultimate goal.

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