Google’s new partner program makes the search giant look pretty enterprisey. The weather channel uses Facebook to tell you which friends might be affected by bad weather. Plus: a civic-minded Colorado hackathon, YouTube load data and 20 new APIs.
A company hyper-focused on improving address books via its FullContact API has landed itself on several U.S. television shows. But they aren’t talking about FullContact’s technology. Instead, Good Morning America and others are focused on the company’s new policy to pay $7,500 per year for each of its employees’ vacations.
Facebook’s email address problems continue and now the company is blaming its own Facebook API. A local search company is offering a big monthly prize for mixing up APIs. Plus: the myth of cloud computing standards, Amazon outages and 13 new APIs.
Super-blog Huffington Post is sharing the political polling data it collects via its first API. Flickr map updates shows someone is paying attention to geo at Yahoo. Plus: a solution to the “Twitter problem,” the print button and 13 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 63 CRM APIs. The newest is the PingGiant API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce API. We list 44 Salesforce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of CRM APIs.
Google quickly ushered its Google Plus Hangouts API out of preview mode, meaning apps built on the service can now be launched. Facebook also made changes to its API, bringing location to photo and status objects. Plus: redefining TV Guide via API, an OpenSocial platform and 17 new APIs.
Amazon added a case study of the foursquare API and service’s use of AWS. Facebook adds new ways to coax users into buying Facebook Credits for your games. Plus: SoundCloud gets an HTML5 widget, legal time-tracking and 11 new APIs.
William Shakespeare said “What’s in a name?” In the world of APIs, this question takes a completely different form. What if you were given the difficult task of taking a list of names and performing operations like splitting them up in first and last names, along with their titles? What if you had to determine what the name is from an email address? Difficult isn’t it? Well not if you use the FullContact API, who updated their Name API with various functions to help you do this.
Amazon has dropped prices again on its popular Amazon EC2 API. CRM-as-a-service company FullContact added ambiguous name parsing as a useful new feature to its FullContact API. Plus: an API podcast, Facebook gaming and 12 new APIs.