IFTTT disables Twitter Triggers. Google Civic Information API plans to be your API for building Election apps. FullContact provides us a lesson in API Pricing. Plus ZL announces an API to tap into unstructured big data, experiences of one hackbright academy graduate of the technical fellowship for women, and 20 New APIs.
FullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to “to send images of business cards to FullContact, and…receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data.” The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.
Twitter continues to disappoint developers, now with the photo options on its mobile applications. Google now supports OAuth 2.0 in Gmail API. Plus: No Facebook F8 conference this year, Amazon switches from Google to Nokia and 19 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.
If you want to attract developers to your platform, obviously great API documentation is important. But that’s really only one piece of the story. The reason clear docs are great is that they enable that first test of an API, the “hello world.” There are several ways to accelerate that process, as described in the five keys to a great API. Below you’ll find six ways to reduce that TTFHW, or time to first hello world.
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.