91 New APIs: Amazon, Bing Maps, Getty Images and SendGrid

Wendell Santos, February 26th, 2012
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This week we had 91 new APIs added to our API directory including a business process service, geocoding service, licensed photography platform, student verification service, and a newsletter management service. We also covered an API to hack the Gibson and a service that turns your email inbox into an application platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Facebook Authorization, API Design and 38 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 22nd, 2012

FacebookGet started with using Facebook to let users login to your app. Learn why API design is hurting the cloud (and how to fix it). Also: an API “launch” without details for developers, Facebook hack event headed for Asia and 38 new APIs.

71 New APIs: SinglePlatform, CBSSports.com and Web Video Dashboard

Wendell Santos, February 5th, 2012
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This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a fantasy sports platform, restaurant menu and local business storefront API, web video dashboard, photo editing service, embedded search service and an application integration platform. We also covered a social media management tool adding its own API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Google Maps is Too Free, Angelist App and 11 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 2nd, 2012

Google MapsThe most popular API in our directory, the Google Maps API, has been called anti-competitive in France because its basic version is free. A new app built on the AngelList API lets you slice and dice startups by location and market. Plus: genealogy programmers converge, Stripe adds webhooks and 11 new APIs.

160 Music APIs: Last.fm, SoundCloud and Spotify

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2012

Last.fmOur API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.

Spotify’s Limited API: Can it be Competitive?

Kin Lane, July 18th, 2011

Spotify MetadataSpotify, the music subscription service that has been so popular in Europe, is now available in the United States. Spotify offers users the ability to stream limited hours of music for free or stream unlimited songs for a small fee, from a library of over 15 million songs. And while it has a Spotify API out of the gate, it comes with a catch.

MusixMatch Lyrics API Brings Order to Chaotic Lyrics Listings

Alex Stone, July 11th, 2011

MusixMatchWe’ve all been there. We found a great song we love, but don’t know the lyrics. Instinctively, you hit the Google search and wade through a sea of misspelled, poorly translated, out-of-date, or poorly interpretted lyrics listings. Granted, some songs come tagged with the lyrics, which is helpful, but that’s not going to help the rest of your massive music collection of songs you’ve been singing along to. It’s frustrating and it’s messy, something the MusixMatch API could change.

Echo Nest + Rdio = Remember Pandora?

Alex Stone, May 6th, 2011

RdioSomething awesome is happening in the world of music and the web. But first, some primer.

Rdio is one of the few music subscription services that do a tremendous amount of things right, including having its robust Rdio API. For $5 a month, you can get all of the music you want, have collaborative playlists, share content to Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with what your friends are listening to. For $10, you can do all that and store the music to your phone for offline or higher quality enjoyment.

19 New APIs: Streaming Music, Phone Verification and Cloud Storage

Adam DuVander, April 10th, 2011

This week we had 19 new APIs added to our API directory including a phone number verification service, gift recommendation service, file sharing service, airfare tracking service and slideshow creation service. We looked in-depth at the Rdio music streaming API and the “Robin Hood of Travel”. Below is more detail on all 19 new APIs.

Rdio API: Full Streaming Music Plus Affiliate Program

Alex Stone, April 8th, 2011

RdioI love Rdio. All the music I want to hear (that happens to be available in their library) for $10 a month. It gets better. I can download the songs to the mobile Rdio apps for offline listening. Even better still, there’s an Rdio API and it’s pretty rich, as described by Rdio’s Ian McKellar in the video below.

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