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Paw – The most advanced API tool for Mac
"Paw is a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test the APIs you build or consume. It has a beautiful native OS X interface to compose requests, inspect server responses and generate client code out-of-the-box." Looks very impressive - and useful to be able to store previous queries for later.
paw  api  osx  http  tools  programming 
22 days ago by infovore
Rails Token Based Authentication
Saved for the fact it has notes on making Rails' token based authentication play ball with spitting back the correct MIME type.
rails  api  token  authentication  http  mimetype 
june 2015 by infovore
StatHat - Awesome custom stat tracking tool.
Hosted statistics tool with attractive interface and smart API. Not cheap for its single-tier plan ($99/mo), but looks like it might be worth a poke.
analytics  statistics  api  web  tools 
august 2013 by infovore
Forecast for Developers
"The same API that powers Forecast.io and Dark Sky for iOS can provide accurate short­term and long­term weather predictions to your business, application, or crazy idea." Crazy idea: yup, that'll do.
api  weather  development 
may 2013 by infovore
notes.variogr.am - Why music ID resolution matters to every music fan on Facebook
"I cannot think of a worse fate: hearing something worse than John Mayer when you have to click on a link that says John Mayer. (Consider clicking on a Google search result for your dentist’s office phone number and getting your ex-girlfriend instead.)" This line is very funny, but the whole post is a shrewd explanation of the importance of resolution, and the fist Facebook makes of it. I hope consumers will discover they care about this more than they thought, too.
api  music  echonest  facebook  resolution 
october 2011 by infovore
Our First App and Developer Site; Live! | Glitch Blog
"With the full avatar spritesheets available in the API, we dream of Glitch characters overflowing the bounds of the browser —and even the game itself— to find new adventures, anywhere people can take them. To this end, our new developer site is chock-full of resources to enable web/HTML5, iOS, and Android developers to build interesting applications leveraging Glitch APIs." Full spritesheets! Gorgeous. But really: this has the potential to be super-brilliant, and it's nicely designed. Hopefully more conventional developers will get on this sort of thing at some point. Bungie? Valve? Blizzard? Watch out.
games  glitch  api  development  eatingdogfood 
september 2011 by infovore
WebAPI - Team Fortress Wiki
"This page documents the web API calls that allow you to retrieve information from the item system in Team Fortress 2." Steam now has a Web API. Ooooooooh.
valvesoftware  games  teamfortress2  steam  api  development  web 
july 2010 by infovore
Flickcurl: C library for the Flickr API
"Flickcurl is a C library for the Flickr API, handling creating the requests, signing, token management, calling the API, marshalling request parameters and decoding responses. It uses libcurl to call the REST web service and libxml2 to manipulate the XML responses." I did not know about this, but it looks nifty. Now, to compile it on OSX...
flickr  api  c  curl  utility  programming 
july 2009 by infovore
Aaron Meyers tumbls
"Today, I made a little application using the Spore API." Specifically, rendering the skeletons of creatures in Processing. Nice.
programming  games  visualisation  api  processing  spore 
march 2009 by infovore
The Guardian Open Platform | guardian.co.uk
The Guardian Open Platform launches, with their Content API, their Data Store, and a selection of client libraries for the API (one of which I did a smidge of work on). This is not just a good thing, it's a good thing Done Right, and I'm looking forward to what's next from the Open Platform team.
platform  web  guardian  data  journalism  api  content  openplatform 
march 2009 by infovore
james's custodian at master - GitHub
Custodian is the Ruby gem for accessing the Guardian Open Platform Content API that James Darling, Kalv Sandhu, and I (although my contribution was minor) built. There's a Google Code link to it, but I'd imagine the github version is where the action will be.
programming  ruby  gem  library  guardian  api  code  module  openplatform  contentapi 
march 2009 by infovore
In search of the click track « Music Machinery
"I’ve always been curious about which drummers use a click track and which don’t, so I thought it might be fun to try to build a click track detector using the Echo Nest remix SDK." Analysing tempo fluctuation on a variety of popular recordings to find out who uses a click track; as you might have guessed, Ringo and John Bonham didn't.
audio  music  sound  analysis  api  python  clicktrack  drummers  rhythm 
march 2009 by infovore
Reassessing Your Definition of Illmatic « Bandcamp Blog
Bandcamp add an automatic way to generate one-time use download codes for music - so bands can promote singles and the like. And then: they add automatic Moo Minicard generation to the mix. Bloody brilliant, and definitely The Right Way To Do Things.
distribution  api  promotion  integration  brilliant  bandcamp  moo  minicards  smallpieces 
march 2009 by infovore
AJAX APIs Playground
Playground for Google's Ajax APIs. Well implemented, and very useful.
development  web  api  google  testing  tool 
january 2009 by infovore
Justice Will Take Us Millions Of Intricate Moves
Leonard Richardson's talk from QCon, about REST, his work on Canonical's Launchpad and its web service, and some useful history for anyone wanting to contextualise web services as part of the web.
programming  history  development  web  api  webservices  rest  leonardr 
january 2009 by infovore
Whiskey Media Developer Site
"Whiskey Media provides fully structured data APIs for the following: Giant Bomb (games) Comic Vine (comics) Anime Vice (anime/manga)". This is a really good page for both explaining what you can and can't do, and explaining what the damn thing is. Wonder how good the data is?
games  ugc  development  api  comics  content  manga 
january 2009 by infovore
Giant Bomb API Now Available -
"Have you ever wanted to sink your hooks into a gaming database full of release dates, artwork, games, platforms, and other sorts of related data? I'm going to guess that, for the bulk of you, the answer's probably no. But if you're out there wondering what to do next with your developer-savvy smarts, you've got another big source to pull data from. The Giant Bomb API is now available for non-commercial use." Giant Bomb really are doing some pretty interesting stuff, alongside their more traditional content.
games  api  resource  database  giantbomb 
january 2009 by infovore
Public objects « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"...most public objects - and certainly all municipal objects - should offer APIs. Furthermore, specifically with regard to public infrastructures like transit systems, I believe that this should be a matter of explicit government policy. What’s a public object? A sidewalk. A building facade. A parking meter. Any discrete object in the common spatial domain, intended for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Any artifact located in or bounding upon public rights-of-way. Any discrete object which is de facto shared by and accessible to the public, regardless of its ownership or original intention. How’s that for starters?"
public  objects  everyware  api  infrastructure  ubicomp 
december 2008 by infovore
Announcing the New York Times Campaign Finance API - Open - Code - New York Times Blog
"The upcoming presidential election has seen record fund-raising by the candidates and a host of new donors. Now we want our users to be able to analyze and reuse some of the data we’ve been looking at while reporting on the campaign."
api  election  campaign  politics  america  newyorktimes  nyt  webservices 
october 2008 by infovore
Front page - APIdock
"APIdock is a web app that provides a rich and usable interface for searching, perusing and improving the documentation of projects that are included in the app." Handy.
api  reference  documentation  doc  ruby  rspec  rails 
august 2008 by infovore
Constant Setting
Constant Setting, by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino et al. Constant Setting shows you a crowdsourced photograph of a sunset from wherever the sun is setting right now. Beautiful.
photography  flickr  api  mashup  sunset  design  constantsetting 
august 2008 by infovore
:: GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS :: Command Line Basecamp
Eric's written a command-line interface to Basecamp. Very nice.
basecamp  gtd  cli  commandline  shell  ruby  api 
july 2008 by infovore
Yummy Yummy Yummy I've got Tags in my Tummy
"Eats your del.icio.us tags and spits out a tasty timeline."
delicious  api  mashup  webapp  visualisation  timeline 
june 2008 by infovore
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Two Cardinal Sins of REST API Design: Lessons you can Learn from the NewsGator REST API
"If you are going to build a RESTful API, do it right. Your developers will thank you for it." Dare is right; the Newsgator REST API is very lacking, to say the least. When I used it, it even missed documented functionality.
rest  api  newsgator  rubbish  development  architecture  software  engineering  design 
june 2008 by infovore
plus six » soundamus - native to a web of musical data
"it doesn’t sound particularly astounding on paper, but within a day it recommended to me a couple of albums i that was very excited about but had no idea they were forthcoming." Excellent stuff.
lastfm  data  api  open  web  recommendation  collectiveintelligence 
may 2008 by infovore
Amazon Web Services Blog: Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet
"Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products. That’s right – make a web service call, ship a product to a customer!"
amazon  aws  webservice  shipping  fulfilment  delivery  api 
march 2008 by infovore
Data Feeds at BookMooch
Wow. Bookmooch has some seriously comprehensive data available from it, if you fancing munging their entire dataset (security-sanitised, obviously).
bookmooch  data  api  xml  statistics 
february 2008 by infovore
Six Apart - News and Events: The Social Graph API and Surprises
"While this implementation of the API was based on publicly discoverable information (like Google's), we simply didn't feel comfortable shipping that project based on current implementations." Interesting corollary to the Social Graph API.
security  privacy  socialgraph  api  xfn  foaf 
february 2008 by infovore
blogrium » Blog Archive » Web hooks
"The idea is something I’m calling web hooks...simple server-side mechanisms for web applications that allow users to do what they want with their data. You just let them specify URLs for various events...to pass data or notifications to in real-time."
webhooks  api  web  rssi 
february 2008 by infovore
Driftr.com - Blog - Flickr Photo Streaming is back up
"The good news is, Flickr reached photo number 2147483647 yesterday. Go Flickr! The bad news is that number 2147483647 is the limit for signed integer data type."
flickr  api  programming  oops 
january 2008 by infovore
of this we are sure: Sketching an API architecture
"I'm willing to accept that the API as a model for architecture contributes less to the design of individual buildings than to the function of the city, but it should effect both." Some good stuff in here I need to go back over.
api  architecture  design  web  analogy  systems 
november 2007 by infovore
Elsewhere I'm: Relationship Update Stream
"The Relationship Update Stream is an endless feed of social relationship data, designed for web services to be able to send and receive information when changes to social relationships on their service occur." Neat URL, too.
api  portable  socialnetwork  updates  social  feeds 
october 2007 by infovore
Mac SOAP Client
"SOAP Client is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you access and debug WSDL & SOAP-based Web Services from the comfort of your desktop." Yuck, but might be useful.
soap  api  app  osx  development  software  tools 
october 2007 by infovore
Six Apart - News and Events: We Are Opening the Social Graph
"Your lists of friends and connections on the social websites that you use, sometimes called your social graph, belongs to you. No one company should own who you know and how you know them." This could be interesting!
openid  social  networking  graph  portable  network  api  code 
october 2007 by infovore
Twittercal — tweet your google calendar
Twittercal is "a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar". Very nice!
twitter  service  api  calendar  google 
september 2007 by infovore
blog.pmarca.com: Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in
Marc Andressen provides some interesting analysis of F8. The news for popular applications, such as iLike, isn't good.
facebook  f8  platform  api  web20  development  scaling  business 
june 2007 by infovore
Personal Data Flows and APIs | Privacy Digest
"‘Facebook hasn’t told people they are now being exposed to third party applications,’ Roschke said. ‘They have made the general announcement, but there was no notice to me as to whether I wanted these settings."
facebook  privacy  data  api 
may 2007 by infovore
Facebook Developers
Facebook's new development platform looks fantastic - very rich, very unusual for its sector.
facebook  api  programming  development  social  software 
may 2007 by infovore
Twitter / jodrellbank
The Jodrell Bank telescopes are twittering what they're looking at. Beautiful. Devices talking to devices.
twitter  telescopes  astronomy  machine  api 
may 2007 by infovore
Scrobbler by John Nunemaker
"Scrobbler is a [ruby library] wrapper for the audioscrobbler (last.fm) web services." It looks very ncie.
lastfm  audioscrobbler  ruby  gem  api  webservice  music  socialsoftware 
may 2007 by infovore
Prototype Javascript Library easing the development of dynamic web applications
Prototype finally has its own website. About bloody time - but it's great to see it being supported so thoroughly.
protoype  javascript  rails  api  documentation  ajax  js  development  programming 
january 2007 by infovore
Pete Lacey’s Weblog :: The S stands for Simple
"I trust that the guys who wrote this have been shot. It’s not even internally consistent. And what’s with all this HTTP GET bindings. I thought GET was undefined."
rest  webservices  api  architecture  software 
november 2006 by infovore
thinglink blog: Design patterns for building with web APIs
MattB on fine form - an exceptionally clear explanation of the potential design patterns of building an API into your application
thinglink  api  design  patterns  application  web  development 
july 2006 by infovore
Development - Akismet
Distributed spam-catching system. Built for Wordpress, but works with anything. Will be putting this to use soon...
comment  spam  antispam  api 
april 2006 by infovore
Yahoo! Weather
Y!DN Weather forecasts by location, through API. I'm trying the "Weather forecasts" challenge in Rubyquiz (flexing muscles, etcetera) and it seems ilke a good place to start.
weather  api  webservice  xml 
march 2006 by infovore
Flickr.rb
As seen in the new Rails screencast. It's very simple, and cleanly dewsigned.
flickr  ruby  programming  api  development 
december 2005 by infovore
XML.com: REST on Rails
Matt Biddulph over at xml.com looks at making a RESTful website/app in Rails
rest  api  rubyonrails  ruby  rails  programming  development 
november 2005 by infovore
Flickr and Perl LG #110
Using the Flickr api in perl, courtesy of Linux Gazette
perl  flickr  api 
february 2005 by infovore

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