Posts Tagged ‘API’

Issuu Now With Better API’s

August 10th, 2009

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It is nice to see that issuu continues in the race for the Digital Document space. The last big update was when they unveiled Smart Look ending 2008 with a bang. Now they seem to be doing well because they finally will let you upload documents via API. That means those using Issuu for their Online Magazine, Gazette or Whatever can now integrate issuu directly from their end and that if someone want to build a Issuu powered application, they can do so because the API now supports  Searching, Viewing (or calling a Issuu Viewer) and Uploading.

Good all around. I think issuu new improvements now should come from having their viewer widget adapted for Mobiles and to be ready to be finger friendly in big screens now that Tablets, Convertibles and Touch Enabled Monitors will begin to surge with Windows 7 release later this year.

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via TC

OAuth For Google Gadgets

December 4th, 2008

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What is OAuth?

“An open protocol to allow secure API authorization in a simpleand standard method from desktop and web applications”

And now you can use it with the Google Gadget Platform (iGoogle, Web Google Gadgets and Google Desktop) and that is a good thing because it means you now can rest easy that Google will not know of your data if you don`t want them too and because that also means you can do Mashlets of Google own Services Gadgets.

For more on this check out this post of David Meyer at CNET

Google adds OAuth to widget mashups

Develop Your Own Music Widget With Imeem

October 25th, 2008

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Music Widgets are one of the most popular kinds of Widget online and it is getting easier and easier not only to get well featured music widget. but also to make them. if you want to make your music widget you could try out Imeem. they now offer OpenSocial support and Out Of Imeem streaming support too:

Imeem Developers Platform

Imeem OpenSocial

Imeem Widgets Development

So now you can have your web music widget using Imeem Web Wervices API or put together Social Network Widget or Widget-App with Imeem OpenSocial JavaScript API. making a Music Widget is surely getting easier and easier.

JS-KIT Rages On With A $3.6M Funding Round

October 15th, 2008

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Because a good war is fought to the end. and the Second Commentosphere War is no exception.  The announcement of WordPress acquiring Intense Debate to integrate it blogging platform and to offer it as a service was a big hit for JS-KIT and Disqus. but while JS-KIT will be affected. they have the upper hand because they offer support beyond Blog Platforms and they got the best Blogger.com integration where the big numbers are in term of users and also because they got other Widget Services too beyond its Social Commenting System. Disqus response was that they would not be affected (which is of course a lie PR spin since their previous releases clearly pointed their aspirations of growth to WordPress by giving it preference) and they quickly  followed by releasing an API in an attempt to search for the growth they need and to see what new opportunities can come up from it.   but JS-KIT raged on and in what way. they added a partnership with ShareThis for cross promotion of each other. this is of course a response from ShareThis to Clearspring acquisition of AddThis that in turn was Clearspring response to ShareThis acquisition of Madkast (puff!)

But now it is the turn for JS-KIT to assure confidence that the announcement of WordPress and Intense Debate does not affect them at all. what better way to do it, that with a Funding round of $3.6M ?.

Their Bullet points:

JS-Kit is a leading provider of lightweight social widgets with over 550,000 registered sites using it’s hosted offerings, which include:Comments, Ratings, Product Reviews, & Polls.
The services are easy for publishers to install, simple to customize, and are an extremely low cost alternative to in-house development.
Web publishers seeking stability now have a "safe choice" for Web 2.0 services.
Funding has already enabled expansion of the development team to a dozen engineers, a quadrupling of the size of the data center, and the addition of industry visionary
Chris Saad (Co-Founder DataPortability) as a Strategic Advisor.
Series B funding was led by
Altos Ventures, with participation from Series A Investor TEF3.
Contact:
[email protected].

I also have to note that they don`t only announced this founding round. but announcing that Chris Saad will join them as Strategic Advisor indicated how they will be spending that money since Chris talks about what needs to change on JS-KIT to make it better in his own post about JS-KIT

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via JS-KIT blog (Go there for the Full Details)

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