Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Free SMS API - Zeepmobile

SMS does have a cost and so a free SMS API that sends everywhere is impossible.

But Zeepmobile claims that. They have a catch of course.

Ads will be appended to the SMS send. To use an ad-free version, you have to subscribe to $9.95/month.

Zeepmobile is also not suitable to be used for SMS marketing. This is because to use the API, the users need to explicitly subscribe first. Developers are required to implement this subscription step.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cappuccino API, is for making website in Objective-J

Let me ascertain 2 facts first:

  1. This API does not make cappuccino
  2. It is Objective-J, not Objective-C (the iOS/Mac programming language)
Cappuccino an API for making websites that runs like desktop apps. For example, Mockingbird, a wireframe web app, uses it.

The framework is modeled like Objective-C, but it is in fact using Javascript. Awesome API!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dictionary API - looking up words with Wordnik

We mentioned Wordnik and their awesome interactive doc a posts ago.

Their API helps to lookup meanings of words, like a traditional dictionary.

They encourage commercial use of their API, though it is not free once you exceed 5000 requests/hour. If you thinking of caching, that is not allow as stated in their TOS.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Postgre on a cloud platform, by Heroku

You can now create Postgre SQL database on Heroku, and built on any programming platform.

Check out Herokupostgres.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Free Video Conferencing API

This is an awesome API provided by tokbox, aka opentok platform.

Using their API, developers are able to create free video to video conferencing. It is even used by big players such as ebuddy!

They business model is on a freemium model, which is always free for basic use. Their premium chargable services would be archiving, which is still in beta.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Google OAuth 2.0 Playground

Google has published a nice tools for OAuth 2.0. They call it OAuth 2.0 Playground.

It provides an Interface for 3-steps to calling an OAuth powered API.

First, you get require the authorization code with a certain scope of use. Second, you exchange an access token with the code. Lastly, you call the RESTful API with the access token.