I'm a dev for a SaaS application. Usually we handle client payments completely outside the application (invoices). We now have a client that will allow their users to "buy" the service in discrete chunks on their own timeline. I'm doing my own research, but I wanted to get the advice of the Green about how best to accomplish this. [more inside]
Can you recommend a tutorial to get started with web programming that interacts with APIs? [more inside]
I'm looking for some examples of e-Commerce / ERP inventory integration... [more inside]
What is the origin of the term API (Application Programming Interface)? Who coined it? What terms did it compete with?
I need to find a wireless connected scale to measure objects, none of them very heavy. The scale needs to have an API with which to retrieve the weight readings. For various reasons, including system compatibility and short timescales, I'd prefer to use the Fitbit Aria if at all possible. However, it looks like the minimum weight for accurate readings is 9kg. Can anyone tell me anything about how accurate the Fitbit Aria is *in practice* for weighing items lighter than this?
Factual.com has data about cosmetic products and their ingredients, and it would be just what I need, except that the vast majority of the products listed are North American. I'm in the UK, and have tried searching for 65 products by UPC code; I found only 6 of them. Does anybody know of an equivalent site with data for UK products, that has an API for automated queries? [more inside]
I have become obsessed with cool and unusual web APIs, especially those that interact with the real world (read or write). Help me find some more. [more inside]
I am looking to set up a website that sells directly to customers, but also to wholesale accounts which will require registration and verification prior to being given discounts. If anyone has any good recommendations for an API that supports this well, please let me know! [more inside]
The question came up about our use of the Google Map API. We have Google maps which we populate with XML data. Can Google harvest that data when a user views it? For example: a map is showing employees, their locations and their salaries (fictitious example).
For basically my whole teen-to-adult life I have wanted to write AI for video games as a hobby. Mostly games of the overhead strategy type, think Red Alert, Warcraft (not World Of), Starcraft and so forth. [more inside]
It's now relatively easy to backup your Facebook account. I'm wondering if there are any apps or scripts that allow one to manipulate that data. [more inside]
I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
I want to help a relative sell a collection of CDs. Is there any software that takes UPCs or other identifying information and automatically checks Amazon, Spun.com, eBay, etc., for current resale prices?
Print-on-demand that will print both my shirt and poster designs... from a purchase form embedded on my website? [more inside]
My boss (neuroscience professor) wants me to import all of her authored online journal articles (in PDF form) into Mendeley desktop. So far, I’ve been using PubMed to click on each article of hers, then accessing the PDFs through the specific journals (behind the paywall), and then downloading the papers one by one. Does anyone know a quicker or more automatic way to get articles downloaded on Mendeley desktop? Perhaps through an API? Also, does anyone know a way to quickly / automatically import citations that are used within an online journal article?
Does anyone know the origin of why, in California schools, the state has a a separate ethnic classification of "Filipino" yet major ethnicities like Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are lumped into an "Asian" subgroup? [more inside]
Help me prepare for "Geo for Good Down Under" at Google HQ Australia. Details on my spatial tech knowledge inside. [more inside]
How do I download all tweets associated with a particular hashtag? [more inside]
I want to use PayPal to implement two different ways of payment. The API set is confusing enough that I don't know where to start. I need some direction as to which API set to use. [more inside]
How do you securely store OAuth credentials as a provider? (1.0a, 2-legged) [more inside]
Can anybody confirm for me that I can embed a Google Map on a commercial website in an iframe, without hitting the 25,000 request limit on the Google Maps API, or incurring a lawsuit? [more inside]
How do I embed code from the Facebook API to get something like this working on my site? [more inside]
Can someone explain google maps API to me? [more inside]
I just bought a Fitbit and I want to play around with their API. [more inside]
How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
Should my ASP .Net website have an API? [more inside]
Java: What are the expectations of deliverables for an SDK/API/library? [more inside]
What skills do I look for in an developer? What do I test? [more inside]
My organization has 193 Twitter accounts we'd like to organize in lists on our flagship account. I want to copy-and-paste in a flat text list of Twitter handles (one on each line) and then click a button to make a list containing all of those accounts. How can I do this?
Single-user programming API for stock and option screening, back trading, paper trading, and ultimately fully automated trading? [more inside]
I need to integrate faxing with my web application, and I am having a brutal time finding one that allows the ability to send, receive and (maybe most importantly) create user accounts programmatically (via API). Any ideas?
I'm tired of using other people's modules for interacting with websites' APIs. But I can't seem to quite wrap my head around using JSON with a website/cgi script I haven't designed. Are there any good tutorials that talk over how to build a JSON file to send to a RESTful API and then do what you want, preferably generalized so I'm not searching for a new one for each website? [more inside]
Is there a way to sort my Tumblr so that it will show me which images i have personally uploaded, not reblogged from someone else? [more inside]
Help me rank Twitter users fast. [more inside]
I'm looking to start a prototype research project to look for trends in Twitter data. I've had a look through the API docs and with a lot of sharpening my python chops (?) I think it does what I want. But: does the API give me access to every query possible and I just have to learn how to use it, or is there some kind premium API so that e.g. analytics companies can pay for better access? I know about the API call limit, I'm wondering about things like the completeness of any search results, or fields/queries available. Any recommended resources also much appreciated.
Can you find how "close" you are to any specific person on facebook using an API (e.g., something very similar to linked-in where it shows how many degrees you are away from someone?) [more inside]
I want my tumblr 'likes' to be readable via RSS. Tumblr does allow you to export your data (including 'likes') by xml or json via their API. Unfortunately I have no clue how to get started and would appreciate any help. Thanks.
Give me examples of web services that make something happen in the physical world (e.g. send a letter, make a phone call) [more inside]
How can I find out United States political information, such as Senators, current elections, and so on, for visitors of my website, in as automatic a way as possible? [more inside]
I have been searching the Internet like crazy trying to find an API or software development tool that would allow me to create nice slideshows, out of a group of photos, from one of my programs. [more inside]
How can I do a Google Maps local search app now that the AJAX local search API has been deprecated? [more inside]
I'm looking for a tool to display Flickr thumbnails in a large grid [more inside]
I'm looking for something like Twitter Trending Topics, but for news topics. [more inside]
Where can I lookup the future earnings reports date of a given company by ticker. [more inside]
Free web based email parser/regex based filter? [more inside]
How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
What's the best way to hire a web developer for a one-off project? [more inside]
I am putting up a public profile on google and I'm having trouble getting google to pull my photos from flickr. [more inside]
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