API stands for Application Programming Interface. A program's API defines the proper way for a developer to request services from that program.

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How (il)legal is it to get data from a 100% accessible but not “exposed” API

I found a website that provides a huge filterable table with up-to-date data about cities in a country. This site uses an infinite scrolling approach to load the rows for the table. By exploring ...
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What is the correct HTTP status code for: “This version of this API has been discontinued”?

I have a RESTful API. There are 3 versions of it: v1, v2, and v3. I am about to publish v4, and we have decided to discontinue v1, meaning that all requests to http://example.com/v1/resource will ...
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Can anyone recommend a good SMS gateway for PHP? [closed]

I'm looking for an SMS gateway that has the following criteria: Supports sending from short codes Opt-in capabilities for end-user (will require user to opt in before sending message) Has a clean ...
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Which domain registrar offers the most complete API? [closed]

I am looking for a domain registrar that offers an API that would allow changes like name servers to be made programmatically. GoDaddy do not seem to offer this, so I figured this might be a good ...
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Dictionary API for a website?

I would like to have a dictionary for my website where the user can easily fill in a word or better yet right click a word and get the definition right there on the page or something along those ...
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Domain registration partnership + availability check

I would like to create a simple module for my website that prints keywords and tells the user if the keyword is available to register as domain. Is there any domain name registrar who gives any kind ...
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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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How To Get Alexa Sites Linking Using PHP

I am planning to get the Alexa sites linking of a given website. I am looking to do this in PHP. Please suggest me is Alexa providing any API. Is there any tool? Is it free? Is there any API that I ...
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What's the best way to implement texting into my webapp?

I'd like to allow users to text to a certian number in order to complete actions on their accounts. An example would be update name with Captain Basically what I'm asking is about is a service that ...
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Creating a “presentable”/filtered twitter profile widget

I would like to include a subset of tweets I make on my professional web development site. Now, twitter provides two applicable widgets: a profile widget and a search widget Unfortunately, the ...
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JavaScript to stream video files

Is there a JavaScript API for streaming WMV/AVI/MOV files?
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Photo printing service API for my photo sharing website [closed]

I am triying to find a good photo printing service that will allow users of my photo sharing website to order print versions of the photos that they have uploaded to my site. I have looked at Snapfish ...
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Free/cheap Whois Api [closed]

Is there a free API where I can pull whois data and server location data? (similar to who.is)
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Alternative to the deprecated Google Web Seach API

This question is slightly related to the question located here. My current solution is using the deprecated Google Web Search API - but since it's deprecated, qeuries to the API is now limited. This ...
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Yahoo Site Explorer API replacement?

Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information? In particular, I'm interested in services similar ...
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SSL on site which asks API via HTTPS

For example I have a site site.com. It has its own http json api: api.site.com. API has authorisation and it runs under https. Now, I need to make visualization of some functionality of json api - so ...
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Amazon Affiliate search using a movie title

I am currently working on a movie trailer site. I have over 300 movies and I do not want to add an amazon affiliate link to each one individually. Does amazon offer any sort of api that will allow me ...
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email server services for websites

I have a growing website and I don't want to deal with setting up a mail server to send emails through. Currently I am using Google Apps and sending emails via a Java program that I wrote. However, it ...
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Crossing Twitter follow info with members database

I have an email database with a couple of thousand members and a twitter account with a couple of thousand followers. Many of them are in both lists for sure. For the purpose of segmenting the email ...
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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...
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Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled. So How to handle it?

I have a site which pulls photos from Instagram API. Recently I got a shocking message from Google that "Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled" for the "ADULT/PORNOGRAPHY" reason. I believe ...
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Backend admin interface with multiple web services [closed]

What is the easiest way to receive data from different web services (Shopify, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, CRM applications, social media platforms, etc.) for an Internet retailer who wants to be ...
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Is there a free file hosting service with an exposed API for accessing content (or hotlinking for GETs)?

For a small business site we are looking at possibly free file hosting solutions such that a file can be uploaded by the user and our backend (Java) web service is able to update/modify the data at ...
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What is the best currency API out there? [closed]

I may be asking an odd question, but webmasters seem like a decent place to post this. I'm in the search for an accurate, easy API (such as using JSON or XML) so I can use my web application. I've ...
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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google?

Suppose I design a small app that heavily depends on Google YouTube API to dynamically fetch hundreds of YouTube video data. My site will be able to respond to users' requests, and generate several ...
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PHP W3 Validator API, Is this good? [closed]

I was trying to find a way to see if my site's code was valid or not but I continuously going over to W3 Validator so I decided to make an "API" however it really isn't! I just wanted to know if ...
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Best ways to collect location-based user input

I'm working on a website where users will be able to register and provide information about their location. In order to prevent users from inputting incorrect data, we don't want users to provide ...
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utility to pull in the entries of an rss feed with a certain date range

I'd like to include a section on my daily blog post that could capture/aggregate my activity from twitter, github, etc on that day. Ideally this information could be displayed in a visually ...
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Best way to implement user-powered data validation

I run a product recommendation engine and I'm hitting a few snags. I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations on what I should do to minimize these issues. Here's how the site works: ...
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Weather Widget/API

I am developing a website and am looking for an easy piece of code that I can add to a webpage that will display the weather for today and also for the next 5 days for a given location (Wellington, ...
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Is PhotoBucket a viable solution to host a website's photo galleries

I'm currently working with a lot of photographers and will probably be picking up development on a professional photography site soon. With that in mind, and I can't stop thinking about a way I can ...
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Which image sharing websites supports file uploading dynamically via api

I have been searching for image hosting website that displays images of a user in a nice and managed way. I want to upload the files to that image hosting website in my account of that website from a ...
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Google Search API

Can someome tell me if there is an API to get search results form Google? I went through the Google Search APIs, but could not find anything that will let me get search results (the custom search api ...
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Should a client pay to fix broken features because of changes in third party APIs? [closed]

Is it reasonable to ask a web development client to pay to fix features that are now broken because of third party APIs? Examples: We integrate a Twitter feed into a site's homepage, which works ...
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Contextual Advertising API like Gmail Ads [closed]

Which advertising network has an API I can use to show my users targeted ads based on certain dictionary words present in their user-generated content, similar to Gmail's targeted ads? Edit: The ...
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What features in a website make you want to revisit?

I'm looking for features in websites that I may not have seen before that are unique, and are excellent features that not only improve the user-experience, but help the surfers come back for more. ...
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How do I use an API? [closed]

I need to use an API. I want to do the programming in PHP, but I have no idea where to start. I contacted the creator of the API asking how should I use API's in general? and he sent a link to ...
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Is it possible to get the Google Alerts as structured data?

With the Google Alerts one can subscribe notifications about the newest search results to a given search terms. The alerts are sent to the email. Now, I'd like to analyse this data. Is there an API ...
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historical weather data APIs

I am building a web application where I need to display whole year's month wise weather conditions. So that users get an idea of what the weather conditions are like and plan their trips accordingly. ...
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Is adding authorship to content provided by an API damaging for SEO?

I've launched a website that has tide data and maritime weather for a number of UK seaside locations. Each location on my site has a 7 day forecast of tide and weather for that given location. This ...
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Is there a way to access the AdWords API for free?

Is there a current way to access the AdWords API and get average monthly searches per keyword search?
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Google analytics web data vastly different than the core reporting API data

I am trying to pull the exact same data i am seeing in my dashboard via the core reporting API for Google Analytics. However I just dont seem to understand why the data can be so different even for ...
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Google Maps iframe VS API (which is faster, if any)

Many sites embed Google maps at the bottom of the page as you may be aware, while I don't normally do it myself I've been tasked with the job. I've proceeded with the lazy route of embedding the ...
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creating unlimited sub domains programmatically through api

Note Consider each subdomain as unique application instance For information about application architecture visit ...
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Searching for an online shop accessible via API [closed]

I need an online shop with a custom interface (customizing items with Ajax, with a preview included). Writing it myself does not make too much sense (implementing all the payment options etc.), so I ...
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Automated outgoing money transfer for payouts?

At the end of a month I'll need to automatically transfer money from an account to a huge number of other accounts. This has to happen automatically through an API because the amounts for the ...
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Recomendation for Webshop with API

I'm searching for a webshop. The problem with my search is, that the webshop-software of my choice needs to have a useabel API or some interface for external applications. E.g. i need to place orders ...
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Is there a simple way to query the top URLs in Google Analytics?

I'm looking for an easy way to query GA programmatically in order to display the most popular pages on my site. GA has a Data Export API, but it seems kind of complex to work with for what I want to ...
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Get geolocation and city name via Google Analytics API

I'd like to extract a the name of the city of a visitor and preferably also the geolocation (latitude + longitude) of those visitors. Is this possible via the Google Analytics API and if so, how?
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Movie Database - Load images from API or locally?

We are creating a movie database site and I have a big dilemma... Shall we keep the movie posters, episodes, screen images in our host or shall we use TMDB (themoviedb API) for loading those images? ...