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What makes me come back to a website? Simple. Did I find what I was looking for? I don't give a toss if it's got RSS or AJAX or is HTML5 compliant. I don't care if it has streaming media, I don't care if supports OpenID (although a well-thought-out registration process is a huge bonus, but a topic for another day). And I absolutally despise URL shorteners. ...


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ProgrammableWeb tracks web APIs & it shows a useful list when you search with the keyword "dictionary" FOLDOC.org & WordNet from Princeton University provide their dictionary database for free. Customizing the database will require some programming.


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(I work for Twilio) Twilio meets your requirements, with the following caveats: We support short codes with the same simple API http://www.twilio.com/sms/short-codes Opt-in and opt-out capabilities are left up to your application logic We have the cleanest API of any gateway I've used (I was in a similar situation as you prior to working here so I have a ...


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I work in the address verification field for SmartyStreets. Actually we added geocoding and residential/business indication (RDI) features to our address API not too long ago and so I think I can point you in the right direction as you do your own research to find what fits your needs the best. You'd be interested to know that Google and Bing may know more ...


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We looked at this for an implementation earlier this year. We considered 2: European Central Bank http://www.ecb.int/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html free lists exchange rates against the Euro Limited number of currencies XE http://www.xe.com/dfs/product.php USD540 a year for daily lookups available for a variety of base currencies very ...


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Take a look at the SEOmoz API. I haven't used it, but I generally find that SEOmoz is a smart company that does their homework, so they would be the first place I would check. They have a free version for up to 1 million links, anchor texts, or pages per month and a paid version for a starting rate of $500/month. They also offer developer accounts, but you ...


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I'm not sure what you mean by "update/modify the data", but there are probably few free file hosting services that allow hotlinking. It's just not a sustainable business model, especially if you have an exposed API wherein not even the uploader will have to come to your site. There are also a lot of copyright infringement liabilities regarding public file ...


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It seems that I'm able to answer my own question while using the new Custom Search API. Creating a Custom Search Engine will initially ask you to provide sites or pages that you want your CSE to search in. By filling in a sample website and creating the CSE you are then able to manage and adjust it after the creation process. Here you can tell the CSE that ...


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From this similar question on StackOverflow: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (web services) World Weather Online (paid) More from this question: National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) SOAP Web Service Wolfram Alpha for developers And even more: Infochimps Geo API


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There doesn't seem to be a standard. Maybe you can take a page from Google's Youtube API: When an API request fails, YouTube will return an HTTP 4xx or 5xx response code that generically identifies the failure as well as an XML response that provides more specific information about the error(s) that caused the failure. For each error, the XML ...


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The Data Export API really is the simplest way to get the data from Google Analytics although you have more options - and more comprehensive data, given that Google Analytics does not track spiders or users with Javascript disabled - if you parse your own server logs. The Data Export API Protocol page includes instructions which you can test on the command ...


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ARIN also has a RESTful WHOIS service you can access through their API.


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there is a whois xml api. do a google search for it. If you are looking for WHOIS for marketing (which is not allowed), then i would use a 3rd party. If you do too many whois requests from an ip, then whois servers begin to block you. The xml services i have seen get around this.


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You can use the RSS feed from Twitter, store the entries in your database (to get past the 24/72 hour limit) and use a #hashtag or similar which you can check for to see if should be published. How often you check the feed, how purge database entries and how many #hashtags you use is up to you and the amount of time you have.


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Make it a game where people get points for fixing the data (checking that the pricing APIs product is the same, isn't invalid etc.) People with low points don't get awarded them until a number of other users have fixed the data in the same way. As people get more points it needs fewer other people to crosscheck them, until people with very high points don't ...


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Sounds like you're looking for the HTML5 Canvas object (or you'll need something written in Flash or java). possible to save the result as image and to interact with it via PHP Meaning you want to save it serverside - which is an exact duplicate of Uploading 'canvas' image data to the server


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Magento is fast becoming the favoured open source e-commerce platform. (eBay recently acquired it, but don't let that put you off.) All versions, including the free Community Edition are still licensed under OSL-3.0 and they also offer a paid Enterprise Edition (compare editions here) as well as a hosted version. The Magento API is documented here, and the ...


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I've never pulled activity data out of Github, so the below only applies directly to Twitter. I would imagine a lot of it is more or less the same for Github, though. I wouldn't rely on RSS for anything from Twitter. They've been killing it off ever since they started previewing NewTwitter. I actually think it's entirely gone now except for a few places ...


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you are looking for jQuery or similar type javascript/AJAX type stuff. What you trying todo has been done many times before and is available in many open source libraries, just find the right library and use it. and mix it up with a free service yourself, someone asked this question before


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None of those features would encourage me to revisit a website. They're nice and all but they don't offer me any incentive to want to come back. (RSS may get me to come back but only because I see new content I may be interested in, not because the site uses RSS). Stuff that does make me want to come back: Rewards - The point system as the stackexchange ...


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You can become a enom reseller and use their API: http://www.enom.com/resellers/api-reseller.aspx Domai.nr has an interesting API and concept: http://domai.nr/api iwantmyname.com will have an API soon: http://iwantmyname.com/developer/domain-dns-api name.com has a reseller api: http://www.name.com/reseller/ goddady: ...


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I would start with an existing platform like OpenCart or any other open source framework and THEN customize it to meet your needs. Definitely no reason to do all of the hardwork that's already been done, but definitely worth customizing the remaining items on your to-do list.


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According to this blog post: 2012-09-05


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I don't think W3C had your use case in mind when they made the validator. Why not run your own? The script you made is going to be very slow because it is relaying all requests. Also, your script won't run cleanly on E_STRICT. Also, your script doesn't encode URI parameters. Also, you are unnecessarily using regexes. Also, you are not HTML encoding your URI. ...


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What you're looking for is called the Product Advertising API, specifically the ItemSearch - http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSECommerceService/2011-08-01/DG/ItemSearch.html This should help you get a set of product given the title of movie, the category [DVD], etc.


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Alexa has an API for this kind of stuff but it's not free. Here's a tutorial to get data from this API with PHP.


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As an advice, if you're current skills are limited, and the project is a little too much, don't take it, there will be tons of other oportunities when you're skills have increased. Having said so, i recommend that you invest time into any one of available php frameworks, some are incredibly easy to work with, and will make your tasks super easy. Building ...


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It will depend on your DNS hosting is done. I personally use Zonomi. They have a DNS API. I can issue a request like https://zonomi.com/app/dns/dyndns.jsp?action=SET&name=mynewsubdomain.example.com&value=10.0.0.1&type=A&api_key=apikeyvaluehere to set the IP address for a new subdomain.


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According to the official Flickr api documentation it is 3600 API calls per hour Limits: Since the Flickr API is quite easy to use, it's also quite easy to abuse, which threatens all services relying on the Flickr API. To help prevent this, we limit the access to the API per key. If your application stays under 3600 queries per hour across the whole key ...


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IFrame's are by nature slower due to the overhead they add while rendering a new page within the browser window. And some browsers are slower at rendering iFrame's than others (i.e., IE). As the chart here demonstrates, iFrames can cost up to 100x more time to create elements than scripts and styles. IFrame's will also block a window's onload event until ...



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