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Sanity.io - The fully customisable headless CMS
"Distribute to any device or channel over flexible APIs. Fully customizable React.js editor."
react.js  javascript  cms  api  webdev 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
Jacob Sam-La Rose on Twitter: "Spent part of the week on a research dive into platforms for collaborative research, networked learning and collective intelligence. Changed my thinking on the way I use the web (w/ thanks to @rogre and @nomadpoet). (Faceboo
Spent part of the week on a research dive into platforms for collaborative research, networked learning and collective intelligence. Changed my thinking on the way I use the web (w/ thanks to @rogre and @nomadpoet).

(Facebook: Twitter link = full thread)
#alt_springbreak

One of the outcomes: it took me a while to see it, but http://Are.na (@AREdotNA) is now and the future for this kind of effort. I needed to shift my thinking around tagging and categorisation of items.

This blows my mind, and I'm keen to play with it further:
http://pilgrim.are.na/

...and: https://github.com/hxrts/spider is something I've been trying to figure out how to do with my own personal knowledge management system in order to be able to visualise links between notes/ideas. Exciting stuff.

Put simply, I'm thinking of http://Are.na as the publicly accessible place I go to synthesise meaning from a range of sources, and collaborate with others in doing so.

I think my jetpack just arrived.

From https://www.are.na/blog/hello%20world/2017/12/21/to-2018.html "
jacobsam-larose  2018  are.na  learning  cv  howwelearn  collectiveintelligence  friends  collaboration  collaborativeresearch  research  web  online  socialbookmaking  bookmarks  bookmarking  constructivism  ideas  api  meaning  meaningmaking 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Chats with Bots | BBH Labs
"AI bots are everywhere. Or at least, chatter about chatbots is everywhere. The slick new Quartz app wants to msg you the news. Forbes launched their own official Telegram newsbot yesterday. Will 2016 be the year of the bot, the year we start chatting and stop worrying about whether the person(a) at the other end of the chat is human or not?

At Labs we like to get stuck in and get our hands dirty. Metaphorically. So we fired up Telegram, added some bots to our contact list, and started chatting. And here’s the resulting chat, screengrabbed for your edification."
bots  api  telegram  quartz  interface  ai  artificialintelligence  2016  jeremyettinghausen 
march 2016 by robertogreco
Telegram Bot API
"This API allows you to connect bots to our system. Telegram Bots are special accounts that do not require an additional phone number to set up. These accounts serve as an interface for code running somewhere on your server.

To use this, you don't need to know anything about how our MTProto encryption protocol works — our intermediary server will handle all encryption and communication with the Telegram API for you. You communicate with this server via a simple HTTPS-interface that offers a simplified version of the Telegram API."

[See also: https://telegram.org/blog/bot-revolution ]
telegram  bots  api  chat  texting 
march 2016 by robertogreco
The Future of Chat Isn’t AI — Medium
"So if not AI, then what? What will bots let you do that was never possible before?

We think the answer is actually quite simple: For the first time ever, bots will let you instantly interact with the world around you. This is best illustrated through something that I experienced recently.

During last year’s baseball playoffs, I went to a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. I was running late, so I went straight to my seat to catch as much of the game as I could. But when I got there, I realized I was the only one of my friends without a beer. So, with no beer guy in sight, I turned back to go get a beer. After 10 minutes of waiting in line, I finally got back to my seat. I had missed two home runs.

But good news! In the future, this will never have to happen again. The stadium is developing an app that will let you order from your seat. So next time, I won’t have to miss a beat — I’ll just order through the app. It will be great. Or will it?

Imagine I had sat down and found that there was a sticker on the back of the chair in front of me that said, “Want a beer? Download our app!” Sounds great! I’d unlock my phone, go to the App Store, search for the app, put in my password, wait for it to download, create an account, enter my credit card details, figure out where in the app I actually order from, figure out how to input how many beers I want and of what type, enter my seat number, and then finally my beer would be on its way.

Actually, I would have been better off just waiting in line.

And yet there are so many of these types of apps: apps to order train tickets at stations; apps to order food at restaurants; and apps to order movie tickets at theatres. Everyone wants you to just “download our app!” And yet, after spending millions of dollars developing them, how many people actually use them? My guess: not a lot.

But imagine the stadium one more time, except now instead of spending millions to develop an app, the stadium had spent thousands to develop a simple, text-based bot. I’d sit down and see a similar sticker: “Want a beer? Chat with us!” with a chat code beside it. I’d unlock my phone, open my chat app, and scan the code. Instantly, I’d be chatting with the stadium bot, and it’d ask me how many beers I wanted: “1, 2, 3, or 4.” It’d ask me what type: “Bud, Coors, or Corona.” And then it’d ask me how I wanted to pay: Credit card already on file (**** 0345), or a new card.

Chat app > Scan > 2 > Bud > **** 0345. Done."



"To be clear, this is just the beginning of the bots era, and there are many developments to come. The leaders in this space — Kik, WeChat, Line, Facebook, Slack, and Telegram — all have their own ideas about how this is all going to play out. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that chat is going to be the world’s next great operating system: a Bot OS (or, as we like to call it, BOS).

These developments open up new and giant opportunities for consumers, developers, and businesses. Chat apps will come to be thought of as the new browsers; bots will be the new websites. This is the beginning of a new internet."
chat  ai  artificialintelligence  2016  tedlivingston  kik  slack  telegram  facebook  ui  ux  interface  api  wechat  bots  qrcodes 
march 2016 by robertogreco
DEXTER
"Creating a Dexter App is Easy

Connect any number of modules in Dexter’s visual editor
Deploy modules via Git and share with other Dexter users
Execute with provisionless deployment on AWS Lambda
Remix existing Dexter apps to meet your own needs"
dexter  web  internet  api  apis  webdev  yahoopipes  onlinetoolkit  webdesign 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Web privacy - Boing Boing
"Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web."

[This article refers to:
https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/1
https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/2
https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/3
https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/4 ]

"I make documentaries about the Internet. My last one, Rip! A Remix Manifesto, was made during the copyright wars of the early 2000s. We followed Girl Talk, Larry Lessig, Gilberto Gil, Cory and others as the Free Culture movement was born. I believed then that copyright was the Internet's defining issue. I was wrong.

In the time since I made Rip, we’ve seen surveillance from both corporate and state actors reach deeper into our lives. Advertising, and the tracking that goes with it, have become the dominant business model of the web. With the Snowden revelations, we've seen that this business model has given the NSA and other state agencies access to the intimate details of our online lives, our location, our reading lists, and our friends.

So with my colleagues at Upian in Paris, the National Film Board of Canada, AJ+, Radio-Canada, RTS, Arte and Bayersicher Rundfunk, I decided to make a documentary series about this. The trouble is, privacy is a difficult issue for most people. They either quickly pull out the "nothing to hide" argument, or they give the shruggie ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. We wanted to find a way to make this personal for people, so we decided to use the viewer's own data to create each episode.

When you open Episode One, the narrator you hear will depend on your location. You'll likely see me if you link from Boing Boing -- I'm the English narrator on desktop. But if you connect on mobile, you'll meet Francesca Fiorentini from AJ+. In Quebec, you'll meet Sandra Rodriguez. In France, it'll be journalist Vincent Glad. The tone is conversational. You'll meet someone who speaks your own language discussing their online sharing addiction.

Once you've met us, we'll say different things to you. If it's raining where you are, we'll know it, because we've plugged into a weather API. This API will communicate with Giphy's API and present different GIFs. It's all edited together like a movie, but a movie that is created on the spot, just for you.

To go further, we ask you to tell us a bit more about you. If you tell us where you go for your news, we've partnered with the service disconnect.me to show you the third party trackers that advertisers and analytics folks place on your computer to follow you around the Web.

In Episode Two, we then take this data to create personalized ads within the program - while we talk to Ethan Zuckerman and Julia Angwin about how advertising came to dominate the Web. We'll ask you how much you would be willing to pay for a version of Facebook or Google that didn't have ads, and compare that with how much they make from you.

In Episode Three, we created a a corporation called Illuminus that practices "future present risk detection". If you log in with your Facebook profile, the corporation uses an API developed at the University of Cambridge, "Apply Magic Sauce," to determine which one of the "Big Five Personality Traits" applies to you. We discover how lenders are dipping their toes into making risk assessments based on your social media activity.

We varied our style in Episode Four and made a privacy cartoon. Journalist Zineb Dryef spent months researching what information she discloses on her mobile phone, and then Darren Pasemko animated what she learned. We meet Kate Crawford, Julia Angwin, as well as Harlo Holmes and Nathan Freitas from the Guardian project. It’s an episode told in four parts, and you can watch the first part in the video below.

If you watch the rest of this episode on donottrack-doc.com, it will be geo-located and interactive.

Our next episode, available May 26th, is produced by the National Film Board of Canada's digital studio, who have a well deserved reputation for creating beautiful interfaces for new types of documentaries. In this episode, we'll explore big data - by making correlations as you watch, you'll determine the outcome, while you meet danah boyd, Cory Doctorow, Alicia Garza and Kate Crawford.

We’re still catching our breath while we produce the final two episodes. One thing we know - we want these to be personal. As we learned in our first episodes, people understand the issues around privacy and surveillance when we let them explore their own data. Depending on how you behaved during the series, we want these final episodes to adapt. We’ll be exploring how the filter bubble shapes your view of the world in our 6th episode, and how our actions can shape the future in our 7th. What these episodes look like is up to you."
brettgaylor  film  interactive  interactivefilm  mashups  documentary  towatch  privacy  web  online  internet  2015  nfbc  nfb  katecrawford  corydoctoow  aliciagarza  danahboyd  location  zinebdryef  darrenpasemko  harloholmes  nathanfreitas  juliaangwin  ethanzuckerman  advertising  tracking  francescafiorentini  sandrarodriguez  giphy  api  trackers  cookies 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Strategies against architecture: interactive media and transformative technology at Cooper Hewitt | MW2015: Museums and the Web 2015
"Cooper Hewitt reopened at the end of 2014 with a transformed museum in a renovated heritage building, Andrew Carnegie's home on the Upper East Side of New York City. New galleries, a collection that was being rapidly digitized, a new brand, and a desire for new audiences drove the museum to rethink and reposition its role as a design museum. At the core of the new museum is a digital platform, built in-house, that connects collection and patron management systems to in-gallery and online experiences. These have allowed the museum to redesign everything from object labels and showcases to the fundamentals of a 'visit experience'. This paper explores in detail the process, the decisions made – and resulting tradeoffs - during each stage of the process. In so doing it reveals the challenges of collaborating with internal and external capacities; operating internationally with online collaboration tools; rapid prototyping; and the distinct differences between software and hardware design and production."



"In early 2012 at the National Art Education Association conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a group of junior school children working with Queens Museum of Art got up on stage and presented their view of ‘what technology in a museum should be like’. The kids imagined and designed the sorts of technologies that they felt would make their visit to a museum better. None of their proposed technologies were unfeasible and they imagined a very familiar sounding museum. The best invention proposed was a tracking device that each child would wear, allowing them to roam freely in a geo-fenced museum like home-detention prisoners with ankle-shackles, whilst their teachers sat comfortably in the museum cafe watching them move as dots on a tablet. The children argued that such a device would allow them to roam the museum and see the parts of it they actually wanted to see, and the teachers would get to fulfil their desires of just “hanging out in the cafe chatting”.

Often it feels like museums make decisions about the appropriate use of technology based upon short term internal needs – the need to have something ‘newsworthy’, the need to have something to keep their funders happy, and occasionally to meet the assumed needs of a specific audience coming to a specific exhibition. Rarely is there an opportunity like the one at Cooper Hewitt, to consider the entire museum and purposely reconfigure its relationships with audiences, all in one go. Even rarer is the funding to make such a step change possible.

The D&EM team established a series of unwritten technology principles for the new galleries and experience that were reinforced throughout the concept design stages and then encoded into practice during development. At the heart of these was an commitment to ensure that whatever was designed for the galleries would give visitors a reason to physically visit – and that nothing would be artificially held back, content-wise, from the web. Technology, too, had to help and encourage the visitor against the architectural impositions of the building itself.

Complementing a strategic plan that envisioned the transformation of the museum into a ‘design resource’, and an increasing willingness to provide more open access to the collection, concepts for media and technology in the galleries was to –

1. Give visitors explicit permission to play
Play was seen as an important way of addressing threshold issues and architecture. Entering the Carnegie Mansion, the experience of crossing the threshold provided an opportunity to upend expectations – much like the lobby space of a hotel. Very early on in the design process, then-Director, Bill Moggridge enthused about the idea of concierges greeting visitors at the door, warmly welcoming them into the building and setting them at ease. Technological interventions – even symbolic ones – were expected to support this need to change every visitor’s perception of how they were ‘allowed to behave’ in the mansion.

2. Make interactive experiences social and multi-player and allow people to learn by watching

The Cooper Hewitt, even in its expanded form, is a physically small museum. It has 16,000 sq ft of gallery space which is configured as a series of domestic spaces except for the open plan third floor, which was converted from offices into gallery space as part of the renovation. If interactive experiences were to support a transformed audience profile with more families and social groups visiting together, the museum would need experiences that worked well with multiple users, and provided points of social interaction. Immediately this suggested an ‘app-free’ approach even though Cooper Hewitt had been an early adopter of an iPod Touch media guide (2010) and iPad App (2011) in previous special exhibitions.

3. Ensure a ‘look up’ experience

Again, because of the domestic spaces with narrow doorways, encouraging visitors to be constantly referring to their mobile devices was not desirable. There was a strong consensus amongst the staff and designers that the museum should provide a compelling enough experience for visitors to only need to use their mobile devices to take photos with.

4. Be ubiquitous, a ‘default’ operating mode for the institution

The biggest lesson from MONA was that for a technology experience to have the best chance of transforming how visitors interacted with the museum, and how staff considered it into the future, that technology had to be ubiquitous. An ‘optional guide’, an ‘optional app’, even a ‘suggested mobile website’ might meet the needs of some visitors but it was unlikely to achieve the large scale change we hoped for. Indeed, the experience of prior technologies at Cooper Hewitt had been considered disappointing by the museum with a 9% take up rate (Longo, 2011) for the iPad guide made for the (pre-closure) blockbuster exhibition Set In Style. Similarly, only having interactive experiences in ‘some galleries’ threatened to relegate certain experiences to ‘younger audiences’ – something that is common in science museums.

5. Work in conjunction with the web and offer a “persistence of visit”

We were also insistent from the start that whatever was designed, that it had to acknowledge the web, and that ‘post-visit’ diaries were to be considered. The museum was enamoured with MONA’s post-visit reports from The O, and similar initiatives that followed including MOMA’s Audio+ (2013) and others. This idea grew and the D&EM team began to build out a sizeable infrastructure over 2013, the desire to ensure that everything on exhibition in the museum would also be available online – without exception – became technically feasible. As the museum’s curatorial staff began to finalise object lists for the opening exhibitions, it became clear that beyond the technology layer, a new layer of policy changes would be required to realise this idea. New loan forms and new donor agreements were negotiated and by the time objects began to arrive for installation at the museum in 2014, all but a handful of lenders had agreed to have a metadata and image record of their object’s presence in the museum not only be online during the run of an exhibition, but permanently on the exhibition’s online catalogue."



"As a sector we have spent a couple of decades making excuses for why “digital” can’t be made core to staffing requirements and the results have ranged from unsatisfying to dismal.

The shift to a ‘post-digital’ museum where “digital [is] being naturalized within museums’ visions and articulations of themselves” (Parry, 2013) will require a significant realignment of priorities and an investment in people. The museum sector is not alone in this – private media organisations and tech companies face exactly the same challenge. Despite ‘digital people’ and ‘engineers’ being in high demand, they should not be considered an ‘overpriced indulgence’ but rather than as an integral part of the already multidisciplinary teams required to run a museum, or any other cultural institution.

The flow of digital talent from private companies to new types of public service organizations such as the Government Digital Service (UK), 18F (inside GSA) and US Digital Service, proves that there are ways, beyond salaries, to attract and retain the specialist staff required to build the types of products and services required to transform museums. In fact, we argue that museums (and other cultural institutions) offer significant intrinsic benefits and social capital that are natural talent attractors that other types of non-profits and public sector agencies lack. The barriers to changing the museum workforce in this way are not primarily financial but internal, structural and kept in place by a strong institutional inertia."
cooper-hewitt  aaronstraupcope  sebastianchan  2015  design  museums  experience  web  internet  ux  api  userexperience  hardware  change  organizationalchange  billmoggridge  mona  theo  davidwalsh  digital  gov.uk  privacy  identity  absence  tomcoates  collections  soa  servicesorientedarchitecture  steveyegge  persistence  longevity  display  nfc  rfid  architecture  applications  online  engagement  play  technology  post-digital  18f 
april 2015 by robertogreco
The Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt: Finally, the Museum of the Future Is Here - The Atlantic
"When I visited, I talked to the Labs team in their office and then toured the then not-quite-finished mansion. We talked about the museum first—the physical one we were in. Unlike leaders of other New York museums, who are investing in events, Chan (and the Cooper Hewitt generally) believe the heart of the museum is in its collection and its visitors. In other words: its stuff and its people.

“They don’t want to have the burden of this preservation forever,” he said of the increasingly event-focused Museum of Modern Art, 40 blocks south. “The beauty here is: We’re the Smithsonian. We don’t have a choice. No matter what other staff in this building might say, we don’t have a choice but to keep all this stuff forever.”

The museum will forever be committed to its stuff. But it has to have a more enlivening presence, he believes, than placards and shelves. Cope held up his smartphone at one point and pointed at it."



"Notice the trick the Labs team has completed. The API seems to be first for users and developers. It lets them play around with the collection, see what’s there. As Cope told me, “the API is there to develop multiple interfaces. That’s the whole point of an API—you let go of control around how people interpret data and give them what they ask for, and then have the confidence they’ll find a way to organize it that makes sense for them.” But who is doing the most work around the collection—the most organizing, the most-sensemaking? It’s the museum itself.

“When we re-open, the building will be the single largest consumer of the API,” said Chan.

In other words, the museum made a piece of infrastructure for the public. But the museum will benefit in the long term, because the infrastructure will permit them to plan for the near future.

And the museum will also be, of course, the single largest beneficiary of outsider improvements to the API. It already talks to other APIs on the web. Ray Eames’s page, for instance, encourages users to tag their Instagrams and Flickr photos with a certain code. When they do, Cooper Hewitt’s API will automatically sniff it out and link that image back to its own person file for Eames. Thus, the Cooper Hewitt’s online presence grows even richer.

The Cooper Hewitt isn’t the only museum in the world with an API. The Powerhouse has one, and many art museums have uploaded high-quality images of their collections. But the power of the Cooper Hewitt’s digital interface is unprecedented. There’s a command that asks for colors as defined by the Crayola crayon palette. Another asks if the snack bar is open. A third mimics the speech of one of the Labs members. It’s a fun piece of software, and it makes a point about the scope of the museum’s vision. If design is in everything, the API says, then the museum’s collection includes every facet of the museum itself. "



"Even if things do work, the model turns museum websites into museums themselves, catalogs of once-snazzy apps built for special occasions before being discarded forever. Exhibits go away, but those apps never do. A museum’s website—the primary face of the museum to the world—winds up looking like a closet of old prom dresses.

When Bill Moggridge became the Cooper Hewitt’s director in 2010, he wanted the museum to make its digital infrastructure more thoughtfully. Moggridge, it should be noted, is a legend. He helped design the first laptop computer. He founded the world-famous firm IDEO. And he invented the term “interaction design.” Moggridge died in 2012, not living to see the renovation project he began.

Moggridge created Chan’s position and hired him for it. And while Chan could have kept outsourcing projects to big outside firms, he instead lobbied for funding and hire a staff. The museum’s digital work was too important. It had to have in-house experts. “There's a lovely phrase we use a lot,” Cope said. “The guy who invented the Perl programming language talked about Perl as being there to make easy things simple and hard things possible.”

“That’s how we try to think about this. Not everyone’s gonna understand what we’ve built or the potential of what we’ve built right away. It’s gonna take some of the curators longer than others to figure it out. But the minute they get it, they should be able to turn around and be like, 'What if…? Can we do…?'—and if it’s easy, it should be live in 15 minutes.”"



"The team has accomplished so much largely by accepting imperfection. When the Labs launched the API, it was missing a lot of information. Cope called the quality of its metadata at launch “incredibly spotty,” before Chan clarified, “it’s terrible.”

But that was on purpose. Better to put the museum’s grand imperfection and incompleteness out in the world and let people make of it what they will, the team decided, then wait for it to be perfect. “It was a tactical play to say, don’t obsess about that stuff, because its what people do with it that matters,” said Chan.

“We could spend the next 50 years trying to make that data perfect and it still would not ever be perfect. There was 70 years of collecting that had different documenting standards. Museums only started collecting policies in the eighties and nineties. How can you retrospectively fix everything? It just can’t be done. So let’s move on and figure out what we want to do with it,” he said.

This attitude—popularized by Steve Jobs with the phrase, “Real artists ship”—extends to how the team thinks through media production, too. “I can’t sit on a video for six months, making these minute edits. I have to pitch it out door, so we can say: This interview got this many views, this thing got this many views, let’s keep going with this,” said Shelly.

The Labs’s work, as a whole, is an investment in a particular idea of cultural democracy. It’s a view where imperfect speech can always—and will always, and should always—be augmented by further speech. It trusts in the discourse over the perfection of the original work."



"And perhaps already, the Labs team believes, that digital information will be inextricable from the physical object. The Cooper Hewitt has long collected napkin sketches of famous logos and inventions. If it wants to collect the rough thoughts of today, it will have to work fast, because napkins last longer in files than sketch files do on iPads.

“To collect a Nest absent of any data, what does that tell you?,” asked Cope.“It tells you it’s a beautiful piece of industrial design. Well, maybe the museum should start thinking about some way of keeping that data alongside the object, and maybe it doesn’t need to be privileged in the way the object is.”"
robinsonmeyer  2015  cooper-hewitt  museums  collections  archives  internet  web  sebchan  aaronstraupcope  billmoggridge  design  interaction  api  data  digital  online  objects  things  applications  software  unfinished  imperfection  democracy  culture  culturaldemocracy  infrastructure  visitors  events 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Marvel Developer Portal
"The Marvel Comics API allows developers everywhere to access information about Marvel's vast library of comics—from what's coming up, to 70 years ago."
api  comics  fiction  marvel  universe  via:robinsloan 
december 2014 by robertogreco
SWAPI - The Star Wars API
"All the Star Wars data you've ever wanted:

Planets, Spaceships, Vehicles, People, Films and Species

From all six Star Wars films"
starwars  swapi  api  via:robinsloan 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Inbox - The next-generation email platform
"Introducing the Inbox REST API

Inbox provides simple REST APIs for accessing, modifying, and sending mail stored on existing providers like Gmail or Microsoft Exchange. You can use it to build custom filters, access attachments, create drafts, and more. All API responses are UTF-8 encoded JSON objects, so you don't need to think about MIME or obscure character encodings again. It's the easiest way to work with email data.

For more details, see the full Inbox REST API Documentation and check out the JavaScript SDK and iOS SDK.

Starting the Inbox Sync Engine

The core of Inbox is an open source sync engine that integrates with existing email services like Gmail, and exposes a beautiful, modern REST API. We're pleased to announce that beginning today, you can download the Inbox engine, sync an account, and begin building on top of Inbox in your local development environment.

Visit the Installation docs for more information about setting up the Inbox Sync Engine, and getting started with the iOS and Javascript SDKs.

Looking toward the future

In the coming months, we will release a hosted version of Inbox that allows you to deploy applications without configuring and scaling your own infrastructure. As we bring more providers to Inbox, including custom IMAP servers and legacy Microsoft Exchange deployments, your apps will “just work”. It's our goal to provide a uniform API to email so you can focus on building great software.

If you'd like to be part of this project, please get in touch . Our company mission is to build elegant products for large complex systems, and we are actively hiring engineers and designers at our office in San Francisco. We also welcome bug reports and patches to help improve the platform for everyone.

If you have questions or comments, we'd love to hear them. Feel free to email us at hello@inboxapp.com. This is the first step toward a bright future for email apps across all providers. We can't wait to see what you do with these tools."

[via: http://www.ovenell-carter.com/mobiles/cool-new-email-api-from-google-now-inbox/ ]
email  api  inbox  inboxapp 
july 2014 by robertogreco
mapping cell phones - samy kamkar
"cell map exposes the data that Apple has been collecting from virtually all iPhone mobile devices, using them essentially as global wardriving and positioning machines.

Current research suggests that Apple's iPhone devices only store coordinates locally, however this cell data is actually transmitted back up to Apple multiple times a day, even if Location Services / GPS is turned OFF, allowing them to locate the cell phone as well as correlate the positions with Wi-Fi network information.

If you extract the cell tower information sent from the iPhone to Apple, you can enter it here and locate the physical location of the mobile phone, or try the demonstration phone by hitting "Locate" below.

You can also accurately locate iPhones based off of the wi-fi data sent by using my Wi-Fi Mapping tool."
api  apple  geolocation  iphone  samykamkar  maps  mapping  data 
december 2013 by robertogreco
CloudConvert - convert anything to anything
"133 formats supported
CloudConvert supports the conversion between more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats. You can specify advanced options for every conversion type. Check the supported formats for more details.

file conversion in the cloud
There is no need to install any software on your computer! Upload your files to CloudConvert and we will do the job for you. Don't worry, your files are safe and nobody else can access them. They will be deleted again as soon as your conversion is finished.

ready for mobile use
You got an file format via eMail which you cannot open on your smartphone or tablet? CloudConvert is fully responsive and can be used in all recent mobile browsers.

powerful API
The CloudConvert API offers the full functionality of CloudConvert and makes it possible to use the conversion services in your own applications."
fileconversion  conversion  via:maxfenton  api  convert  cloudconvert 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Forecast
"The same API that powers Forecast.io and Dark Sky for iOS can provide accurate short­term and long­term weather predictions to your business, application, or crazy idea. We’re developers too, and we like playing with new APIs, so we want you to be able to try ours hassle-free: all you need is an email address."
weather  forecast  darksky  forecast.io  api 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Romotive
"By combining smartphones with a mobile base, we create robots that do awesome things (telepresence, autonomous navigation, machine vision). Because software for Romo is distributed through the Apple App Store, our users download new behaviors and personalities for their robots at the click of a button. Anyone can build and distribute new apps for Romo using the Romotive SDK."

[See also: http://romotive.com/meet-romo ]
romo  android  iphone  robots  robotics  api 
february 2013 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] JELLO SHOTS IN PNEUMATIC TUBES
"We know our data is weird. We know our data is incomplete. We'll fix it.

The point is that we are still feeling the shape of what's in there. All of this stuff has been locked away for so long, in the shadows of the database or in institutional histories, that we're going to have to spend some serious time digging it all out.

We will.

One of the ways we're trying to do this is by holding hands with other institutions and sources. We've been actively trying to build concordances between our data and projects like Wikipedia and Freebase and other cultural institutions like MoMA.

We've started with the people in our collection, the individual and corporations who've had a hand in the objects we steward. Eventually we'd like to do the same for topics and temporal periods and even for our objects.

Currently we're publishing concordances for about five sources but that's only because they were easy to get started with and they could be used to model interactions around.

For example, we don't have a biography of Ray Eames. Arguably if there's anyone in our collection that we should be writing our own biographies for it's her. But we don't and that same measure doesn't necessarily apply to everyone in our collection. And for those people – maybe all the people – we need to ask the question: Why are we, each of us as institutions, burning time we could be using talking about the work we collect rewriting the same biographies over and over again?

Let's be honest and admit that in many instances the Wikipedia community is simply doing a better job of it. So yeah, of course we're going to build on, and celebrate, their contribution."
museums  rewriting  concordances  stewards  stewardship  culture  database  databases  moma  freebase  wikipedia  data  api  2012  cooper-hewitt  aaronstraupcope  rayeames  wilipedia  community  collections  tms 
november 2012 by robertogreco
a beginners guide to streamed data from Twitter (tecznotes)
"This is a brief guide on using the Twitter live streaming API, extracting useful data from it, and converting that data into a spreadsheet-ready text form, all using tools available on Mac OS X by default. There’s also a brief Python tutorial for scrubbing basic data buried in here someplace."
2012  michalmigurski  howto  bigdata  streaming  data  python  api  twitter 
september 2012 by robertogreco
human.io
"What is human.io?

Human.io lets you create micro-apps for mobile devices which are lightweight and easy to write. Engage with your fans and users by creating micro-apps that allow you to interact in a much richer way than tweets, ads, or email.

Overview

Human.io micro-apps run on the human.io mobile app for Android and iOS. You can use our API to interact with users, present a simple UI, and retrieve feedback. For instance, a simple activity that allows users to create and answer challenges for photos around a theme is around 100 lines of code.

By making a few calls to our API, you can connect to humans running the human.io mobile app, who will get a UI that allows you to present content or request information. These UI elements return data in an easily handled way- for instance, the camera widget returns a URL for a hosted image."
via:robinsloan  human.io  api  micro-apps  applications  android  ios  iphone 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Now Featuring Neighborhoods in Global Places - Factual Blog
"We’ve used Flickr Neighborhoods to tag our places. This data is in turn based on the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset, which takes a liberal attitude towards what constitutes a ‘neighborhood’ — basically any informal, local geography. We’re fans of this resource because its use does not impose upstream license encumberances on our users, it increases discoverability of the data, and, lastly, it is not tessellated (the neighborhoods overlap), which we think better reflects the situation in the real world."
flickr  api  factual  clustr  whosonfirst  neighborhoods  maps  mapping  geotagging  geography  via:straup 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Stop Publishing Web Pages - Anil Dash
"Start publishing streams. Start moving your content management system towards a future where it outputs content to simple APIs, which are consumed by stream-based apps that are either HTML5 in the browser and/or native clients on mobile devices. Insert your advertising into those streams using the same formats and considerations that you use for your own content. Trust your readers to know how to scroll down and skim across a simple stream, since that's what they're already doing all day on the web. Give them the chance to customize those streams to include (or exclude!) just the content they want."
facebook  pinterest  api  internet  web  cms  html5  content  advertising  ads  twitter  apps  tumblr  streams  anildash  2012  socialmedia  media  design  streaming  publishing  scrolling  pagination 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Directions From our Dreams: Imagining a More Amazing iOS 6 Maps App | Wired Design | Wired.com
"Buried in Baio’s post was this intriguing tidbit: “Developers can specify a category (Car, Bus, Train, Subway, Streetcar, Plane, Bike, Ferry, Taxi, Pedestrian, Other).”

“Other”? What kind of thing can you do with “other”? Media inventor Robin Sloan saw it first.

"So Apple’s iOS 6 Maps delegates public transit to third-party apps. That, my friends, is a storytelling opportunity. Two words: Catbus app."

Yes! Why limit ourselves to mundane, workaday transit (especially given how hellish this is for developers) when now we can map anything.

With that in mind, we humbly present this list of suggestions:

* An app that routes your trip via LA’s lost streetcars.
* A psychogeography directions app, perhaps a port of Near Future Laboratory’s Drift deck, which directs aimless wandering around a city.
* An app to help The Warriors get home.
* An app to celebrate Bloomsday by following James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom through Dublin.
* An app for Batman that routes by rooftop."
publictransit  api  mapping  wandering  batman  jamesjoyce  bloomsday  driftdeck  psychogeography  catbus  apple  ios6  ios  mapsoftheimagination  maps  robinsloan  timmaly  2012  andybaio 
june 2012 by robertogreco
#beyondthetextbook – Considering Inputs | Bud the Teacher
"* …we need APIs that’ll help us pull our data out of the tools we use & put it into the tools that we use so that we can build dashboards of useful data
* input information, not output information – but maybe some of both – descriptive tools – not prescriptive ones this is important & I need to write about it
* inputs rather than outputs; experiences rather than tests
* describing the learning by the institution – not so much on the student"

"…how teachers and students can meaningfully share annotations via their texts…what tools could provide this sort of input information easily… How could they make my data available to me in more useful ways? What sorts of infrastructures would need to exist for that data to be useful in a dashboard for learning?"

"…much of assessment [at Brightworks] is done by the staff & about the experiences they’ve created…there’s less emphasis on what each individual student learned. The students themselves are focused on what they’ve learned…"
datacollection  datamanagement  dashboardforlearning  dml2012  assessment  curriculum  schools  gevertulley  brightworks  data  learning  teaching  tools  api  2012  budhunt 
march 2012 by robertogreco
straup/parallel-flickr @ GitHub
"parallel-flickr is a tool for backing up your Flickr photos and generating a database backed website that honours the viewing permissions you've chosen on Flickr.

parallel-flickr is still a work in progress. It ain't pretty or classy yet but it works."

[See also: http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2011/10/14/pixelspace/#parallel-flickr ]
flickr  backup  opensource  photography  tools  api  2011  parallel-flickr  aaronstraupcope 
november 2011 by robertogreco
ID from User - Find your twitter ID
"Use this tool to find a twitter id from a username."
twitter  id  tools  rss  via:javierarbona  identity  socialmedia  api 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Farmers’ Market API | Code for America
"I love getting my fruit and veggies from my local Farmer’ Market. Unfortunately, as a recent SF transplant I wasn’t sure how to find my local Farmers’ Market. A quick search led me to a USDA website which seemed to contain most of the markets in the country.<br />
<br />
Being an open data geek, I looked for an API. Finding none, I decided to make one. To do this, I:<br />
<br />
• Used the “Export to Excel” function to download the whole dataset.<br />
<br />
• Cleaned it up in Google Refine; normalized some fields, geocoded some records, added a geojson fields.<br />
<br />
• Uploaded it to a free couchdb instance.<br />
<br />
• Added the open source geocouch-utils CouchApp (which gives you a nice map out of the box).<br />
<br />
All of this was done in about an hour and at a cost of $0.<br />
<br />
So if you’re a developer who also likes fresh fruit & veg, build something on it. I’ll be down on Fillmore."
food  data  api  javascript  usda  farmersmarkets  maps  mapping 
august 2011 by robertogreco
A List Apart: Articles: Orbital Content
"Attribution is authorship metadata that is bound to content. No matter how far and wide a piece of content spreads, it never forgets who created it and where it’s from. Despite its importance, web attribution is already in shambles. A quick review of Tumblr blogs or the image stream at FFFFound! will show just how difficult it is to find the original sources for most content. This lack of attribution means that content creators receive neither financial nor reputational gains when others spread their work. As good citizens of the web, we have to be vigilant in retaining authorship as we liberate and share content.

If we can keep attribution firmly in place, content collections and orbital content offer publishers new opportunities for both financial and reputational gain. Traditionally, site owners monetize their content by generating traffic to get as many “eyeballs” in front of their advertisements as possible…"

[via: http://tumblr.quisby.net/post/4835196927 ]
content  web  publishing  online  internet  alistapart  attribution  orbitalcontent  ffffound  tumblr  onlinepublishing  monetization  reputation  sharing  open  api  instapaper 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Instagram: Roundup of the Latest Innovations | 4mula design
"Instagram’s popularity is growing at a rapid rate. Now that the Instagram API is on the loose, there are some exciting new ways you can interact with the service.

If you’re not sure what Instagram is, have a look at this post about iPhone camera apps. The Instagram community is expanding fast. There is even talk of it potentially becoming a future successor to the massive photo sharing giant Flickr.

Although still in it’s infancy, there are already some sparks of genius surrounding this fresh photo sharing community. This post explores a variety of these innovative applications and products, which have been produced by various independent third-parties."
instagram  photography  api  social  via:rushtheiceberg 
march 2011 by robertogreco
census-tools (tecznotes)
"this small amount of information can be quite hard to get to. Between the impenetrable formatting of the geographic record files, the bewildering array of different kinds of geographic entities, and the depth of geographic minutiae, it can take quite a bit of head-scratching to extract even the first bits of information from the U.S. Census.

I hope this first tool makes it a little bit less of a hassle. I'd accept whatever patches people choose to offer: support for summary files beyond SF1, additional geograph summary levels, general patches, and more."
census  api  data  python  michalmigurski  us  2000  2010 
august 2010 by robertogreco
App Inventor for Android
"Because App Inventor provides access to a GPS-location sensor, you can build apps that know where you are. You can build an app to help you remember where you parked your car, an app that shows the location of your friends or colleagues at a concert or conference, or your own custom tour app of your school, workplace, or a museum.
appinventor  android  api  wysiwyg  programming  scratch  diy  education  glvo  classideas  tcsnmy  code  applications  google  gui  howto  mobile  software 
july 2010 by robertogreco
140kit: application : welcome
"Research: 140kit is more than your personal stash of Tweets; when you signup, you have access to two powerful default scrape types: You can either search terms (with/without our similar term branching algorithm enabled) from this moment using the powerful Streaming API or soon access one of our Whitelisted machines for REST access to collect as many tweets as possible from any number of accounts.

Explore: Once your data collection is complete, you have access to an expanding list of analytical offerings to measure your data sets rapidly and in new ways. From there, you can quickly export data, view general charts, and soon have access to an experimental re-tweet network graph visualization. Use this data for academic research, one-off fact-checking blog posts, or anything else you can think of, really.

Collaborate: What if you wanted to combine multiple data sets and look at their sum value?..."
twitter  microblogging  datamining  rss  database  research  scraping  api  data  analysis  via:robinsloan 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Upload to flickr from Tweetie 2 | GDZLLA
"Finally, a way to share your flickr photos with tweetie 2. Skip the image services like twitpic or yfrog. Keep your photos right where they belong, on flickr."
flickr  twitter  tweetie  iphone  mobile  photography  photosharing  sharing  images  api 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Google Font Directory
"The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.
google  fonts  typography  javascript  html5  html  webdev  api  css  design  webdesign  free  type  googlefonts 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Omoby: Visual Search for the iPhone
"Omoby can essentially be summed up in four words: Google Goggles for iPhone. The visual search app allows you to snap a pic of any object and get back a list of convenient search results, retailer pricing, and information about that product.
iphone  search  mobile  visual  augmentedreality  api  omoby  applications  via:jessebrand  ios  ar 
march 2010 by robertogreco
GeoPlanet Explorer
"Welcome to the GeoPlanet Explorer. Here you can explore the geographical information provided by Yahoo in the GeoPlanet API and data set.
api  data  development  gis  gps  geography  location  neogeography  geoplanet  visualization  maps  mapping 
march 2010 by robertogreco
KrazyDad » Mayor of the North Pole
"I’ve been blatantly cheating at foursquare for the past week. I didn’t mean to start the week this way. Most of my friends know me as a responsible father who occasionally plays piano at local open mics, and makes puzzles.

Last Sunday, while checking into the Hill Street Cafe in Burbank using the foursquare iPhone app, I idly wondered, “Can I become the mayor of the North Pole?” So I tried checking into a nearby 7-Eleven. It worked. I tried the Griffith Observatory about 5 miles away. It worked. I tried Disneyland, which is about an hour away. It didn’t work, but I now had an afternoon hacking project.

When I got home, I looked to see if foursquare had an api. They did. So I found a venue that was close to the North Pole, the “Top of the World” hotel in Barrow Alaska, and checked myself into it."
foursquare  geolocation  social  via:migurski  hacks  hacking  api  play  scripts  fake  twitter 
february 2010 by robertogreco
things I can't fave
"This is a Very Simple™ web application that allows you to favourite things you can't otherwise fave on Flickr. Things like sets, collections, galleries and comments."
flickr  api  gallery 
january 2010 by robertogreco
hills and valleys - sippey.com [see also: http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/11/the-war-for-the-web.html]
"Excuse the early Monday morning metaphors in the following, but... I don't think there will be one king of the entire hill. Instead, what we're seeing are attempts to own individual hills: Amazon with commerce, Apple with mobile, Google with search, Facebook with identity. And it's up to the entrepreneurs who are building applications in the valleys between those hills to make the tough choice: do you live off the largesse of the feudal lord on top of the hill, and enjoy the short term benefits of their comfortable development environment / distribution channel / social graph, regardless of the long term impact on your business? Or do you go your own way, and attempt to amass enough strength to take the hill yourself?"
internet  business  data  experience  entrepreneurship  startups  platforms  micaelsippey  commerce  mobile  amazon  apple  facebook  google  identity  search  power  api  applications 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Statistical analysis, data and graphing | Timetric: making data useful
"You can use Timetric to show people your data and analysis as well; so the graphs you draw on Timetric can be embedded into your blogs and websites, and if the data they're based on is updated, they'll be updated too. You can set up alerts too, and get Timetric to email you when something interesting happens to a value you're watching.
timetric  graphing  graphs  data  information  visualization  api  statistics  sparklines  charts 
october 2009 by robertogreco
noticings
"Noticings is a game of noticing things in cities. Snap a photo of something interesting you happen upon, upload it to Flickr, tag it with 'noticings' and geotag it with where it was taken.

The game happens in day long turns, and you have until 3pm GMT to upload your noticings from the previous day."
tomarmitage  noticing  flickr  games  observation  tcsnmy  cities  play  tagging  api  via:preoccupations  glvo  classideas 
august 2009 by robertogreco
route-me - Project Hosting on Google Code
"A slippy map library for the iPhone. Fast! Completely written in objective-c using CoreAnimation. Runs like the built-in app. Currently OpenStreetMap Microsoft VirtualEarth and CloudMade are supported as map sources. Use it in your iPhone project. It's licensed under the new BSD license. You are responsible for getting permission to use the map data."
mobile  software  maps  mapping  iphone  opensource  openstreetmap  osm  programming  gis  gps  iphonesdk  api  google  code  open  cloudmade 
july 2009 by robertogreco
USAspending.gov
"The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:
politics  economics  us  policy  data  database  statistics  api  taxes  accountability  finance  congress  spending  budget  transparency  government  money 
july 2009 by robertogreco
pachube.apps | connecting environments, patching the planet
"Pachube is a service that enables you to connect, tag and share real time sensor data from objects, devices, buildings and environments around the world. Here, we collect together Pachube apps that create/modulate input feeds or make use of output feeds. Sign up for Pachube here!"
applications  pachube  visualization  realtime  sensing  sensors  tracking  rss  sharing  interface  feeds  api  software 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Things I’m Standing Next To
"Nearby starts with a geotagged photo and then queries for other geotagged photos within a one kilometer radius. You can order the results by time and distance and interestingness but the important part is that they are photos, well, nearby to the photo you are looking at. Nearby is a deliberately fuzzy concept. Nearby in St. Peter’s Square in Rome might mean the person directly in front of you. Nearby in the streets of a small town might be the beautiful garden behind the fence and around the corner. Nearby encourages people to poke around and discover their surroundings, as though they were on foot and everything was just a short walk away."
flickr  location  longnow  geocoding  geotagging  dopplr  place  design  history  photography  narrative  bighere  maps  mapping  api  nearby  social  geo  geohash 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Bram.us » How to find the original Flickr Photo URL and User from a Static Flickr Image URL/Permalink (My priceless Flickr Tip)
"Got a link like http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2085/2177060015_258bcfaff9_m.jpg and want to find out which user posted it, more images by that user, see the full-size version, etc? Seek no longer, the answer is very simple!

The image we found

From the URL you’ve got take extract the image name (2177060015_258bcfaff9_m.jpg) and split it on the underscore. The first part is the photoID, the second part is the hash/salt and (if there) the third part the size (Full format: photoId_hash_size.jpg).

Now append that photoId to http://flickr.com/photo.gne?id= and *MAGIC* there you have it, the Original Flickr Photo URL (and the user) :) The example above would be transformed to http://flickr.com/photo.gne?id=2177060015 "
flickr  attribution  hacks  api  howto  photography 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Apple's Big Location Chance, Or When Is The iPhone Going To Use That GPS? - O'Reilly Radar
"Apple's iPhone is being heralded for all of its location-aware apps like Whrrl and Loopt. Unfortunately location-aware apps are currently crippled. I want a setting to record my location throughout the day. I want third-party apps that I trust to be able to access it. Until then Apple is crippling these apps' potential and not letting the iPhone live up to this Wired cover."
mobile  iphone  location  gps  apple  api  tracking  location-aware  location-based 
september 2008 by robertogreco
TWIP » Flickr, Myxer, Copyright Infirngement, and the Lack of Respect - TWIP
"I do not intend to stop using Flickr or call for boycott...I DO intend to start using it differently...won’t be placing any serious work...have removed dozens of images...because I don’t want to see them published somewhere else without my permission
flickr  photography  api  copyright  via:preoccupations 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Get Started With the Yahoo HTTP Geocoder API - Webmonkey
"Yahoo's HTTP Geocoder API is easy to use, and its output is easy to incorporate into your applications. This article will describe its features and show some examples of how to access the results."
yahoo  geocoding  mapping  maps  location  tutorial  webdev  webdesign  api  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Build Last.fm: Extend your Last.fm experience
"Free extras built by the community to extend your Last.fm experience."
via:blackbeltjones  last.fm  music  plugins  api  extensions  lastfm 
may 2008 by robertogreco
plus six » soundamus - native to a web of musical data
"analyses your stats to see who you listen to...generates a custom RSS feed...which will tell you about new releases by artists you listen to, and for each soundamus-announced release you look at you also get a list of releases by similar artists.
lastfm  webapps  via:blackbeltjones  music  api  data  last.fm 
may 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] Things I Went Home To Talk About - Talk To the Hands
"couple of proposals I had submitted for conferences had been turned down...in the end, I had the opportunity to give both presentations while I was in Montreal, at the beginning of the month...The Papernet and The API as Curator"
presentations  api  maps  mapping  location  paper  ideas  conceptual 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Flickr Code [see also: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2008/04/16/codeflickrcom-new-flickr-developer-site/]
"Your one-stop shop for information, gossip and discussion with the Flickr developer community"
api  flickr  code  development  programming  documentation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
mail-trends - Google Code
"lets you analyze and visualize your email (as extracted from an IMAP server). You can see: * Distribution of messages by year, month, day, day of week and time of day * Distribution of messages by size and your top 40 largest messages * The top senders,
gmail  google  api  charts  visualization  email  statistics  graphics  imap 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Google Releases AJAX Language API - ReadWriteWeb
"Google today opened up the machine translation software they implemented on their own Google Translate site via a public API. The AJAX Language API allows developers to perform translations in their applications for all 13 supported languages and 29 tran
google  AJAX  languages  translation  api 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Amazon Web Services Blog: Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet
"allows merchants to tap in to Amazon’s network of fulfillment centers and our expertise in logistics. Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products."
amazon  shipping  api  services  business  webservice  ecommerce  delivery 
march 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] What if web pages “foxed” like paper?: The Shape of Content
"even if you used a tool like del.icio.us maps to find something you might use separate application to actually make yourself a pirate map...Imagine being able to link to completely different pirate map tool by passing location's latitude & longitude"
maps  papernet  mapping  piratemaps  api 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Fire Eagle
"Secure & stylish way to share your location w/ sites & services online while giving you unprecedented control over your data & privacy. We're here to make whole web respond to your location & help you to discover more about world around you."
fireeagle  yahoo  location  location-based  geography  geotagging  geolocation  gps  mapping  maps  software  tomcoates  webapps  webdev  location-aware  locative  api  webdesign 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Google Maps API - Google Code
"lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages with JavaScript. The API provides a number of utilities for manipulating maps (just like on the http://maps.google.com web page) and adding content to the map through a variety of services, allowing you to
api  googlemaps  maps  mapping  webdev  webapps  programming  javascript  geocoding  webdesign 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Slide 40 of 41 (Movement, S&W)
"You know, what if the art of Web design was not to design applications, but to design kits of parts for other, other differently creative people to design applications, in ways that we don’t expect."
mattwebb  future  web  online  internet  democracy  popular  webdev  development  webapps  api  laypeople  webdesign 
february 2008 by robertogreco
apophenia: just because we can, doesn't mean we should
"Just because people can profile, stereotype, and label people OR can surveil those around OR parents can stalk their children doesn't mean they should. So why on earth do we believe that just because technology can expose people means that it should?"
danahboyd  socialgraph  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  google  privacy  social  security  surveillance  visibility  technology  policy  facebook  society  ethics  culture  gamechanging  morals  public  ux  community  class  api 
february 2008 by robertogreco
geobloggers » The overdue Places post II - Prototyping Iconicness
"something that we decided was fairly important early on, the photos couldn’t just be the most ‘interesting’ photos, as defined by our interestingness score. When we did that, we didn’t get stuff that we though was iconic enough."
algorithms  api  design  development  flickr  geocoding  geotagging  maps  prototyping  places  interestingness  tagging  tags 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Official Google Data APIs Blog: Easily upload your documents to Google Docs!
"To demonstrate the functionality of the Documents List Data API, I have released a new sample application that makes uploading your documents even easier. The application works on Windows PCs running the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher."
google  googledocs  productivity  uploading  documents  api  windows 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Themes - Google Code
"iGoogle provides users with a personalized view of the web. You can leverage the themes API and tools to build themes about outer space, cartoons, dogs, or anything you can dream up, helping to further personalize iGoogle. This is your chance to redesign
api  igoogle  themes  reference  webdesign  development  design  code  google  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Mapping Data to Enhance Local Content
"Urban Mapping produces map data to enhance the value of interactive content. We also manufacture the award-winning Panamap print map. Read about what we do, our customers, and what we have to say."
api  data  local  location  locative  mapping  maps  reference  realestate  spatial  urban  visualization 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Urban Mapping Gives Us Free Neighborhoods
"Until now there has been no freely available source of neighborhood data for geohackers. As of this morning Urban Mapping is providing free access to their neighborhood database via an API."
api  cities  data  database  everyware  hyperlocal  internet  local  location  mapping  maps  urban  neighborhoods 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Developer's Guide - Google Chart API - Google Code
"The Google Chart API lets you dynamically generate charts. To see the Chart API in action, open up a browser window and copy the following URL into it: http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=s:hW&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World"
sparklines  graphs  datavisualization  visualization  charts  api  generator  google  images 
december 2007 by robertogreco
OpenSocial - Google Code
"OpenSocial provides a common set of APIs for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create apps that access a social network's friends and update feeds."
google  opensocial  api  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialgraph  webdev  webapps  web2.0  javascript  identity  open  networks  networking  myspace  facebook  blogging  blogs  applications  standards  technology  linkedin  webdesign 
november 2007 by robertogreco
OAuth 1.0 release may offer safer mashup opportunities | Gaffney3.com
"An open protocol to allow secure API authentication in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications."
api  authentication  safety  security  open  standards 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Adactio: Journal - The password anti-pattern
"asking users to input their email address and password from a third-party site like GMail or Yahoo Mail is completely unacceptable. Here’s why: It teaches people how to be phished."
security  passwords  applications  api  phishing 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Facebook: The Social Graph Roach Motel
"When it comes to contact lists (i.e. the social graph), Facebook is a roach motel. Lots of information about user relationships goes in but there’s no way for users or applications to get it out easily. Whenever an application like FacebookSync comes a
socialgraph  api  applications  code  collaboration  communication  community  development  distributed  information  networking  networks  open  openid  people  portability  privacy  profile  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  relationships  reputation 
september 2007 by robertogreco
zengestrom.com: Opening up the social graph
"People look for two qualities in this type of infrastructure provider: 1) critical mass and 2) ethics. It should appear stable enough that it's reasonable to expect it to stick around...and since we trust it with our data its intentions have to come acro
socialgraph  api  applications  code  collaboration  communication  community  development  information  networking  networks  open  openid  people  portability  privacy  profile  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  relationships  reputation  facebook  jaiku  identity  standards  distributed  google  ambientintimacy  ambient  jyriengestrom 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Brad's Thoughts on the Social Graph
"People are getting sick of registering and re-declaring their friends on every site., but also: Developing "Social Applications" is too much work."
socialgraph  api  applications  code  collaboration  communication  community  development  distributed  information  networking  networks  open  openid  people  portability  privacy  profile  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  relationships  reputation 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Yahoo! MapMixer
"The world is a big place. There are thousands of maps out there that provide unique details about any given destination. MapMixer is a new site that combines those maps with Yahoo! Maps to give you a better view of the world."
maps  mapping  yahoo  usability  usergenerated  mashup  geography  geotagging  googlemaps  cartography  api  webapps  web2.0 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Pulse Laser » Blog Archive » BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware
"What Olinda isn’t is a far-future concept piece or a smoke-and-mirrors prototype. There’s no hidden Mac Mini–it’s a standalone, fully operational, social, digital radio."
ambient  creativecommons  design  devices  radio  bbc  socialsoftware  social  prototype  technology  usability  ux  mattwebb  opensource  programming  hardware  future  experience  digital  jackschulze  interface  api  schulzeandwebb  berg  berglondon  ambientawareness 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Facebook is the new AOL (kottke.org)
"As it happens, we already have a platform on which anyone can communicate and collaborate with anyone else, individuals and companies can develop applications which can interoperate with one another through open and freely available tools, protocols, and
api  facebook  socialsoftware  technology  web2.0  open  networking  myspace  socialnetworks  smallpieceslooselyjoined  social  trends  platforms  aol  critique  kottke  comparison  walledgardens  socialnetworking  openness 
june 2007 by robertogreco
idproxy.net - use your Yahoo! account as an OpenID
"idproxy.net lets you use your Yahoo! account to sign in to sites that support the OpenID standard"
hacks  identity  openid  yahoo  api  authentication  services  security  internet  web 
january 2007 by robertogreco

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