Project Highlight: Screenshot Google Chrome Extension

Like most people who write for the internet, I find myself constantly taking screenshots. I hit the keyboard shortcut on my computer. I open the downloaded image in Preview. I add various arrows, text or shape annotations. I upload the edited image to Imgur or email to share. Done. I didn’t realize how much this …

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Top 5 Company Information APIs

Let’s face it. There’s not a lot of information you can get from just an email address or a phone number. To build a better prospect list or tailor that first outreach email, a little context can go a long way. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the top company information APIs. Read on!

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Top 4 Free Music Data APIs

Pulling song lyrics. Streaming playlists. Sorting by genres. There are hundreds of ways to use music data to take your app to the next level. Even better? There are a ton of music data APIs you can access for free!  Here are some of the best music data APIs and their most common use cases: …

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The Basetrip: The Ultimate Traveling API

I’m always down to travel. Whether it’s eating mango sticky rice in Vietnam, swimming with sharks in Australia, or rock climbing in California, sign me up! via GIPHY That’s why I was so excited when I found the Basetrip API. There are a good amount of travel APIs out there, including a number of flight …

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TUTORIAL: Verify Addresses with the Streetlayer API

A street address is one type of data you don’t want to get wrong. Whether you’re building an app for mailing, shipping or legal purposes, getting an address right is integral to having your product, you know, delivered. Having an invalid (or incorrectly typed) address could cause delays and annoyance for your app’s users, and …

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TUTORIAL: Use APIs to Mail Invoices Programmatically [Rails]

Emailed invoices are easy to ignore. But a physical letter? Mailed invoices can earn higher response rates–especially for overdue payments. One brand study reported that the majority (59%) of its customers  failed to pay on first billing when emailed and needed additional reminders. Yikes. On the other hand, only 29% of those billed by direct …

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Only One Woman in Top 100 Stack Overflow Accounts

There’s been a lot of talk about women in tech these days. Headlines include both the repugnant and up-lifting. One the ugly side, we’ve all read about the sexual harassment and mistreatment at famous tech companies. On a more uplifting note, more campaigns and movies are celebrating women’s contribution to tech–and inspiring future ladies to take up STEM careers. …

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Microsoft Emotion and Spotify “Mood Music” Project [API Smash]

One of coolest things about APIs is seeing what you can build when you smash them together. We built a script that identifies an emotion from an image (with Microsoft’s Emotion API), then recommends a musical playlist based on the emotion identified (using Spotify’s Public API).  We’re calling it Mood Music after the team universally …

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