Today we are very pleased to annouce the launch of Glue API!
This new API taps into Glue’s databases and semantic recognition engine enabling fun & useful applications about people and things.
Glue API Features
1. Lookup user stuff:
For each user get the lists of recent books, music, movies and other things they are interested in.
2. Find people around things:
For any book, movie or an album lookup users interested in it.
3. Get Popular Lists:
Get the lists of popular books, movies, music - made fresh daily. Also, get top Glue users by category.
4. Stream Glue Activity:
Get an instant stream of Glue activity to see what books, movies, and albums users are checking out right now.
5. Grab meta data:
Send in a link to an object on a Glue site and get back structured information about it.
6. Send in updates:
Post visits, likes, comments and replies on behalf of Glue users from your application.
7. Access profiles and social graph:
Fetch user profile with list of likes, claimed services as well as the lists of friends and followers.
Glue API Launch Contest
Along with the launch of the API, we are announcing a developer challenge - build apps using Glue API to win awesome prizes and swag. Here are the rules:
The challenge will run from May 19th to June 14th. The winners will be announced the week of June 14th during the Semantic Technologies conference in San Jose.
First Prize: Fully paid weekend trip to New York City. Prize includes round trip airfare, stay in a hotel in SoHo area and lunch with AdaptiveBlue crew at our office. If you are already in NYC, you will win $1,000.
Two runner-ups will get $100 Amazon gift cards and everyone who submits an entry will get awesome Glue swag.
To submit your entry, tweet:
Glue App Ideas
Here are 10 ideas from the AdaptiveBlue crew to fire up your creativity:
Glue box office: Enter zip code and get a list of movies playing ordered by how popular they are on Glue. Click to get likes and comments that people left.
Guess who? Pick a book from what’s popular with friends and a list of 10 friends. Guess which of your friends like it. Similarly, pick a friend and a list of 10 books, guess which ones she likes.
Hot or Not: Pick a book that’s popular with friends and guess if its hot now or not.
Leaderboard: Lists of popular things / Top Users
My Next Favorite: Recommend the next book/movie/album based on what your friends like (exclude what you already like).
Spider: Browse of the web of people and things – pivot on the person, see things, pivot on a thing, see people. Filter by category.
Stream: Aggregate stream of activity from all of my friends.
Things in common: Pick 2 or more users and show what things they have in common.
Who influences you? Show top X people you discovered items through
Who said what?: Show 3 people, 3 comments, and 3 objects. Match them up.
We hope that you are as excited about this API and the contest as we are. We are looking forward to seeing what you are going to build!