I am proudly slated to present a mini-session called “Building an Apollo Based Mashup with Yahoo APIs” at the upcoming, SOLD OUT ApolloCamp. At 8:45 PM on March 16, I will take the platform and demonstrate an Apollo mashup with a Yahoo! API. I’d like your help in choosing the Yahoo! API(s) for this session.
There are so many engagng Yahoo! APIs to choose from, and while we’ve explored many possibilities, I thought it would be fun to hear your ideas and get your input. I ask you to check out the different Yahoo! APIs profiled at developer.yahoo.com and comment below as to which one(s) you’d like to see mashed-up into an Apollo app. Also, if you wish, tell me what you would like to see the app do.
The list at YDN includes APIs to Yahoo! properties like:
Answers – del.icio.us – Flickr – Local – Maps – MyBlogLog – Photos – Pipes – Search – Shopping – Travel – Upcoming – Webjay
As there have already been some awesome Y!APIs demonstrated in presentations and part of the pre-release, I hope to introduce a new API into Apollo. Take a close look at Pipes especially, as there are ways there to combine multiple APIs including non-Yahoo! feeds. If you’ve built a Pipe and think it would feed a good Apollo app, post the URL.
In a few days I will close out the comments and we will decide which API to mashup with Apollo. Whether you are attending or not, I think you will benefit from the source code we will make available from the demonstrated app. I hear the ApolloCamp sessions will be captured on video as well, so there should be many ways to see and learn from this app.
I can’t wait to lead this session at ApolloCamp and look forward to seeing your ideas below and meeting many of you at the session.
* Note: If you’re interested in mashing up Yahoo! APIs with Flash or Flex, check out YDN’s gallery of community-submitted mashups.