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IP to country converter – using MaxMind GeoIP API

We’ve covered the HostIP.info API for converting the IP address to a country and city of your visitor. But you may have noticed sometime HostIP.info does not convert everything and might have comparatively lower accuracy. But if you want better accuracy, HostIP.info also recommends you to get a commercial version such as MaxMind

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Twitter Location API to support name of places

The Twitter Location API used to tell only latitude and longitude of the location where a person is tweeting from. But now the Twitter Location API is to be extended with the support of name of places or locations, such as “Joe’s Bar on Manhattan” or “downtown LA.”.

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Google Chart API example : Display data on chart made easy

The Google Chart API provides an easy way to generate a chart dynamically by sending a simple URL to Google Chart service as follows:

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=t:60,40&chs=250×100&chl=Hello|World

And Google Chart returns you an image of the chart. As shown the above you just need to pass the Google Chart with three parameters, which are cht (Chart Type), chd (The percentage distribution of your data on Chart), chs (Chart size), and the chl (Chart Label)

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Ajax language translation tool based on Google Ajax Language API

I’ve built a simple Ajax language translation tool based on the Google Ajax Language API. It’s pretty easy to build one by yourself, by going through some of the examples and documentations given on the Google API page.

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Google launches Google Code Lab, where you can find all Google APIs

Google has launched the Google Code Lab, a site where you can find all the links to the early stage of Google products. And currently they have over 60 APIs available, which you can use to build mash-up for your websites.

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Google Gears will include Image manipulation API

Google Gears will have a set of API for manipulating images. Such as cropping, resizing and composing images etc on the client-side using JavaScript.

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