Need to find a new apartment that matches your social lifestyle? Perhaps you want to cook an amazing new dish for family and friends? In this ‘week in review’ we look at two newly launched apps that can help you with both of those issues. We also report on Google’s new develop API’s for Google+, take a look at YouTube’s new video editing feature for on-site edits and break down how Video changing the way bloggers should view copyright in an important segment that’s a must read for active online videographers.
ApartmentList is a new Facebook application that users a persons updates and the updates of their friends, along with other profile information to suggest which apartment complexes would be best for renting. Users not only receive algorithm based recommendations but can also share their potential apartment choices with friends who can help them make up their mind.
While the new YouTube on-site video editing feature isn’t going to replace Final Cut Pro anytime soon it does allow users to trim the beginning and end of their YouTube clips and even add certain special effects without changing the videos URL, thus allowing users to keep their video’s comments and page view numbers.
Google+ has finally decided to roll out the social networks first Developer APIs. The new programming option does not include the ability to send information at this time but it does allow for user data to be pulling into third party applications. With this new features developers can show user updates with ease, even if updates can not yet be sent to Google+ from third party applications.
Recipe Finder, The Largest Recipe Search Engine, Launches Today
At this time of this post Recipe-Finder.com has 1,693,193 recipes to choose from making it the largest recipe search engine on the web. Users can choose to search by text and images and the advanced search on the website even offers searching by calorie parameters and specific ingredients found in recipes.
How Video is Changing Copyright for Bloggers
Video has become a more important and ever changing part of our blogging landscape, in this piece Jonathan Bailey, our resident blogging law expert, explains how video is changing the way bloggers should view copyright by offering tips and warnings about the use of video in every day reporting.