Mobile answers service ChaCha said today it has launched three Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for developers, providing free access to the company’s database of questions and answers.
ChaCha currently offers developers three APIs: Quick ChaCha Answer (query the API with a specific question, get an answer instantly); Top ChaCha Answers (query the API with a general topic or keyword(s) and get a list of the most popular answers); and ChaCha Trends (query the API to find out what the world is asking about).
To encourage developer participation, the company is launching a contest with three prize levels to reward the best uses of ChaCha’s APIs. The winner of the six-week contest will get $10,000. Second place will receive $5,000 and third $2,000. The top three will also get recognition on ChaCha.