Online annotation platform Genius, which originally began as a way to mark up rap lyrics before expanding to support any page on the web, is now making its service – including its collection of annotations and musical metadata – available to third-party developers for use in their own applications. The first partner to take advantage of the new API is Betaworks, which integratedGenius with Instapaper’s new Notes feature, launched yesterday.
In Instapaper, the Notes feature allows users to select a snippet of text from an online article and then make comments next to that text. By default, those annotations are private, but users can choose to share them through Twitter’s textshot feature, or through other third-party applications, like Facebook, Evernote, Tumblr, and more.
Annotation Service Genius Rolls Out An API With Instapaper As Its Debut Partner | TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/05/annotation-service-genius-rolls-out-an-api-with-instapaper-as-its-debut-partner/