Today the number of mashups on ProgrammableWeb hit the 1,001 milestone. The overall distribution in terms of topic (tags) of course has maps with the lion’s share at 46%, then next in line are photo (9%), search (9%), shopping (7%), sports (5%), travel (4%), messaging (4%) and news (4%). Here’s today’s summary pie chart:
Beyond the most common topics you can see the subject matter varies widely — with lots of mashups categorized under tags like: dating, religion, animals, books, environment, and television. Keep in mind that this is a sample of the mashup universe, a space with tens or hundreds of thousands of mashups depending on what you choose to include.
And feeding the growth of mashups is the growth of APIs, now with 275 listed here.
Not surprisingly the latest is a map mashup, this time the Moviemappr. It’s a mashup that combines filming location data — what movies were filmed where — with product data from the Amazon API. Good premise although the UI, as with many maps mashups, leaves a bit to be desired. Also today is the mashup If I Dig Straight Down that uses a pair of Google Maps to show where the opposite side of the earth is from a given point. Somewhat derivative of the more original earlier Dig to the Other Side.