28 European APIs, Mashup the Continent

John Musser, October 30th, 2007

Out of the over 500 APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, how many are offered by companies based in Europe? With MashupCamp Dublin in a couple weeks, this seems like a good question. In taking a look at the directory there are at least 28 European APIs (that is, companies headquartered or founded in Europe, even though they now be part of a larger, non-European company, like Skype). These APIs come from a variety of countries including the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Spain, and Russia.

  • 23: Photo sharing service. API is Flickr compatible. European team.
  • AMEE: Avoiding Mass Extinction Engine. CO2 caclulations. UK.
  • AQL: Bulk SMS messaging services. UK.
  • Betfair: Online betting exchange. UK.
  • BT: Variety of APIs for messaging and voice. UK.
  • Clickatell: SMS messaging services. UK.
  • eCourier: Delivery services and package tracking. UK.
  • Esendex: Business SMS messaging services. UK.
  • ImageLoop: Animated slideshow service. Germany.
  • iShareMaps: UK postcode geocoder. UK
  • Jaiku: Micro-blogging service. Now part of Google. Finland.
  • Joost: Online television and video service. Luxembourg.
  • Lokad: Online time series forecasting tools. France.
  • Multimap: Global online mapping service. UK.
  • Nearby.org.uk: Geocoding service. UK.
  • Nestoria: UK and Spain real estate listings. UK.
  • Netvibes: Personalized home page and widgets. France.
  • OddsMiner: Sports betting XML feeds. UK.
  • Panoramio: Geo-centric photo service, now owned by Google. Spain.
  • Pikeo: Photo sharing service. France.
  • Pingdom: Web site monitoring services. Sweden.
  • Skype: Messaging platform. Luxembourg.
  • Talis: Library 2.0 reference services. UK.
  • TheyWorkForYou: Track the UK Parliament. UK.
  • TradeSports: Online sports betting exchange. Ireland.
  • ViaMichelin: Mapping, directions, and travel booking services. France.
  • Vodafone Betavine: Mobile web services. UK.
  • Yandex: Russian search engine. Russia.

If anyone is aware of European APIs in our directory but not included above or other non-US APIs we don’t currently catalog please let us know in the comments or with our share an API page.

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3 Responses to “28 European APIs, Mashup the Continent”

October 31st, 2007
at 4:46 am
Comment by: Conor O'Neill

Great list! We picked up a few more in our trawl on blognation.

October 31st, 2007
at 12:04 pm
Comment by: John Musser

Hi Conor, thanks for the heads-up. Glad to see you’re on this. We’ll get those added as well.

November 8th, 2007
at 1:16 am
Comment by: 5 APIs to Track Your Packages

[...] API: One of the two dozen European APIs we profiled last week, this UK-based company lets you use this web service to track [...]

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