28 Different APIs in 7 Days: Biodiversity, Mapping, Music, Shopping and Shipping

John Musser, July 12th, 2009

This past week 20 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include the Global Biodiversity Information Facility API, Glue API, Google Maps Data API, Shizzow API, Yahoo Placemaker API, and the Yahoo Search Marketing API. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Last.fm, and Twitter. And the top three categories of APIs used were: Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups), and Advertising (3 APIs, 3 mashups). Below is a rundown of which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in ZonTube beta2

Commission Junction Commission Junction used in Commission Junction WebStore

CrunchBase CrunchBase used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Digg Digg used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Facebook Facebook used in MatterMeter

FedEx FedEx used in PackageTrack

Flickr Flickr used in 10 Camera, Photos of Life

Global Biodiversity Information Facility Global Biodiversity Information Facility used in Photos of Life

Glue  Glue used in Glue One Out

Google AdSense Google AdSense used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Google AdWords Google AdWords used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Google Chart Google Chart used in Covers.FM

Google Maps Google Maps used in 5000 Webcams, Conner Outdoors, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice Map, Latest Michael Jackson Tweets, Michael Jackson Biographical Map, Mountains Mounts, PackageTrack

Google Maps Data Google Maps Data used in PackageTrack

Google Search Google Search used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Google Static Maps Google Static Maps used in Mountains Mounts

Google Translate Google Translate used in Jollo Language Translation Comparison, Translightor

Last.fm Last.fm used in Covers.FM, ZonTube beta2

Oodle Oodle used in adoodles

Shizzow Shizzow used in Beer Signal

Twitter Twitter used in 10 Camera, Beer Signal, Latest Michael Jackson Tweets, Marketing Intelligence Console, MatterMeter, PackageTrack

UPS UPS used in PackageTrack

US Postal Service US Postal Service used in PackageTrack

Yahoo Image Search Yahoo Image Search used in 10 Camera

Yahoo Placemaker Yahoo Placemaker used in Yahoo Geolocation Button for Wordpress

Yahoo Search Yahoo Search used in Marketing Intelligence Console

Yahoo Search Marketing Yahoo Search Marketing used in Marketing Intelligence Console

YouTube YouTube used in Conner Outdoors, ZonTube beta2

Mashups of the day
And each day there is one mashup selected to be Mashup of the Day. Here are last week’s winners:

 Covers.FM

 Glue One Out

 Jollo Language Translation Comparison

 MatterMeter

 PackageTrack

 Photos of Life

 Translightor

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