28 APIs Used This Week: Open Government, Wikipedia, New York Times, and Football Nerds

John Musser, October 4th, 2009

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Fantasy Football Nerd, geocubes, Geograph, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, Norway Weather, Rezgo, WatchMouse , and WiserEarth. The most often used APIs this week are GeoNames, Google Maps, and WeatherBug. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 10 mashups), and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Facebook Facebook used in WiserEarth Facebook App

Fantasy Football Nerd Fantasy Football Nerd used in Start This Guy

Follow The Money Follow The Money used in Display of US Political Information

geocubes geocubes used in Geograph Map Clusters for Google Maps

Geograph Geograph used in Geograph Map Clusters for Google Maps

GeoNames GeoNames used in Safiri.dk Travel Search, We Love Wind

Google AJAX Libraries Google AJAX Libraries used in CarGeni Vehicle Search

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in Down or Not, We Love Wind

Google Base Google Base used in CarGeni Vehicle Search

Google Maps Google Maps used in Austin Search For Local Businesses, MICE Meets Metropolis, Safiri.dk Travel Search, Tokyo Twitter Heat Map, We Love Wind

Google Maps Flash Google Maps Flash used in MICE Meets Metropolis

Google Static Maps Google Static Maps used in We Love Wind

Google Talk Google Talk used in Down or Not

Maplight Maplight used in Display of US Political Information

New York Times Campaign Finance New York Times Campaign Finance used in Display of US Political Information

New York Times Congress New York Times Congress used in Display of US Political Information

Norway Weather Norway Weather used in We Love Wind

OpenSecrets OpenSecrets used in Display of US Political Information

Panoramio Panoramio used in Safiri.dk Travel Search

Rezgo Rezgo used in Napa Wine Train Reserve Online

Shopzilla Shopzilla used in Taffly.com

Sunlight Labs Sunlight Labs used in Display of US Political Information

Twilio Twilio used in Escape My Date, OtherNumber Virtual PBX

Twitter Twitter used in Escape My Date, Tokyo Twitter Heat Map

WatchMouse  WatchMouse used in Down or Not, Just Ping

WeatherBug WeatherBug used in Safiri.dk Travel Search, We Love Wind

Wikipedia Wikipedia used in Safiri.dk Travel Search

WiserEarth WiserEarth used in WiserEarth Facebook App

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

 Display of US Political Information

 Down or Not

 Escape My Date

 Geograph Map Clusters for Google Maps

 OtherNumber Virtual PBX

 We Love Wind

 WiserEarth Facebook App

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