Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2011

Wendell Santos, December 30th, 2011

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted.

Bassicly – Bassicly is an App that utilises multiple APIs to provide a service that allows people to listen to bass orientated / electronic music in a seamless interface. Bassicly was created as a result of frustrations with listening to the vast amount of musical content available on YouTube but not having an easy to use interface to do it with. APIs used include: YouTube, MusicBrainz, LastFM, GigJunkie, BBCMusic. View more at our Bassicly profile.

What’s Public – A place to find out what’s public about yourself and others. APIs used include: BackType, 43Things, Bing, Cheezburger, Cirip, CrunchBase and many more. View more at our What’s Public profile.

Twitter/Stock Sentiment – This site was created to answer a question. We know that people buy and sell stocks based on rumor. Is it possible to find a correlation between public sentiment about a stock and the stock price? If so, does twitter reflect public opinion? APIs used include: YahooQueryLanguage, TwitterStreaming, GooglePrediction, GoogleChart, AmazonRDSRelationalDatabaseService, AmazonEC2. View more at our Twitter/Stock Sentiment profile.

djtxt – Throwing a party? With djtxt you can set up a crowdsourced party playlist in one click. Your party guests send in song requests by text message, and djtxt plays their tunes. APIs used include: Twilio, Tinysong, LastFM, Grooveshark. View more at our djtxt profile.

Weather Zombie – Weather Zombie provides easy-to-read, local weather forecasts with zombies. APIs used include: AccuWeather. View more at our Weather Zombie profile.

Books Like This – Use this app to view a web of similar books for any book on Amazon. APIs used include: GoogleFont, GoogleAppEngine, Amazon. View more at our Books Like This profile.

DoAt (do@) – DoAt (do@) is a new mobile search engine for the iPhone. DoAt is an open platform for answering search queries and any developer can submit a web app to answer any type of query (music, movies, weather, restaurants, etc.). APIs used include: YouTube, Yelp, YahooBOSS, WeatherChannel, Vimeo, VideoSurf and many more. View more at our DoAt profile.

SMS Garage Door – A Twilio powered garage door. It can tell if the garage door is open or closed and it can also activate the garage door opener if desired. In addition a program runs every 15 minutes and checks the garage door. APIs used include: TwilioSMS, Twilio. View more at our SMS Garage Door profile.

Social Butterfly – Social Butterfly allows you to anonymously chat with random strangers through Google Talk. If you use Gmail, you already have Google Talk. APIs used include: GoogleTalk, GoogleAppEngine, GoogleAJAXLibraries. View more at our Social Butterfly profile.

Geomusic – Visualization of your favorite artists on the world map. APIs used include: LastFM. View more at our Geomusic profile.

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