This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 44 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 4Shared, Allociné Movie, AOL Pictures, Bing Maps Search, Blinkx, car2go, ChannelAdvisor, Endicia Label Server, NetSuite, Petfinder, SPEEDY Express Delivery Services, UKMail, Yahoo Mail and Yandex. The most often used APIs this week are Australia Post, Google Maps and HotelsCombined. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Shipping (7 APIs, 7 mashups) and Mapping (5 APIs, 6 mashups).
Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
Our API directory now includes 54 file sharing APIs. The newest is the Gigatribe API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FilesTube API. We list 1 FilesTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of file sharing APIs.
Online file storage and sharing is now a part of the workflow of most netizens. File storage vendors are engaged in a big battle with each other to capture user mindshare. One of the key differentiators is to provide unique applications that work in conjunction with the file storage services at the backend. 4shared announced a unique developer contest that could see the winners earn some serious money for working with the 4shared API.
This week we had 19 new APIs added to our API directory including a phone number verification service, gift recommendation service, file sharing service, airfare tracking service and slideshow creation service. We looked in-depth at the Rdio music streaming API and the “Robin Hood of Travel”. Below is more detail on all 19 new APIs.