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.
What happens when women combine their love of sports with their love of technology? ESPN plans to find out this weekend, at the espnW Hack Day supporting its ESPN API and held on the Stanford University campus. And if you don’t think women love sports or technology, you need to think again.
It’s just about two months until the next U.S. Presidential election. And regardless of who you plan to vote for, you probably have an opinion about which candidate you think will win. The new mash-up web site VoteNight gives you an opportunity to share your predictions with the slick use of the Google Maps API.
Sparkart has developed websites for market leaders across many industries. From Bon Jovi to the UFC, Sparkart specializes in pulling content from around the web, and consolidating it into a single, robust website that turns “artists into rockstars, clothing labels into overnight successes and devout fans into passionate communities.” Now, with the launch of Storyteller, Sparkart brings the technology that has driven its success to developers. Sparkart refers to Storyteller as a “Content Presentation System.” Storyteller’s mission is simple: “a new product from Sparkart that enables you to build great websites with content from anywhere.”
About.me is a popular service that allows anyone to create a single page profile of yourself that can connect to your profiles on Facebook, Twitter and other popular services. The concept is simple but limiting to the services that it currently connects to. This is no longer the case with the release of the About.me API that now allows developers to write new applications that can integrate into the About.me profile page.
This week we had 81 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer referral service, news content metadata service, corporate sustainability initiative, cloud based email service, eBay notification management service and social music playback integration. In addition we covered WorldMate’s launch of their e-mail parsing API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
SXSW Interactive is probably best known now for its size. The event is spread through about half a dozen venues around downtown and greater Austin, Texas. And the parties that happen late into the night can be many Texas-sized blocks apart. It was a perfect place to track the activity–and inactivity–of a bunch of techies. Storing real-world data and making it accessible in the cloud is a growing trend, with a number of devices and APIs to facilitate it. Much of the focus so far has been on health, as it was at SXSW.
The Google Maps API took a hit in France as non-competitive. The Gnip API now lets its customers go back in time, tweet-wise, retroactively tracking specific terms. Plus: APIs for hustlers, putting the “why” in user permissions and 10 new APIs.