Firebase, a realtime backend that lets you build entire apps with just front-end code, announced Monday it is partnering with Zapier. The partnership will allow developers to easily integrate a host of backend services (like Twilio, Sendgrid, Mailchimp and many, many others) into their apps with just a few simple clicks.
Our API directory now includes 29 directory APIs. The newest is the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the AngelList API. We list one AngelList mashup. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of directory APIs.
Despite recent debate regarding Instagram traffic numbers, the app remains popular among developers submitting mashups to our directory. This week we take a look at some of the newest mashups we’ve seen using the Instagram API. More information is below.
Facebook removes Instagram app usage metrics from its API. AngelList’s API is now handling over 3 million requests each day. Plus: Expedia’s partnership with Room 77 begins to pay off, Codecademy offering API-focused lessons and 13 new APIs.
Datasift scores $15 million in funding to marry public data to private enterprise data. Subtledata debuts developer platform to access point-of-sale systems. Plus new Facebook features for Hootsuite, Cloudability exits beta while offering killer analytics and cloud spending controls, and 12 new APIs.
The most popular API in our directory, the Google Maps API, has been called anti-competitive in France because its basic version is free. A new app built on the AngelList API lets you slice and dice startups by location and market. Plus: genealogy programmers converge, Stripe adds webhooks and 11 new APIs.
This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AngelList, Elance, EPA Station Catalog, EPA Watershed Summary, Google Sites , Google Translator Toolkit , Mapfluence, MediaTemple and RPM Software. The most often used APIs this week are foursquare, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups) and Shopping (5 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a social trip planning service, content sharing service, startup financing community, website video recording tool, food review and sharing service, and a mobile marketing service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.