This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 29 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Assembla, Baby Names, Behance, Coderwall Profile, Dribbble, Envato, Forrst, Geeklist, Hacker News Mobile, jsFiddle, Launchpad, Ohloh, Plunker, Primal, Readability , RubyGems and ScraperWiki. The most often used APIs this week are Dribbble, Rotten Tomatoes and ScraperWiki. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 77 new APIs added to our API directory including a video conferencing service, airline scheduling and pricing service, secure payment service, creative portfolio service and marketing campaign effectiveness service. We also covered an API that helps build basic web applications, how Behance gives talent an international platform and an API to see where tax dollars go. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many API’s we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will launch those 12 into the spotlight, which include the Muvi API for accessing information on movies and celebrities. On top of this accessible knowledge, Muvi users can interact with other users with similar intrests and feel safe with the API’s secure encryption. To learn more about the Muvi API visit the Muvi site and read the Muvi API blog post
Behance provides an inspired environment for talent to meet opportunity. It’s an online creative network where creative professionals showcase their work and companies discover and access that talent internationally. The idea was to build a platform that would give disorganized creatives the ability to bring their ideas to life and gain the exposure they deserve; giving them the time to focus on the creative process and not the maintenance or promotion of it. The Behance platform is accessible through the Behance API.
Get access to more than 3000 public video conferencing facilities via WhyGo API, Socialcam gives API access to public videos. Plus: Speed up your API Integration, Open Source Civic Wiki Adds API to Project and 22 New APIs.
LinkedIn has just announced that updates have been made to the LinkedIn Developer Platform to make it even easier for the development community to “use LinkedIn as their main distribution platform for discussing and sharing professional content.” One of the key ways sharing professional content will be expanded is via the upgraded Share Linkedin API.