Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.
To support the demand for better API documentation, Mashery, a provider of API management and strategy services, launched a new set of API documentation tools. The new feature is a combination of API documentation and an API explorer, allowing developers to make requests on an API inline while browsing the API reference materials.
This week we had 41 new APIs added to our API directory including a spam checking service, sports team management site, time tracking service, credit card validation service, internet domain reseller, travel web service and real-time content aggregation platform. It also saw popular photo-sharing service Instagram, once shy with its public API, release a second, real-time API. Below is more detail on each of the 41 new APIs added this week.
PubSubHubbub. Say that three times fast. If you’re not familiar with PubSubHubbub, it’s an extension of the RSS and Atom protocol that allows the feed to push content out when it’s updated. That’s just the sort of technology we should see from check-in APIs like Foursquare and Gowalla.
Sure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there’s a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.
Klout is turning Twitter into a game. As you tweet and connect with other Twitter users, you earn badges for notable achievements. For example, when you’re mentioned by 100 unique users, or have a message retweeted by 25 people, your Klout profile gets a pretty new graphic. The data behind this can be used to determine influential Twitter users.
Once you get beyond the most basic map mashups, you’ll run into a problem with data storage and access, because you can’t hard-code hundreds of markers. It’s a problem that SimpleGeo wants to fix. And from the looks of their new platform, they’ve gone beyond expectations.
This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 56 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Blogmarks, Friendster, Gigablast, Posterous, Twinfluence, Twitter Grader, TypePad , ZoomIn and ZoomInfo. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 15 mashups), Search (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Video (7 APIs, 12 mashups). The following list shows which APIs were used by which mashups.
We list 423 YouTube mashups in our directory. Naturally, some are better than others. Below are our Top 10, as determined by popularity and editorial judgment.
No sooner had we seen a record number of APIs used in a single week last week, than this week we now saw 53 different APIs used to build the 22 new mashups were add to our mashup directory this past week. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, AOL Video [...]