If you subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds, you may find yourself wanting to view only a subset of the content. You can organize by folder, but sometimes searching the feeds is the quickest way to get at what you seek. A new service from Q-Sensei is now bringing that feed search power to your applications via its Q-Sensei FeedBooster API.
This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs used this week include BBC Music, Evri, LazyTune, New York Times Congress, SemanticHacker, True Knowledge. The types of APIs most often used were: Search APIs (5 APIs, 7 mashups), eCommerce APIs (4 APIs, 6 mashups), and Mapping APIs (4 APIs, 14 mashups), with the top 3 APIs used this week Google Maps, Twitter, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
If you want to write mashups in Java these libraries might save you a lot of time. Just as with the 12 Ruby Resources we looked at last week, these resources can greatly simplify access to major APIs. Some are officially supported by the API providers themselves and others are independent, open source efforts.
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Want to build data-centric mashups mixing together structured data like RSS feeds? As of yesterday there’s a notable new player on the block: Yahoo! Pipes. From their site:
What Is Pipes? Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service [...]
As reported earlier this week at TechCrunch and podcast at Podtech.net, the latest big news from Yahoo! is that RSS is fully integrated with Yahoo! Mail and Alerts. As John Furrier noted today and Dion Hinchcliffe previously argued in RSS is the Web 2.0 “Pipe”, RSS is fast becoming a central piece of the Internet’s [...]
The winner of the most APIs Mashed Award (so far) goes to Elicit, a Desktop Blog Client that integrates many RSS and Web Services for creating blog content: Blogger, Amazon, del.icio.us, Bloglines, Flickr, Google Search, LiveJournal, TypePad, Technorati, Yahoo Search.