Of the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of bloggers. In this post, we will launch those eleven into the spotlight, which include the TitanTV API. TitanTV is an online TV guide service that provides accurate over-the-air and satellite TV line-ups for a user’s specific area, utilizing geo-location technology. The TitanTV API allows users to access information on these line-ups as well as retrieve recording schedule entries. To learn more about the TitanTV APi visit the TitanTV site as well as the TitanTV API blog post.
Skybuffer, web application developer, offers its web based checklist (i.e. Cloud Checklist) via the Skybuffer Cloud Checklist API . Users create work lists, schedule activities, and plan outings with Cloud Checklist. Through API integration, developers can include the entire suite of Cloud Checklist functionality directly in existing apps and workflows.
Google demonstrates Glass Mirror API at SXSW. Partners demonstrate their usage of Twitter Ads API. Plus: Wowzer announces an API for Video Interviewing and 13 New APIs.
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.
Amazon Web Services announces EC2 Spotathon. Big Data 2012 Hackathon award goes to converting stock movements into music. And this just in from the Retweet This Department: “API’s are for people and people need to be able to use it.” Plus: Don’t miss the AWS re:Invent! is sold out, Assembla API adds OAuth2 Support, and MediaWiki discussion on making MediaWiki more RESTful.
Developer Events are fast becoming a preferred event for API companies to help promote their APIs, get developers together and build out some cool applications on their platform. We have numerous hackathons , Developer days, Online challenges that are currently on or planned in the near future. This blog post lists down some of them that you should plan on attending to meet up with fellow developers, learn more about your favorite API and hopefully win some prizes.
Buffer, a social media manger, opened the Buffer API last week beyond its internal apps. According to co-founder, Leo Wildrich, the decision sprung from its single purpose as a company: “How can we make sharing links, videos and images to your social networks easier and more powerful?” Unlike its main competitors, Hootsuite and Sprout Social, Buffer “focus[es] on non-original content sharing, especially photos, videos and articles” states Tech Crunch. As Buffer launches its API, and attempts to make sharing easier, Wildrich stressed that Buffer aims “to build a new sharing standard…across the web.”
Google’s VP of engineering explains why Google Plus still doesn’t offer a full write API. Social media manager Buffer opens up its API to developers. Plus: Developer mashes up a “what’s hot in baseball” Chrome plugin in 48 hours and blogs about it and 14 new APIs.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Users of the Buffer app and Buffer API can now schedule status updates to LinkedIn, in addition to Twitter and Facebook, from a single publishing interface. Buffer, the web-based service that allows its users to write tweets and status updates ahead of time and then schedule their posts throughout the day, has extended its service to include the professional networking platform LinkedIn.