This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a centralized platform provided by the U.S government to aid small businesses, ambient sounds for real time events, a cloud service brokerage platform that, which is highly scalable and customizable, and a cloud-based hosting service that can scale up or down depending on site traffic.
Our API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.
Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ActBlue, Activ Financial, Active, Business.gov , Context.IO, Dropbox, MapQuest Open Directions, RhymeBrain and SMSMyBus. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The U.S. Federal Government has been making a push to increase accessibility to data managed and maintained by various government agencies and departments. Recently Business.gov, the government’s official web site for small businesses (sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration), has released an API that provides access to various types of data that will can benefit small businesses.