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.
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
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner’s English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner’s Dictionary).
A music service is making it even easier to discover music videos by integrating with the YouTube API. A flight data company upgraded its FlightStats API. Plus: Github integration in a collaborative code editor, a “photo hunt” mashup and 17 new APIs.
This week we had 70 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud based data archiving and backup, video hosting service, comment spam prevention service, American Express payments and transactions processing, webpage classification tool. We also covered an API that looks to transform customer service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Why, yes, developers did react (and over-react) wildly to yesterday’s news from Twitter outlining its plans for “version 1.1″ of its Twitter API. A major company is also making it easier for anyone to create a great API by turning its lifecycle methodology over to the commons. Plus: Google pushes Places, Microsoft set to revamp adCenter, Twilio goes to Africa and 10 new APIs.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.