Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the InviteBox Reward Callback API. InviteBox is a social referral program that offers incentives to sign up for a site or service. Functionality allows developers to see reports of users posting to social channels, when a friend visits a referred site, and when someone completes a referral goal.
Cheezburger, one of the largest social humor networks on the Internet, has launched a new Cheezburger API which allows developers to create innovative applications (web, mobile and desktop) where users can experience the Cheezburger platform by sharing lolcats, memes, and other funny pictures.
Real-time backend service Firebase adds the Security API. Sencha proves that HTML5 applications can be fast by showcasing Fastbook. Plus: Cheezburger launches API to bring “5 minutes of funny” to everyone, Amazon EBS allows snapshot copy between regions and 19 new APIs.
The Internet thrives on a variety of content–from cat pictures to blog posts–and a multitude of access methods, from APIs to telegrams. But none of it would exist without electricity powering all those clients, servers, and the network equipment in between. Now, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released an API detailing how and where American electric power is generated, sold, and used.
Our API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.
2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted.
This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 43Things, Cheezburger, Cirip, GitHub, Google Gears, Klout, Netvibes, Plancast, Qwerly, SMSMyBus, Social Archive, TypePad and Vodpod. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Spotify Metadata. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (7 APIs, 11 mashups), Other (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Blogging (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Here’s a quick rundown on 5 of the newest APIs added to our API directory. As usual, it’s a wide range. The latest include APIs for Burning Man, Cheezburger, soundtrack search, New Zealand digital media, and email marketing. Here are more details on each of these new entries:
The popular picture-sharing empire behind I Can Has Cheezburger lets you view, caption and share funny images. You can do this via its sites and, the now, thanks to their API, you can do it via code (technical details at our Cheezburger API profile).