This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ConstantContact, Edmunds.com Vehicle and Sqoot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, foursquare and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Email (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
The Small Business Web Summit is Tuesday in San Jose and “small” doesn’t do justice to the big names involved. Some huge companies like Google, Intuit and eBay are involved. So are many smaller companies that make a giant impact on the workflow of thousands of businesses with their API-driven services. That’s why there’s a whole afternoon, co-organized by ProgrammableWeb, to talk APIs and their impact on developers and small businesses.
Our API directory now includes 199 email APIs. The newest is the Uptime Robot API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SendGrid API. We list 10 SendGrid mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of email APIs.
Our API directory now includes 221 marketing APIs. The newest is the Front Door Daily Deals API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SendGrid API. We list 10 SendGrid mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of marketing APIs.
The Emailbrain API allows you to manage subscription lists, customer lists and import customer data from sales for use in the API.
This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ConstantContact, Florist One, GeoGratis, Geoportail and NolaPro. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Hoiio Voice and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 8 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
I generally cover shopping related APIs, but recently hackathon events have piqued my interest. This past weekend I attended a two-day hackathon called “Reinventing Local”. This event was hosted at General Assembly, a local co-working space for startups in NYC, and well-known in the entrepreneur community. The theme was geared toward local businesses and was presented by American Express OPEN Forum, which I feel necessary to mention now has an API of their own allowing instant access to small business content. The event was sponsored by Mashery (also a ProgrammableWeb sponsor), ConstantContact and Meetup.
Email marketing service provider MailChimp announced last week a new $1 million dollar fund for startups building products that integrate with the service’s MailChimp API. MailChimp’s program is somewhat unique in that they won’t be asking for equity from the companies they fund. It’s a pretty attractive deal for prospective partners and a trail-blazing move for a platform in an increasingly competitive industry.
There are notably more contests than usual now and many are listed in our contest section. Prizes and acclaim are meant to attract great developers to build cool things on top of each company’s API. Some of these challenges end soon, so you’d better get started.