Open APIs allow data to be repurposed and visualized in new ways. Some of the best mashups then let you see the data change over time or aggregate it in one place. The mashups below are all about tracking data, whether it be the price of an item on Amazon, the links you post on Twitter, or a company’s SEC filings and subsidiaries.
This past week 15 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 CorpWatch, ImageShack, LongURL, Scribd, Scribd iPaper, Tweetmeme and TweetPhoto. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Office (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Video (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
Once again this week we had a variety of new APIs added to our API directory. Some notable new entries include an API for a corporation accountability research service, mobile identification API, a mobile network lookup service API, Google’s new power consumption meter API, and the Guardian’s Politics API to UK political resources. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.