152 UK APIs: BBC, BBC Music and CloudMade

Wendell Santos, November 13th, 2012

BBCOur API directory now includes 152 UK APIs. The newest is the Service-X API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the BBC API. We list 28 BBC mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of UK APIs.

316 Government APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, NOAA National Weather Service and US Postal Service

Wendell Santos, September 25th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur 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.

Socrata Data API: Keeping Government Open

Ajay Ohri, August 29th, 2012

Socrata Open Data The Socrata Data API or SODA  is one of the foremost API resources for Government and for social data discovery. One of the major use cases for open data is of course increasing law enforcement effectiveness for analysis and transparency. One such mashup using the Socrates API is the Crime Data for San Fransisco.

111 Semantic APIs: MusicBrainz, Calais and DBpedia

Wendell Santos, June 13th, 2012

MusicBrainzOur API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.

Location Mashups using Facebook, Foursquare and Google Maps

Wendell Santos, April 20th, 2012

Google MapsToday’s roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.

25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Rovi and Seatwave

Wendell Santos, March 24th, 2012

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 7digital, Cloudmade Leaflet, Data.gov.uk, Genability, Readmill and UK Street Level Crime. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Seatwave. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

California Launches Mashup Contest: the Data Gold Rush is On

John Musser, June 1st, 2010

The movement to enable ordinary citizens, aided by civic-minded programmers, to plumb the depths of government data continues today with the launch of the Apps for Californians Contest. This new mashup competition from the State of California is intended to further the goals of transparency and access.

UK to Pay Developers of Public Mashups

Adam DuVander, February 4th, 2010

opsiHere’s a novel concept to encourage open government applications: pay your best developers. Apparently that’s exactly what the UK’s Office of Public Sector Information would like to do now that it has launched Data.gov.uk.

7 New APIs: Music Streaming, Anime, PowerPoint Sharing, Email Marketing, and Open Government Data

John Musser, January 24th, 2010

This week we had 7 new APIs added to our API directory. It was a pretty diverse set of APIs including an email marketing service API, an API for a PowerPoint sharing service, a public government database (which we covered in UK Government Launches Open Data Site: data.gov.uk), a content extraction service API, an anime collection service API, a music streaming API, and finally, an API for the new Guardian World Government site. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

The Guardian Launches World Government Data Site

Matthew Casperson, January 22nd, 2010

World Government DataThe Guardian has launched the World Government Data website, which provides a single portal to government data from the US, the UK, New Zealand and Australia with a single interface.

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