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.
This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Zazzle is one of the most popular and largest online marketplaces for custom products with millions of unique product designs available. Users also have the ability to choose from over 50 product categories and create unique customized products from scratch. Many businesses are taking advantage of Zazzle’s customization technologies to sell business branded products on Zazzle.com. In addition, many businesses are successfully using the Zazzle API to commercialize their websites.
This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon SES, Google Directions, Google Distance Matrix, Picitup, Stripe, UrbanDictionary and VHX. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, SendGrid and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 22 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud-based audio management, location based tracking service, dictionary lookup service and virtual currency platform. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.
One of the most valuable resources of the english language is the dictionary. I won’t get into the history of the dictionary or what it’s done for literal society. I will note that incorporating inline definitions into reading apps is not the easiest thing to do. Sure, we now have eReaders like Apple’s iBooks and the Amazon Kindle that have dictionary integration built in, but what about the rest of of the text-based universe?
Microsoft’s latest version of its search API (our Live Search API Profile), which was released last November as a public beta, seems to be gaining quite a bit of momentum. According to a recent post on the Live Search Blog, the API is serving more than 3 billion queries per month, more than 5,000 applications to use the API, and queries from third party sites account for 80% of the API’s query volume.
Two API additions today:
Urban Dictionary: an API for when you’re curious about what frontin, party foul, low pro po, and tool really mean.
AmphetaRate: a news feed aggregation service.