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Guest Author, October 4th, 2013

This guest post comes from Lorinda Brandon, Director, Customer Community at Mashery. You can follow her on Twitter or at Mashery.
This week’s Business of APIs conference in New York City brought together an agenda that highlighted some of the biggest trendsetters in the API industry today. As the industry continues to mature, trends are beginning to emerge as [...]


Best New Mashups: Games Mashups Using Google Maps, Twilio and AMEE

Wendell Santos, May 11th, 2012

Google MapsOften we like to highlight mashups that offer useful features such as searching for a new house, planning a vacation or saving on energy costs. Sometimes though, it’s nice to use a mashup for no other reason than it is fun. Today we’ll look at several gaming mashups that allow users to take a quiz, conduct a treasure hunt and even modify Minecraft.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, Blogger and US Yellow Pages

Wendell Santos, April 28th, 2012

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 7digital, Are You Watching This, ArtistData, Bing Traffic, ESPN, Groups Near You, Grove.io, Social Actions, US Yellow Pages, Yahoo My Web Search and Zotero. The most often used APIs this week are Blogger, KooKoo and US Yellow Pages. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


21 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Genability and SoundCloud

Wendell Santos, March 17th, 2012

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 21 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include OneLogin, Ordr.in, #blue, AddThis Services, Bol.com , Dailymotion, Genability, NYC Open Data and Wolfram Alpha . The most often used APIs this week are Genability, Google App Engine and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Video (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Energy Mashups using Amazon, Genability and DonorsChoose

Wendell Santos, March 16th, 2012

GenabilityHaving an infant in the house combined with the winter weather has caused energy usage in our household to skyrocket. We are always keeping an eye out for ways to save and ProgrammableWeb lists great tools to help out. This week we’ll look at mashups that help users monitor their energy consumption, become educated on energy and encourage them to reduce how much energy they are using.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: LinkedIn, CloudMine and Wikipedia

Wendell Santos, February 4th, 2012

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Clicky, CloudMine, Ergast, Idescat, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, PubNub JavaScript Push, SHOUTcast Radio and Teambox. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and LinkedIn. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Foursquare, AngelList, GitHub

Wendell Santos, January 28th, 2012

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AngelList, Elance, EPA Station Catalog, EPA Watershed Summary, Google Sites , Google Translator Toolkit , Mapfluence, MediaTemple and RPM Software. The most often used APIs this week are foursquare, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups) and Shopping (5 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


84 Education APIs: DonorsChoose, Forvo, Dipity

Wendell Santos, January 24th, 2012

DonorsChooseOur API directory now includes 84 education APIs. The newest is the CollegiateLink API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the DonorsChoose API. We list 10 DonorsChoose mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of education APIs.


40 Education APIs for Startup Weekend Seattle EDU

Kin Lane, September 30th, 2011

There have been hundreds of Startup Weekends around the world in 2011 alone. By the end of the year, Seattle will have hosted several, including the Startup Weekend Seattle EDU which starts this weekend. The 54 hour event brings together software developers, graphic designers and business people to build education focused applications. What better way to give these new startups a leg up than to encourage them to build on top of one or more of the 40 education APIs in the directory?


The Evolving Face of the Hackathon

Kin Lane, August 8th, 2011

Hackathons have been a staple in Silicon Valley tech culture for quite some time, but recently we have seen seeing hackathons evolve outside of the valley — from Los Angeles to Prague.

The format of the Hackathon is pretty straightforward: You bring together a group of developers in a room, give them a topic to code around, then they break into teams and begin hacking for usually from 24-72 hours. On the final day, theypresent what they’ve built. Winners usually go home with cash, prizes, and of course notoriety.


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