225 Utility APIs: Google Translate, Bit.ly and uClassify

Wendell Santos, January 9th, 2013

Google TranslateOur API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.


270 Video APIs: YouTube, Flickr and Skype

Wendell Santos, September 26th, 2012

YouTubeOur API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.


Best New Mashups: June Roundup Featuring Bing, Twitter and Weather Central

Wendell Santos, July 6th, 2012

BingWe hope everyone had a nice and safe 4th of July. This week we’ll cover some of the best mashups from June that didn’t get covered the first time around. These mashups make use of APIs from Bing, Weather Central, Twitter and more. Our mashup directory now contains nearly 6700 mashups. Below are more details on these mashups.


18 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Facebook and Rotten Tomatoes

Adam DuVander, June 16th, 2012

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 3dCart, BigCommerce, BuzzData, Embedly, Pinnacle Cart and Shopify. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Netflix and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Database (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.


Social Media Aggregator Brings “Postcasting” to Brands

Adam DuVander, June 21st, 2011

YolinkCompanies are creating plenty of content on the social web, but not much of it ends up back on their sites. A new aggregator for social media, news and others sources is trying to change that. The company behind the Yolink API created Postano, a tool set to launch today that will let anyone curate a real-time newspaper-like site using Facebook Pages and Twitter streams. The resulting content, tiled on the page with extracted visuals, is available from a standalone site for free or can be embedded for a monthly charge.


Social Avatar Hack Takes Top Prize at The Next Web Hackathon

Adam DuVander, April 29th, 2011

The Next WebEveryone has an email address. And it seems everybody is on Facebook or Twitter. Can you start with an email address and end up with the user’s photo from one of those social web services? According to two hackers at The Next Web Hackathon, you most definitely can. Email to X won first place, which came with over $3,500 of Amazon Web Services credits. And it turns out the hack, which doesn’t always use official APIs, may put those credits to good use.


12 New APIs: Email, SMS, Video Embedding and Link Expanding

Adam DuVander, August 22nd, 2010

This week we had 12 new APIs added to our API directory including sending and receiving sms, web based email api, rich media embed utility and a multi-service url expander. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.


Get Embed Code for Videos and More With One API Call

Adam DuVander, August 17th, 2010

EmbedlyNo need to send your users off to get embed code, the snippet of text needed to include videos and other rich media in a web page. All you need is the original URL to the content and Embed.ly returns the HTML you need, along with plenty of other useful meta-data. And it supports an impressive list of over 100 sites.


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