There’s more than meets the eye to October’s successful attack on Buffer. Due to the significant legal and financial risks alone, the incident involving identity theft should serve as a wake-up call to end-users, Web developers, and API providers that not enough is being done to secure the Web.
A national hackathon event series focused on the use of sports APIs aims to strengthen the nascent growth of sports applications and technologies. On the heels of the release of recent sports data APIs like NFLData, On Deck Cup offers developers a chance to play with a wide range of sports data APIs, not always available openly.
Of the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll launch those fifteen into the spotlight, which included the Sendy API. Sendy is a self-hosted email application that claims to be 100 times cheaper than other services.
We had a look at the Ergast Developer API , which basically covers car racing for Formula 1 enthusiasts and an interesting mashup using the Shiny statistical platform for web applications. We also had a look at the ESPN API which covers the Formula 1 sport but also the NASCAR racing.
Our API directory now includes 91 sports APIs. The newest is the Fanatix API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FanFeedr Sports News API. We list 13 FanFeedr Sports News mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sports APIs.
How many APIs did it take to build the 18 new mashups added to our mashup directory? It took 37 different APIs. Some of the less often seen, unique, and newer APIs used include: Alexa Top Sites API, Bit.ly API, Calais API, Cligs API, DocuSign Enterprise API, Freebase API, idiomag music API, and New York Times Best Sellers API. The full list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
For the second week in a row, over 30 different APIs were used to build new apps in our mashup directory. Those 20 mashups used 31 different APIs. And once again not all of those APIs are the usual suspects. Less common ones used include Formula 1 Racing data API Ergast, the new Etsy API and Twilio API, the ecommerce pay-per-action LinkShare API, the Sunlight Labs API, and short URL expander LongURL. And in what’s clearly the new number one, the Twitter API was used in 4 of this week’s mashups. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: