Today in APIs: Mining Archives, Open Innovation, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2013

New York Times Article SearchWhy the New York Times is key to the future. Open innovation and the distributed business model. Plus: service tracks API client library changes, Twitter advertising API, and 24 new APIs.

453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.

Today in APIs: Rackspace Buys an API, Walgreens Dogfoods and 7 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 28th, 2012

MailgunHosting company Rackspace has acquired the Mailgun API as another tool in its infrastructure arsenal. Walgreens launched a Facebook app using its photo department API. Plus: Twitter API changes ripple to the users, Craigslist testing maps and 7 new APIs.

88 Local APIs: Yahoo Local, Yelp and Zvents

Wendell Santos, June 12th, 2012

Yahoo Local SearchOur API directory now includes 88 local APIs. The newest is the WebReserv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Local Search API. We list 55 Yahoo Local Search mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of local APIs.

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:

81 News APIs: Digg, FanFeedr and ClearForest

Wendell Santos, February 1st, 2012

DiggOur API directory now includes 81 news APIs. The newest is the New York Times Events API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Digg API. We list 69 Digg mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of news APIs.

New API Feature Zooms to News Around You

Romin Irani, February 2nd, 2011

Outside.inThe use of location in applications is a key differentiator today. While the current craze towards Location Based Services is gravitated towards deals, coupons and services, we often overlook the most fundamental of them all i.e. the news in your vicinity., a location based news aggregator, has welcomed 2011 with enhancements to its API that could give rise to a new set of hyperlocal news.

23 New APIs: Hyperlocal Neighborhood Data, Online Shopping Cart and Carbon Footprint Service

Adam DuVander, November 7th, 2010

This week we had 23 new APIs added to our API directory including a campground database, web based CRM and marketing system, online shopping cart software, task tracking application for agile projects, real-time carbon footprint estimates and a hyperlocal data and news aggregator. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.

Early Mashup Pioneer Opens Hyperlocal API

Adam DuVander, November 3rd, 2010

EveryBlockBefore there was a Google Maps API, Adrian Holovaty created Chicago Crime to show updated crime data by location. Holovaty’s lessons were later put into play in the Knight Foundation-funded EveryBlock, now owned by MSNBC. And now, EveryBlock has an API.

Mashup Case Study: Ripped Records

Adam DuVander, September 30th, 2010

Last.fmIn this installment of our mashup case study series we speak to Matt Riggott, a developer in Reykjavik, Iceland. He created his music event mashup, Ripped Records, when he lived in Scotland to help him and others discover upcoming concerts. Riggott tells us he believes that showing off this side project to his now-boss “clinched” the job offer and the move to Iceland.

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