Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2012

Wendell Santos, January 4th, 2013

With 2013 in full swing, it’s a good time to put a bow on the past year in mashups. In 2012, there were over 500 mashups added to our directory. Today we’ll take a look at some of the coolest mashups using APIs from Twitter, Bing, foursquare and more. Read below for more details on each and let us know what other great ones we missed.


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.


34 Tagging APIs: Zemanta, 43Things and Evernote

Wendell Santos, October 23rd, 2012

ZemantaOur API directory now includes 34 tagging APIs. The newest is the Ontos API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zemanta API. We list 6 Zemanta mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tagging APIs.


111 Semantic APIs: MusicBrainz, Calais and DBpedia

Wendell Santos, June 13th, 2012

MusicBrainzOur API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.


18 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yahoo, Thrutu and Forvo

Wendell Santos, May 26th, 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 Google Client Authentication and MyWot. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Yahoo Search. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 8 mashups), Security (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Search (2 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: News Mashups Using Bing, Google and Yahoo

Wendell Santos, May 25th, 2012

BingA year ago we took a look at mashups that deliver the latest news to users. This week, we want to revisit that category and see what new tools have been created to help users find and read their news. These mashups use traditional search APIs such as Bing and Google as well as social APIs from Facebook to Twitter.


19 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Google Analytics and Grooveshark

Wendell Santos, May 19th, 2012

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Allogarage, Brown Paper Tickets, Evri, GeoAdmin, mydigitalstructure and QuickBlox. The most often used APIs this week are Brown Paper Tickets, Google Maps and QuickBlox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


67 Recommendations APIs: Rotten Tomatoes, CleverSet and Evri

Wendell Santos, January 17th, 2012

EvriHaving just looked at recommendation mashups in our directory, we now turn our eye to APIs in that category. Our API directory now includes 67 recommendations APIs. The newest is the Food Genuis API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Evri API. We list 6 Evri mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of recommendations APIs.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Thrutu, Bing, Twilio

Wendell Santos, July 23rd, 2011

This past week 11 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 Alchemy, Alibris, All for Good, Aviary Effects, Extractiv, FreebieSMS, Google Apps Script, InfoChimps Twitter, Swoogle and Thrutu. The most often used APIs this week are Aviary Effects, Swoogle and Thrutu. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


24 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, Last.fm, and Twitter

John Musser, November 29th, 2009

This past week 20 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Goodreads, Norway Weather, Playme, Rezgo, Tweetmeme, and the USGS Elevation Query Service. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 14 mashups), and Social (3 APIs, 7 mashups), Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups.


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