Our API directory now includes 123 database APIs. The newest is the BigTable API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 81 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of database APIs.
Earlier this year, we covered the O’Reilly Writable API Contest, which invited developers to create applications on top of O’Reilly Books and Author information using the FluidDB API from FluidInfo. The contest was unique since applications could tap into the O’Reilly FluidInfo Objects and augment the information, visualize it in different ways and even mashup with other data sources and applications on the web. The winners include three great apps, with the top prize going to a Twitter mashup.
FluidInfo, the openly writable shared metadata for everything, may have received the push that could catapult it to mainstream adoption among developers. O’Reilly, the leading technical publisher has just published its books and authors information into FluidInfo and declared open a Developer contest that invites developers to the first of its kind “Writable API” competition using the FluidDB API.
This week we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including some from big companies. For example, we wrote about MasterCard’s ambitious platform. Other new APIs included cloud computing software, a text to speech service, media conversion tools, ATM location service, content access billing service and quite a bit more. Below is more detail on each of these 52 new APIs.