70 Development APIs: Algolia, iKnode and Temboo

Matthew Scott, November 13th, 2013

HerokuOur API directory now includes 70 development APIs. The newest is the Bynd API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Heroku API. We list 18 Heroku mashups .

29 APIs Used in 7 Days: GitHub, SendGrid and Goodreads

Wendell Santos, July 27th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 29 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Assembla, Baby Names, Behance, Coderwall Profile, Dribbble, Envato, Forrst, Geeklist, Hacker News Mobile, jsFiddle, Launchpad, Ohloh, Plunker, Primal, Readability , RubyGems and ScraperWiki. The most often used APIs this week are Dribbble, Rotten Tomatoes and ScraperWiki. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

30 Community APIs: Seesmic, Social Actions and Creative Commons

Wendell Santos, June 26th, 2013

SeesmicOur API directory now includes 30 community APIs. The newest is the Crypto::Stocks API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Seesmic API. We list 3 Seesmic mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of community APIs.

For All Things Dice Rolling, Card Shuffling And General Board Gaming: BoardGameGeek API

Candice McMillan, April 26th, 2013

BoardGameGeekFor those who get their kicks out of a good old physical board game, BoardGameGeek is a fun application that may be of interest. It’s an online board gaming resource and community that is constantly updated in real-time by it’s growing list of users. Users from across the world can participate in reviews, ratings and live discussion forums, add images, find play-aids, access session reports and more. BoardGameGeek also provides the BoardGameGeek API which means this functionality can be easily accessed and integrated with other applications.

945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.

Singly Launches App Connection Platform in Open Beta

Eric Carter, December 11th, 2012

SinglySingly has announced the open beta of its app connection platform. The platform consists of two main components (i.e. the App Fabric SDK and the Data Fabric infrastructure). The App Fabric simplifies social data sharing and shortens time to enable functionality such as friend finding and login across multiple apps. The Data Fabric allows developers to integrate features like synching, data querying, intelligent indexing, instant push, archiving, and more.

70 New APIs: Capital One, ESPN and Tapstream

Wendell Santos, October 7th, 2012
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This week we had 70 new APIs added to our API directory including a credit card identity service, open scoring service, application tracking service, online programming community and a media transcoding service. In addition we covered an API that lets users perform image tagging for fun and profit, and an API for creating personalized postcards. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: A Credit Card API, Movie Viewers to Movie Editors, and Birth Date Wonders

Matthew Scott, October 5th, 2012

Science.govOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Science.gov API. The Science.gov API allows mobile search and connection to 12 federal agencies, including NASA, the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency, with data going back to 1990. In a nutshell, government data is publicly available in accessible data sets. To learn more about the Science.gov API visit the Science.gov API site as well as the Science.gov blog post.

Today in APIs: Spotify Looks Into The Auto Industry, Facebook Highlights Cause Focused Organizations, and 27 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, October 5th, 2012

FacebookSpotify has plans of attending the Content and Apps for Automotive USA 2012 Conference. Facebook shows the impact that nonprofits can make through Facebook integration. Plus: Mark Cuban invests in little bird to find online influentials, AdWords API adds shared budgets, and 27 APIs.

Geekli.st Publicly Launches API

Eric Carter, October 4th, 2012

GeeklistGeeklist offers developers an online haven to present their work, connect with other developers, and gain credit for achievements. Geeklist’s lean staff proudly states that Geeklist was “[b]uilt by developers, for developers… we make geeks lives better every day.” The API allows developers to create their own applications and services and retrieve any needed data from the Geeklist database. The API has remained in private beta since the Geeklist’s original launch, but will open to the public with a 48-hour hackathon from November 30 – December 3.

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