531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.


8 APIs Used in 7 Days: Doodle, Yipit and OpenStreetMap

Wendell Santos, June 22nd, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Doodle and MusixMatch. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, MusixMatch and WebKnox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Tools (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


53 Energy APIs: Genability, 3TIER and EnergyStar

Wendell Santos, May 28th, 2013

GenabilityOur API directory now includes 53 energy APIs. The newest is the EcoSCADA API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Genability API. We list 4 Genability mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of energy APIs.


44 Energy APIs: Genability, EnergyStar and 3TIER

Wendell Santos, November 14th, 2012

GenabilityOur API directory now includes 44 energy APIs. The newest is the OpenADR API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Genability API. We list 4 Genability mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of energy APIs.


13 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Places, Hoiio and Genability

Wendell Santos, July 14th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 13 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google URL Shortener, Huffington Post Pollster, Tixik and Wolfram Alpha . The most often used APIs this week are Google Latitude, Google Maps and Google Maps Data. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Electricity Platform Genability Gets $500K For Solar

Eric Carter, June 21st, 2012

GenabilityGenability was founded in 2010 with a simple goal: “to empower consumers and producers to choose cleaner, cheaper power.” To reach its goal, Genability created and utilizes tools to gain insight into electricity usage. Genability now looks to focus its tools specifically at solar energy after becoming a SunShot Awardee. The Department of Energy (DOE)’s SunShot Initiative “aims to drive solar to cost-competition with other energy sources by 2020.” The $500,000 award allows Genability to develop the Genability API as well as  ”Data tools to instantly and accurately calculate and optimize the savings of implementing solar PV.”


Best New Mashups: Games Mashups Using Google Maps, Twilio and AMEE

Wendell Santos, May 11th, 2012

Google MapsOften we like to highlight mashups that offer useful features such as searching for a new house, planning a vacation or saving on energy costs. Sometimes though, it’s nice to use a mashup for no other reason than it is fun. Today we’ll look at several gaming mashups that allow users to take a quiz, conduct a treasure hunt and even modify Minecraft.


25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Rovi and Seatwave

Wendell Santos, March 24th, 2012

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 7digital, Cloudmade Leaflet, Data.gov.uk, Genability, Readmill and UK Street Level Crime. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Seatwave. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


21 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Genability and SoundCloud

Wendell Santos, March 17th, 2012

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 21 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include OneLogin, Ordr.in, #blue, AddThis Services, Bol.com , Dailymotion, Genability, NYC Open Data and Wolfram Alpha . The most often used APIs this week are Genability, Google App Engine and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Video (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Energy Mashups using Amazon, Genability and DonorsChoose

Wendell Santos, March 16th, 2012

GenabilityHaving an infant in the house combined with the winter weather has caused energy usage in our household to skyrocket. We are always keeping an eye out for ways to save and ProgrammableWeb lists great tools to help out. This week we’ll look at mashups that help users monitor their energy consumption, become educated on energy and encourage them to reduce how much energy they are using.


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