466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Kevin Sundstrom, April 30th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups.

Data Science Toolkit Wraps Many Data Services in One API

Ajay Ohri, February 11th, 2013

Data Science ToolkitThe Data Science Toolkit is a collection of the best open data sets and open-source tools for data science, wrapped in an easy-to-use REST/JSON API with command line, Python and Javascript interfaces. Available as a self-contained Vagrant VM or EC2 AMI that you can deploy yourself.

38 Visualization APIs: Google, COLOURlovers and GeoIQ

Wendell Santos, July 18th, 2012

Google VisualizationOur API directory now includes 38 visualization APIs. The newest is the Voicebox API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Visualization API. We list 26 Google Visualization mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of visualization APIs.

Today in APIs: Google Fusion Tables, Useful foursquare and 21 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 10th, 2012

Google Fusion TablesGoogle has some big changes for its database-like Google Fusion Tables API. Conference agenda site Lanyrd is using the foursquare API to make event check-ins more useful. Plus: PadMapper finds a Craigslist API, ESRI buys a mapping startup and 21 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Twitter’s X-Warning, TaskRabbit’s API and 6 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 10th, 2012

TwitterIf your OAuth token is funky, Twitter has a way to let you know without completely making your app crash. The errand outsourcing service TaskRabbit is in nine cities and now has its own API. Plus: Facebook payments, Flickr’s birthday and 6 new APIs.

Quova Adds Free IP Geolocation API

Adam DuVander, November 4th, 2010

QuovaWe’ve previously covered 3 free to geolocate any user. Today there’s another option, with Quova offering its service for free for the first time. The simple API provides extensive geographic information with only a user’s IP address (like as input. The service was announced, along with a developer portal, at the Business of APIs conference in San Francisco.

Mobile Commerce Gets Easy With Appcelerator and PayPal

Adam DuVander, October 28th, 2010

PayPalMobile commerce is a huge business opportunity because, at least in the United States, there is not much infrastructure to support it. That’s why mobile platform company Appcelerator recently announced its integration with the PayPal API. Now iPhone, Android and iPad developers using the paid version of the company’s Titanium framework also get the ability to conduct mobile commerce.

GeoIQ Relaunches with First Location Analytics Platform

Adam DuVander, September 29th, 2010

GeoIQYou know all those mobile applications you use? There’s important data behind where and when you use it. With Titanium+Geo, that data becomes accessible. The new platform for location analytics is a partnership from Appcelerator and FortiusOne, providers of the GeoIQ API that collects and displays the data.

Mapping Mashups and APIs, The Big Picture

John Musser, July 1st, 2007

Google MapsMapping APIs and map mashups are the definitive form of mashup platform and application. From Google Maps to AOL Mapquest to Microsoft Virtual Earth and Yahoo! Maps, there are over 50 mapping-related APIs.

44 Mapping APIs

John Musser, May 30th, 2007
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So in keeping with this week’s mapping theme, if you look at APIs sorted by type on ProgrammableWeb you can see there are now 44 APIs in the mapping category. That’s a lot of mapping-related APIs and constitutes nearly 10% of all the APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb. They may not all be what you expect. [...]

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