Our API directory now includes 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.
Our API directory now includes 61 geolocation APIs. The newest is the Onuma WFS API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Panoramio API. We list 45 Panoramio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of geolocation APIs.
Twitter and Facebook are often lauded as shining examples of what a platform does for your business. And for good reason. They have very successful developer programs. But they are also extremely popular services on their own. A developer may not build where there is not the foundation of a loyal user base. But even that has exceptions.
This week we had 15 new APIs added to our API directory including a document publication and sharing API, a UK-based cycling route planning API, an API for a health information aggregation service, an API for an open geo database of wifi access points (which we we covered this week), and a URL shortener specifically design for video, movie and television content.
Geomena is an open geo database of WiFi access points meant to be used for geolocation. The concept is similar to Skyhook (see our Skyhook API profile) and Google’s Gears (our Google Gears Geolocation API profile). The difference is that the database is as open as Wikipedia, editable and downloadable by anyone to use however they want. Geomena officially launched an API for developers at this month’s Where 2.0 conference in San Jose (video embedded below).