Today in APIs: USDA Launches Seven New APIs, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, December 13th, 2013

ERS/USDA Per Capita Food Availability DataThe USDA has launched seven new APIs through its Economic Research Service (ERS). On the heals of the Firefox 26 release, Mozilla has added Firefox 27 to its Beta Channel. Plus: 10 ways your ecommerce business can use APIs and 10 new APIs.


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.


225 Utility APIs: Google Translate, Bit.ly and uClassify

Wendell Santos, January 9th, 2013

Google TranslateOur API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.


81 New APIs: Filepicker, Google, Fujifilm and Walgreens

Wendell Santos, July 15th, 2012

This week we had 81 new APIs added to our API directory including a file upload to cloud services, digital wallet services, photo uploading and printing application, serviced office accomodations and photo product catalog services. In addition we also looked at whether developers will ante up for a gambling API. Below are more details on each of these new 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.


50 APIs Used in 7 Days: Last.fm, Foursquare and Dropbox

Wendell Santos, June 30th, 2012

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.


33 APIs Used in 7 Days: Gravatar, YouTube, Amazon and UPC Database

Adam DuVander, July 30th, 2011

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 33 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Gravatar, Kewego Video, LangId, LyrDB, PriceGrabber, PriceRunner, Social Mention and UPC Database. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, iTunes and iTunes Connect and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Gravatar API Enables One Avatar to Rule Them All

Allen Tipper, May 11th, 2011

GravatarGravatar is an attempt to allow users to have one globally recognized avatar. The service, around for several years, allows a user can set an image as an avatar and have it recognized on a variety of sites. Later, users can change an avatar once and have it change on every Gravatar-enabled site that they use. Though the service is somewhat well known, what is not is its robust API for developers to integrate the Gravatar service into their own sites.


18 New APIs: Gravatar, Internet Radio and Semantic Analysis

Adam DuVander, May 8th, 2011

This week we had 18 new APIs added to our API directory including a speech recognition service, dining deals search service, email marketing service, album cover archive, online avatar service, temporary email service, social reading record, image manipulation service, SMS group message service and semantic text analysis service. We covered the API for ethical product ratings more in-depth on the blog. Below is more detail on all 18 of these new APIs.


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