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.

HopStop Discontinues Free API Model

Eric Carter, October 17th, 2012

HopStopHopStop announced to its developer community and posted on its website that it will discontinue its free API model. HopStop’s announcement shouldn’t shock API junkies as HopStop joins an ever growing list of free API gone pay-to-play (i.e. Bing, Google Maps, etc.). Instead, HopStop’s move should make us consider business models surrounding an API offering.

125 Places APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Yahoo

Wendell Santos, May 2nd, 2012

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 125 places APIs. The newest is the Waytag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list 2369 Google Maps mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of places APIs.

45 Transit APIs: Yahoo Traffic, SMSMyBus and BART

Wendell Santos, February 14th, 2012

Yahoo TrafficOur API directory now includes 45 transit APIs. The newest is the Metro Transit NexTrip API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Traffic API. We list 20 Yahoo Traffic mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of transit APIs.

Highlights from the New York Times Hack Day

Bill Albright, December 8th, 2010

New York Times Article SearchNearly 100 developers gathered on the 15th floor of the New York Times building last Saturday for a multi-API marathon of hacking, sharing, pizza and beer (plus URL-enhanced M&Ms). Representatives from industry heavyweights including Google, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr were joined by indie hackers, makers, and tech talent from NYC’s growing startup club.

San Francisco Transit Mashups: the BART API

Kevin Farnham, November 28th, 2008

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) provides the San Francisco, CA region with one of the most innovative public transportation services in the United States. Now BART offers developers the BART API. The BART API provides real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA) feeds, transit schedules, advisory feeds, and trip planning information. Our new BART API profile has details and joins a growing list of transit-related APIs including government-sponsored web services Portland’s Trimet API as well as commercial services like the Hopstop API and Urban Mapping’s Mass Transit Proximity API which we covered earlier this month.

Google Transit Feeds and Mass Transit Mashups

Andres Ferrate, July 21st, 2008

Google Transit FeedMass transit in metropolitan regions is becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation for commuters faced with ever-increasing oil prices. As a result, there is an emerging need for mass transit agencies to make information more accessible to a growing number of commuters. What role can APIs play?

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. [...]

New APIs: Astrology, Buses and PDFs

John Musser, May 16th, 2007

Want more APIs to work with? We’ve been adding an average of one-per-day over the past two weeks. Three of the news ones added earlier this week give you programmatic access to astrology forecasts, bus and subway routes, and a way to convert HTML to PDF. Here they are:

The Astrologer: As they note “We built [...]

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