This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include billomat and figo connect. The most often used API this week was Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Financial (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Financial freedom, specifically the ability to stay on top of all bank accounts and cards, is something many of us wish we had, but don’t. We end up checking multiple websites or go through countless paper account histories. Then there is the issue of having enough money to pay the bills in the first place. Whether it’s managing multiple accounts or managing money, these mashups have you covered.
Our API directory now includes 180 finance APIs. The newest is the TTAGG Stock API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 33 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of finance APIs.
Twitter may be taking a card from the Facebook playbook. Along with its launch of the new design earlier this week, the company’s flagship site now has plenty of new screen real estate. And with 16 launch partners, one has to wonder how Twitter will open the space up to others, including independent developers.
In an event at Twitter headquarters, CEO Evan Williams unveiled a new Twitter.com. The site, which Williams referred to as the most popular Twitter client, now includes inline images, videos and other information behind the tweet, such as an entire conversation. The flagship site of the popular micro-blogging platform now runs on its own API, as well as those of several other services.
This past week 18 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Email Settings, ikregeer.nl, IP Address Lookup, New York Times Newswire, tr.im, and TwitterCounter. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Last.fm, and Twitter. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Developer’s interested in giving back to the community should check out All for Good’s new API (our All for Good API Profile). If you are not familiar with All for Good, it is a new service that lets you browse volunteer activities and find events based on your location or interests.
A few weeks ago we reported on the release of the Kiva API, which provides access to the Kiva.org global microlending database. Not long after the API’s release, blog posts from Bill Zimmerman and the Kiva team report that several developers are already working on Kiva mashups:
Developers now have an additional opportunity to contribute to their karma by developing socially conscious applications with the newly released Kiva API (our new Kiva API profile). Kiva, a person-to-person micro-lending site, announced the release of the RESTful API on its new developer blog earlier today. This is great news for the mashup community.