Our 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.
MapBox, builder of open source tools for map creation, has just won more than half a million dollars to focus it’s development efforts on the OpenStreetMap project. This is a big win for the mapping community because this grant will further the development of the community at OpenStreetMap as well as strengthen the open source toolset that the MapBox team has been creating. This funding might also serve as a confidence boost for MapBox API consumers.
Kontagent has stepped up to offer developers, data analysts and designers a chance at taking home $10,000 in their Big Data Challenge, which is already underway. The goal of the contest is to take the collection of data sets at Toronto’s open data portal and make something compelling and insightful. What better incentive than $10,000 could you get for directing your midnight hacking sessions?
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.
I recently had my second conversation with Josh Williams, CSO of Kontagent, a leader in the world of big data. In our previous conversation we touched on the potential for PhD level mathematics students to apply their knowledge to the challenges in the big data space. By the end of this second conversation it became apparent to me that there is a huge opportunity to be seized by companies that can leverage big data systems.
Our API directory now includes 81 analytics APIs. The newest is the Clarabridge API. The most popular by far, in terms of mashups, is the Google Analytics API. We list 49 Google Analytics mashups which is seven times more than the nearest API. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of analytics APIs.
Have you ever heard of a Chief Science Officer? I recently spoke to Kontagent’s CSO and was excited to learn that Kontagent’s world of big data processing is one of the few places in the world in which academic exercise is directly applicable to industry. Kontagent is a user analytics platform which can easily be integrated into any web site or mobile app. The ease of integration results from the decision to provide a RESTful Kontagent API.
This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a social platform service, mobile push notification platform, random quote generator, file sharing and hosting site, digital asset management system, vehicle fleet tracking service, social media analytics platform, Google billing service and three ways to take payments and subscriptions with PayPal. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.