Pop.co explains why its architecture is driven by APIs. Plus: Salesforce deploys APIs to redefine customer relationships, and 11 new APIs.
The State Decoded has just announced the release of platform version 0.6 which includes a brand new, full featured, public web API. The State Decoded is a platform that displays state codes, court decisions, and information from legislative tracking services in a format that makes it easier to read and better understood by humans.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Your Mapper . And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a social eCommerce platform, optical character recognition service, location information services, web marketing services and a mobile printing app. In addition we covered Involver’s launch of a groundbreaking social advertising optimization API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 54 data APIs. The newest is the PicketReport Lifestyle API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the RapLeaf API. We list 6 RapLeaf mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of data 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.
User testing has long been the domain of usability experts who utilize carefully controlled focus groups, panels and one-on-one interviews to assess software and websites. Zurb’s suite of socially connected testing products let anyone quickly and easily create a test and gather insights from Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
Hackathons are a fast growing phenomenom where developers come together, usually in short periods up to 72 hours to submit ideas, form teams and hack together applications, data visualizations and sometimes form business models around their ideas. ProgrammableWeb is tracking 21 hackathons coming in the next couple weeks all around the world.