Our API directory now includes 63 translation APIs. The newest is the TEXTKING API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Bing API. We list 59 Bing mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of translation APIs.
In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead [...]
Our API directory now includes 52 language APIs. The newest is the Transfluent API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 40 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of real estate APIs.
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:
By now you’ve probably heard the thunderclap that just went round the API ecosphere – Google is deprecating a host of APIs. After years of building developers’ trust in their platform, Google is effectively pulling the rug out from under many services built not only for commercial means, but for non-profit and educational causes too.
In addition to the 4 new APIs we outlined yesterday, we had four others just added to our API directory. These include an API for creating a virtual workforce, an API that can identify what language you are speaking, a SIP-based voice platform service for VoiceXML apps, and new URL shortening service. Here are more details on each of these new APIs:
Did you know that leraar is a Dutch word? A new API, LangID can help you with those pesky language identification problems. Feed it a string of text and the API returns the name of the language, its ISO code and even an image of the flag for a country that speaks the language (the latter could be a hot-button political issue–watch out). You can choose your output as either XML or browser-friendly JSON. (More details at our LangID API profile.)