146 Location APIs: Foursquare, Panoramio and Geocoder

Wendell Santos, June 20th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 146 location APIs. The newest is the LongLatToLocation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 86 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of location APIs.


61 Geolocation APIs: Panoramio, Google Gears and Yahoo

Wendell Santos, March 14th, 2012

PanoramioOur 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.


112 Advertising APIs: Google AdSense, Google AdWords and FeedBurner

Wendell Santos, February 21st, 2012

Google AdSenseOur API directory now includes 112 advertising APIs. The newest is the TagLabs ActiveTag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google AdSense API. We list 74 Google AdSense mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of advertising APIs.


56 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google, LinkedIn, NPR, Sunlight, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp, and YouTube

John Musser, March 27th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 56 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Blogmarks, Friendster, Gigablast, Posterous, Twinfluence, Twitter Grader, TypePad , ZoomIn and ZoomInfo. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 15 mashups), Search (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Video (7 APIs, 12 mashups). The following list shows which APIs were used by which mashups.


New API Puts Neighborhood Geo Boundaries Within Reach

Adam DuVander, February 24th, 2010

GeoReach NeighborhoodAnyone who lives in even a smaller city knows the importance of neighborhoods. Portland (where I live), for example, is really more like a collection of many connected small towns. Each has its own handful of coffee shops and restaurants. The people behind GeoReach API (our GeoReach API profile) understand this. The API provides neighborhood boundaries, along with local content.


Monetize Flash Map Mashups with Lat49 Ads

John Musser, September 12th, 2008

Lat49Want to make money from Flash map mashups? One new alternative comes from Lat49, the online ad network for interactive maps, who have just added support for integrating ads into Flash maps. As we covered last year, Lat49 enables map mashup developers to layer geographically relevant ads onto third party mapping platforms like Google Maps and Yahoo Maps. The contextual ads can be placed on top of and alongside the maps themselves. They also offer developers an API for finer control over the ads (details at our Lat49 API profile).


Money, Ads, and Maps: Is Mapvertising the Key to Monetizing Mashups?

Andres Ferrate, August 21st, 2008

As the various offerings by mapping API providers continue to mature, new opportunities have emerged for would-be advertisers and map mashup developers to tap into the ability to include advertising directly on a map. In addition to providing a wealth of information and spatial context, mapping APIs have the potential to serve as an additional venue for advertising.


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John Musser, May 11th, 2008

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John Musser, February 23rd, 2008

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Monetize Your Google Maps

John Musser, August 3rd, 2007

In a somewhat quiet but noteworthy move the Google Maps API now gives developers an officially sanctioned way to overlay advertisements directly onto their maps. And share the revenue. This was announced by Google’s Pamela Fox in the maps API newsgroup. You access this new functionality through an API object named GAdsManager (see the reference [...]


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