62 Image APIs: Yahoo, Google Street and Library of Congress

Wendell Santos, July 24th, 2012

Yahoo Map ImageOur API directory now includes 62 image APIs. The newest is the Pic Resize API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Map Image API. We list 12 Yahoo Map Image mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of image APIs.


Best New Mashups: Search Mashups Using Facebook, Twitter and Wolfram Alpha

Wendell Santos, March 23rd, 2012

Facebook GraphOne of the most consistently popular types of mashup is the search mashup. Our directory lists over 900 search mashups making it the third most popular type submitted. This week we’re highlighting some of these mashups that have caught our eye in recent months. They go beyond searching the web and allow users to conduct searches on social platforms, data and historical archives. Read below for more details.


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: LinkedIn, CloudMine and Wikipedia

Wendell Santos, February 4th, 2012

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Clicky, CloudMine, Ergast, Idescat, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, PubNub JavaScript Push, SHOUTcast Radio and Teambox. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and LinkedIn. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Library of Congress Prints & Photos Goes JSON

Garrett Wilkin, January 6th, 2012

Who ever said that institutions were loathe to change? Well call him up and let him know, the Library of Congress, with their Prints and Photographs API has finally taken the REST API plunge. If this government institution can do it, maybe you can convince the head of your IT department that APIs are a good idea too.


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