531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.


49 Library APIs: LibraryThing, WorldCat Search and Bookshare

Wendell Santos, November 6th, 2012

Our API directory now includes 49 library APIs. The newest is the Home Theater Backdrops API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LibraryThing API. We list 3 LibraryThing mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of library APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and [...]


53 Books APIs: Google Books, Goodreads and SharedBook

Wendell Santos, March 13th, 2012

Our API directory now includes 53 books APIs. The newest is the Readmill API, a social platform for eReaders which we recently covered. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Books API. We list 11 Google Books mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of [...]


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Google Fusion Tables and Twitter

Adam DuVander, April 23rd, 2011

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BookMooch, EEA Discomap, Fitbit, Google Fusion Tables, Hunch, InfoChimps Twitter, ISBN db and LibraryThing. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, InfoChimps Twitter and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Google Releases API for Book Search

Raymond Yee, March 17th, 2008

As announced on the Official Google Blog and Inside Google Book Search, Google has just released a Google Book Search Book Viewability API.


LibraryThing API: Mashup The Library

John Musser, February 13th, 2008

One of newest API directory listings is the LibraryThing API, a programmable interface to the popular book lovers site LibraryThing.


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