Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
Livefyre has just launched StreamHub, a new set of tools for Enterprise customers that builds upon the Livefyre core real-time comment platform and the Livefyre API. StreamHub curates the social web and allows publishers, television networks and brands to incorporate relevant discussions via social media into their websites.
For a long time the comment section on any webpage was nothing more than internet real estate about to be foreclosed on. Plagued by spammers, pointless shout outs, and unreal amounts of bickering, most users chose to forgo perusing what was once a land of potential user interaction. Livefyre, a designer of Dynamic comment platforms, is working hard at ushering commenting into the promised land, with the Livefyre API to help get us there.
This week we had 64 new APIs added to our API directory including a text messaging service, online eBook discussion platform, customer and audience engagement service and an online and mobile payment service. In addition we also covered the release of ESPN’s public API after two years of internal use. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Popular project management platform Basecamp has launched a revamped version of its service, but not a corresponding new Basecamp API. A new service wants to do for the Twilio SMS API what Heroku did for Amazon EC2. Plus: Crunchbase stats mashup, TV’s slow revolution and 10 new APIs.
I saw a new acronym the other day, “SoLoMoClo,” which stands for Social, Local, Mobile, Cloud. The reason people are focused on these four categories are the multi-billion dollar ecosystems created by Facebook and Twitter in Social, Groupon in Local, iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) in Mobile, and Amazon and Salesforce in Cloud. I think we’ve only scraped the tip of the iceberg in these categories, and that a number of SoLoMoClo companies will break out in 2012.