3 Business Models using City Open Data

Mark Boyd, March 27th, 2014

Civic APIs are in the spotlight across the two days of API Strategy and Practice being held in Amsterdam. Workshops, several panel sessions, keynote speakers, and fireside chats are all focused directly on how cities are opening up their data and introducing APIs into the ways they work with citizens and local businesses. Even discussions of the Internet of Things or realtime data are expected to reference the progress being made by cities to become smarter by using APIs.


Gov Open Data in the EU: Still Lacking Commercial Opportunity?

Mark Boyd, November 25th, 2013

The opportunities for European startups to access government open data via APIs to create innovative business models are yet to materialize. That’s the read-between-the-lines message from a panel session hosted today at Internetdagarna, a two-day Swedish cloud industry event that will tomorrow see a full day’s program hosted by NordicAPIs.


61 Display APIs: Bing, Mapy and Wikimapia

Matthew Scott, October 24th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 61 display APIs. The newest is the HighStock API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list 2521 Google Maps mashups.


The Open Data Future: More B2D than B2C?

Mark Boyd, September 26th, 2013

In a presentation to the recent Open Knowledge Foundation conference in Switzerland, MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen argued that open data business models will be an ‘intermediary’s game’: a model that will position open APIs as the key tool in creating business value.


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Expedia, TripAdvisor and OpenStreetMap

Wendell Santos, May 11th, 2013

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Gecko Landmarks, MapBox, Mogreet, TripAdvisor and WMATA. The most often used APIs this week are Expedia, Facebook Graph and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 5 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Travel (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Kevin Sundstrom, April 30th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups.


MapBox Wins $575,000 Grant Funding For OpenStreetMap

Garrett Wilkin, October 1st, 2012

MapBoxMapBox, builder of open source tools for map creation, has just won more than half a million dollars to focus it’s development efforts on the OpenStreetMap project.  This is a big win for the mapping community because this grant will further the development of the community at OpenStreetMap as well as strengthen the open source toolset that the MapBox team has been creating.  This funding might also serve as a confidence boost for MapBox API consumers.


Today in APIs: Crunchbase, Factual and 15 New APIs

Adam DuVander, September 24th, 2012

CrunchBaseThe Crunchbase API is getting an upgrade and now requires API keys. Factual added a bunch of new data in the US and globally to its Factual Places API. Plus: OpenStreetMap funding for MapBox, Klout as a business and 15 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Amazon CloudFront Adds Cookies, Google Places API Developer Challenge for Good, and 14 New APIs

Wendell Santos, September 6th, 2012

Amazon CloudFront announces new updates to its service to help developers build even faster applications. Google calls for developers across Africa to participate in the upcoming Google Places API Developer Challenge. Plus: 4Chan brings the future of memes with the release of its API and 14 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Google Fusion Tables, Useful foursquare and 21 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 10th, 2012

Google Fusion TablesGoogle has some big changes for its database-like Google Fusion Tables API. Conference agenda site Lanyrd is using the foursquare API to make event check-ins more useful. Plus: PadMapper finds a Craigslist API, ESRI buys a mapping startup and 21 new APIs.


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