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.


Interview: A Look into Mendeley’s API Development

Adam Bannister, January 10th, 2013

The Mendeley API provides access to research tools and data. In the interview below we discuss with Rosario García de Zúñiga, Senior Software Engineer & Team Leader at Mendeley, how she sees the future of open APIs. This interview is part of a series conducted by ProgrammableWeb and Hojoki (where I work), an aggregation tool for apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote, that helps support team work.


Today in APIs: Twitterrific Tweets Today and Tomorrow, Facebook changes it’s App Dashboard and 11 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 22nd, 2012

TwitterTwitterrific announces that it will be moving forward with it’s update. Facebooks announced changes to it’s “App Dashboard”. Plus: Mendley’s open API changes academic publishing, Plivo takes on Twilio, and 11 new APIs.


46 Research APIs: DataUnison, Mendeley, LexisNexis and Zotero

Wendell Santos, April 24th, 2012

MendeleyOur API directory now includes 46 research APIs. The newest is the Globus Online Transfer API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Mendeley API. We list 3 Mendeley mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of research APIs.


78 New APIs: Microsoft Bing, Bloomberg, Gilt Groupe, Navteq and PayPal

Adam DuVander, February 19th, 2012

This week we had 78 new APIs added to our API directory including an acronym service, securities trading service, traffic information service, language translation service, online learning platform, web application bug tracking service, mobile application backend service and location-based mobile game. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.


Today in APIs: Google Plus, YouTube Upload and 23 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 15th, 2012

Google PlusGoogle announces more Google Plus API hackathons. YouTube explains how to best upload videos through your apps. Plus: Another heavy Google Maps API user says goodbye, music developers and 23 new APIs.


84 Education APIs: DonorsChoose, Forvo, Dipity

Wendell Santos, January 24th, 2012

DonorsChooseOur API directory now includes 84 education APIs. The newest is the CollegiateLink API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the DonorsChoose API. We list 10 DonorsChoose mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of education APIs.


Genetic Sharing Platform openSNP Wins Medeley Binary Battle

Kin Lane, December 6th, 2011

MendeleyThe Mendeley Binary Battle is over and the winners have been announced. To recap, the Binary Battle is an innovation challenge similar to the X-Prize, for using the Mendeley API. The platform gives anyone access to a layer of social and demographic information about research, enabling scientific research to be used alongside any application like FourSquare uses location on Twitter.


35 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon eCommerce, Google Plus, Groupon

Wendell Santos, October 29th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 8coupons, Agendize Action, Avvo, Expedia, Google Distance Matrix, Google Plus, Google Sidewiki, Hoiio SMS, Hoiio Voice , Mendeley, PLoS Search and Xa.ly. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 9 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Telephony (4 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bandcamp, Facebook, Tumblr

Wendell Santos, October 8th, 2011

This past week 26 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 Australian Business Number Lookup, Bandcamp, Beatport, Checkvist, Dance-Tunes, Medianet Open MP3, Mendeley, New York Times Movie Reviews and PLoS Search. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (8 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (5 APIs, 12 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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