Our API directory now includes 27 radio APIs. The newest is the Livio Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the BBC API. We list 28 BBC mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of radio APIs.
“JSON is the data format of the web,” begins the Google blog post announcing that JSON has come to its service for large datasets. And has Yahoo already upgraded its PlaceFinder to v2? Plus: YouTube shares some cool apps, $3 million healthcare contest and 16 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.
Maestro.Fm wants to take your music experience to cloud nine, maybe even ten. Actually that could be a little overstated, but at least they are going to use cloud computing to do it. With a functionality similar to Google Music, a little application runs on your PC and uploads all your music to Maestro. Once it’s there, it’s augumented with album art, lyrics, and other lovely decorations. It’s kind of like a music library makeover. Google already has a thick collection of API services. Will they be interested in opening Google Music up for developer access? Don’t wait around and wonder, the Maestfo.fm API is already here.
Spreaker gives you, the budding podcaster, niche music genre aficionado, or social justice reporter, a high powered platform to disseminate your message throughout your social network. The service, and its Spreaker API, will make higher quality podcast or radio show production a possibility for those that would otherwise not have digital mixing and arrangement resources at their disposal.
MixCloud is a combination of music discovery and promotion. It strives to serve the intersection of interests between listeners that want to find new and interesting music and artists that want to get their music in front of a wider audience. The idea is that you can get recommendations by following the music mavens of whichever genre you choose. Most people find new music through friends. Having a friend that’s plugged into the latest music trends keeps you jamming along to new stimulating tracks. Imagine if your friend’s knowledge of and refined taste in music were accessible by API. That’s what we’ve got with the MixCloud API.
This week we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including some from big companies. For example, we wrote about MasterCard’s ambitious platform. Other new APIs included cloud computing software, a text to speech service, media conversion tools, ATM location service, content access billing service and quite a bit more. Below is more detail on each of these 52 new APIs.