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.
There are nearly 5,000 APIs. We can connect services and build just about anything. By “we,” I mean developers. Regular people were left behind by what now seems like a passing fad, widgets. The web would benefit from a resurgence of widget-making and developers are just the sort to take advantage of the opportunity.
Now there’s a date. MyBlogLog has been on deathwatch for over a year. It’s been clear that Yahoo would kill it and its MyBlogLog API, but still it kept dragging on, avoiding an execution date. According to several reports, Yahoo informed MyBlogLog users that the service will be extinguished May 24.
In a heartbreak for the nostalgic, Delicious, the biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe, is facing the axe. With it will follow its Delcious API, one of more popular APIs early in ProgrammableWeb’s history. The Internet was abuzz after a webcast leak from Yahoo, indicated that Delicious, MyBlogLog and other Yahoo Services were bracketed into the “Sunset Zone.” Update: According to TechCrunch, Yahoo will try to sell Delicious instead of shut it down.
After about a year of uncertainty, Yahoo provided visibility on their Search! alliance with Microsoft. They announced important updates to their API offerings, including axing some and making another a paid service. Developers who have built their products on the Yahoo API or planning to, need to take note of these changes.
It’s time to start shopping around for another API to search for deals, prices and reviews. That it, if you use the Yahoo Shopping API (our Yahoo Shopping API profile). On March 11 Yahoo’s service will be discontinued, replaced by a “strategic partnership” that will leave developers sniffing for deals elsewhere.
Yahoo is weighing its options with its blog-based social network tool MyBlogLog and has not ruled out closing down the site–and its API (our MyBlogLog API profile). When the MyBlogLog API launched, it looked to have a promising future, though this was before Facebook and Google released similar features.
Each week we see dozens of mashups added to our mashup directory and often these use and combine APIs that go beyond the typical Google Maps mashup of old. This past week three of the more innovative ones go beyond just maps by using APIs from Netflix, MyBlogLog and Flickr. Here’s a quick overview:
Gnip today announced a much needed piece of the web services infrastructure – a proxy service that sits between Data Publishers (like Digg, Flickr, and Twitter) and Data Consumers (like Plaxo and MyBlogLog) as a means to make moving structured data between services more efficient, flexible and scalable.
Every day of the year we get new mashups get added to our directory and as of yesterday the total was an even 2800 mashups.