OpenStreetMap Anyone? OpenCage Is Making the Data More Accessible

Amy Castor, August 8th, 2013

The fact that so many people these days are walking around with smartphones that track exactly where they are has opened up big opportunities for location-based services.


453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.


152 UK APIs: BBC, BBC Music and CloudMade

Wendell Santos, November 13th, 2012

BBCOur API directory now includes 152 UK APIs. The newest is the Service-X 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 UK APIs.


40 Real Estate APIs: Zillow, Trulia, Walk Score

Wendell Santos, February 15th, 2012

ZillowOur API directory now includes 40 real estate APIs. The newest is the XWeb Real Estate API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zillow API. We list 28 Zillow mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of real estate APIs.


Way To Go, Ernest Marples! UK to Free Postal Code Database

Adam DuVander, December 11th, 2009

marples2According to a BBC report, UK’s Royal Mail will make its postal code database available to the public in April of next year. This follows a rogue API that provided the data, but was mum about where it came from. That site, ErnestMarples.com was named after a former postmaster general.


Build Agnostic Map Mashups with Mapstraction

Andres Ferrate, July 3rd, 2008

MapstractionIf you’re getting ready to get create a map mashup, but you can’t quite decide on which mapping API to use, you may want to check out Mapstraction.


7 Real Estate APIs: What Housing Crisis?

John Musser, April 16th, 2008
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Despite the headlines about the ongoing housing crisis, there’s no shortage of new real estate-related APIs coming to market. We now have 7 real estate APIs in our directory.


Mashup Case Study: Nestoria

John Musser, November 1st, 2007

In this installment of our mashup case study series we speak with Ed Freyfogle, the founder of Nestoria, a property search engine in the UK and Spain. Their service makes extensive use of the Google Maps API and other sources to include richer information about properties and neighborhoods. They are also an example of an [...]


28 European APIs, Mashup the Continent

John Musser, October 30th, 2007

Out of the over 500 APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, how many are offered by companies based in Europe? With MashupCamp Dublin in a couple weeks, this seems like a good question. In taking a look at the directory there are at least 28 European APIs (that is, companies headquartered or founded in Europe, even though [...]


A Common Mapping API

John Musser, July 5th, 2006

It was bound to happen — an abstraction library to hide the differences between mapping APIs: Mapstraction. It’s a collaborative effort initially funded by the UK property finder Nestoria. As they describe:

Mapstraction is a library which provides a common API for Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft’s javascript mapping APIs to enable switching from one to another [...]


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