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.

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.

58 New APIs: USGS, Text Marketing and Tablet Publishing

Wendell Santos, January 20th, 2013

This week we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a contour mapping service, text marketing service, mobile and tablet publishing and content service, telecom information applications and airport flight connection instruction service. In addition we covered an API to embed maps in your applications. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: IDLight, Purlem, and Covert Tracking with GPSit

Matthew Scott, January 18th, 2013

XchangeonlineOf the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fifteen, which included the The Xchangeonline API. The Xchangeonline API is a tool that provides developers with currency conversion and rounding functionalities that can be integrated into their applications. Developers simply request the URL, specifying the desired function, the amount, the current currency, the desired currency, and of course their API key. The service can convert between 100 different currencies worldwide with the option of more currencies given a more expensive plan.

Skobbler Tiles API: Putting Your Coding Street Smarts to Work

Greg Bates, January 15th, 2013

Skobbler TilesSkobbler uses the free editable OpenStreetMap to create apps such as GPS Navigation 2, and ForeverMap that provides maps offline that work when you can’t be online. The company has  just released the Skobbler tiles API. Compatible with popular frameworks like Leaflet, OpenLayers and Google Maps API v3, its API allows you access to its tile server and to embed maps in your applications.

Today In APIs: AWS Start-Up Challenge Finalists, IKANOW Big Data API and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, January 11th, 2013

Amazon EC2Amazon announces finalists of 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge and sets the stage for the Finale. IKANOW provides Big Data API to analyse your big data sources. Plus: Layer 7 unveils APIfy to deliver API management via Cloud Services, non-profit API for TV and Movie Data and 11 new APIs.

Best New Mashups: November Roundup Featuring Facebook, Instagram and Prosperent

Wendell Santos, November 30th, 2012

FacebookDecember starts tomorrow and brings with it the upcoming holiday season. Before we dive headfirst into the final month of the year, let’s take a look back at November and the best mashups that we didn’t catch the first time around. This group of mashups include a social content discovery site, shopping price comparison, business traveler information and a keyword research tool. For more information keep reading below.

18 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Facebook and Twitter

Kevin Sundstrom, November 10th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bing Maps Geocode Dataflow, Google Page Speed Online, Postmark, RoboWhois, SEOmoz and WebKnox. The most often used APIs this week are Bing Maps, Bing Maps Geocode and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).

3 Ways to Style Maps

Adam DuVander, June 25th, 2012

It used to be you could change anything layered on top of a map, but you couldn’t change the underlying map itself. Now you have several options for changing the color palette and the visibility of different objects that make up your base map. The options vary on the amount you can customize and how much work is required. But all three of these APIs can have you map scripting with style.

23 Google Maps Alternatives

Adam DuVander, March 1st, 2012

Google MapsGoogle Maps is still the top choice for adding maps to the web. It’s powerful, customizable and for most sites, free. However, Google Maps pricing did encourage several large sites to make the move to other options, most recently foursquare. If you’re also looking to move from Google, our API directory has several JavaScript-based options to consider.

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