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.


88 Local APIs: Yahoo Local, Yelp and Zvents

Wendell Santos, June 12th, 2012

Yahoo Local SearchOur API directory now includes 88 local APIs. The newest is the WebReserv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Local Search API. We list 55 Yahoo Local Search mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of local APIs.


54 Data APIs: RapLeaf, Outside.in and Factual

Wendell Santos, March 20th, 2012

RapLeafOur API directory now includes 54 data APIs. The newest is the PicketReport Lifestyle API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the RapLeaf API. We list 6 RapLeaf mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of data APIs.


81 News APIs: Digg, FanFeedr and ClearForest

Wendell Santos, February 1st, 2012

DiggOur API directory now includes 81 news APIs. The newest is the New York Times Events API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Digg API. We list 69 Digg mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of news APIs.


28 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yahoo PlaceFinder, Flickr, Groupon

Wendell Santos, August 6th, 2011

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Fwix Location, Google Places, MapQuest Geocoding, PDXCouncilConnect, SendGrid, SimpleGeo, SimpleGeo Places, Yahoo PlaceFinder and Yellow Canada. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, PDXCouncilConnect and SimpleGeo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 13 mashups), Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


SMS Planning, Location Deep-dive Highlight Portland Hackathon

Adam DuVander, August 2nd, 2011

16 developers and designers showed off their projects and many more participated at this weekend’s API Hack Day PDX. The overall winner was an app that helps friends communicate about a planned event using an email and SMS hybrid. Others took on Portland government data and worked with multiple APIs to get details around a specific location. We list many of them in our Hackday Gallery.


New Outside.in API Feature Zooms to News Around You

Romin Irani, February 2nd, 2011

Outside.inThe use of location in applications is a key differentiator today. While the current craze towards Location Based Services is gravitated towards deals, coupons and services, we often overlook the most fundamental of them all i.e. the news in your vicinity. Outside.in, a location based news aggregator, has welcomed 2011 with enhancements to its Outside.in API that could give rise to a new set of hyperlocal news.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yahoo Weather, Google Maps and YouTube

Adam DuVander, January 1st, 2011

This past week 15 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 Alchemy, Voxeo, Yahoo Music Engine, Yahoo Weather and Yolink. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 5 mashups), Telephony (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Early Mashup Pioneer Opens Hyperlocal API

Adam DuVander, November 3rd, 2010

EveryBlockBefore there was a Google Maps API, Adrian Holovaty created Chicago Crime to show updated crime data by location. Holovaty’s lessons were later put into play in the Knight Foundation-funded EveryBlock, now owned by MSNBC. And now, EveryBlock has an API.


Hyperlocal API Gets Relaunched from the Inside Out

Alex Stone, September 15th, 2010

Outside.inA while back, we talked about using popular APIs to develop a new type of online hub for small towns and local areas. We talked about grabbing images, tweets, and all sorts of content, but we forgot a very important part: the news. Thanks to Outside.in’s revamped API, we can add local news to the mix.


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