Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
We all have a duty as citizens to participate in government, even if it’s just to vote. With the convergence of the Internet, RESTful APIs, JSON, mobile phones and the wealth of programming resources available today, the opportunities to participate are increasing.
This week we had 34 new APIs added to our API directory including one to measure political influence in the U.S. There was also an event online community service, web usable font library service, automatic check in to foursquare service, noise pollution monitoring service, usability analytics service, and community site customization service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of Stephen Colbert awarding a trophy to an email mashup developer, the recent Portland Hackathon, and a fake call API. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.
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:
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.