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.
As a developer, good ways to store those often-reused snippets of code that correctly solve a common problem is always useful. Now, there are other solutions to this problem, such as the Snipt API, which I covered previously, but Pastebin.com is the most often used, perhaps because it has beeb the favored place for notes from hacker group LulzSec. Pastebin has a nice, full-featured API, and is simple and free to use, at least at a basic level.
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.