This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Baidu, dlvr.it, Google Closure Compiler and Sina Weibo. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Dwolla is an extremely innovative Payment API and the site allows you to transfer money with one of the least payment charges. We have covered Dwolla before here. Here is an interview with Michael Sconfield, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of the enterprise, the latest APIs show mobile as a driving force. At least two previously locked-down categories, payments and messaging, are now being changed by APIs.
New York Public Library API helps opens up digital archives to developers. Mozilla to introduce WebPayment API, a common way to make online payments. Plus: If you have missed Google’s SXSW presentation on Project Glass and its Mirror API, check out the full rundown made available on YouTube.
At the API Academy, we make a habit of studying APIs and discussing them to get better at our craft. We usually do this in private and behind closed doors, but last month Programmable Web gave me an opportunity to write up a public review of the Box API, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to write another. This time, we will be delving into eBay’s set of APIs.
In a study released by the US-based Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, Finextra reports that the big venerable players are falling behind.
This week we had 57 new APIs added to our API directory including an international discount hotel room search service, an online billing system, an esport event tools, a mobile advertising service, a hosted survey and questionnaire service, a spam-resistant short-term contact service and a french banking application service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.