307 Mobile APIs: Foursquare, Instagram and iTunes

Wendell Santos, March 27th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.


Best New Mashups: Sharing Your Photos

Wendell Santos, October 21st, 2011

InstagramTaking photos is great but what good are all those pictures if you can’t share them with others? We come across lots of photo mashups and below we’ll take a look at some of the best that have recently been added. These mashups share and search for images geographically, view pictures posted on Instagram photo steams and even push photos between phones. Popular APIs such as the Flickr API and GoogleMaps API are featured multiple times as expected. Meanwhile relative newcomer Instagram, which we previously covered, is proving to be increasingly popular with developers appearing three times.


Free Photo Editing Goes Mobile with Aviary iPhone/Android SDKs

Adam DuVander, September 13th, 2011

Aviary SuiteAviary, the photo editing suite that includes a number of Aviary APIs to incorporate photo editing into your web applications is moving its tools to mobile. Today it announced SDKs for iPhone and Android, as well as an impressively long list of launch partners who have already incorporated the platform in their mobile apps.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Nexmo Wholesale SMS, Google Maps, Facebook

Wendell Santos, August 20th, 2011

This past week 30 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 BookingMarkets, InfoChimps Datasets, Nexmo Wholesale SMS and Producteev. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (6 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Messaging (2 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Twitter Photo Mashups

Allen Tipper, June 29th, 2011

TwitterWith Twitter adding its own photo uploads, we thought it’d be a nice time to go through some of the intelligent mashups that use photos posted to Twitter in an interesting way. I bet a lot of these will get some nice updates to integrate the official Twitter photo capability. First of all, we’ll talk about the recent Mashup of the Day, Hashtagram.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: Netflix, Salesforce.com, Facebook and Google Geocoding

Adam DuVander, March 26th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DoIt, Google Directions, Kelkoo, Magento, Miso, Pachube, PicPlz, WikiLocation and Yahoo Weather. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook Social Plugins, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Create Your Own Instagram With New Aviary Effects API

Adam DuVander, March 21st, 2011

Aviary EffectsPhoto editing service Aviary has added a new HTTP-based API that allows developers to pass photos through filters, effects and even basic editing operations. Aviary “soft-launched” the new Aviary Effects API last week at SXSW, when we interviewed Aviary’s Michael Galpert (video below). The new service could be used to create photo-sharing services like Instagram, CMS plugins to aid workflow or within social applications to create a standard look to all avatars.


Best New Mashups: Follow Photos with Instagram Apps

Adam DuVander, March 7th, 2011

InstagramNow that the Instagram API is available with last month’s public beta launch, we’ve started to see some fun apps built on top of it. Since Instagram’s only official product is an iPhone application, that means we’re seeing web clients, badge widgets and even Hot-or-Not style games. The best part is that some even cross over to multiple mobile photo APIs, increasing their reach and usefulness.


36 APIs Used in 7 Days: Quora, PicPlz, Amazon, Foursquare and Facebook

Adam DuVander, February 19th, 2011

This past week 25 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 36 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AgentRank, Amazon RDS Relational Database Service, Burstn, Facebook Social Plugins, Foxrate, Google Gmail OAuth, Google Prediction, Instapaper, Loxcel, PicPlz, Quora, SendGrid, Snapr and Twitter Streaming. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 9 mashups) and Database (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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