The sharing of thousands of online images is a big part of daily social media interaction. Even with the accompanying comments enhanced by expressive punctuation or clever emoticons, however, nothing beats an actual spoken response for an accurate representation of how a person has really responded to an image or what they really think about that image. SayRoom makes this possible by allowing users to actually voice and share their recorded reactions. The service also provides the SayRoom API that allows developers to access these audio messages created by users.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Apicultur Word Lemmatizer, Blekko, HAMweather Aeris, Handset Detection and Tesco. The most often used APIs this week are Reddit and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and News (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Deezer has announces changes to its API that include an affiliate deal. Facebook released its schedule for mobile developer conferences in 2013. Plus: a new look for Custom Search control panel and Shiva provides a RESTful API for private music collections.
This week we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a contour mapping service, text marketing service, mobile and tablet publishing and content service, telecom information applications and airport flight connection instruction service. In addition we covered an API to embed maps in your applications. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Over one-third of our mashup directory is made up of mapping mashups and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. We have taken two looks at mapping mashups in the past. With it being a year since our last review, now is a good time to look at the newest mashups taking advantage of mapping APIs. Read below for more information on each.
Venueseen announced it’s Campaigns API, a tool for bolstering visual marketing capabilities. Google has scheduled two Hackathons for Google Glass developers. Plus: Is the API landscape broken, CouchCachet wins best App, and 10 New APIs.
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.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include JSON Tools. The most often used APIs this week are Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Photos (2 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Despite recent debate regarding Instagram traffic numbers, the app remains popular among developers submitting mashups to our directory. This week we take a look at some of the newest mashups we’ve seen using the Instagram API. More information is below.