Our API directory now includes 443 enterprise APIs. The newest is the Swift-Kanban API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the LinkedIn API. We list 48 LinkedIn mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of enterprise APIs.
Our API directory now includes 144 office APIs. The newest is the Practice Fusion API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Salesforce.com API. We list 45 Salesforce.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of office APIs.
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This past week 16 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Cloudspeakers, Friendster, Hyves, and Printfection. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Shopping (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (7 APIs, 9 mashups), and Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups.
33 different APIs were used to build this week’s new mashups on ProgrammableWeb. For the third week in a row, the two most used APIs where the Twitter API and the Google Maps API. Some mashups used APIs that were newer or less frequently seen, including APIs from Bible Gateway, Blogama, Panoramio, and the New York Times Movie Reviews. One prominent theme was music, with mashups that used APIs from Blip.fm, Last.fm, LyricWiki, and MTV. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Google is making it even easier for developers wishing to implement OpenID with the OAuth. Google has announced that developers can now utilize a “Hybrid Protocol” that combines the OpenID federated login with the OAuth authorization process. The new OpenID OAuth extension makes it easier for developers to implement OAuth through initial authentication using OpenID. According to Yariv Adan on the Google Data APIs Blog:
Yahoo! has announced the rollout of some limited tests for OpenID’s Simple Registration specification. If you’re not familiar with OpenID, it’s an innovative way for handling user authentication that provides a free and easy way to use a single digital identity across the Internet.
Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip’s goal is to “connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way.” Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers–services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content–available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers–like FriendFeed or Plaxo–via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.
Gnip today announced a much needed piece of the web services infrastructure – a proxy service that sits between Data Publishers (like Digg, Flickr, and Twitter) and Data Consumers (like Plaxo and MyBlogLog) as a means to make moving structured data between services more efficient, flexible and scalable.
Yahoo took its second major step this year in opening up its service to the wider web, under the rubric of Y!OS (Yahoo Open Strategy, introduced here), with the release today of the Yahoo Address Book API.