50 Validation APIs: Fractal, Sapo Development and Vapour

Matthew Scott, October 15th, 2013

JSON Tools Our API directory now includes 50 validation APIs. The newest is the Melissa Data Email Validation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the JSON Tools API. We list one JSON Tools mashup.


39 Barcode APIs: Barcode Scanner, Amazonca and SearchUPC.com

Wendell Santos, May 29th, 2013

Google ChartOur API directory now includes 39 barcode APIs. The newest is the Barcodes4.me API. The most popular, in terms of mashups until it was deprecated last Fall, is the Google Chart API. We list 87 Google Chart mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of barcode APIs.


945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur 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.


12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn

Wendell Santos, January 12th, 2013

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:


199 Email APIs: SendGrid, Google Gmail and Yahoo Mail

Wendell Santos, August 7th, 2012

SendGridOur API directory now includes 199 email APIs. The newest is the Uptime Robot API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SendGrid API. We list 10 SendGrid mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of email APIs.


50 APIs Used in 7 Days: Last.fm, Foursquare and Dropbox

Wendell Santos, June 30th, 2012

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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.


62 New APIs: PeekYou, Customer Experience and Feed Search

Wendell Santos, December 4th, 2011

This week we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a website filtering data service, social network mapping service, webfeed search service, time tracking and project management service, customer experience and cloud application service and deal distribution service. In addition we covered Moonshadow Mobile’s big data API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Personalization Twist on Daily Deals Among RapLeaf Fund Recipients

Romin Irani, October 19th, 2011

RapLeafData Mining is big business. Various start-ups are aiming to sift through user data in order to create more personalized experiences. Rapleaf, which provides the Rapleaf personalization API, has just announced the first round winners of the Rapleaf Personalization Fund. The no equity fund was announced last month and mostly provides services from Rapleaf and partner companies. Among the first round of winners are some great examples of using personalization data.


Early Winners and Losers of the Platform Wars

Guest Author, September 22nd, 2011

A long time ago in Internet years, in a galaxy not so far away, a handful of tech titans in Silicon Valley and Seattle began building business platforms and battling for supremacy. The mobile device and app revolution hadn’t yet begun. Terms like “social networking” and “wisdom of crowds” were going “viral”. Web services and APIs were still emerging. The Google IPO of late 2004 had effectively slammed shut the Web 1.0 dotbomb era, paving the way for the amazing evolution of Web 2.0 services in 2005 that hit the mainstream in 2006.


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