This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bing Maps Geocode Dataflow, Google Page Speed Online, Postmark, RoboWhois, SEOmoz and WebKnox. The most often used APIs this week are Bing Maps, Bing Maps Geocode and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
Our 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.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a social media marketing platform, people counting analytics service, application integration service, website visitor activity monitoring service, and hotel and accommodation check-in service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
So you need to send emails. Pretty simple right? Not so fast. It doesn’t matter how easy your language or framework makes sending emails, if you try to do it on your own be prepared to configure mail servers, setup Spam-related DNS entries, and still wonder if mail is actually being delivered. And your applications needs to process incoming email? Back to the config files, piping mail to your script – or just end up polling a POP or IMAP box. That’s what I had to do, back in the day. Fortunately, like so many things today, there’s an API for that. Actually there are a few.