Our API directory now includes 73 transportation APIs. The newest is the car2go API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Traffic API. We list 20 Yahoo Traffic mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of transportation APIs.
Our Mashery Developer Outreach team co-organized and participated in over 50 hackathon events in 2011. Not yet 3 months in to 2012, we’re already up to 25 and counting. All this exposure to hack events over the last 2 years has given us a lot of insight into what makes for a great hackathon. This insight also helps us – and our Enterprise/Fortune 500 customers — avoid the non-awesome ones.
This week we had 68 new APIs added to our API directory including a microvolunteering platform, a mobile application positioning service, a phone call demographic data service, a service for accessing small business content, a restaurant menu sharing service and a calling, VoIP, and messaging service. In addition we covered a recent transit hackathon in Philadelphia.
On a cool morning a group of hackers slowly filter into a downtown Philadelphia storefront. The whiteboard wall quickly fills up, as a few work on finding an accurate way to track the progress of a single chosen bus line. With phone in hand, others build systems providing schedules and stops via SMS and voice. A few keystrokes and another starts tracking the positions of trains, while across the the room, transportation information flickers across a screen, controlled simply by a pair of hands moving through the air.