Our API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.
Our API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.
It’s been another busy week of new apps in to our mashup directory, with 21 new mashup listings added. And all together there were 25 different APIs to build this week’s new mashups. In keeping with its API-of-the-moment status, the Twitter API was used in 7 of these mashups (141 Twitter apps listed). Also the Baby Names API got its first mashup listing and so did the Brooklyn Museum API, which we profiled earlier this week. For a full rundown, the list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
In what might be a first in the world of open APIs and mashups, a developer has been sued by a major corporation for developing an application using a third party web service API. As TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid reports, Ryan Sit, the talented developer behind a number of popular mashups is being sued by EMI for his application Favtape because it uses the Seeqpod API. Of course it’s not unusual for a record label to aggressively use the courts to defend copyright, but this appears to take the battle to a new ground. As Jason describes:
Last.fm besides being one of the most popular online radio and music communities, also has one of the most popular online music APIs. Possibly the most popular. Each month we continue to see a variety of new music-themed mashups added to our directory built on the Last.fm API. In the first three weeks of this month alone there have been 5 more Last.fm mashups added. That means that out of 231 music mashups at least 84 use the Last.fm API. And not that developers don’t have other options given that there are 44 music APIs to choose from.
Want to create web mashups about music? You have lots of sources to choose from as there are over 25 music APIs listed on ProgrammableWeb. The most popular of these is the Last.fm API but there are many other options, many of which you may not have realized existed.