Our 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.
Our API directory now includes 32 postal APIs. The newest is the Stamps.com API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 84 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.
Instagram is one of those early adopter favorites that quickly crossed the chasm to more mainstream users, at least within my social network. Take that popularity, mix it with an apparent desire to buy shirts, and it was inevitable that someone would use the Instagram API to create wearable mashups. In fact, there are at least three such services, each with its own twist.
SendWrite is a new service that allows you to send a real printed physical greeting card through its website. Even better, you can send a card via the incredibly simple, RESTful SendWrite API. There’s something magical about creating something in the real world through API calls. I think the concept makes just about every programmer smile. SendWrite is one of at least four real world APIs in our directory, including ThanksThank Notes, a similar service.
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.