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.


Best New Mashups: The Latest Flickr Mashups

Wendell Santos, February 10th, 2012

FlickrThis week’s look at the newest and best mashups will focus on one of the most popular APIs, Flickr. With nearly 600 mashups, Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory. Each of the mashups below have been added since November and make good use of Flickr.


42 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Bandcamp, Klout

Wendell Santos, January 21st, 2012

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 42 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 7digital, Bandcamp, Bol.com , Dailymotion, deviantART, Facebook Ads, Facebook Chat, Facebook Credits, Issuu Search, Mapfluence, NOAA ERDDAP, Ohloh, PhotoShelter, Stack Overflow, Urban Mapping Mapfluence, Urban Mapping Neighborhoods and Zenfolio. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (9 APIs, 16 mashups), Mapping (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Social (7 APIs, 10 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


The Most Popular API Pairings May Surprise You

Adam DuVander, June 9th, 2011

FlickrThe most popular API, in terms of mashup count, is far and away the Google Maps API, which accounts for 41% of all mashups. But when it comes to the most popular pair of APIs, Flickr and YouTube mashups are the most common. Not to be outdone, Google Maps joins Flickr in a near second place.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: BBC, PhotoBucket, Amazon and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 28th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dribbble, Jamendo and Long URL Please. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Freebase and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Open APIs: Why Bother? Here are 5 Reasons

Adam DuVander, December 9th, 2010

The Woodstock for Developers took place on Monday, with many convening for the free event that brought some of the big names in APIs together. ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser spoke about the open API ecosystem. One of the important questions to ask for providers considering an API is “Why?” Below are five reasons from Musser’s talk.


37 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, Twilio, Twitter, Weather Channel and YouTube

John Musser, June 20th, 2010

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Directions, Google Maps Elevation, Google OpenID, TourCMS Marketplace and Twilio SMS. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, TourCMS Marketplace and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (12 APIs, 17 mashups), Photos (5 APIs, 6 mashups) and Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in Online Toy Store

Bing Maps Bing Maps used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo

DBpedia DBpedia used in dbrec

Facebook Facebook used in G4ng, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Flickr Flickr used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

GeoNames GeoNames used in G4ng

Google Ajax Search Google Ajax Search used in G4ng

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in Google Buzz via SMS

Google Buzz Google Buzz used in G4ng, Google Buzz via SMS

Google Chart Google Chart used in G4ng

Google Custom Search Google Custom Search used in G4ng

Google Directions Google Directions used in G4ng

Google Earth Google Earth used in G4ng

Google Gears Geolocation Google Gears Geolocation used in G4ng

Google Maps Google Maps used in G4ng, Jobs Assistant, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, UK Camping Map, World Cup News Map

Google Maps Data Google Maps Data used in G4ng

Google Maps Elevation Google Maps Elevation used in G4ng

Google OpenID Google OpenID used in G4ng

Google Picasa Google Picasa used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Google Static Maps Google Static Maps used in G4ng

Google Translate Google Translate used in G4ng

Google Visualization Google Visualization used in G4ng

indeed indeed used in Common Interview Querstions

Last.fm Last.fm used in dbrec

LinkedIn LinkedIn used in Jobs Assistant

MaxMind GeoIP MaxMind GeoIP used in G4ng

OpenLayers OpenLayers used in G4ng

OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap used in G4ng

Panoramio Panoramio used in G4ng

Photobucket Photobucket used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Smugmug Smugmug used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

TourCMS Marketplace TourCMS Marketplace used in Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, TourCMS Marketplace Widgets

Twilio Twilio used in Remindium

Twilio SMS Twilio SMS used in Speed Dial Group Messaging

Twitter Twitter used in dbrec, G4ng, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, World Cup Mashup

Weather Channel Weather Channel used in G4ng

YouTube YouTube used in dbrec

Mashups of the day:
And each day there is one mashup selected to be Mashup of the Day. Here are last week’s winners:

 Common Interview Querstions

 dbrec

 Flickr Shapefiles Demo

 G4ng

 Google Buzz via SMS

 spiggler: Tweets on Streets

 World Cup Mashup


56 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google, LinkedIn, NPR, Sunlight, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp, and YouTube

John Musser, March 27th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 56 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Blogmarks, Friendster, Gigablast, Posterous, Twinfluence, Twitter Grader, TypePad , ZoomIn and ZoomInfo. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 15 mashups), Search (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Video (7 APIs, 12 mashups). The following list shows which APIs were used by which mashups.


Top 10 YouTube Mashups of All Time

Adam DuVander, February 2nd, 2010

YouTubeWe list 423 YouTube mashups in our directory. Naturally, some are better than others. Below are our Top 10, as determined by popularity and editorial judgment.


Best New Mashups: Count Tweets, Find Graffiti and Watch YouTube TV

Adam DuVander, December 23rd, 2009

Ready to entertain those tired eyes? The mashups we’ve chosen all offer a unique ways to look at ordinary content. In one case, it’s a way to visualize how quickly tweets are shooting around the Twitterverse. Another brings what might be all of the graffiti multimedia on the web to one place. And finally, enjoy the anachronism of watching your YouTube videos in an old timey television.


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