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.
As a developer, good ways to store those often-reused snippets of code that correctly solve a common problem is always useful. Now, there are other solutions to this problem, such as the Snipt API, which I covered previously, but Pastebin.com is the most often used, perhaps because it has beeb the favored place for notes from hacker group LulzSec. Pastebin has a nice, full-featured API, and is simple and free to use, at least at a basic level.
Snipt is a web service that attempts to solve a simple problem: storing commonly used snippets of code, and sharing them with your fellow coders. It seems to do that pretty well, with lots of good options for storing and sharing. Better yet, it has its Snipt API so coders can use this simple storage engine within their own programs.
This week we had 19 new APIs added to our API directory including a phone number verification service, gift recommendation service, file sharing service, airfare tracking service and slideshow creation service. We looked in-depth at the Rdio music streaming API and the “Robin Hood of Travel”. Below is more detail on all 19 new APIs.
What’s new on the API front? Here are 7 of the latest APIs added to our API directory including our latest weather API, this time from Weather Underground (a total of 6 weather APIs), one political data set via the NY State Legislature API (the latest of 9 NY Times APIs, and the Snipt API for sharing code using short URLs. All 7 are listed below: