531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.

API Spotlight: WhatsNew, TranscribeMe, and CityDeals API

Matthew Scott, July 20th, 2013

Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which include the Instamojo API. Instamojo is a payment system for selling digital creations. However, unlike eBay or Amazon, selling a product is as easy as sharing a link. Instamojo takes care of payment processing and delivery, taking a 10 percent cut on the cost of the sale. To learn more about the Insamojo API visit the Instamojo site as well as the Instamojo API blog post.

Chase The Sun: Solar Plots API Helps Sun-Lovers Find Their Sweet Spot

Mark Boyd, July 17th, 2013

The SolarPlots API provides a new data tool to track where the sun will be in any given location in the US (and adjacent parts of Mexico and Canada) for any specific date and time or series of dates. The sun plotting search tool could possibly be used by photographers needing to know best times to shoot twilight scenes, for sun-bathers wanting to book the best time on a hotel rooftop, or home buyers wanting to calculate how much direct sunlight their new property may get. Developers could use the app to scale up such individual needs or to add sun-loving contextual information to a location-based app product.

55 New APIs: Cigna, Pearson and Data.gov

Wendell Santos, July 14th, 2013

This week we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a health data service, top 10 travel guide publications, executive orders data service, business payment solution provider and application notification platform. Additionally we covered an API exposing crime data and an API for running realtime project management reports. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: SOA’s API Management for DataPower, TravelGuru.com’s TGConnect API, and 13 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 8th, 2013

SOA Software launches API management for DataPower. Travelguru’s TGConnect API for Hoteliers launched. Plus: Nevatech’s Sentinet 3.3 SOA/API management platform, the new age of digital letterpress, and 13 new APIs.

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