53 Feeds APIs: Google Ajax Feeds, Superfeedr and Feedzilla

Wendell Santos, September 12th, 2012

Google Ajax FeedsOur API directory now includes 53 feeds APIs. The newest is the App.net API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Ajax Feeds API. We list 45 Google Ajax Feeds mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of feeds APIs.


62 Real Time APIs: Twitter, Thrutu and Pusher

Wendell Santos, April 17th, 2012

Twitter StreamingOur API directory now includes 62 real time APIs. The newest is the Telsolutions API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is a tie between the Twitter Streaming API and the Thrutu API. We list 5 Twitter Streaming mashups and 5 Thrutu mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of real time APIs.


Glug, Glug: Guzzle Ayup a Hosted PubSubHubbub Hub Service

Phil Leggetter, May 18th, 2011

Guzzle Ayup!PubSubHubbub has become the standard protocol for real-time RSS and Atom feed subscription and delivery. But not everybody wants to host their own PubSubHubbub hub in the same way that hardly anybody hosts their own website, and why cloud services in general have become so popular. Guzzle Ayup has entered the market to offer a hosted PubSubHubbub hub service.


38 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and Netflix

Adam DuVander, April 9th, 2011

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 38 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Context.IO, Deal Magic, Facebook Real-time Updates, Google Font, Google Gmail OAuth, High Gear Media, Highrise, Hunch, Imgur, Netvibes, Simply Hired Jobs, Superfeedr, Travel Booking Engine, Travelport, TravEnjoy, Twick.it, Twitter Streaming and Yipit. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Twitter Streaming. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 11 mashups), News (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Real-Time Web or Right-Time Web?

Phil Leggetter, March 17th, 2011

Real-time and the real-time web continue to be a hot topic of conversation but is the term “real-time” getting used correctly? When we talk about real-time technology are we truly describing what the technology is delivering or is it being used and abused as just another marketing buzz word? Can we class any of the current technology solutions as truly real-time and can other solutions be defined in any other way? Is it too late to save “real-time” or will it forever be lost to marketing?


The Evolution and Future of Real-time Browser Push

Phil Leggetter, February 25th, 2011

Real-timeIn the past months we have covered real-time client push services and seen the introduction of real-time client push technology and APIs to a number of services such as Superfeedr and DataSift. This focus on real-time push to client applications, and in particular web browser applications, is very exciting. The initial assumption would be that this movement has been triggered by an advancement in technology, and to some degree that is the case, but it might surprise you to know that the ability to push real-time updates into a web browser isn’t new and has in fact been around for a number of years.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: FedEx, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Last.fm

Adam DuVander, January 8th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Abbreviations, Kynetx, PubSub, Qwerly, Superfeedr and Yahoo Music Engine. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Real-time Data Delivery: HTTP Streaming Versus PubSubHubbub

Phil Leggetter, January 6th, 2011
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Real-timeThere are a number of ways of delivering data in real-time but until recently it has looked like PubSubHubbub, with the backing of Google, was going to be the preferred method. However, the past couple of weeks have seen a couple of interesting developments which could indicate that the developer community may actually prefer HTTP Streaming.


Superfeedr Introduces Real-time Client Push Capabilities

Phil Leggetter, December 20th, 2010

SuperfeedrReal-time feed parsing company Superfeedr just increased it’s range of technology support which significantly increases the ease that developers can integrate with them. Developers can now connect to Superfeedr using only JavaScript. They appear to have covered all bases with this release by providing support for HTTP Streaming and WebSocket connections for real-time streams. Superfeedr aren’t alone in offering real-time client push but they may well be the first to offer it as an extension of an existing service.


53 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Twitter and Foursquare

Adam DuVander, August 28th, 2010

This past week 43 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 53 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include CyberSource Simple, FatSecret, Google Fusion Tables and Yahoo Contacts. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (9 APIs, 33 mashups), Social (9 APIs, 22 mashups) and Internet (6 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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