PW Year in Review: Hottest Topics of 2013

Eric Carter, December 27th, 2013

ProgrammableWebProgrammableWeb enjoyed another tremendous year in 2013. The year in APIs was filled with landmarks, innovation and massive expansion of the API economy. ProgrammbleWeb readers kept us busy, and four particular areas of interest prompted the most attention.


945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur 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.


34 Streaming APIs: Tinysong, 7digital and Playme

Wendell Santos, January 8th, 2013

TinysongOur API directory now includes 34 streaming APIs. The newest is the Furk.net API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Tinysong API. We list 6 Tinysong mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of streaming APIs.


160 Music APIs: Last.fm, SoundCloud and Spotify

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2012

Last.fmOur API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.


Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2011

Wendell Santos, December 30th, 2011

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted.


24 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 14th, 2011

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AccuWeather, Fitbit, ImmobilienScout24 and Rovi Cloud Services. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Google Fusion Tables and Twitter

Adam DuVander, April 23rd, 2011

This past week 10 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 BookMooch, EEA Discomap, Fitbit, Google Fusion Tables, Hunch, InfoChimps Twitter, ISBN db and LibraryThing. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, InfoChimps Twitter and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


47 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google, Facebook, Github and Twitter

Adam DuVander, February 26th, 2011

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 47 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Facebook Social Plugins, GitHub, Google Font, Omgili, RealtyBaron Answers, Tiny-URL Open, twt.fm, We Are Hunted, Yahoo Social Directory and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (10 APIs, 15 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (5 APIs, 7 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Radio Station Tricks Reborn

Adam DuVander, January 11th, 2011

TwilioRemember radio? It played music through the air and determined who the next big thing would be. Okay, so maybe some of us still listen to radio in our cars, so these tricks may seem familiar. Have you ever tried to be the ninth caller? Have you ever requested a song from your favorite star? Thanks to the Twilio API and the mashups below, you can now do each of those things without needing the help of any darn radio station.


9 New APIs: Google, Yahoo, Wolfram, plus Tweets, Jobs and Music

John Musser, May 23rd, 2009

Here are 9 new APIs just added to our API directory. A couple that we covered earlier this week came from the big name API providers via Google’s new Maps Data API and Yahoo launching the Placemaker API. Also in the headlines is our new entry for the Wolfram Alpha API. Other interesting new directory entries include the TweetShrink API for helping shrink those just-too-long twitter tweets, the UK Civil Service API for finding UK civil service jobs, and the Tinysong API for find where a song is available for streaming online. More on all 9 interesting new APIs below:


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