It’s a new milestone for our third most popular API. YouTube went past 500 mashups, a distinction shared only by Google Maps (over 2,000 Google Maps mashups) and Flickr (about 550 Flickr mashups). Earlier this year we chronicled the Top 10 YouTube Mashups of All Time, so we’ll instead take this as an opportunity to [...]
This past week 23 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Marketplace Web Service, Campfire, Chirpio, DocuSign Enterprise, Enthusem, Intuit Data Service, Ping.fm, Tropo and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 9 mashups), Enterprise (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 8 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Do you know anyone with a car glovebox full of inked-up road maps? What a waste of paper (and ink!). Using Google Maps is, of course, the preferred method to mark up maps. One tool that makes it especially easy is Scribble Maps. And now it’s testing “pro” features, a fee-based service with even more features.
This week we had 7 new APIs added to our API directory ranging from an API for managing email marketing campaigns, an API for searching for available domain names, an API for finding facvicons, an API for Google Sites, a ringtone search API, a social recruiting platform API, and an API for creating embeddable maps (which we covered in Map Any Image With New UMapper Release). Below are details on each of these APIs:
If you enjoy creating fun, interactive maps, you’ll get lost in the latest functionality from UMapper (our UMapper mashup profile). With it, you can include any image–even one that isn’t a map–in its Flash viewer.
UMap, provided by AFComponents, is a Flash ActionScript mapping API that allows developers to create custom map mashups with interactive data layers. Umap includes a variety of features including support for Flash/Flex versions, custom map tiles integration, KML support, and other capabilities (see our UMap API Profile for more).