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.
Our API directory now includes 124 payment APIs. The newest is the LevelUp API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 32 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of payment APIs.
College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester.
This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 27 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Adobe Social, awe.sm, ChannelAdvisor, Facebook Ads, Gigya, Groupon, Nozbe, Plancast, Rovi Cloud Services and voo2do. The most often used APIs this week are geocoder, Google Maps and Loxcel. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 8 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Video (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile geolocation service, New York City transit service, flower sales and delivery service, lawyer and doctor directory, web based lean project management application and cloud based logging service. We wrote about three of these more in-depth: New York City Touts Its API on Subway Advertisements; Expert Legal and Medical Directory an API Call Away; and TD Ameritrade’s Second API Aimed at Financial Advisors. Below is more detail on all 42 new APIs.
The New York Times has been in the forefront of experimenting with open technologies for journalism, with its varied news APIs (our directory currently contains 10 New York Times APIs) in the areas of news remixing, civic data, social activity, and niche topics. Now the Gray Lady is focusing on developers with a series of themed conferences.