In Spring 2011, the New York Public Library (NYPL) launched one of the largest culinary data projects of all time: What’s on the Menu?. The NYPL maintains one of the world’s largest menu collections (around 45,000 menus dating back to the 1840s). The project aims to ease searching through this massive dataset. In simplifying menu search, What’s on the Menu launched the first NYPL public API.
Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.
Our API directory now includes 78 hosting APIs. The newest is the MongoHQ API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Heroku API. We list 13 Heroku mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of hosting APIs.
Vid.ly, a service of Encoding.com, offers services like video transcoding, device detection, delivery, and storage. The company announced an extension of its Vid.ly API, to allow Vid.ly Pro customers to retrieve view statistics of their videos. According to Jeff Malkin, president of Encoding.com, this has been “the most highly-anticipated feature request” since the launch of Vid.ly Pro last summer.
Last April we wrote about How Twitter’s 1 API Gave Birth to 43 New APIs. One year later, there are now 86 Twitter-derived APIs in our directory. The growth of Twitter-based APIs outpaced Twitter mashups, an area we also saw a lot of growth. There are now nearly 600 Twitter mashups. It wasn’t even a year ago that we marked the 400 Twitter mashup milestone.
Sure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there’s a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.
While Twitter mashups continue their tremendous growth, there’s another area we’re also noticing blossom: Twitter APIs. These developer-created apps process data from Twitter, adding value and sharing that back out for developers.
This week we had 4 new APIs added to our API directory including an API that lets you search 30 million scientific, technical and medical research articles; one we highlighted earlier this week that is a travel guide API; an API for sharing videos on Twitter; and an API for social measurement and analytics. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.