Amazon Says One Notification API for All Devices

Romin Irani, August 14th, 2013

Amazon SNSAmazon is a leader in infrastructure services and this year has seen the Web Services Infrastructure giant announce various new offerings and enhancements in the IaaS space. Amazon has gone after the mobile frontier too with hardware devices (Kindle, Kindle Fire), an Android Marketplace and a mobile Ads API. Amazon Web Services has now announced support for Mobile Push Notifications, a key feature for the connected world of devices, users and applications.


466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Kevin Sundstrom, April 30th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups.


Best New Mashups: Weather Mashups Using Weather Underground, Weather Central and Google Maps

Wendell Santos, September 21st, 2012

Weather Underground (Wunderground)It never rains in Seattle. Seriously. In the last two months we’ve had one day of rain. While I’m not dying for six months of gray, drizzly weather I still wonder when we’ll next see some of the wet stuff. Today we’ll take a look at mashups that help answer the age old question “What’s the weather going to be today?” These include mashups that give weather forecasts, conditions for aviation and boating enthusiasts, and even a couple that have fun with the weather. Read below for more information.


12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Meetup, Google Maps and Pinterest

Wendell Santos, August 4th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dwolla, Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation , MotorsportReg.com, Ordr.in and Pinterest. The most often used APIs this week are Dwolla, MotorsportReg.com and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Payment (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Weather APIs Quadrupled in Two Years

Adam DuVander, March 2nd, 2012

WeatherBugIt’s been about two years since we wrote about Google’s Secret Weather API, when we pegged the number of official weather APIs at just 8. The directory has certainly expanded since that time, but growing at an even faster rate is the weather category. We currently list 37 weather APIs, more than four times the number in 2010.


26 Weather APIs, 12 Support JSON

Wendell Santos, January 11th, 2012

HAMweather AerisWeather has always been a popular category with 26 Weather APIs listed in our directory. While XML is still the leading data format used, the trend of JSON becoming the developer’s choice over the last few years is also reflected in the Weather category. Since the beginning of 2010, JSON is the leading data format used by Weather APIs with 11 added to the directory out of 12 JSON weather APIs. The chart below shows the breakdown of APIs using various data formats.


28 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yahoo PlaceFinder, Flickr, Groupon

Wendell Santos, August 6th, 2011

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Fwix Location, Google Places, MapQuest Geocoding, PDXCouncilConnect, SendGrid, SimpleGeo, SimpleGeo Places, Yahoo PlaceFinder and Yellow Canada. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, PDXCouncilConnect and SimpleGeo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 13 mashups), Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


SMS Planning, Location Deep-dive Highlight Portland Hackathon

Adam DuVander, August 2nd, 2011

16 developers and designers showed off their projects and many more participated at this weekend’s API Hack Day PDX. The overall winner was an app that helps friends communicate about a planned event using an email and SMS hybrid. Others took on Portland government data and worked with multiple APIs to get details around a specific location. We list many of them in our Hackday Gallery.


31 New APIs: My Opera, Aculab Cloud, Real-Time Group Chat

Wendell Santos, June 19th, 2011

This week we had 31 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud based telephony service, online video conferencing service, real-time group chat application, local deals aggregation service, crowd-sourced copy editing service, music industry data tracking service and twitter picture search. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.


23 New APIs: Hyperlocal Neighborhood Data, Online Shopping Cart and Carbon Footprint Service

Adam DuVander, November 7th, 2010

This week we had 23 new APIs added to our API directory including a campground database, web based CRM and marketing system, online shopping cart software, task tracking application for agile projects, real-time carbon footprint estimates and a hyperlocal data and news aggregator. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.


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