531 Reference APIs: GeoNames, Wikipedia and CrunchBase

Wendell Santos, July 31st, 2013

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 531 reference APIs. The newest is the CanLII API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 88 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of reference APIs.


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.


Best New Mashups: Fun Mashups Using LastFM, Twitter and Yelp

Wendell Santos, June 29th, 2012

Last.fmToday we’re looking at mashups that instead of aiding your productivity, are just fun to pass the time with. These mashups use a variety of APIs from popular ones such as Twitter and LastFM, to lesser known ones such as Forvo and EchoNest. Our directory currently contains 223 mashups tagged as fun.


373 Telephony APIs: Twilio, Skype and Tropo

Wendell Santos, June 19th, 2012

TwilioOur API directory now includes 373 telephony APIs. The newest is the ClickMeeting API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio API. We list 343 Twilio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of telephony APIs.


19 APIs Used in 7 Days: Zappos, Amazon, YouTube and Facebook

Adam DuVander, April 16th, 2011

This past week 14 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Alexa Top Sites, Google Font, Mochi Media Flash Games, Nodester, Recurly and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 4 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


28 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Bing, Amazon and Google Maps

Adam DuVander, March 5th, 2011

This past week 20 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 FreebieSMS, Google Fusion Tables, Kelkoo, Snapr and Steply. The most often used APIs this week are Freebase, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Avvo Q&A: Why Did a Legal Directory Prioritize an API?

Romin Irani, February 7th, 2011

AvvoAvvo, the lawyer and doctor directory we profiled last week, has recently opened its Avvo API for wider use. To understand Avvo’s plans for its API, we spoke with Joshua King, Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel at Avvo. It is interesting to note that Avvo prioritized the release of its API over other opportunities that it had. Read the full Q & A with King below:


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, eBay, Google Maps and Etsy

Adam DuVander, January 22nd, 2011

This past week 27 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Empora Evergreen, Forvo and WhitePages.com. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 15 mashups) and Shopping (4 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


55 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp and YouTube

Adam DuVander, November 13th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 55 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Keyword and Term Extraction , Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, BatchBook, CitySourced, Dailyplaces, Factual, Google Maps Elevation, Google Places, SEOmoz, Walk Score, WhitePages.com, Yellow Canada and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Earth and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Shopping (7 APIs, 8 mashups) and Social (6 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


WhitePages.com Announces API and Contest

Raymond Yee, April 1st, 2008

WhitePages logoYesterday, WhitePages.com announced a new search API that gives developers access to a substantial database of 180 million people, which represents approximately 80% of US adult population and includes 25 million “at work listings”.


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