Okay, spot the New Year’s resolution that’s different: lose weight, exercise, stop procrastinating, build one App every weekday using APIs. Yeah. That last one is the focus of Purchase College student Ali Fairhurst. She’s created a website of her work, APIaday, pledging to build a new App 5 days a week through January.
Our API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.
Summer continues to fly by and we turn the page on yet another month. As we start August, it’s time to look back at some of the more interesting mashups submitted to our directory. These mashups include a service to help you stay fit, social product reviews, and in staying with the season a tool to help you during your trips. Popular APIs used last month include Twitter and Foursquare. Read below to find out more about these mashups.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 13 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google URL Shortener, Huffington Post Pollster, Tixik and Wolfram Alpha . The most often used APIs this week are Google Latitude, Google Maps and Google Maps Data. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Social (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.
One of the most consistently popular types of mashup is the search mashup. Our directory lists over 900 search mashups making it the third most popular type submitted. This week we’re highlighting some of these mashups that have caught our eye in recent months. They go beyond searching the web and allow users to conduct searches on social platforms, data and historical archives. Read below for more details.
This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 21 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include OneLogin, Ordr.in, #blue, AddThis Services, Bol.com , Dailymotion, Genability, NYC Open Data and Wolfram Alpha . The most often used APIs this week are Genability, Google App Engine and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Video (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Path.com has a mobile app, so of course it has an API. Someone sniffed the traffic and discovered something naughty. And you know the answer-anything Wolframe Alpha? Find out why it really, really likes Apple’s Siri. Plus: Facebook gaming, Google Plus developers and 18 new APIs.
Public APIs have given rise to applications that we could not have imagined a few years back. All the stakeholders in the API ecosystem have benefited, right from organizations providing public APIs, to API consumers and the end user that has been given mashups that combine the best of many APIs. However positive this may sound, it is important to look at instances where APIs end up playing spoilsport in their own little way. This post tries to explore some of them.
Computational knowledge engineWolfram Alpha has just become more accessible from a variety of applications. Wolfram Alpha has thrown open access to its API to all developers with version 2.0 of its Wolfram Alpha API, allowing you to integrate its results into a variety of sources of web, desktop, enterprise and mobile applications.