Netflix’s Public API update drops access to expiration dates for titles. What you can expect from Google I/O 2013. Plus: Yookos unveils an API for African developers and techpreneurs and 10 New APIs.
Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.
This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
BlockAvenue, location-based analytics company, has announced the release of its first BlockAvenue API. The API gives developers access to BlockAvenue’s data (e.g. BlockScores, block reviews, neighborhood reviews, counts, etc.). BlockAvenue provides geolocation data on most neighborhoods across the US, often down to the block level. Its database grows everyday and BlockAvenue expects the API to push BlockAvenue towards its ultimate goal.
Factual provides easy access to the data that drives mobile, web, and enterprise applications. Factual recently improved upon its 58 million points of interest when it enhanced its Restaurants Data. Factual added over 400,000 restaurants to its database (bringing the total count over 1.2 million) and expanded the attributes available. The company provides the Factual API that enables developers to access this data.
Yelp takes a big step forward by acquiring Qype. Chirpify expands its social commerce platform to include Instagram. Plus: Zuckerberg and Facebook have thought about charging for its APIs, but advertising is better, Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is now in unlimited availability and 14 new APIs.
This past week 7 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 Google Street View Image, Google URL Shortener, PagerDuty, Producteev, UserVoice and Yipit. The most often used APIs this week are Google Geocoding, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 338 shopping APIs. The newest is the Cupónica. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Amazon eCommerce. We list 413 Amazon eCommerce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of shopping APIs.
Last week we attended Google’s developer conference, along with over 5,000 others. The company was so rife with announcements that many didn’t make it to the keynote stage. That was the case with just about all of the API updates, including a handful of impressive new features in the popular Google Maps API.