453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur 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.


34 Tagging APIs: Zemanta, 43Things and Evernote

Wendell Santos, October 23rd, 2012

ZemantaOur API directory now includes 34 tagging APIs. The newest is the Ontos API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zemanta API. We list 6 Zemanta mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tagging APIs.


Today in APIs: No Craigslist API, Foursquare Promoted Updates and 18 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, July 25th, 2012

foursquareCriagslist cease & desist letters show that the company wants to keep their data in-house. Foursquare provides “Promoted Updates” but who knows if they are in the API. Zemanta offers advice on how to design, implement and offer APIs. Plus: Spreadly integrated XING, Flattr and Tumblr, Hacker News discusses API best practices and 24 new APIs.


111 Semantic APIs: MusicBrainz, Calais and DBpedia

Wendell Santos, June 13th, 2012

MusicBrainzOur 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.


67 Recommendations APIs: Rotten Tomatoes, CleverSet and Evri

Wendell Santos, January 17th, 2012

EvriHaving just looked at recommendation mashups in our directory, we now turn our eye to APIs in that category. Our API directory now includes 67 recommendations APIs. The newest is the Food Genuis API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Evri API. We list 6 Evri mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of recommendations APIs.


Stephen Colbert Awards Trophy to Email Mashup Developer

Kin Lane, August 3rd, 2011

DonorsChooseIn April, we covered the DonorsChoose.org Hack Education contest, where developers were challenged to create apps and data visualizations with the DonorsChoose API that would engage the public and have an impact on education. Out of over 50 apps, an email mashup was named the top choice, with its developer receiving a trophy from political comedian (and DonorsChoose board member) Stephen Colbert.


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yelp, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube and Flickr

Adam DuVander, October 23rd, 2010

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DonorsChoose, Eventbrite, Google Health, MailChimp, Yahoo Weather and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Foursquare, Google Maps and [...]


From F1 Racing to Etsy Hearts – 31 Different APIs Used This Week

John Musser, April 18th, 2009

For the second week in a row, over 30 different APIs were used to build new apps in our mashup directory. Those 20 mashups used 31 different APIs. And once again not all of those APIs are the usual suspects. Less common ones used include Formula 1 Racing data API Ergast, the new Etsy API and Twilio API, the ecommerce pay-per-action LinkShare API, the Sunlight Labs API, and short URL expander LongURL. And in what’s clearly the new number one, the Twitter API was used in 4 of this week’s mashups. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


60 New APIs in 30 Days

John Musser, August 1st, 2008

At ProgrammableWeb we have been monitoring the emergence of mashups and APIs since 2005, and while there has always been steady growth, this year has seen an accelerating acceptance of APIs as a business strategy. The most recent evidence is that over 60 API entries have been added to our database in the last 30 days.


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