This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 11 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Brewery DB. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, indeed and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Search (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 95 sharing APIs. The newest is the Screenhero API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zillow API. We list 79 Box.net mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sharing APIs.
You have a hectic business trip to Seattle coming up and its time to choose hotels. Sure, there’s cost, availability, checkout times ad whether it has a pool or gym to consider. But there’s another important factor: proximity. The Travel Time API demo uses Seattle. See graphic below. You have 4 meetings scheduled over a couple of days: At Amazon’s headquarters, a drop in at Starbucks for a chat with a friend, meet at the headquarters of Walkscore, and then lastly at Zillow.
With 2013 in full swing, it’s a good time to put a bow on the past year in mashups. In 2012, there were over 500 mashups added to our directory. Today we’ll take a look at some of the coolest mashups using APIs from Twitter, Bing, foursquare and more. Read below for more details on each and let us know what other great ones we missed.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 22 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Pushover, TelAPI and Zapier. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, TelAPI and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Telephony (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Shipping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
SEOmoz, a leader in SEO software, has offered link intelligence APIs for a few years (Mozscape being the latest). Although Mozscape has garnered high adoption rates (over 10 million requests/day), customer feedback uncovered shortcomings. SEOmoz now knows that 10 requests/second and a max of 50 URLs/batch “is not able to support everyone’s use case.” Accordingly, SEOmoz enhanced Mozscape API capabilities and is currently in beta. Although the beta is in its early stages, throughput has increased 400%.
Often we like to highlight mashups that offer useful features such as searching for a new house, planning a vacation or saving on energy costs. Sometimes though, it’s nice to use a mashup for no other reason than it is fun. Today we’ll look at several gaming mashups that allow users to take a quiz, conduct a treasure hunt and even modify Minecraft.
As I look across the street at the remodeled house that just sold, I can’t help but get the itch to start looking a real estate sites to see what other houses are available. With the weather getting warmer, it seems I’m not the only one with an eye on moving as tons of houses have come on the market in just the last month alone. So today we’ll take a look at some real estate mashups that have come our way in the last few month. Many of them take advantage of APIs such as Google Maps and Zillow.
Having an infant in the house combined with the winter weather has caused energy usage in our household to skyrocket. We are always keeping an eye out for ways to save and ProgrammableWeb lists great tools to help out. This week we’ll look at mashups that help users monitor their energy consumption, become educated on energy and encourage them to reduce how much energy they are using.