45 Different APIs used in 7 Days: From Digg to Netflix to FriendFeed to YouTube

John Musser, June 21st, 2009

This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 45 different APIs were used to build them (certainly the most number of APIs we’ve seen used in a single week). Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Fulfillment Web Service, Amazon Queue Service, Best Buy Remix, Billboard, New York Times Movie Reviews, ViaMichelin. The most frequently used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 18 mashups), Search (5 APIs, 8 mashups), and Video (4 APIs, 8 mashups) and the most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Cut the Clutter with the AideRSS API

John Musser, June 20th, 2008

aideRSSAideRSS, an RSS feed filtering service, has recently made available a public API. The AideRSS tagline is ‘Read what matters’ and their mission is to “research every story and filter out the noise, allowing you to focus on what matters most.”

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