64 Bookmarks APIs: Blogmarks, Digg and Scribble

Matthew Scott, November 6th, 2013

del.icio.usOur API directory now includes 64 bookmarks APIs. The newest is the Thinkery API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the del.icio.us API. We list 161 del.icio.us mashups .


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Reddit, Twitter, and Blekko

Kevin Sundstrom, March 31st, 2013

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Apicultur Word Lemmatizer, Blekko, HAMweather Aeris, Handset Detection and Tesco. The most often used APIs this week are Reddit and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and News (1 APIs, 1 mashups).


945 Social APIs: Twitter, Facebook and Delicious

Wendell Santos, January 16th, 2013

TwitterOur API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.


50 APIs Used in 7 Days: Last.fm, Foursquare and Dropbox

Wendell Santos, June 30th, 2012

This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Discovery Mashups using Twitter, Rovi and Last.FM

Wendell Santos, February 3rd, 2012

Rovi Cloud ServicesOne of the cool things about the web is discovering new things. Whether it’s new music, an great web site or interesting people, the possibility exists for something exciting to be a click away. We constantly get new mashups submitted to our directory that focus on discovery and today we’re bringing you some of the newest and best.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twilio, Bing, Reddit

Wendell Santos, January 14th, 2012

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AwardWallet, Factual, Quizlet Flashcards and SpamOn. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


The 10 Oldest Social APIs: More Than Half Are Dead

Adam DuVander, December 26th, 2011

PlazesAfter our recent look at the growth of social APIs, we thought we’d look back at the history of the category. We added the Plazes API in September, 2005. In terms of the web, this is recent history. In terms of APIs, we might as well be looking at scrolls. In fact, less than half of the first 10 social APIs are still alive today. Below you’ll find a list of those trailblazing 10, along with a status for each of them.


Early Winners and Losers of the Platform Wars

Guest Author, September 22nd, 2011

A long time ago in Internet years, in a galaxy not so far away, a handful of tech titans in Silicon Valley and Seattle began building business platforms and battling for supremacy. The mobile device and app revolution hadn’t yet begun. Terms like “social networking” and “wisdom of crowds” were going ‚Äúviral”. Web services and APIs were still emerging. The Google IPO of late 2004 had effectively slammed shut the Web 1.0 dotbomb era, paving the way for the amazing evolution of Web 2.0 services in 2005 that hit the mainstream in 2006.


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, YouTube, Twitter

Wendell Santos, June 18th, 2011

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include #blue, Dribbble, GitHub, Google Reader Subscriber Statistics, Kynetx, Rotten Tomatoes and Stack Overflow. The most often used APIs this week are FanFeedr Sports News, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups), Video (2 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Finding Popular Sites, Songs and Cities

Allen Tipper, April 21st, 2011

CompeteSometimes, when assessing a website, it helps to know how popular it is. These days, there are a lot of ways to learn this, including a few recent mashups. There are also other apps that assess popularity, using different APIs and analysis to do so. Below we have a selection of some of the recent mashups that dig into determining ranking and popularity.


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