Our API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.
This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 47 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Facebook Social Plugins, GitHub, Google Font, Omgili, RealtyBaron Answers, Tiny-URL Open, twt.fm, We Are Hunted, Yahoo Social Directory and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (10 APIs, 15 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (5 APIs, 7 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
MySpace, the social network heavyweight looking to get back some of their old momentum is making a big splash with developers this week. On one hand, they announced an innovative, open platform for real-time stream access and more. But will that be overshadowed by a complete lack of care for the community that built applications on top of Imeem, the music service MySpace acquired and quickly shuttered?
This past week the new apps added to our mashup directory used 13 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include iLike, PostalMethods, Stupeflix, and WatchMouse . The most often used APIs this week are Google App Engine, Google Maps, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Last.fm besides being one of the most popular online radio and music communities, also has one of the most popular online music APIs. Possibly the most popular. Each month we continue to see a variety of new music-themed mashups added to our directory built on the Last.fm API. In the first three weeks of this month alone there have been 5 more Last.fm mashups added. That means that out of 231 music mashups at least 84 use the Last.fm API. And not that developers don’t have other options given that there are 44 music APIs to choose from.
iLike, Facebook’s favorite music service, has officially launched their new API. TechCrunch reports that iLike is partnering with Google, TypePad, Flixster, Connected Weddings, and others, in the launch. The music itself is provided by Rhapsody.
The latest big social platform news comes from Bebo, the third largest social network in the US with 40 million users, who yesterday officially announced their Open Application Platform. The most notable part of the launch is that Bebo will be supporting both Facebook plus OpenSocial as “standards” and that the Facebook team has been [...]
The notion of social networks as open platforms are going take a big step forward this week when Google officially announces OpenSocial, a set of common APIs to let developers create applications that run across any OpenSocial compatible site. The APIs will cover many of the essential social networking functions: Profile Information (user data), Friends [...]