Last week, the Nordic APIs team took on 4 events in 4 Northern European cities in 4 days. There was something for everyone in an agenda that covered API neo-security frameworks, the latest trends in B2B integrations, how government agencies are opening up their data, and API usability best practices.
Gracenote has announced an internet music recommendation API: Gracenote Rhythm. A new API Documentation Workshop will be held in Silicon Valley next month. Plus, Sony provides SmartWatch developers some API advice and 6 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 43 metadata APIs. The newest is the OpenStreetMap Taginfo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Calais API. We list 17 Calais mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of metadata APIs.
This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.
Intuit’s Quickbooks online API gets an update. Searchlight, the first search marketing API, is launched by Conductor. Plus: API management invasion, interest is growing in the OpenMP 4.0 Standard API, and 12 new APIs.
In a presentation to the recent Open Knowledge Foundation conference in Switzerland, MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen argued that open data business models will be an ‘intermediary’s game’: a model that will position open APIs as the key tool in creating business value.
The fact that so many people these days are walking around with smartphones that track exactly where they are has opened up big opportunities for location-based services.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 6 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Edmunds.com Vehicle, I Need a Bargain and Woot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (2 APIs, 4 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Photos (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a web service matching GPS data to maps, discount ticket service, cloud and web application management service, daily deals aggregator and cloud shipping system. We also covered a malware detection API and an app providing real-time transit info. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.