Our API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.
This week we had 12 new APIs added to our API directory including sending and receiving sms, web based email api, rich media embed utility and a multi-service url expander. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.
Twitter recently announced what developers have been expecting since at least its Chirp conference. Links posted to Twitter will soon be passed through the company’s own link shortener, t.co. It could be bad news for other services built to fill the link shortening need, such as Bit.ly (our Bit.ly API profile).
Popular URL shortening site tr.im has quickly shuttered its service due to lack of revenue potential (our tr.im API profile). One of tr.im’s creators, Eric Woodward, also referenced Twitter’s choice of bit.ly (our bit.ly API profile) as a default URL shortener as factoring into their decision.
This past week 18 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Email Settings, ikregeer.nl, IP Address Lookup, New York Times Newswire, tr.im, and TwitterCounter. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Last.fm, and Twitter. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
How many APIs did it take to build the 18 new mashups added to our mashup directory? It took 37 different APIs. Some of the less often seen, unique, and newer APIs used include: Alexa Top Sites API, Bit.ly API, Calais API, Cligs API, DocuSign Enterprise API, Freebase API, idiomag music API, and New York Times Best Sellers API. The full list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: