95 Sharing APIs: Box.net, Dropbox and Ipernity

Wendell Santos, May 21st, 2013

Box.netOur API directory now includes 95 sharing APIs. The newest is the Screenhero API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zillow API. We list 79 Box.net mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sharing APIs.


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.


25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, Shopzilla and TwitPic

Wendell Santos, December 15th, 2012

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include FAROO, Feedzilla, geoPlugin, Lockerz, NYC Open Data, San Francisco Crimespotting, Short and tweet, Twitgoo and yfrog. The most often used APIs this week are Feedzilla, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Today in APIs: Twitter Images, OAuth 2.0 in Gmail and 19 New APIs

Adam DuVander, September 17th, 2012

TwitterTwitter continues to disappoint developers, now with the photo options on its mobile applications. Google now supports OAuth 2.0 in Gmail API. Plus: No Facebook F8 conference this year, Amazon switches from Google to Nokia and 19 new APIs.


69 New APIs: Yfrog, TinyGrab and Intigi

Wendell Santos, August 12th, 2012

This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a targeted online content distribution service, interview scheduling and conducting platform, mobile SMS messaging platform, social screenshot sharing and a photo sharing and social networking platform. In addition we covered ImageShack’s Yfrog Social taking on the big guns of the social networking space. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Today in APIs: Advanced Twitter Filtering, OAuth Voice of Reason and 18 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 6th, 2012

GnipThe Gnip API continues its focus on social data, providing new ways to filter the Twitter firehose. There are a lot of complaints about OAuth, but one presentation warns not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Plus: New York Times announces new developer events, a new API billionaire and 18 new APIs.


ImageShack’s Yfrog Social Takes On The Big Guns

Candice McMillan, August 6th, 2012

yfrogSome may remember yfrog as the photo sharing service previously associated with Twitter. However, since Twitter’s launch of it’s own internal photo sharing service last year, Yfrog has been left worse for wear. Despite the effects of this, Jack Levin (ImageShack founder) has not accepted defeat and has bravely entered the social networking arena to meet the giants face to face.


Today In APIs: Yfrog Social, Mobile BaaS, Twitter suspends Mobber and 9 New APIs

Romin Irani, August 3rd, 2012

TwitterYfrog founder launches new Social network. Mobile Backend as a Service gathering momentum. Twitter suspends online flashmob platform Mobber. Plus: Parsely launches API to empower Publishers websites, Gmail update is Improving Nexus 7 Support and 9 New APIs.


Photo Sharing Heats Up, PicPlz Offers Photo Filter API

Romin Irani, January 26th, 2011

picplzThe process of taking your photos and sharing them online with your friends has never been easier. There are several services available to do that today like TwitPic, YFrog and others. The success of Instagram even led to an unofficial API, which was subsequently shut down to be eventually replaced with its official API. The photo sharing services space seems ripe for the emergence of APIs, which in turn might trigger the next round of innovation from developers.


Twitter.com is Now One Giant Mashup

Adam DuVander, September 14th, 2010
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TwitterIn an event at Twitter headquarters, CEO Evan Williams unveiled a new Twitter.com. The site, which Williams referred to as the most popular Twitter client, now includes inline images, videos and other information behind the tweet, such as an entire conversation. The flagship site of the popular micro-blogging platform now runs on its own API, as well as those of several other services.


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