Our 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.
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:
Twitter 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.
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.
The 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.
Some 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.
Yfrog 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.
The 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.
In 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.
Careful what photos you tweet–and where you were when you snapped the shot. There’s another site designed to warn you against the hazards of over-sharing. This time it’s not related to active location-sharing, but instead accidental. The meta-data stored in your photos may be giving away where you live.