The news of data visualization provider Tableau’s IPO on Friday is yet another sign that the movement behind data and analytics continues to gain steam. With that in mind, today we’ll take a look at recent mashups that allow users to perform data analytics of some kind and often show the results through interesting visualizations. Read below for more information on each.
With the weekend coming up let’s take a look back at the mashups that were added to the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last couple of weeks. We’ll cover mashups that include a tool for local discovery, a jukebox for your phone, a political social network and an app showing real time statuses of DC metro lines. Read below for more details on each.
It’s May and that means that we don’t want to spend our weekends stuck inside. We want to know if and when the weather will be good so that we can enjoy our time outside. This week’s roundup includes mashups that cover all aspects of weather forecasts. You can also take a look at previous weather mashups that we’ve highlighted. The big surprise is that Accuweather isn’t represented here. If you know of any good apps or mashups using the Accuweather API, please let us know about them.
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
“The biggest API playground in the world,” API Mashups, has announced its fifth API Mashup Contest. If you have created a mashup and need investors, PR, or mentors; submit your mashup to the contest team by May 31, 2013. The API Mashup team has revamped its webiste, expanded its user and advisory bases, and is excited to review the innovative mashups that are submitted over the next few months.
It may be hard to believe that developers are still finding new ways of using the Twitter API. The ProgrammableWeb Mashup Directory features over 750 Twitter mashups. With Version 1 of the API on the way out, we can only hope that V1.1 will produce mashups with as much innovation as the applications that we will feature here today. Below is information on 2 of the best Twitter mashups that we have seen recently.
February came and went, but not without blessing us with some amazing mashups. Let’s take a look back at some of the great tools that have been submitted to our mashup directory this last month. This group of mashups includes a human translation service, a random video site, and a social exercise site.
Sometimes it seems like I spend more time looking for a good movie to watch, than I do actually watching it. I have a feeling that I am not the only one that has this problem. Thankfully with resources like the Rotten Tomatoes API, the Movie DB API, and of course the Youtube API, developers have created amazing mashups that make searching for the perfect movie a lot faster. I present to you two of our most recent movie mashup additions.
In the past week we have had three outstanding music mashups named Mashup of The Day. These mashups use a combined 7 APIs, including the Last.fm API. If you are looking for a way to find, enjoy, or research music, these mashups can help you out. In this post we will highlight these mashups, starting with BeatStriker.
Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, once said, “Now, you’re either on the bus or off the bus.” You may no longer be on the bus… but wouldn’t it be nice to know that your child was? Seventh grader S. Arjun from Velammal Vidyashram, Surapet in Chennai, India, is definitely on it, having won the MIT App Inventor contest in the K-8 division, for his Ez School Bus Locator.