Popular project management platform Basecamp has launched a revamped version of its service, but not a corresponding new Basecamp API. A new service wants to do for the Twilio SMS API what Heroku did for Amazon EC2. Plus: Crunchbase stats mashup, TV’s slow revolution and 10 new APIs.
This past week 31 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 41 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ChaCha, Google Font, Google Latitude, IMified, iTunes and iTunes Connect, JoyRack Games, Library of Congress SRW, Maponics, Yahoo Placemaker and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Google App Engine, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 20 mashups), Other (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
A few years back, your product strategy would have focused on functionality and user experience, as some of its key points. It was a rare occurrence to have an API immediately available for your product, which users could have used to create interesting mashups, move data in/out and several other things. This is definitely changing.
This past week 26 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Alexa Site Thumbnail, Moneybookers, Seesmic, and Web API for Biology. The most often used APIs this week are FriendFeed, Google Maps, Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Internet (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 8 mashups), and Payment (2 APIs, 3 mashups).
Among the 25 finance-related APIs now listed on ProgrammableWeb, there are services from old and new companies, and large and small companies. For example, the venerable Dun and Bradstreet offers the Dun and Bradstreet Credit Check API, personal finance startup Wesabe offers an API and there’s an API from Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending service.
One of the things we’ll be covering more closely on ProgrammableWeb is open web APIs in the enterprise. There’s a huge opportunity for new APIs and mashup techniques to make a impact on how software is developed behind the firewall in corporate IT. This includes APIs from software as service (SaaS) vendors Salesforce.com and Cisco’s [...]
This week’s entries for interesting new mashups include a couple using APIs we don’t see used everyday like the the Basecamp API and the the Skype API.
Fotoland: Although Flickr has their own official Flickr Photo Map built with the Yahoo Maps API, there is still a place for Google Maps + Flickr mashups. The [...]
37signals, creators of the innovative and instantly successful BaseCamp, this week unveiled an API for it. The fairly thorough API is REST-based and is quite similar to their existing Backpack API.
See their blog and forum for more details.