17 APIs Used in 7 Days: Interfax, Heroku, YouTube

Wendell Santos, September 10th, 2011

This past week 31 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Interfax. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 11 mashups) and Wiki (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


40 New APIs: Automated Trading, Flickr Real Time, Best Buy BBYOpen

Wendell Santos, August 28th, 2011

This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a stock trading system automator, file sharing service, website performance testing tool, realtime photo updates from flickr, mobile visual search and a local deals aggregation service. Additionally, we covered the potential value of emerging commerce APIs. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Thrutu, Bing, Twilio

Wendell Santos, July 23rd, 2011

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Alchemy, Alibris, All for Good, Aviary Effects, Extractiv, FreebieSMS, Google Apps Script, InfoChimps Twitter, Swoogle and Thrutu. The most often used APIs this week are Aviary Effects, Swoogle and Thrutu. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Semantinet Graphs Almost All Human Knowledge, Provides API

Garrett Wilkin, June 8th, 2011

SemantiNet Knowledge GraphSemantinet’s slogan, “Information into knowledge” aptly describes their work. Semantinet is building a giant information graph of people, places and concepts linked together by whichever relationships are detected from both structured and unstructured data sources on the web. It’s a simple thing to describe, but the implications are profound. This type of information technology is so much more powerful than a collection of articles that can be searched by keyword. What we have here resembles how we imagine information and memories are stored in our own minds, and its available to be used in your own project through the Semantinet Knowledge Graph API.


28 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Bing, Amazon and Google Maps

Adam DuVander, March 5th, 2011

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include FreebieSMS, Google Fusion Tables, Kelkoo, Snapr and Steply. The most often used APIs this week are Freebase, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Is Big Data the Next Big Thing?

Bill Albright, December 1st, 2010

New tools make for new opportunities.

Much as the availability of connectivity drove the early Internet, social networks spurred all manner of viral expression, and open APIs have transformed software development, an advancing technology has the potential to have a disruptive effect on online usage and its social and business context.


37 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, Twilio, Twitter, Weather Channel and YouTube

John Musser, June 20th, 2010

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Directions, Google Maps Elevation, Google OpenID, TourCMS Marketplace and Twilio SMS. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, TourCMS Marketplace and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (12 APIs, 17 mashups), Photos (5 APIs, 6 mashups) and Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in Online Toy Store

Bing Maps Bing Maps used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo

DBpedia DBpedia used in dbrec

Facebook Facebook used in G4ng, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Flickr Flickr used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

GeoNames GeoNames used in G4ng

Google Ajax Search Google Ajax Search used in G4ng

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in Google Buzz via SMS

Google Buzz Google Buzz used in G4ng, Google Buzz via SMS

Google Chart Google Chart used in G4ng

Google Custom Search Google Custom Search used in G4ng

Google Directions Google Directions used in G4ng

Google Earth Google Earth used in G4ng

Google Gears Geolocation Google Gears Geolocation used in G4ng

Google Maps Google Maps used in G4ng, Jobs Assistant, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, UK Camping Map, World Cup News Map

Google Maps Data Google Maps Data used in G4ng

Google Maps Elevation Google Maps Elevation used in G4ng

Google OpenID Google OpenID used in G4ng

Google Picasa Google Picasa used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Google Static Maps Google Static Maps used in G4ng

Google Translate Google Translate used in G4ng

Google Visualization Google Visualization used in G4ng

indeed indeed used in Common Interview Querstions

Last.fm Last.fm used in dbrec

LinkedIn LinkedIn used in Jobs Assistant

MaxMind GeoIP MaxMind GeoIP used in G4ng

OpenLayers OpenLayers used in G4ng

OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap used in G4ng

Panoramio Panoramio used in G4ng

Photobucket Photobucket used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Smugmug Smugmug used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

TourCMS Marketplace TourCMS Marketplace used in Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, TourCMS Marketplace Widgets

Twilio Twilio used in Remindium

Twilio SMS Twilio SMS used in Speed Dial Group Messaging

Twitter Twitter used in dbrec, G4ng, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, World Cup Mashup

Weather Channel Weather Channel used in G4ng

YouTube YouTube used in dbrec

Mashups of the day:
And each day there is one mashup selected to be Mashup of the Day. Here are last week’s winners:

 Common Interview Querstions

 dbrec

 Flickr Shapefiles Demo

 G4ng

 Google Buzz via SMS

 spiggler: Tweets on Streets

 World Cup Mashup


40 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, and WeatherBug

John Musser, February 6th, 2010

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 40 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BooRah Restaurant Search, FlightStats, Google Wave, Livekick, Mobypicture and True Knowledge. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (6 APIs, 8 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups) and Photos (4 APIs, 7 mashups).


New York Times Releases 5,000 Tags to the Linked Data Cloud

Matthew Casperson, December 8th, 2009

New York Times Article SearchFor more than 150 years, The New York Times has meticulously indexed its archives, giving it one of the most authoritative news vocabularies ever developed. Now this archive has been linked to the open knowledge bases DBPedia and Freebase.


What’s in Data.gov?

Guest Author, July 20th, 2009
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Editor’s note: This guest post comes from Jim Hendler, a professor, web researcher, and Semantic Web evangelist working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You can see more of his teams’ ongoing research at Tetherless World.
A recent article by Tim Berners-Lee, “Putting Government Data online“, has  attracted significant interest to the  datasets published at the US data.gov [...]


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