This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DigitalNZ, Doba, Foursquare, Hi5, Mobypicture and Yahoo Placemaker. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 11 mashups), Mapping (6 APIs, 13 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Indeed, IP Location and Watchmouse. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter, and YouTube. And the most often used types of APIs were Internet (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Lately we’re seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto’s efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.
Facebook recently released its new Create Application API, a slim convenience API that makes it easy for developers to generate a Facebook API key for widgets. The API complements existing Facebook developer tools, including Facebook Connect, an increasingly popular way of allowing for delegated Facebook authentication on third party web sites.
According to Vishu Gupta, [...]
Each week here at ProgrammableWeb we have dozens of new mashups added to our mashup directory. And each week these applications use dozens of different APIs, often in unexpected ways and in unique combinations. For example, this past week there were 23 new mashups added which in total used 24 different APIs (some APIs were used once, some many times). To give a sense of the breadth, the list below shows you which APIs were used by which mashups: