Stephen Colbert Awards Trophy to Email Mashup Developer

Kin Lane, August 3rd, 2011

DonorsChooseIn April, we covered the DonorsChoose.org Hack Education contest, where developers were challenged to create apps and data visualizations with the DonorsChoose API that would engage the public and have an impact on education. Out of over 50 apps, an email mashup was named the top choice, with its developer receiving a trophy from political comedian (and DonorsChoose board member) Stephen Colbert.


36 APIs Used in 7 Days: Zillow, Rotten Tomatoes, Netflix

Wendell Santos, July 9th, 2011

This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 36 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Active.com, IP2Location, Rotten Tomatoes, The Movie DB, Trulia, TweepSearch, Tweet Press, TweetARun, TweetFeel Twitter Sentiment , TweetLater, TweetRL, TweetSentiments, TweetShrink and Weather Central. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and TweetSentiments. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 9 mashups), Blogging (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Auto-check-in App Wins Factual Hackathon

Adam DuVander, April 27th, 2011

FactualLocation database service Factual recently challenged developers to work with its Factual API at its first Factual Hackathon. After two days of coding, developers presented 15 apps. The winner was an automatic check-in application, with others focused on health, analytics and anonymous location-based interactivity.


Over $100,000 Awaits in Developer Contests

Adam DuVander, April 15th, 2011

$1000Contests continue to be a great way for API providers to encourage use of their platforms. These contests also quickly increase the number of apps built on a platform, which makes a difference when developers are later assessing potential APIs with which to integrate. Contests can also be a great deal for developers in terms of exposure, as well as monetary compensation. Our list of contests shows that over $100,000 is up for grabs.


Hacking Education with DonorsChoose.org Contest

Kin Lane, April 13th, 2011

DonorsChooseThere is a lot of discussion going on right now about what is wrong with the American public school system and about how to fix it. But despite heated debates about what’s working and what’s failing, there is still a lack of good information, particularly when it comes to what teachers need in their classrooms and what matters most to parents. DonorsChoose.org is trying to bridge that gap and now has a contest to encourage developers to help by using its DonorsChoose API.


19 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Twitter and YouTube

John Musser, November 6th, 2010

This past week 21 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon RDS Relational Database Service, GreatSchools and Groupon. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and Twitter. And [...]


Best New Mashups: Doing Good With DonorsChoose

Adam DuVander, November 3rd, 2010

DonorsChooseIt’s easy to get caught up in platforms offering developers riches, or big mashup acquisitions. Now, we like all sorts of applications, but we often don’t take time out to recognize those looking to create change through APIs. In the case of the three recent mashups we list below, each uses the DonorsChoose API and is attempting to help classrooms raise money and supplies.


14 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube

Adam DuVander, October 30th, 2010

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 14 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Mappy. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 9 mashups), Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yelp, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube and Flickr

Adam DuVander, October 23rd, 2010

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DonorsChoose, Eventbrite, Google Health, MailChimp, Yahoo Weather and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Foursquare, Google Maps and [...]


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