Today in APIs: API Strategy Suggestions, The API Goes Public and 18 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, November 21st, 2012 discussed the importance of a well-though-out API Strategy. releases their API for public use. Plus: FullContact’s five laws of privacy, Amazon adds common design pattern into SQS queues and SNS notifications, and 18 new APIs.

83 New APIs: Mozilla Persona, Votizen and Social Crawlytics

Wendell Santos, October 28th, 2012

This week we had 83 new APIs added to our API directory including a candidate and issue advocacy service, website and application identity login service, social media metrics service, ecommerce shop creation service, social sign in and authentication service. In addition we covered TappingStone’s efforts to stand out from the crowd and how Datownia allows anyone to create an API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today In APIs: Zendesk Radar API, AT&T Developer Summit and 20 New APIs

Romin Irani, October 23rd, 2012

ZendeskZendesk announces Radar, a push notification framework. AT&T Developer Summit 2013 invites developers to hack on AT&T APIs. Plus: Some great advice on what developers want from API Providers,  Twilio is hiring engineers at a rate of 20 per quarter, and 20 new APIs.

316 Government APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, NOAA National Weather Service and US Postal Service

Wendell Santos, September 25th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.

99 New APIs: Amazon, StayClassy, Singly and Cheddar

Wendell Santos, August 5th, 2012

This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a domain name resolution service, personal data platform, not-for-profit fundraising support service, text-based task management platform and a blog search service. We also covered Urbanesia opening up their location data with their API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Chrome 21 Webcam API, mBLAST Academic Community Support and 26 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 1st, 2012

mBLAST mPACTGoogle releases Chrome 21 and it includes GetUserMedia API support. mBLAST has added a PhD extension to it’s popular mPACT API. Plus: Will google aquire Adaptly?, Transfluent releases mobile apps language translation service, BigArtMob has grand urban street art mapping plans and 26 new APIs.

Sports Data Brings Exactly That to Your Apps

Adam DuVander, June 12th, 2012

Sports DataUnless you’ve tried to make a sports app, you might not realize how hard it is to get data about sports. And most sports are full of data about possession, assists and other sporty attributes. The Sports Data API aims to make it more available, at prices that should allow more apps to be able to afford including the data.

Best New Mashups: May Roundup Featuring Amazon, Facebook and New York Times

Wendell Santos, June 1st, 2012

New York Times Best SellersWith the calendar turning to June, we’ll take the opportunity to look back at some of our Mashup of the Day selections for May that haven’t yet been covered. These mashups make use of APIs from Amazon, Google Maps, New York Times and Facebook.

25 APIs Used in 7 Days: Dropbox, Salesforce and Netflix

Wendell Santos, May 5th, 2012

This past week 11 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 25 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Atlassian Bitbucket, BuzzData,, FCC, Google Apps Email Migration, Google Drive, TFL Cycle Hire and Trailer Addict. The most often used APIs this week are foursquare, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Storage (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Video (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

MyFCC Platform Enables Government Data Mashups

Kin Lane, December 21st, 2011

The FCC just launched a new tool that allows any user to custom build a dashboard from a variety of FCC released data, tools and services, built on the FCC API. The tool, called MyFCC, lets you create a customized FCC online experience for quick access to the tools and information you feel is most important. MyFCC make it possible to easily create, save and manage a customized page, choosing from a menu of 22 “widgets” such as, latest headlines and official documents, the daily digest, FCC forms and online filings.

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