The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of the enterprise, the latest APIs show mobile as a driving force. At least two previously locked-down categories, payments and messaging, are now being changed by APIs.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Airbrake , Deezer, exfm, GeoNB, New Relic, RunKeeper Health Graph and VK. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and New Relic. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
Mimecast released a new API that should provide richer eDiscovery. TechCrunch announced the schedule for its upcoming Disrupt NY conference. Plus: Tin Can API version 1.0 released, 3Scale raises $4.2 million to bolster its API management solutions, and 7 new APIs.
Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.
This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
The Facebook Platform for Mobile makes a push to help developers write better social apps. Hello Social aims to simplify Social Media Marketing campaigns. Plus: First Cleanweb Hackathon in the Pacific Northwest and 7 new APIs.
Developers now have access to Google Mirror API documentation and quick start guides. Win a resident internship at Evernote. Plus: RentPaidOnline announces its Partner API and 40 new APIs.