This past week 7 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 ElderCare Locator. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Your Mapper . And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we’re spotlighting the Flickr API, one of our most consistently popular APIs. Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory appearing in over 600 mashups. Each of the mashups below leverage Flickr and have been named mashup of the day since August.
Are you old enough to remember using a dictionary, or a thesaurus, or even a phone book? Whatever happened to those quaint reference tools that we grew up with? They’ve been replaced, in many cases by applications and mashups like the ones we’re highlighting today. These mashups use a variety of APIs from Wikipedia, Twilio SMS, Google Maps and more. Read below for more information on each.
Box is on its way to joining the API Billionare club. Streak CRM builds on Google Cloud Platform APIs. Plus: WallaBee becomes the first iOS game to support Passbook, Trigger.io and Apigee enable fast mobile app development for the enterprise, Text My Bus eliminates wait time for Detroit citizens and 11 New APIs.
The Facebook Wall has fallen. Actually, didn’t the social network lose the “wall” when it launched Timeline last year? Nevertheless, the Facebook API still had access to post updates (assuming the user gave the app permission). Effective immediately, Facebook is removing access to the writable wall, pointing developers to two alternatives that lead to less spammy outcomes.
Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.
Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, stands strong behind the recent API changes that have angered many developers. OneTok comes out of beta and launches their voice recognition platform. Plus: The release of the fitness industry’s first open API, the Library of Congress unveils beta.congress.gov and 20 new APIs.
Twitter’s latest changes to its Twitter API have left a community of third party developers vexed to say the least. These changes are drastic enough to result in a number of apps not just having to make big adjustments, but actually shutting down completely. With all the noise being created about the issue online, many have been keen to hear some kind of response from the social media giant itself.
At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.