Best New Mashups: New Takes on Shopping APIs

Adam DuVander, October 20th, 2010

Amazon eCommerceLately we’ve seen some fun shopping mashups that aren’t just simple price comparison apps. Instead these use the APIs–mostly Amazon Product Advertising API–to track your collections, keep up-to-date with entertainment and find products in a fun, conversational way.


41 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Latitude, iTunes and Facebook

Adam DuVander, October 9th, 2010

This past week 31 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 41 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ChaCha, Google Font, Google Latitude, IMified, iTunes and iTunes Connect, JoyRack Games, Library of Congress SRW, Maponics, Yahoo Placemaker and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Google App Engine, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 20 mashups), Other (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


40 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Search, Flickr and Twitter

Adam DuVander, September 25th, 2010

This past week 27 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 40 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include CitySearch CityGrid , Gowalla and Infochimps . The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 13 mashups), Search (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Internet (4 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Understand Your Social Impact with BackType

Tomas Vitvar, September 24th, 2010

BackTypeEver wondered what impact your active presence on the Web has? For example, when you write a blog post or tweet about something, you may be interested in how many tweets your post receives and how many users can potentially reach your post. There are many ways to measure your social impact, however, to cover all social channels and platforms can be difficult to achieve. A Silicon Valley based company BackType builds an analytics platform that helps you understand your social impact at large.

BackType's Search Box

BackType’s major goal is to give users a very comprehensive view of all social media. Today, it supports over one million sites and networks including Twitter and Facebook. When your app wants to get all the data that comes from Twitter, you can use the Twitter’s Streaming API which is the subject to various limits. BackType, however, belongs among those few that have the unlimited access to the full Twitter firehose. It can access more than 50 million tweets a day coursing through Twitter.


37 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Digg, eBay, Foursquare, Google, Twitter, YouTube and Zillow

John Musser, April 16th, 2010

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include CorpWatch, ImageShack, LongURL, Scribd, Scribd iPaper, Tweetmeme and TweetPhoto. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Office (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Video (3 APIs, 3 mashups).


56 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google, LinkedIn, NPR, Sunlight, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp, and YouTube

John Musser, March 27th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 56 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Blogmarks, Friendster, Gigablast, Posterous, Twinfluence, Twitter Grader, TypePad , ZoomIn and ZoomInfo. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 15 mashups), Search (7 APIs, 11 mashups) and Video (7 APIs, 12 mashups). The following list shows which APIs were used by which mashups.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Digg, Facebook, Google, MySpace, NOAA, Twitter, and YouTube

John Musser, February 27th, 2010

This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 31 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Menu, Get Satisfaction, Google Buzz, IMified, IP Address Lookup, Picnik and PostalMethods. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Facebook and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups).


Top 10 YouTube Mashups of All Time

Adam DuVander, February 2nd, 2010

YouTubeWe list 423 YouTube mashups in our directory. Naturally, some are better than others. Below are our Top 10, as determined by popularity and editorial judgment.


15 API Used in 7 Days: Calais, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, MusicBrainz, SoundCloud, and Twitter

John Musser, December 12th, 2009

This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 15 different APIs. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Twilio, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups), and Bookmarks (1 API, 1 mashup).


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, FriendFeed, PayPal, Alexa, Lyricsfly, Basecamp

John Musser, November 11th, 2009

This past week 26 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Alexa Site Thumbnail, Moneybookers, Seesmic, and Web API for Biology. The most often used APIs this week are FriendFeed, Google Maps, Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Internet (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 8 mashups), and Payment (2 APIs, 3 mashups).


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