123 Database APIs: GeoNames, Freebase and Yahoo Query Language

Wendell Santos, May 23rd, 2012

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 123 database APIs. The newest is the BigTable API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 81 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of database APIs.


Location Mashups using Facebook, Foursquare and Google Maps

Wendell Santos, April 20th, 2012

Google MapsToday’s roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.


Best New Mashups: Tools Mashups Using Google Maps, Google Chart and Zazzle

Wendell Santos, February 17th, 2012

Google Distance MatrixSometimes the best mashups are the simplest ones. Those mashups that do one thing and do it well. We like to think of those mashups as tools and today we’re going to take a look at some of the most recent ones that caught our attention. Many of these mashups take advantage of Google’s large collection of APIs such as GoogleMaps and GoogleChart. See below and maybe you’ll find that perfect tool.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: Zillow, Sendgrid and Yahoo Answers

Wendell Santos, February 11th, 2012

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon SES, Google Directions, Google Distance Matrix, Picitup, Stripe, UrbanDictionary and VHX. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, SendGrid and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twilio, Bing, Reddit

Wendell Santos, January 14th, 2012

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AwardWallet, Factual, Quizlet Flashcards and SpamOn. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


26 Weather APIs, 12 Support JSON

Wendell Santos, January 11th, 2012

HAMweather AerisWeather has always been a popular category with 26 Weather APIs listed in our directory. While XML is still the leading data format used, the trend of JSON becoming the developer’s choice over the last few years is also reflected in the Weather category. Since the beginning of 2010, JSON is the leading data format used by Weather APIs with 11 added to the directory out of 12 JSON weather APIs. The chart below shows the breakdown of APIs using various data formats.


25 APIs Used in 7 Days: CareerBuilder, Last.fm, LinkedIn

Wendell Santos, August 27th, 2011

This past week 23 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 CareerBuilder, FreshBooks, LinkUp Job Search Engine, Magento, Mediaburst SMS, Scalr and SocialOomph. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Job Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups) and Reference (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter

Adam DuVander, February 12th, 2011

This past week 27 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Avvo, Collecta, Forvo, Google Geocoding, Google Gmail OAuth, Map24 AJAX API, Playme, Quora, SemanticHacker, SendGrid and Yahoo PlaceFinder. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: FedEx, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Last.fm

Adam DuVander, January 8th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Abbreviations, Kynetx, PubSub, Qwerly, Superfeedr and Yahoo Music Engine. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Reference (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


55 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp and YouTube

Adam DuVander, November 13th, 2010

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 55 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Keyword and Term Extraction , Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, BatchBook, CitySourced, Dailyplaces, Factual, Google Maps Elevation, Google Places, SEOmoz, Walk Score, WhitePages.com, Yellow Canada and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Earth and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Shopping (7 APIs, 8 mashups) and Social (6 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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