This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 29 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Active, ChaCha, JoyRack Games and World Time Engine. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 11 mashups), Utility (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
This past week 14 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 Bing Maps, ChartLyrics Lyric, PDF Generator, Retro Avatar, and Stylight. The most often used APIs this week are Google Chart, Google Homepage, and YouTube. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 5 mashups), and Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 7 new APIs added to our API directory including web services for file sharing via Twitter, payment processing, music community and sharing, travel tour and hotel bookings, as well as programmatic access to government 311 call center services. Here are details on each of these APIs:
Wikia Search has announced a new feature called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions, or WISE, which founder Jimmy Wales likens to “Facebook Apps for search results.” The new platform allows third parties to build applications, called WISEApps, that Wikia Search users can enable in their accounts and which add additional functionality to relevant search results (more at our Wikia API profile). For example, the results for an ordinary search for “Chicago weather” will include a link to AccuWeather.com, but if the user enables the AccuWeather.com WISEApp, the search result will include a full graphical five-day weather forecast.
Did you know you could use Web 2.0 APIs to search for fares or make travel bookings? Here are 5 APIs with functions ranging from travel search to availability checks to booking. And as you can see from our listing of 236 mashups tagged “travel” that travel is a very popular subject for mashups, with [...]