Our API directory now includes 73 transportation APIs. The newest is the car2go API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Traffic API. We list 20 Yahoo Traffic mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of transportation APIs.
Our 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.
Our API directory now includes 134 travel APIs. The newest is the TakeABreak API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Kayak API. We list 12 Kayak mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of travel APIs.
Our API directory now includes 45 transit APIs. The newest is the Metro Transit NexTrip API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Traffic API. We list 20 Yahoo Traffic mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of transit APIs.
Facebook added subscriber data to its Facebook Graph APIand the Google AdWords API updated its SOAP validation. Wait, people still use SOAP? Plus, two sides to API frustration, a mobile app contest, HTTP API evolvability and six new APIs.
This week we had 81 new APIs added to our API directory including an online repository of medical device information, address book contacts import service, open government data database and sharing platform, online marketplace for daily deals, rating application and a project management platform. In addition we looked at an unexpected SIRI app and the effect of Usergrid’s acquisition.
When Apple announced the API powered Siri feature, many started asking the same question we did when Siri was just an app mashup: where’s the Siri API? While Apple hasn’t added one, we now list a SIRI API, but it’s not the one you want to see.
I generally cover shopping related APIs, but recently hackathon events have piqued my interest. This past weekend I attended a two-day hackathon called “Reinventing Local”. This event was hosted at General Assembly, a local co-working space for startups in NYC, and well-known in the entrepreneur community. The theme was geared toward local businesses and was presented by American Express OPEN Forum, which I feel necessary to mention now has an API of their own allowing instant access to small business content. The event was sponsored by Mashery (also a ProgrammableWeb sponsor), ConstantContact and Meetup.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York State (MTA) recently announced a new apps contest called MTA App Quest. The contest is designed to promote apps that cover a much broader system than just New York City and spark interest around the MTA API and newly released datasets. The MTA App Quest is the latest chapter in the MTA’s transformation from a relatively closed agency to one that is embracing open transit data.
With the introduction of low cost 3D printers like Makerbot, 3D printing has exploded in areas ranging from art to architecture. This increase in popularity of 3D printers, and 3D modeling software like SketchUp is democratizing manufacturing and making 3D printing accessible by the masses.