Today in APIs: Facebook Enables Groups for Games, Kekanto’s There’s a Map for That and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 16th, 2012

FacebookFacebook allows groups to be formed in a new and interesting way. Kekanto reveals Brazilian local search with Google Maps. Plus: Winners of Google Analytics Hackathon, get paid via the Active.com Campgrounds API, and 20 new APIs.


Today in APIs: How “Couch Commerce” is changing things, Facebook App Center Early Results and 25 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, August 15th, 2012

FacebookFacebook tells us about the impact that its new “App Center” is having on how users consume Apps. “Couch Commerce” is a big deal. Plus: a payments network takes on Google, Facebook makes it easier to find sample apps and 25 new APIs.


73 Transportation APIs: Yahoo Traffic, iRail and TFL Cycle Hire

Wendell Santos, July 4th, 2012

Yahoo TrafficOur 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.


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.


134 Travel APIs: Kayak, Yahoo Travel and HotelsCombined

Wendell Santos, February 28th, 2012

KayakOur 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.


45 Transit APIs: Yahoo Traffic, SMSMyBus and BART

Wendell Santos, February 14th, 2012

Yahoo TrafficOur 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.


Today in APIs: Facebook Subscribers, Google SOAP and 6 New APIs

Adam DuVander, January 26th, 2012

FacebookFacebook 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.


81 New APIs: Boliven, DealsGoRound and Open Government Data

Wendell Santos, January 22nd, 2012
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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.


Not the SIRI API You Were Expecting

Adam DuVander, January 20th, 2012

MTA Bus TimeWhen 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.


“Reinventing Local” Hackathon Produces 27 New Apps

Guest Author, November 10th, 2011

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.


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