Mobile commerce is a huge business opportunity because, at least in the United States, there is not much infrastructure to support it. That’s why mobile platform company Appcelerator recently announced its integration with the PayPal API. Now iPhone, Android and iPad developers using the paid version of the company’s Titanium framework also get the ability to conduct mobile commerce.
Sure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there’s a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.
We 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.
No sooner had we seen a record number of APIs used in a single week last week, than this week we now saw 53 different APIs used to build the 22 new mashups were add to our mashup directory this past week. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, AOL Video [...]
This week saw the widest range of APIs being used to develop mashups we’ve seen in awhile: 42 different APIs used in 7 days. Of those new apps added to our mashup directory, only a handful were map mashups, whereas most of them used more unique APIs: Google Chart API, indeed API, Livekick API, MTV API, NPR API, Tagalus API, TwitPic API, uClassify API, Vimeo API, and the Yelp API. Also, given that within the last 24 hours the highly anticipated Wolfram|Alpha search engine and structured reference went live, we did happen to see a number of semantic and linked-data APIs used this week: Reuters Calais API, DBpedia API, and Freebase API (and we’ve just added a profile for the Wolfram|Alpha API). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
33 different APIs were used to build this week’s new mashups on ProgrammableWeb. For the third week in a row, the two most used APIs where the Twitter API and the Google Maps API. Some mashups used APIs that were newer or less frequently seen, including APIs from Bible Gateway, Blogama, Panoramio, and the New York Times Movie Reviews. One prominent theme was music, with mashups that used APIs from Blip.fm, Last.fm, LyricWiki, and MTV. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
What do you get when you combine 36 different APIs into 28 different applications? You get this week’s additions to our mashup directory. Some of the less frequently seen APIs include Freebase, Capitol Words, MTV, as well as DigitalBucket. Which API was used most? It was the Twitter API, used in 10 mashups this week. And in yet another example of one API being built on top of another API is the TwitPic API, a Twitter-based service, used in this week’s twipick entry. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The MTV API is a standards compliant REST Atom OpenSearch API which makes it quite easy to use and develop for. If you’ve written for this type of API, you can copy most of the code for this and many other APIs including YouTube, OpenSocial, ProgrammableWeb’s beta API, as well as many others listed here. [...]
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The world of music is not just where the phrase “mashup” originated, it is also one of the most popular types of web mashups. With over 40 music APIs to choose from, developers have created a wide range of music-related mashups, over 200 music mashups in our directory.