This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI Text Categorization and Google Affiliate Network. The most often used APIs this week are eBay Finding, Google Maps and indeed. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Job Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ConstantContact, Edmunds.com Vehicle and Sqoot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, foursquare and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Email (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Contactually, an email driven CRM platform and contact solutions provider, has announced that the company has raised $1 million in seed funding largely due to venture capital firms Point Nine Capital and Boston Seed Capital. The company also announced the launch of the brand new Contactually API.
Consumers, providers and lovers of APIs need some face time. That’s why ProgrammableWeb is helping host an API roundtable track at the Small Business Web Summit on February 19 in San Jose. The goal is to get API thinkers together to discuss the issues we face and find solutions that improve experiences for everybody. Plus, there are two chances to drink and dine together, included in the modest event pass.
While testing out a new tool I’m working on that uses a variety of OAuth2 providers and thought I’d catalog some of the quirks I came across. This is just for the authorization flow, not for actually making requests once you’ve secured a token. Now that the OAuth2 spec is solidified we should start seeing less and less of these issues.
Examinare provides a host of survey tools to help businesses gain an edge on the competition and encourages continued innovation and customer support. In its bag of survey tools lies the Examinare API which allows developers to integrate survey data and functionality with third party apps. Examinare entered the survey market as a client required survey feedback for a special project. The project exceeded expectations and ongoing demand for survey functionality continued. Examinare aims to offer such functionality across all apps with the API.
Dropbox Chooser is already showing up in your favorite apps. Google launches groups migration to move businesses’ shared mailboxes. Plus Facebook updates its Android SDK and adds a payment tool, Amazon EC2 adds support for FreeBSD, Debian and CentOS, and 15 new APIs.
This week we had 108 new APIs added to our API directory including a video editing service, information genome platform, integration as a service platform, secure website login service and building and energy monitoring service. In addition we covered an extremely simple blogging service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Nimble, a social CRM and SaaS provider, has just announced the launch of a new Contact API and App Marketplace making it possible for developers to create engaging third-party applications using the Nimble platform.