One of the more frustrating things about using business applications is they invariably impose some form of workflow that is baked into software. Vendors have long argued that these workflows are essentially amalgamations of best practices that the vendor has painstakingly aggregated while researching and developing the application.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Your Mapper . And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Our API directory now includes 199 email APIs. The newest is the Uptime Robot API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SendGrid API. We list 10 SendGrid mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of email APIs.
If you want to attract developers to your platform, obviously great API documentation is important. But that’s really only one piece of the story. The reason clear docs are great is that they enable that first test of an API, the “hello world.” There are several ways to accelerate that process, as described in the five keys to a great API. Below you’ll find six ways to reduce that TTFHW, or time to first hello world.
Our API directory now includes 221 marketing APIs. The newest is the Front Door Daily Deals API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SendGrid API. We list 10 SendGrid mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of marketing APIs.
This week we had 74 new APIs added to our API directory including a large dataset querying service, badge creation and earning system, social product recommendation platform and an API integration platform. In addition, we covered a new API that enables B@B personalization marketing, an alternative to the Face.com API, the first Mark Wahlberg API and the release of the DGCourseReview API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Google’s new partner program makes the search giant look pretty enterprisey. The weather channel uses Facebook to tell you which friends might be affected by bad weather. Plus: a civic-minded Colorado hackathon, YouTube load data and 20 new APIs.
Our API directory now includes 62 image APIs. The newest is the Pic Resize API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Map Image API. We list 12 Yahoo Map Image mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of image APIs.
With the calendar turning to June, we’ll take the opportunity to look back at some of our Mashup of the Day selections for May that haven’t yet been covered. These mashups make use of APIs from Amazon, Google Maps, New York Times and Facebook.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a social eCommerce platform, optical character recognition service, location information services, web marketing services and a mobile printing app. In addition we covered Involver’s launch of a groundbreaking social advertising optimization API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.