30 APIs Used in 7 Days: LinkedIn, CloudMine and Wikipedia

Wendell Santos, February 4th, 2012

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Clicky, CloudMine, Ergast, Idescat, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs, PubNub JavaScript Push, SHOUTcast Radio and Teambox. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and LinkedIn. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


160 Music APIs: Last.fm, SoundCloud and Spotify

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2012

Last.fmOur API directory now includes 160 music APIs. The newest is the Spotify Apps API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Last.fm API. We list 206 Last.fm mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of music APIs.


Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2011

Wendell Santos, December 30th, 2011

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted.


70 New APIs: Google Affiliate Network, Visual Search and Mobile App Sales Tracking

Wendell Santos, December 18th, 2011
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This week we had 70 new APIs added to our API directory including an audio fingerprinting service, sentiment analysis and analytics service, affiliate marketing network, mobile app sales tracking service, visual search service and an eCommerce service. In addition we covered a “mobile engagement” platform adding revenue analytics to their service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Best New Mashups: Video and YouTube

Wendell Santos, November 18th, 2011

YouTubeWhen looking at the tags associated with the mashups that are submitted to our directory; the most popular ones have always been mapping, social and search. In recent months that trend has continued and today we look at a mashup type that is nearly as popular but doesn’t seem to get as much coverage; the video mashup. These recent Mashup of the Day selections all incorporate video, specifically the YouTube API.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bandcamp, Facebook, Tumblr

Wendell Santos, October 8th, 2011

This past week 26 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Australian Business Number Lookup, Bandcamp, Beatport, Checkvist, Dance-Tunes, Medianet Open MP3, Mendeley, New York Times Movie Reviews and PLoS Search. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (8 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (5 APIs, 12 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


New API Billionaire: Text Extractor Alchemy

Adam DuVander, September 16th, 2011

AlchemyThe semantic text mining Alchemy API is now a member of the API Billionaires Club. The service, which makes sense of raw unstructured data, averages 65-75 million requests per day, according to Alchemy’s Elliot Turner. That brings the monthly count above 2 billion API requests.


23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twilio, Yelp and Travel Booking

Wendell Santos, August 13th, 2011

This past week 14 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Services, Amazon Flexible Payments Service, Amazon SES, BookingMarkets, Google Shopping Search, Mediaburst SMS, Open Dining Network Food Ordering, PeerIndex, Quova and Springer. The most often used APIs this week are Mediaburst SMS, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Mapping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Reference (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Let’s Host a Party

Allen Tipper, August 10th, 2011

Here at ProgrammableWeb, we love using mashups and APIs to help make our lives better in many ways. Just as mashups can take multiple APIs and piece something new together, you can do that with multiple mashups. For example, let’s say we’re going to host a party. Well, we’d need music, food, other entertainment and a way to connect people together. The mashups listed below can help you with all of this.


36 APIs Used in 7 Days: Quora, PicPlz, Amazon, Foursquare and Facebook

Adam DuVander, February 19th, 2011

This past week 25 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 36 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AgentRank, Amazon RDS Relational Database Service, Burstn, Facebook Social Plugins, Foxrate, Google Gmail OAuth, Google Prediction, Instapaper, Loxcel, PicPlz, Quora, SendGrid, Snapr and Twitter Streaming. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 9 mashups) and Database (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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