Tracing the Past Street by Street with AddressingHistory

Phil Leggetter, December 17th, 2010

AddressingHistoryWhen we search for information on a map we tend to be searching to find where something is now. But, what if you wanted to find out where something used to be? What businesses used to be located at a particular address? Where did somebody used to live? Where did all the blacksmiths used to hang out? If you are interested in find out that information there’s now a solution: AddressingHistory. AddressingHistory is a recently launched web app and API that provides access to historical data consisting of digitised Scottish post office directories combined with maps from the same time period.


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yelp, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube and Flickr

Adam DuVander, October 23rd, 2010

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DonorsChoose, Eventbrite, Google Health, MailChimp, Yahoo Weather and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Foursquare, Google Maps and [...]


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Blogger, Flickr, Foursquare, Google Maps, Twitter and Yelp

Adam DuVander, October 16th, 2010

This past week 20 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 Eventbrite and our own ProgrammableWeb API. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Shopping (4 APIs, 7 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


41 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Latitude, iTunes and Facebook

Adam DuVander, October 9th, 2010

This past week 31 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 41 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ChaCha, Google Font, Google Latitude, IMified, iTunes and iTunes Connect, JoyRack Games, Library of Congress SRW, Maponics, Yahoo Placemaker and Zappos. The most often used APIs this week are Google App Engine, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (8 APIs, 20 mashups), Other (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


35 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Adam DuVander, October 2nd, 2010

This past week 28 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Cownt Us, Fizber Neighborhoods by State, Grooveshark, QuickFuse, RealtyBaron Answers, Safe Creative, Subj3ct and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 11 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 10 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: Doing More With Geo-Data

Adam DuVander, July 5th, 2010

Sure, making a map mashup (like the more than 2,200 map mashups we list) is fairly simple these days, but how about showing more complex geographic data? That’s a bit tougher, but the sites below make it look easy. These three mashups provide environmental data, human-created place boundaries and a tool for robust geo-spatial analysis.


37 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, Twilio, Twitter, Weather Channel and YouTube

John Musser, June 20th, 2010

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Directions, Google Maps Elevation, Google OpenID, TourCMS Marketplace and Twilio SMS. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, TourCMS Marketplace and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (12 APIs, 17 mashups), Photos (5 APIs, 6 mashups) and Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in Online Toy Store

Bing Maps Bing Maps used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo

DBpedia DBpedia used in dbrec

Facebook Facebook used in G4ng, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Flickr Flickr used in Flickr Shapefiles Demo, PicWash Photo Retouch Service

GeoNames GeoNames used in G4ng

Google Ajax Search Google Ajax Search used in G4ng

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in Google Buzz via SMS

Google Buzz Google Buzz used in G4ng, Google Buzz via SMS

Google Chart Google Chart used in G4ng

Google Custom Search Google Custom Search used in G4ng

Google Directions Google Directions used in G4ng

Google Earth Google Earth used in G4ng

Google Gears Geolocation Google Gears Geolocation used in G4ng

Google Maps Google Maps used in G4ng, Jobs Assistant, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, UK Camping Map, World Cup News Map

Google Maps Data Google Maps Data used in G4ng

Google Maps Elevation Google Maps Elevation used in G4ng

Google OpenID Google OpenID used in G4ng

Google Picasa Google Picasa used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Google Static Maps Google Static Maps used in G4ng

Google Translate Google Translate used in G4ng

Google Visualization Google Visualization used in G4ng

indeed indeed used in Common Interview Querstions

Last.fm Last.fm used in dbrec

LinkedIn LinkedIn used in Jobs Assistant

MaxMind GeoIP MaxMind GeoIP used in G4ng

OpenLayers OpenLayers used in G4ng

OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap used in G4ng

Panoramio Panoramio used in G4ng

Photobucket Photobucket used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

Smugmug Smugmug used in PicWash Photo Retouch Service

TourCMS Marketplace TourCMS Marketplace used in Things to do Near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, TourCMS Marketplace Widgets

Twilio Twilio used in Remindium

Twilio SMS Twilio SMS used in Speed Dial Group Messaging

Twitter Twitter used in dbrec, G4ng, spiggler: Tweets on Streets, World Cup Mashup

Weather Channel Weather Channel used in G4ng

YouTube YouTube used in dbrec

Mashups of the day:
And each day there is one mashup selected to be Mashup of the Day. Here are last week’s winners:

 Common Interview Querstions

 dbrec

 Flickr Shapefiles Demo

 G4ng

 Google Buzz via SMS

 spiggler: Tweets on Streets

 World Cup Mashup


22 Different APIs Used This Week: Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter, and YouTube

John Musser, April 9th, 2010

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 22 different APIs were used to build them. And the mashups we’re seeing continue to follow the larger trends, with location and mobile being hot (thus use of APIs like the Foursquare API and the Gowalla API). Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Gears, Meetup and Spotify Metadata. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Google App Engine and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Mapping (5 APIs, 11 mashups).


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Foursquare, Google, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter and Yelp

John Musser, January 24th, 2010

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DigitalNZ, Doba, Foursquare, Hi5, Mobypicture and Yahoo Placemaker. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 11 mashups), Mapping (6 APIs, 13 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Government, Maps, Music, Social, Video and Weather APIs

John Musser, September 27th, 2009

This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Currencies exchange rates, Google Maps Data, Jigsaw, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, and What The Trend?. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash, and Twitter. And the most popular types of APIs used were: Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups), and Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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