Skobbler uses the free editable OpenStreetMap to create apps such as GPS Navigation 2, and ForeverMap that provides maps offline that work when you can’t be online. The company has just released the Skobbler tiles API. Compatible with popular frameworks like Leaflet, OpenLayers and Google Maps API v3, its API allows you access to its tile server and to embed maps in your applications.
Amazon announces finalists of 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge and sets the stage for the Finale. IKANOW provides Big Data API to analyse your big data sources. Plus: Layer 7 unveils APIfy to deliver API management via Cloud Services, non-profit API for TV and Movie Data and 11 new APIs.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bing Maps Geocode Dataflow, Google Page Speed Online, Postmark, RoboWhois, SEOmoz and WebKnox. The most often used APIs this week are Bing Maps, Bing Maps Geocode and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).
MapBox, builder of open source tools for map creation, has just won more than half a million dollars to focus it’s development efforts on the OpenStreetMap project. This is a big win for the mapping community because this grant will further the development of the community at OpenStreetMap as well as strengthen the open source toolset that the MapBox team has been creating. This funding might also serve as a confidence boost for MapBox API consumers.
The Crunchbase API is getting an upgrade and now requires API keys. Factual added a bunch of new data in the US and globally to its Factual Places API. Plus: OpenStreetMap funding for MapBox, Klout as a business and 15 new APIs.
Hosting company Rackspace has acquired the Mailgun API as another tool in its infrastructure arsenal. Walgreens launched a Facebook app using its photo department API. Plus: Twitter API changes ripple to the users, Craigslist testing maps and 7 new APIs.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.
Google and Microsoft release updates to Maps. Mapquest releases their official iPhone API. Operation Developer Love from Facebook. Plus: The NY Times Campaign Finance API, MavaIQ Launches Currency Market Data Web/Excel Service and 14 New APIs.
Google has some big changes for its database-like Google Fusion Tables API. Conference agenda site Lanyrd is using the foursquare API to make event check-ins more useful. Plus: PadMapper finds a Craigslist API, ESRI buys a mapping startup and 21 new APIs.
Super-blog Huffington Post is sharing the political polling data it collects via its first API. Flickr map updates shows someone is paying attention to geo at Yahoo. Plus: a solution to the “Twitter problem,” the print button and 13 new APIs.