146 Location APIs: Foursquare, Panoramio and Geocoder

Wendell Santos, June 20th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 146 location APIs. The newest is the LongLatToLocation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 86 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of location APIs.


Best New Mashups: The Latest Twitter Mashups

Wendell Santos, June 8th, 2012

TwitterThis week we’re spotlighting the Twitter API, one of our most consistently popular APIs. Twitter is the second most used API in our directory appearing in over 700 mashups. Each of the mashups below leverage Twitter and have been named mashup of the day since May.


30 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Wikipedia and Freebase

Wendell Santos, June 2nd, 2012

This past week 11 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 Aviary Web, CartoDB, Google Street View Image, Magento and Webcams.travel. The most often used APIs this week are Bing Maps, Facebook and Freebase. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Location Mashups using Facebook, Foursquare and Google Maps

Wendell Santos, April 20th, 2012

Google MapsToday’s roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.


61 Geolocation APIs: Panoramio, Google Gears and Yahoo

Wendell Santos, March 14th, 2012

PanoramioOur API directory now includes 61 geolocation APIs. The newest is the Onuma WFS API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Panoramio API. We list 45 Panoramio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of geolocation APIs.


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur API directory now includes 203 photo APIs. The newest is the Getty Images Connect API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Flickr API. We list 600 Flickr mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of photo APIs.


Best New Mashups: Tools Mashups Using Google Maps, Google Chart and Zazzle

Wendell Santos, February 17th, 2012

Google Distance MatrixSometimes the best mashups are the simplest ones. Those mashups that do one thing and do it well. We like to think of those mashups as tools and today we’re going to take a look at some of the most recent ones that caught our attention. Many of these mashups take advantage of Google’s large collection of APIs such as GoogleMaps and GoogleChart. See below and maybe you’ll find that perfect tool.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: Zillow, Sendgrid and Yahoo Answers

Wendell Santos, February 11th, 2012

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon SES, Google Directions, Google Distance Matrix, Picitup, Stripe, UrbanDictionary and VHX. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, SendGrid and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 7 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Foursquare, AngelList, GitHub

Wendell Santos, January 28th, 2012

This past week 18 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 AngelList, Elance, EPA Station Catalog, EPA Watershed Summary, Google Sites , Google Translator Toolkit , Mapfluence, MediaTemple and RPM Software. The most often used APIs this week are foursquare, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups) and Shopping (5 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Analytics, Wordpress.com and Orange Location

Wendell Santos, November 19th, 2011

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bump, Evature Travel Search, Orange Location, Orange SMS, Union County NC GIS and WordPress.com. The most often used APIs this week are Foursquare, Google Maps and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Telephony (3 APIs, 8 mashups), Blogging (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Messaging (2 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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