The elite conference with wide open access to its videos is finally welcoming developers to its API, but only 50 of them. YouTube partner Rumblefish added an SDK to its developer offerings to make it easier to use its Rumblefish API for music licensing. Plus: the API Economy, domain owner verification, Netflix taming Amazon and 12 new APIs.
“Get rewarded for being social” is the slogan of PeerPerks, a new service recently launched by social media influence ranker PeerIndex. Less than a month after PeerIndex has extended its offering by providing insights into the topical influence of a user, PeerPerks is the next step of the company to make “social influence” an actual good.
Social influence ranking service PeerIndex now provides more granular rankings of users. Besides the overall influence score of a user, called PeerIndex (PI), the service now provides the so called ‘topical PeerIndex’ (tPI).
The most popular API in our directory, the Google Maps API, has been called anti-competitive in France because its basic version is free. A new app built on the AngelList API lets you slice and dice startups by location and market. Plus: genealogy programmers converge, Stripe adds webhooks and 11 new APIs.
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 Bing Translator, Google Distance Matrix, Google Page Speed Online, Martindale-Hubbell, National Library of Medicine DIRLINE, NHS, PeerIndex and Yahoo Address Book. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 8 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
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:
Last April we wrote about How Twitter’s 1 API Gave Birth to 43 New APIs. One year later, there are now 86 Twitter-derived APIs in our directory. The growth of Twitter-based APIs outpaced Twitter mashups, an area we also saw a lot of growth. There are now nearly 600 Twitter mashups. It wasn’t even a year ago that we marked the 400 Twitter mashup milestone.
SXSW was the source of a flood of real-time information on the web. Information flowed from attendees using social media tools to share what was being discussed, their thoughts and their experiences. This information was amplified further by the information be re-shared (retweeted on Twitter) and by other opinions being expressed about all things SXSW. But how is it that you ensure you don’t miss an important piece of information from within your social media connections or even outside of your normal social media circles? From an earlier post on Cadmus, an algorithmic Twitter feed service, you may be aware of the idea of curation – filtering content to ensure that you don’t miss the most relevant information. But who performs this curation and what roles do technology have in the process?
This week we had 75 new APIs added to our API directory including a subscription billing service, an SEO rank monitoring service, an online helpdesk tool, a shopping cart service, a recommendations platform, a lithuanian microblogging service an two Ning-like social network platforms. Additionally, we covered two of the APIs more in-depth with full blog posts. Tracing the Past Street by Street looked at the Addressing History API. Then we took a peek at unofficial documentation to the official Instagram API, which we called The Full-featured, Unpublished Instagram API. Below you’ll find more detail on all 75 new APIs.