This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 31 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Menu, Get Satisfaction, Google Buzz, IMified, IP Address Lookup, Picnik and PostalMethods. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Facebook and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups).
It’s been a while since we discussed YAP, Yahoo’s new open application platform that allows developers to build applications that integrate with Yahoo’s various web properties, including Yahoo Mail and My Yahoo. Late last week Yahoo announced the release of several third party applications built on YAP that provide users with a variety of tools and services.
Along with the rapid growth of video APIs, the marketplace of photo-related APIs continues to expand rapidly. Since we looked at 36 Photo APIs earlier this year, we’ve added nearly a dozen new ones, and there are now 47 APIs tagged “photo” in our web service directory.
Most people don’t realize how many popular photo services like Flickr, Smugmug and Picasa offer web APIs. In this overview, we’ll take a look at the breadth and power of currently available photo APIs and the types of photo mashups developers are building with them.
If you have ever wanted to create photo mashups using Google’s Picasa, now you can. As Sven Mawson of Picasa Web Albums Team announced there is now a GData API for Picasa. Media mashups are hot: as we noted in our piece on 200 Photo Mashups, photography-related mashups are one of the most popular genres.