This past week 16 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 DoIt, Google Directions, Kelkoo, Magento, Miso, Pachube, PicPlz, WikiLocation and Yahoo Weather. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook Social Plugins, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used a total of 28 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs that developers used this week include Akismet, Big Huge Thesaurus, Bing Maps, ShareThis, and the Your Mapper API. The most often used APIs this week were Flickr, Google Maps, and Twitter. And the most popular categories of APIs used were: Mapping (8 APIs, 14 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
At the end of July Last.fm (our Last.fm API profile) shut off some old API calls, to the disappointment of some mashup users and developers. The company had some good reasons, but it raises the question about what developers should expect, especially from free APIs.
This week saw the widest range of APIs being used to develop mashups we’ve seen in awhile: 42 different APIs used in 7 days. Of those new apps added to our mashup directory, only a handful were map mashups, whereas most of them used more unique APIs: Google Chart API, indeed API, Livekick API, MTV API, NPR API, Tagalus API, TwitPic API, uClassify API, Vimeo API, and the Yelp API. Also, given that within the last 24 hours the highly anticipated Wolfram|Alpha search engine and structured reference went live, we did happen to see a number of semantic and linked-data APIs used this week: Reuters Calais API, DBpedia API, and Freebase API (and we’ve just added a profile for the Wolfram|Alpha API). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: