Each week here at ProgrammableWeb we have dozens of new mashups added to our mashup directory. And each week these applications use dozens of different APIs, often in unexpected ways and in unique combinations. For example, this past week there were 23 new mashups added which in total used 24 different APIs (some APIs were used once, some many times). To give a sense of the breadth, the list below shows you which APIs were used by which mashups:
Congress Facebook is a new mashup that combines 11 different web APIs that wants “to make Congress more accountable and transparent”. The app tracks a lot of data for each member: voting records, FEC reports, Campaign Finance summary, their opinions on the issues, and even their state’s federal spending reports. The design of the site is basic, but the it’s data rich. And among other things, it’s an entry in a contest we reported on last month Sunlight Labs’ Apps for America contest.
Every day of the year we get new mashups get added to our directory and as of yesterday the total was an even 2800 mashups.
Want to create web mashups about music? You have lots of sources to choose from as there are over 25 music APIs listed on ProgrammableWeb. The most popular of these is the Last.fm API but there are many other options, many of which you may not have realized existed.
Of the the 2565 mashups listed here just over 9% are tagged “shopping”. That’s 338 shopping mashups. Each week we see a variety of the 33 e-commerce APIs used for interesting forms of shopping applications and this past week’s been no exception. The e-commerce API segment is so active that we’ve created a new section [...]
If you want to see an interesting set of music-themed mashups, checkout our list of 36 Last.fm mashups all of which in some way utilize the Last.fm API. Many provide unique ways to search for artist data, photos and videos and connect these to Last.fm playlists. Here are three of the most popular entries (note [...]
See how censorship targets online communities around the world with the Access Denied Map (see our full mashup profile here). As mashup creator Sami Ben Gharbia
Firefox has become a very popular development platform and it’s no surprise that some of the hundreds of developer-built extensions are using third party APIs like those listed here. As of now you can see 12 Firefox mashups listed here at PW. Some worth checking-out include:
Shareaholic: The most recent addition to our listings, this Firefox [...]
Want to build data-centric mashups mixing together structured data like RSS feeds? As of yesterday there’s a notable new player on the block: Yahoo! Pipes. From their site:
What Is Pipes? Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service [...]