Location-sharing service foursquare is now part of navigation company TomTom’s iPhone app. Foursquare also factors into news from Facebook about integrating user mentions into apps. Plus: Amazon’s even cheaper storage, Google App Engine, Topsy Pro and 15 new APIs.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 10 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Impossible Software. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), Media Management (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Video (1 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The company best known for measuring Twitter influence has added Google Plus to its Klout API. Though Klout connects to many networks to produce its score, only Twitter and Google Plus can be used via the API as a vector for identity.
This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon SES, ESPN, Geoportail, Readability , Readmill, ReadSocial and Topsy. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Foursquare has embraced the open maps movement. Russia’s biggest search engine integrates with the Topsy API. Plus: Disqus comments available in Gnip, Microsoft launches its own Webmaster Tools API and 21 new APIs.
Our 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.
Our API directory has hit another major milestone. We now list 5,000 APIs, just a short four months since passing 4,000. No longer is the web simply about links connecting one site to another. Instead, developers are using tools to connect data and functionality from one site to another site. It’s an incredible transformation that has happened over a very short period of time. APIs are at the heart of Google’s strategy and they led directly to the growth enjoyed by Twitter and Facebook.
When looking at the tags associated with the mashups that are submitted to our directory; the most popular ones have always been mapping, social and search. In recent months that trend has continued and today we look at a mashup type that is nearly as popular but doesn’t seem to get as much coverage; the video mashup. These recent Mashup of the Day selections all incorporate video, specifically the YouTube API.
Organizations are continuously engaged in mining the large amounts of information that is generated daily on social networks. As is natural, they would like to understand trends and any mentions in real time. Topsy, a realtime search engine has been indexing Twitter data on a daily basis and providing the Topsy API, to sift through that information. It has now added another feather in its cap by adding public Google Plus posts to its index.
This past week 30 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bing Maps Geocode, Bing Maps Routes, Bing Maps Search, Hoiio SMS, Jamendo, KooKoo, Public Transit Data Community and Topsy. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 12 mashups), Messaging (3 APIs, 15 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 10 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups: