ProPublica Forensics API: Peeling Back the CSI Fantasy to Reveal Patchwork Justice

Greg Bates, December 4th, 2012

ProPublica ForensicsThe ProPublica Forensics API allows access to data from Propublica’s investigation into the quality of autopsies across America. The API provides “state and county-level data about coroner and medical examiner systems in the United States.” The RESTful API is available in JSON, XML and JSON-P formats. An astounding variety of data are available, from the ratio of autopsies to what is expected, to the number of uncertified pathologists working in a state or county system, and on and on.


453 Search APIs: eBay, Google Ajax Search and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 453 search APIs. The newest is the Automatton Instant Answers API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the eBay API. We list 220 eBay mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of search APIs.


Topsy Pro Analytics Provides Instant Social Insight

Romin Irani, August 23rd, 2012

TopsyWith the rise in big data, organizations are constantly looking to analyze the large amounts that is being generated. The challenge is not just to analyze the large data but also be able to visualize this in almost real time. Topsy, the company that currently manages the largest index of public social data on various networks like Twitter and Google Plus, has released Topsy Pro Analytics (check out the Topsy API) that addresses both those points and gives organizations a powerful analytics tool to gain insight into historical and real-time Twitter data.


Today in APIs: foursquare in TomTom, Facebook Mentions and 15 New APIs

Adam DuVander, August 21st, 2012

foursquareLocation-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.


10 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Plus, Twitter, Topsy and YouTube

Adam DuVander, July 21st, 2012

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:


Klout API Now Finds Google Plus Influencers

Adam DuVander, July 3rd, 2012

KloutThe 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.


20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Foursquare, ESPN and Digg

Wendell Santos, March 31st, 2012

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:


Today in APIs: Foursquare Maps, Topsy in Russia and 21 New APIs

Adam DuVander, February 29th, 2012

foursquareFoursquare 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.


203 Photo APIs: Flickr, Foursquare and Yahoo Image Search

Wendell Santos, February 22nd, 2012

FlickrOur 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.


5,000 APIs: Facebook, Google and Twitter Are Changing the Web

Adam DuVander, February 6th, 2012
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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.


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