December starts tomorrow and brings with it the upcoming holiday season. Before we dive headfirst into the final month of the year, let’s take a look back at November and the best mashups that we didn’t catch the first time around. This group of mashups include a social content discovery site, shopping price comparison, business traveler information and a keyword research tool. For more information keep reading below.
Datasift scores $15 million in funding to marry public data to private enterprise data. Subtledata debuts developer platform to access point-of-sale systems. Plus new Facebook features for Hootsuite, Cloudability exits beta while offering killer analytics and cloud spending controls, and 12 new APIs.
Snip.it lets you collect what you see on the web, be it an article, video, or image, then categorize it, add your own comments, and share it. The Snip.it API, currently in version 2, is RESTful with the response in JSON. Snip.it itself features a backbone.js-powered page load structure to speed things along.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. As we head into November, it’s time to look back at some of mashups that missed the spotlight. This month’s mashups include a social travel guide, an events locator, a Facebook friends tracking app and a fun mosaic tool. For more information keep reading below.
Zendesk announces Radar, a push notification framework. AT&T Developer Summit 2013 invites developers to hack on AT&T APIs. Plus: Some great advice on what developers want from API Providers, Twilio is hiring engineers at a rate of 20 per quarter, and 20 new APIs.
For music, there’s Pandora. For film, there’s Netflix. And now for art, there’s Art.sy. Art.sy is an online storehouse of fine-art images as well as an art appreciation guide. This start-up’s mission is to make all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and is aimed specifically at those already comfortable with browsing image-driven websites on monitors and tablets. The Art.sy API helps promote accessibility on a developer level.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Product Advertising, EyeEm, Feedzilla, Google Drive, PaperBack Swap and SugarSync . The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Dropbox and EyeEm. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Storage (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Last month, ProgrammableWeb published a post announcing that the first “API Strategy and Practice Conference” would be taking place the 1st and 2nd of November in New York City. New speakers and panel sessions have been added to the conference events schedule since the time the original post was published.