Datasift has released a new query builder for customers working with social media. It answers a simple question: what do you do as a company, with all that data, all the Tweets, Facebook and blog comments about you? It turns out, that if you can really focus in on the comments about you, about your industry, about what customers are thinking, the answer is a goldmine of connection to your best customers and a key to going viral.
Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of video APIs.
Application Craft releases a mobile app development platform that makes application creation a lot easier. The REST Fest 2012 “unconference” is right around the corner. Plus: Twitter API Using Tiggzi, Buddycloud is Learning By Doing, and 20 new APIs.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 88 new APIs added to our API directory including an SMS messaging service, virtual server management service, website user and profile management service, business publication search service, proximity platform and telegram hand delivery service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Google has announced a major update to the AdMob API and its mobile SDK. A presentation offers an education on the API Economy. Plus: developer sued by the postal service, Amazon keeps enhancing its DynamoDB API and 15 new APIs.
This past week 13 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 Airbrake , Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SNS, iSpeech Automated Speech Recognition, iTunes & App Store Search, MongoLab, New Relic, Pinterest and Planning Center. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, HotelsCombined and Seatwave. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Database (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week’s look at the newest and best mashups will focus on one of the most popular APIs, Flickr. With nearly 600 mashups, Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory. Each of the mashups below have been added since November and make good use of Flickr.
This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a fantasy sports platform, restaurant menu and local business storefront API, web video dashboard, photo editing service, embedded search service and an application integration platform. We also covered a social media management tool adding its own API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.