16 New APIs: Movie Reviews, Payments and Weather

Adam DuVander, August 29th, 2010

This week we had 16 new APIs added to our API directory including a social movie review service, twitter management service, online payment service and weather mapping service. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.


WeatherBug Provides Geo Overlays for Map Mashups

Adam DuVander, August 23rd, 2010

WeatherBug GEOA new mapping-related API from WeatherBug has a response type we don’t see too often: images. The new service provides radar, temperature and other weather-related data as an overlay for Bing or Google Maps.


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, CJ, Facebook, Google OpenID, TwitPic, Twitter, WeatherBug

John Musser, March 13th, 2010

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 Clipta, Drop.io, EditGrid, Foxrate, Google OpenID, Ifbyphone, Infosniper.net, Qype, RPX and Windows Live ID Web Authentication. The most often used APIs this week are Google Checkout, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Security (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups).


Best New Mashups: Social Graphing, Realtime Emotions and a Virtual Assistant

Adam DuVander, February 12th, 2010

The mashups included below all clarify mountains of information. Using APIs, they gather the data and show it to the user in a way that makes sense. In one case, it’s a bar chart of emotions expressed over Twitter and other realtime search engines. Another takes your LinkedIn connections and displays them graphically. The other brings a handful of APIs to your iPhone, responding to your voice.


Google’s Secret Weather API

Adam DuVander, February 8th, 2010
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Google HomepageIt’s 54 degrees today in Mountain View, which any Googler could tell you by looking outside… or by using the company’s undocumented weather API. The service was created for use with iGoogle, but the interface is easily discoverable and covers a handful of other features, in addition to weather.


40 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, and WeatherBug

John Musser, February 6th, 2010

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 40 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BooRah Restaurant Search, FlightStats, Google Wave, Livekick, Mobypicture and True Knowledge. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (6 APIs, 8 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups) and Photos (4 APIs, 7 mashups).


35 APIs in 7 Days: Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google, Twilio, Twitter, Yelp, and YouTube

John Musser, January 30th, 2010

This past week 21 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Foursquare, IP Location, Mapstraction, Nextstop, ShareThis, ThisNext, TownMe Geo and TravelFusion. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 11 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 11 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).


28 APIs Used This Week: Open Government, Wikipedia, New York Times, and Football Nerds

John Musser, October 4th, 2009

This past week 16 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Fantasy Football Nerd, geocubes, Geograph, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, Norway Weather, Rezgo, WatchMouse , and WiserEarth. The most often used APIs this week are GeoNames, Google Maps, and WeatherBug. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 10 mashups), and Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


From Amazon to Zillow – 26 Different APIs Used in 7 Days

John Musser, June 6th, 2009

This past week 26 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, Google Book Search Book Viewability, LongURL, Stupeflix, Taglets, and Wishpot Shopping. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps, and Twitter. Similar to what we saw last week, there were many e-Commerce APIs used. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


5 Weather APIs – From WeatherBug to Weather Channel

John Musser, April 15th, 2009
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Weather ChannelEverybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Except when they’re building mashups. Or so it seems, given how often the 5 weather APIs in our directory get used by developers. While perhaps not as sexy as the latest social networking API, here at ProgrammableWeb we have evidence that developers value a good API for weather, having built over 70 weather mashups to date.


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