This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a StumbleUpon URL utility, semantic text analysis service, SMS marketing service, financial analysis, planning, and reporting service, Intuit hosted payments service and a data analysis and management service. In addition we looked at how the Screenr API can help support your systems. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This week at the Twilio Conference, the five finalists of the latest round of the Twilio Fund will be pitching their startups to compete for investment from the micro-fund. The fund is meant to encourage usage of the Twilio API as a platform and was created through a Twilio and 500 Startups partnership.
Most companies need help with their phone support. Parents want a safe way to let their kids to call relatives without sharing their increasingly-important mobile phone. And businesses have an insatiable appetite for better sales information or help hiring great developers. All of these problems are solved in the most recent contest from telephony-as-a-service provider (and ProgrammableWeb sponsor) Twilio. The company typically runs a weekly contest for its Twilio API, but gave devs twice as long for this mega-contest, which also produced five winners.
This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 47 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Facebook Social Plugins, GitHub, Google Font, Omgili, RealtyBaron Answers, Tiny-URL Open, twt.fm, We Are Hunted, Yahoo Social Directory and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (10 APIs, 15 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Search (5 APIs, 7 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 28 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 Cownt Us, Fizber Neighborhoods by State, Grooveshark, QuickFuse, RealtyBaron Answers, Safe Creative, Subj3ct and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 11 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 10 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The web makes everything global and yet, everything is also local. APIs allow content and data to be filtered to just the stuff we need. The collection of great mashups below take advantage of those features to show local content to anyone, using location as a filter.
This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 33 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AddThis Menu, Akismet, BlankSlate, Google Website Optimizer, WhatCounts and Zendesk. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups).
In addition to the 6 new APIs we just highlighted, there were another 7 added to our directory last week. What were they? They include APIs for voice calls for Twitter users, online image editing, URL shortening (again), SMS bots, video streaming and help desks. Here is a rundown of these 7 new APIs: