The fifth iteration of the API Mashup Contest is happening now. Factual changes the name, among other things, of the Geopulse API. Plus: Merging the mobile and physical shopping experience through apps and APIs.
This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile application advertising and monetization service, a webrtc video and audio services, a shipment tracking and notification service, an indoor mapping and commerce platform, a mobile application backend service, an unofficial transformice leaderboard and an online store for custom device covers. We also covered an API that changes the way payment processing works. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Okay, spot the New Year’s resolution that’s different: lose weight, exercise, stop procrastinating, build one App every weekday using APIs. Yeah. That last one is the focus of Purchase College student Ali Fairhurst. She’s created a website of her work, APIaday, pledging to build a new App 5 days a week through January.
App.net plans to become a Social App platform with Cloud Storage and File API. Metwit announces world’s first crowdsourced Weather API. Plus: Amazon announces the winners of 2012 AWS Start-up Challenge and 11 new APIs.
Digitalfolio’s API connects retailers up to its rapidly expanding comparison shopping site, currently focused on appliances and electronics, and more recently toys. With seven of the largest retailers on board, including Sears, Amazon, Walmart and Target, Digitalfolio is rapidly becoming a site retailers need to have their wares on.
Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
Our API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.