466 Mapping APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Foursquare

Kevin Sundstrom, April 30th, 2013

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 466 mapping APIs. The newest is the 1Map API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list an amazing 2454 Google Maps mashups.

Data Science Toolkit Wraps Many Data Services in One API

Ajay Ohri, February 11th, 2013

Data Science ToolkitThe Data Science Toolkit is a collection of the best open data sets and open-source tools for data science, wrapped in an easy-to-use REST/JSON API with command line, Python and Javascript interfaces. Available as a self-contained Vagrant VM or EC2 AMI that you can deploy yourself.

58 New APIs: USGS, Text Marketing and Tablet Publishing

Wendell Santos, January 20th, 2013

This week we had 58 new APIs added to our API directory including a contour mapping service, text marketing service, mobile and tablet publishing and content service, telecom information applications and airport flight connection instruction service. In addition we covered an API to embed maps in your applications. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Best New Mashups: Mapping Mashups using Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter

Wendell Santos, January 18th, 2013

Google MapsOver one-third of our mashup directory is made up of mapping mashups and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. We have taken two looks at mapping mashups in the past. With it being a year since our last review, now is a good time to look at the newest mashups taking advantage of mapping APIs. Read below for more information on each.

Today In APIs: Codecademy Launches API Lessons, Geo Ads in Stores, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 14th, 2013

Codecademy invades the API How-To Space. Walgreens starts instore ads with geofencing platform. Plus: Pealk acquired by Viadeo, Dextrorobotics finds objects in photos, and 15 new APIs.

12 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn

Wendell Santos, January 12th, 2013

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include JSON Tools. The most often used APIs this week are Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Photos (2 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

32 Postal APIs: GeoNames, Maponics and Enthusem

Wendell Santos, December 18th, 2012

GeoNamesOur API directory now includes 32 postal APIs. The newest is the Stamps.com API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 84 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.

GPS Maker Joins Crowded Mapping API Market

Adam DuVander, November 15th, 2012

TomTom Map ToolkitWith navigation units already seen on dashboards worldwide, TomTom hopes to expand its influence to mobile apps and web browsers. The company launched the TomTom Maps Toolkit API and other services it hopes will encourage innovation along the spectrum of independent developers to enterprise customers. Some of its new platform will compete directly with Google and Microsoft, among many other mapping APIs.

152 UK APIs: BBC, BBC Music and CloudMade

Wendell Santos, November 13th, 2012

BBCOur API directory now includes 152 UK APIs. The newest is the Service-X API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the BBC API. We list 28 BBC mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of UK APIs.

Today in APIs: Google BigQuery Goes JSON, Yahoo PlaceFinder and 16 New APIs

Adam DuVander, October 1st, 2012

Google BigQuery“JSON is the data format of the web,” begins the Google blog post announcing that JSON has come to its service for large datasets. And has Yahoo already upgraded its PlaceFinder to v2? Plus: YouTube shares some cool apps, $3 million healthcare contest and 16 new APIs.

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