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.
Over 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.
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.
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:
Our 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.
With 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.
Our 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.
“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.