Our API directory now includes 101 biology APIs. The newest is the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility API. We list 2 Global Biodiversity Information Facility mashups .
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BitStamp and Realtime Register. The most often used APIs this week are BTC-e, CampBX and Mt Gox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Financial (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
Our API directory now includes 27 museums APIs. The newest is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Brooklyn Museum API. We list 1 Brooklyn Museum mashup .
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that builds word-of-mouth campaign management software providing read only access to its CRM system, a visual image search and recognition application, a ordering, inventory and point of sale management service for both retailers and suppliers, and geolocation based off of an IP address. In addition, we profiled an on demand delivery and shipping service.
This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI, Chatterbox,DatumBox, Geo IP Lookup, Nokia Maps, Quova, Repustate, Semantria, Skyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprise, foursquare and Geo IP Lookup. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups).
DataWeek and API World are already a blur, with Day Two of the industry proceedings wrapping up late last night. A packed agenda saw as many as ten sessions all happening at once, creating a sense that perhaps this conference is trying to appeal to too many audiences at once, and making it more difficult to identify emerging trends across the API economy.
Several key themes were prominent across the day’s activities, however, including the increased trust emerging in financial APIs, continued discussion on viable business models for enterprises with an API and startups reliant on APIs, and the changing nature of API services that is seeing developers require greater business analysis skills.
An emerging trend is taking place where platforms are increasingly letting developers interact with their APIs through SDKs. Layer 7’s Scott Morrison comments on why this is happening and when it makes sense, noting that “SDKs make the service subordinate to the client, thus inverting a hierarchy that goes back to the early days of distributed computing.”
Travelport launches its API for Asia. Box and Dignity create health education contest with $100,000 prize and plus benefits. Plus: Parasoft API testing provides automated and continuous testing, Adaptly becomes Twitter Ads API partner, and 20 new APIs.
Yodlee Interactive, financial data and transaction platform provider, has launched major enhancements to its API offering. Over 600 companies around the world already rely on Yodlee to fuel financial apps and services for millions of consumers. Yodlee Interactive’s API previously supported SOAP/XML and powered some of the most innovative financial apps around. However, an expanded support for REST, JSON, and HTML will enable simplified integration and cross-platform functionality.