Best New Mashups: Best Mashups of 2011

Wendell Santos, December 30th, 2011

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted.


33 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Twilio and WordPress.com

Adam DuVander, October 1st, 2011

This past week 26 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 33 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Framey, I Heart Quotes, iFixit, Shopify, Thrutu, Travel Booking Engine, Travelport and WordPress.com. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 18 mashups), Messaging (3 APIs, 9 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Cloudy With a Chance Of Tweets? Weather Channel Adds Twitter to Local Forecasts

Allen Tipper, August 11th, 2011

TwitterAlthough many of us currently use online services for our weather reports, some still like to watch the television for their weather news. The Weather Channel is the main go-to channel for weather, offering weather reports whenever you’re in need of them. It recently started to integrate Twitter into the televised reports, searching Twitter for locals talking about the weather. It also has a special site where you can find weather-related tweets for your own city.


Best New Mashups: 6 Social Mashups (And Not Just Facebook)

Allen Tipper, June 7th, 2011

FacebookThere have been a lot of new socially based mashups showing up recently. In fact, we recently topped 700 social mashups. While many of these use the Facebook API or Twitter API, there are many more social APIs. The mashups below run the gamut, though, yes, also include Facebook.


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: BBC, PhotoBucket, Amazon and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 28th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dribbble, Jamendo and Long URL Please. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Freebase and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Google, Facebook Suffer Security Vulnerabilities

Allen Tipper, May 17th, 2011

FacebookAuthentication vulnerabilities are at the center of security issues faced by two of the web’s biggest companies this week. A German security firm showed that Google’s Android platform sends some authentication tokens as plain text. Similarly, Facebook is requiring many developers to update their apps to fix a problem with “leaking auth tokens” due to iframe authentication.


24 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, YouTube, New York Times and Google Maps

Adam DuVander, November 20th, 2010

This past week 19 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BatchBook, BBC Music, Drawloop, Google Latitude, GreatSchools, New York Times TimesPeople, Tweet Scan, Walk Score and Wordnik. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Tropo and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 13 mashups), Music (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Quova Adds Free IP Geolocation API

Adam DuVander, November 4th, 2010

QuovaWe’ve previously covered 3 free to geolocate any user. Today there’s another option, with Quova offering its service for free for the first time. The simple API provides extensive geographic information with only a user’s IP address (like 208.75.242.38) as input. The service was announced, along with a developer portal, at the Business of APIs conference in San Francisco.


Twitter Basic Auth Will Truly Disappear August 30

Adam DuVander, August 16th, 2010

TwitterPreviously set to go away today, using the Twitter API with basic authentication will instead be phased out over the next two weeks. During that time, any application still using the older method should switch to OAuth, which has been the preferred method for some time.


Be Part of 300 Million “Shared Experiences” with Messenger Connect

Adam DuVander, June 28th, 2010

Windows Live Messenger LibraryMicrosoft has released a suite of tools to integrate its popular Messenger client into your website. Called Messenger Connect, the new API embeds a Windows Live Messenger chat window on your site, which enables visitors to share links, collaborate, or just stay connected to friends.


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