This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Currencies exchange rates, Google Maps Data, Jigsaw, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, and What The Trend?. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash, and Twitter. And the most popular types of APIs used were: Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups), and Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 45 different APIs were used to build them (certainly the most number of APIs we’ve seen used in a single week). Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Fulfillment Web Service, Amazon Queue Service, Best Buy Remix, Billboard, New York Times Movie Reviews, ViaMichelin. The most frequently used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 18 mashups), Search (5 APIs, 8 mashups), and Video (4 APIs, 8 mashups) and the most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Congress Facebook is a new mashup that combines 11 different web APIs that wants “to make Congress more accountable and transparent”. The app tracks a lot of data for each member: voting records, FEC reports, Campaign Finance summary, their opinions on the issues, and even their state’s federal spending reports. The design of the site is basic, but the it’s data rich. And among other things, it’s an entry in a contest we reported on last month Sunlight Labs’ Apps for America contest.
Want to create web mashups about music? You have lots of sources to choose from as there are over 25 music APIs listed on ProgrammableWeb. The most popular of these is the Last.fm API but there are many other options, many of which you may not have realized existed.
Another eventful Mashup Camp wrapped-up on Thursday with announcement of the winners of both the traditional Speed Geeking competition as well as the new Best Business Mashup contest. The first place prize for the now classic Speed Geeking contest went to the creators of video aggregation service chime.tv, Taylor McKnight and Chirag Mehta. For McKnight [...]
Mashup Camp 4, the premier event for mashup developers and API providers takes place next week in Mountain View. There is no better place to go to meet with the key players in this field: mashup developers, API providers, tool providers, VCs and a range of other interesting folks (see the Who’s Coming List).
Camp organizers [...]
Last week’s Mashup Camp showcased some excellent mashups including the two first place winners. Along with those there were some other great contest entries, many of which have been added to the mashup listings here. Here are a few:
gigul8r: Gigul8r helps musicians get their gigs online, so they can share them on Web sites, MySpace, [...]
If you want to meet with the key players in the mashup space — the API providers, the developers, the investors, and a host of others — your next chance is in about eight weeks. Where? At Mash Camp 3 taking place January 17 and 18th at MIT. Registration is now open, as is the [...]
Podbop! This is the winning new mashup as voted by attendees at this week’s MashupCamp. Podbop’s creator Taylor McKnight was awarded a powerful Sun Niagra/TI Ultrasparc system by Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz.
Part of what makes this mashup a winner is that it’s genuinely useful: enter your city or other location and [...]