This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 14 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Product Advertising, The Movie DB, This Is My Jam and World Bank. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Flickr and Last.fm. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Retail (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
AppNowGo! is a web application that builds web applications. The company provides the AppNowGo! API. This API is part of what makes the AppNowGo! platform such an easy solution for businesses and developers looking to create basic web applications, without the long development hours or complicated code.
Something new sprang up in the Flickr App Garden last month: “This is my Cam!” by Chris Martin (the San Francisco-based hacker, not that guy from Coldplay). Inspired by music sharing site This Is My Jam and built during Photo Hack Day 3, “This is my Cam!” uses the Flickr API to catalog the different cameras that were used to capture a particular user’s photos.
Twitter is adding a mobile A/B testing suite to its collection of APIs-turned-employees. The Twitter-derived Klout API is rolling out a new scoring algorithm and site. Plus: Flickr highlights a cam-sharing app, TD Ameritrade API starting to bear fruit and 27 new APIs.
This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a targeted online content distribution service, interview scheduling and conducting platform, mobile SMS messaging platform, social screenshot sharing and a photo sharing and social networking platform. In addition we covered ImageShack’s Yfrog Social taking on the big guns of the social networking space. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 13 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 500px, BioID Web Services, Singly and SubDB. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Instagram and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Video (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Tools (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
In a nutshell, TinyGrab allows users to take screenshots and share them with friends or clients through social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr. The selling point is that its fast and reliable.
Get ready to feel bad about your high school projects after seeing what a 17 year-old build with the Google App Engine API. And remember original Siri app? The voice-to-text that operated Siri before it became an Apple product is now available as a public API. Plus: all aboard a train ticket API, Evernote brings its API to China and 16 new APIs.
APIs are not only critical when it comes to extending the digital reach of an organization; they can also provide tangible brick and mortar benefits as well. Walgreens, for example, recently announced that it has developed an API and software development kit that allows developers of mobile applications to include the ability to print out photos within their applications at any one of 7,907 Walgreens locations.
Some may remember yfrog as the photo sharing service previously associated with Twitter. However, since Twitter’s launch of it’s own internal photo sharing service last year, Yfrog has been left worse for wear. Despite the effects of this, Jack Levin (ImageShack founder) has not accepted defeat and has bravely entered the social networking arena to meet the giants face to face.