This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 500px, FilePicker, Images, Imgur and World Weather Online Time Zone. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Yahoo Query Language. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
At first, the phrase “my API is my Product” seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a “set of programming instructions designed to access an app.” Period. We’re talking about a means, rather than an end. That’s why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 10 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Wikipedia and Panoramio. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, WordPress.org and Zazzle. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Blogging (1 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 2 mashups).
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Apicultur Word Lemmatizer, Blekko, HAMweather Aeris, Handset Detection and Tesco. The most often used APIs this week are Reddit and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and News (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
At last week’s Small Business Web Summit, I hosted a pair of API sessions, including one on developer experience. Joe Dennis of ItDuzzit and Ray Anderson of BatchBook led the spirited discussion. In the end, the group voted on the most important aspects we covered, with standards narrowly beating out documentation as the most important factors.
This week we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a health care insurance directory service, a u.s. international tourist service, an anarchy online tradeskills recipe bot, a real-time automatic packet reporting system database, a home automation and remote device monitoring/control service, a saas backup and recovery service, a remote hvac control service and a health data graphing service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Okay, spot the New Year’s resolution that’s different: lose weight, exercise, stop procrastinating, build one App every weekday using APIs. Yeah. That last one is the focus of Purchase College student Ali Fairhurst. She’s created a website of her work, APIaday, pledging to build a new App 5 days a week through January.
An email address can be the key to an online identity, and that’s just what IDLight is using in its identity lookup API. By supplying either an email address or a URL to the IDLight API you could be turning the key to unlock a swath of identity information.
Google’s Pay-Per-Use API Services Challenges Amazon. Another secret to building APIs is developer support. Plus: Making a case for retail and APIs, Codeproof API makes MDM integration easier, and 4 new APIs.