21 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, FriendFeed, Google, Facebook

John Musser, October 18th, 2009

This past week 14 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 21 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Weather Underground, What The Trend?, and WiserEarth. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Talk, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Other (3 APIs, 3 mashups), and Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


FriendFeed Updates API, Gets Bought, What Next?

Adam DuVander, August 24th, 2009

FriendFeedIt’s rare that developers run from an API that just lost its “beta” tag. That may be the case with FriendFeed, which stole its own spotlight when it was acquired by Facebook.


53 APIs Used in 7 Days: Bing, Flickr, Last.fm, Ooyala, Salesforce, and 48 More

John Musser, June 28th, 2009

No sooner had we seen a record number of APIs used in a single week last week, than this week we now saw 53 different APIs used to build the 22 new mashups were add to our mashup directory this past week. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amplify, AOL Video [...]


45 Different APIs used in 7 Days: From Digg to Netflix to FriendFeed to YouTube

John Musser, June 21st, 2009

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:


Times Wire: The New York Times Makes Its Newswire API Shine

Andres Ferrate, May 12th, 2009

New York Times Newswire

The New York Times has been gaining momentum in opening up its vast stores of information via APIs such as the TimesPeople, Article Search, and Real Estate APIs and mashups such as Represent (our coverage on Represent). Now the media giant has taken another step forward by implementing a new service that leverages its Newswire API (our Newswire API Profile).


From F1 Racing to Etsy Hearts – 31 Different APIs Used This Week

John Musser, April 18th, 2009

For the second week in a row, over 30 different APIs were used to build new apps in our mashup directory. Those 20 mashups used 31 different APIs. And once again not all of those APIs are the usual suspects. Less common ones used include Formula 1 Racing data API Ergast, the new Etsy API and Twilio API, the ecommerce pay-per-action LinkShare API, the Sunlight Labs API, and short URL expander LongURL. And in what’s clearly the new number one, the Twitter API was used in 4 of this week’s mashups. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


From Gambling to FriendFeed – 30 APIs Used This Week in Mashups

John Musser, April 11th, 2009

What do gambling, streaming music, job listings and top ten music charts all have in common? They were some of the 30 APIs used to build this week’s 21 new mashups listed on ProgrammableWeb. Some of the less frequently or new APIs used this week include the gaming (read gambling) API from BetFair, the NOOA Weather Service API, and the new Billboard API and Best Buy Remix API. Popular favorites used again include FriendFeed API and Last.fm. See how all 30 APIs were used in the list below:


This Week in Mashups: 24 APIs Used in 7 Days

John Musser, March 29th, 2009

Each week here at ProgrammableWeb we have dozens of new mashups added to our mashup directory. And each week these applications use dozens of different APIs, often in unexpected ways and in unique combinations. For example, this past week there were 23 new mashups added which in total used 24 different APIs (some APIs were used once, some many times). To give a sense of the breadth, the list below shows you which APIs were used by which mashups:


HelloTxt: An API for Status Messages

Kevin Farnham, February 16th, 2009


Hellotxt
, the service that lets you simultaneously update your status and read your friends’ status across many services, has now released an API. There is a long list of microblogging and social networking sites that Hellotxt interacts with, ranging from Facebook and LinkedIn to of course Twitter and FriendFeed (see their home page below).


Congress SpaceBook and Hillary Clinton’s FOAF Entry

John Musser, February 3rd, 2009

Sunlight LabsCongress 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.


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