Sure, YouTube gets all the press. And YouTube gets most of the mashups. But when it comes to video APIs, there’s a lot more than just YouTube. In fact, there are 100 video APIs, from live content Ustream to micro-vlogging 12 seconds.
This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 12 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Norway Weather, PeoplePond, We Feel Fine. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, and Twitter. The most frequently types of APIs used were Reference (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This past week 22 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Glue , Google Gears Geolocation, Netflix, and SoundCloud. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, Twitter. The most common categories of APIs used are: eCommerce (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 10 mashups), and Mapping (3 APIs, 8 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Nokia, with new devices like the Nokia N97 making gadget blog headlines and the opening of the Ovi Store last month, is in the midst of a big push to expand and open its platform to web developers of all stripes. The $250,000 prize money offered in the Calling All Innovators Contest is one of the largest prizes for developers that we’ve seen, along with a hefty $30K in prizes for the Apps on Maps Contest. And finally, a new Ovi Maps API offers rich 2D and 3D views, optimized for mobile as well as website applications.
This past week 22 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some interesting or less frequently used APIs that were mashed-up this week include lyrics APIs like Lyricsfly and LyricWiki; lots of e-commerce APIs like Oodle, PriceGrabber, CNET, Yahoo Shopping, Shopping.com, and Shopzilla; messaging and telephony APIs like Skype and Twilio; as well as plenty of Google APIs including Google Translate. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
The world of video APIs continues its impressive surge, with 40 APIS now listed on ProgrammableWeb, up from the 30 video APIs profiled in February and more than double the 19 video APIs from last fall. And more video mashups appear every week, now with 340 video mashups listed.
If you know how to develop mashups then you may be in line to win some very big prizes. To get a sense of just how much money and how many prizes, take a look at the ProgrammableWeb Contest Guide and you’ll find that there have been more than 45 mashup contests thus far.
In the next two months there are a number of notable conferences and events that should be of interest to folks in this space.
Out of the over 500 APIs listed at ProgrammableWeb, how many are offered by companies based in Europe? With MashupCamp Dublin in a couple weeks, this seems like a good question. In taking a look at the directory there are at least 28 European APIs (that is, companies headquartered or founded in Europe, even though [...]