A Github project that provides a WhatsApp API gets pulled down. Craigslist and 3Taps in a legal battle. Apigee wants to be the plumbing layer for Data Centers. Plus: ServiceStack helps developers create REST APIs in .NET, what customers and partners are doing with the SureVoIP VoIP API, and 16 new APIs.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 22 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Pushover, TelAPI and Zapier. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, TelAPI and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Telephony (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Shipping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
How many companies that sprouted in 1724 can boast of an API launch in 2012? Pearson, now in its 288th year, has announced its 7th API. Pearson, continually finding value in the API method of market strategy, expanded its resources available via API with the dkimages API. The latest in Pearson’s API lineup consists of “an encyclopaedic collection of 90,000 high-resolution images, ready to [integrate, and range from] classic whilte background shots to in-situ images.” The API allows developers to integrate the collection with existing apps through purchasing, listing, viewing, or searching for images.
At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.
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:
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.
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.
Are you tired of seeing anchor desks and news bylines dominated by middle-aged white dudes? Do you have radical ideas for changing journalism as we know it through the use of technology? Then maybe you should apply to be a 2012/13 Knight-Mozilla Fellow.
Criagslist cease & desist letters show that the company wants to keep their data in-house. Foursquare provides “Promoted Updates” but who knows if they are in the API. Zemanta offers advice on how to design, implement and offer APIs. Plus: Spreadly integrated XING, Flattr and Tumblr, Hacker News discusses API best practices and 24 new APIs.