15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Reddit, Twitter, and Blekko

Kevin Sundstrom, March 31st, 2013

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).


Standards and Documentation Voted Most Important to API Adoption

Adam DuVander, February 25th, 2013

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.


Today in APIs: Mining Archives, Open Innovation, and 24 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 11th, 2013

New York Times Article SearchWhy the New York Times is key to the future. Open innovation and the distributed business model. Plus: service tracks API client library changes, Twitter advertising API, and 24 new APIs.


55 New APIs: Backupify, Codebase and Tinypass

Kevin Sundstrom, February 10th, 2013

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.


Interview: An API-a-day Keeps the… Are You Kidding?

Greg Bates, January 30th, 2013

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.


Find Out Who’s Who With Indie Identity Service IDLight API

Garrett Wilkin, January 14th, 2013

IDlightAn 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.


Today in APIs: Google Takes on AWS, Developer Support and 4 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 17th, 2012

Amazon EC2Google’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.


14 APIs Used in 7 Days: eBay, Foursquare and Amazon eCommerce

Wendell Santos, November 3rd, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 14 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ElderCare Locator. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Google App Engine and Mail Chimp

Wendell Santos, October 20th, 2012

This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. and The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Your Mapper . And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Best New Mashups: The Latest Flickr Mashups

Wendell Santos, October 19th, 2012

FlickrThis week we’re spotlighting the Flickr API, one of our most consistently popular APIs. Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory appearing in over 600 mashups. Each of the mashups below leverage Flickr and have been named mashup of the day since August.


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