Most mashups rely on data from other APIs to do their thing. That’s part of the power of open APIs. There’s a special class of mashup that we’re featuring today. These extract additional data, hidden from casual view. Now you can find out where that short URL points, the lyrics (and more) for any song, or the spot where you can meet in the middle–as long as you can spell rendezvous.
This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 27 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bandsintown, BBC Music and Billboard. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
This past week 14 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 30 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bandsintown, Collecta, IP Location and OneRiot. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Music (4 APIs, 5 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 8 mashups).
We list 423 YouTube mashups in our directory. Naturally, some are better than others. Below are our Top 10, as determined by popularity and editorial judgment.
This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 15 different APIs. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Twilio, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups), and Bookmarks (1 API, 1 mashup).
This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs used this week include BBC Music, Evri, LazyTune, New York Times Congress, SemanticHacker, True Knowledge. The types of APIs most often used were: Search APIs (5 APIs, 7 mashups), eCommerce APIs (4 APIs, 6 mashups), and Mapping APIs (4 APIs, 14 mashups), with the top 3 APIs used this week Google Maps, Twitter, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
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:
Want to create web mashups about music? You have lots of sources to choose from as there are over 25 music APIs listed on ProgrammableWeb. The most popular of these is the Last.fm API but there are many other options, many of which you may not have realized existed.