This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 50 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Acapela, APIfy, AuthorityLabs Account, AuthorityLabs Partner, Boxcar, Buffer, Diigo, Google Sites , Gravatar, Instapaper, Pinboard, Plurk, Pocket, Posterous, Readability , Scoop.it, Svpply, Weather Central, WordPress.com, Yammer and Zootool. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Bookmarks (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
What do you think will happen if you bring the best minds in photography, photo-editing, web design and computer science together? Chances are that it could give rise to the next set of imaging applications that could much further than what Instagram has achieved. If it sounds interesting, you do not want to miss the Photo Hack Day 3 being organized by Aviary, the photo-editing API platform for web and mobile.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer engagement and loyalty promotion service, app performance testing, crowd-sourced language learning service, live video broadcasting, electronic payments service and an enterprise social networking service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
A year ago we took a look at mashups that deliver the latest news to users. This week, we want to revisit that category and see what new tools have been created to help users find and read their news. These mashups use traditional search APIs such as Bing and Google as well as social APIs from Facebook to Twitter.
Have an eye for fashion, live in NYC and love hacking APIs? If yes, then NYC Fashion Hack Day 2012 is tailor made just for you. The event is hosted by Gilt Groupe, Tumblr and Apigee and developers with the most fashion conscious project built with future plans stand to win awards and support to move their project forward.
The Tumblr firehose is now available via the Gnip API. A new daily deal API is focused on a new place: the deal sites themselves. Plus: API packaging, gambling in the cloud and 8 new APIs.
Google quickly ushered its Google Plus Hangouts API out of preview mode, meaning apps built on the service can now be launched. Facebook also made changes to its API, bringing location to photo and status objects. Plus: redefining TV Guide via API, an OpenSocial platform and 17 new APIs.
Berlin start-up Readmill, is providing a platform for eBooks that connects readers regardless of what platform they are using. Readmill’s core offering is a free bookreader that competes head to head with Amazon’s and Apple’s offerings. Unlike other eReaders, Readmill is based on a device-neutral, API-driven platform that integrates social recommendations, annotations and geolocation services.
As Google continues to set the bar for website analytics, Hootsuite, the social media management service, is promoting its ability to create sophisticated visualizations based on data available through the Google Analytics API. In the crowded world of social management and analytics tools, Hootsuite is poised somewhere between a multichannel social publishing platform and social analytics tool. Their recent focus on data visualization shows just how important the analytics part of the business is. While Hootsuite offers a free entry-level service the advanced Google Analytics integration is only available to paid subscribers.