I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. As we head into November, it’s time to look back at some of mashups that missed the spotlight. This month’s mashups include a social travel guide, an events locator, a Facebook friends tracking app and a fun mosaic tool. For more information keep reading below.
Zendesk announces Radar, a push notification framework. AT&T Developer Summit 2013 invites developers to hack on AT&T APIs. Plus: Some great advice on what developers want from API Providers, Twilio is hiring engineers at a rate of 20 per quarter, and 20 new APIs.
For music, there’s Pandora. For film, there’s Netflix. And now for art, there’s Art.sy. Art.sy is an online storehouse of fine-art images as well as an art appreciation guide. This start-up’s mission is to make all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and is aimed specifically at those already comfortable with browsing image-driven websites on monitors and tablets. The Art.sy API helps promote accessibility on a developer level.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Product Advertising, EyeEm, Feedzilla, Google Drive, PaperBack Swap and SugarSync . The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Dropbox and EyeEm. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Storage (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Photos (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Last month, ProgrammableWeb published a post announcing that the first “API Strategy and Practice Conference” would be taking place the 1st and 2nd of November in New York City. New speakers and panel sessions have been added to the conference events schedule since the time the original post was published.
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.