20 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Foursquare, Tropo, Twitter and Wikipedia

Adam DuVander
Dec. 11 2010, 08:00AM EST

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AvantLink and Big Huge Thesaurus. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Tropo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 9 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 6 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 used in FriendLynx

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in Shopping Complex Online, WishGenies

AvantLink AvantLink used in Gearbum

Big Huge Thesaurus Big Huge Thesaurus used in CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox

Facebook Facebook used in BingAgain, CheckinSpy, FriendLynx, WishGenies

Flickr Flickr used in CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox

Foursquare Foursquare used in BusyLunches

Google AJAX Libraries Google AJAX Libraries used in FriendLynx

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in Fone Findr

Google Chart Google Chart used in GEOCONTEXT-Profiler

Google Latitude Google Latitude used in GeoCam

Google Maps Google Maps used in API Scores, CheckinSpy, GeoCam, GEOCONTEXT-Profiler

Google Maps Elevation Google Maps Elevation used in GEOCONTEXT-Profiler

Google Visualization Google Visualization used in Gearbum

Last.fm Last.fm used in Last.fm Podcast Finder

LinkedIn LinkedIn used in BusyLunches

Microsoft Bing Microsoft Bing used in BingAgain

Tropo Tropo used in AwayFind, Fone Findr, I can't find my Phone

Twitter Twitter used in AwayFind, FriendLynx, Tweetoon

Wikipedia Wikipedia used in CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox

Mashups of the day:
And each day there is one mashup selected to be Mashup of the Day. Here are last week's winners:

 BingAgain

 BusyLunches

 CheckinSpy

 CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox

 FriendLynx

 Last.fm Podcast Finder

 WishGenies

Adam DuVander -- Adam heads developer relations at Orchestrate, a database-as-a-service company. He's spent many years analyzing APIs and developer tools. Previously he worked at SendGrid, edited ProgrammableWeb and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101.

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