24 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Flickr, Amazon and Yahoo

Adam DuVander
Dec. 04 2010, 02:36PM EST

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Beer Mapping, Google O3D, Tiny GeoCoder and Yolink. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Tropo. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 8 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 9 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 used in Itooner, Song of the day

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in 3d Movie Store

Amazon S3 Amazon S3 used in Itooner, Song of the day

Beer Mapping Beer Mapping used in BeerWhere

Bing Bing used in Control Manuals

Digg Digg used in Spidi The Fox

Echo Nest Echo Nest used in Song of the day, SongFight

Facebook Facebook used in Itooner, Naturized Spots, Song of the day, SongFight, Spidi The Fox

Flickr Flickr used in FlickTrip, Follow the Nookie, Spidi The Fox

Foursquare Foursquare used in fourtrace

Google AJAX Language Google AJAX Language used in 3d Movie Store

Google Ajax Search Google Ajax Search used in 3d Movie Store

Google Maps Google Maps used in BeerWhere, Find the Bus, Follow the Nookie, fourtrace, Instant Map Search, Naturized Spots

Google O3D Google O3D used in 3d Movie Store

Google Search Google Search used in BeerWhere, Why Do They Tweet

Last.fm Last.fm used in Song of the day, SongFight

Tiny GeoCoder Tiny GeoCoder used in Follow the Nookie

Tropo Tropo used in Find the Bus, IMDB Top 250 movies list, InstaLover

Twitter Twitter used in Follow the Nookie, fourtrace, Why Do They Tweet

Weather Channel Weather Channel used in Instant Map Search

Yahoo BOSS Yahoo BOSS used in Control Manuals

Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps used in FlickTrip

Yolink Yolink used in SweetSearch

YouTube YouTube used in Follow the Nookie, Spidi The Fox, surf2gether.com

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

 BeerWhere

 Follow the Nookie

 Instant Map Search

 SongFight

 Spidi The Fox

 surf2gether.com

 SweetSearch

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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