26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Government, Maps, Music, Social, Video and Weather APIs

John Musser
Sep. 27 2009, 03:06PM EDT

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Currencies exchange rates, Google Maps Data, Jigsaw, Maplight, New York Times Campaign Finance, New York Times Congress, and What The Trend?. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash, and Twitter. And the most popular types of APIs used were: Government (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Mapping (5 APIs, 13 mashups), and Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

Amazon eCommerce Amazon eCommerce used in One Page Artist

Currencies exchange rates Currencies exchange rates used in Tripmondo

Eventful Eventful used in Tripmondo

Facebook Facebook used in Spatialbook

Follow The Money Follow The Money used in Display of US Political Information

GeoNames GeoNames used in Tripmondo

Google Base Google Base used in CarSearch

Google Maps Google Maps used in big doodles by Felicity Stella, CarSearch, MICE Meets Metropolis, Motorcycle Network, One Page Artist, Spatialbook, Tripmondo, USA Recovery Act - Recipients of Stimulus Dollars

Google Maps Data Google Maps Data used in Tripmondo

Google Maps Flash Google Maps Flash used in Geoviu, MICE Meets Metropolis

Google Search Google Search used in Geoviu

Jigsaw Jigsaw used in ChatStat Live Chat for Sales and CRM, Visistat Real-Time Web Analytics

Last.fm Last.fm used in One Page Artist

Maplight Maplight used in Display of US Political Information

New York Times Campaign Finance New York Times Campaign Finance used in Display of US Political Information

New York Times Congress New York Times Congress used in Display of US Political Information

OpenLayers OpenLayers used in Spatialbook

OpenSecrets OpenSecrets used in Display of US Political Information

Panoramio Panoramio used in Tripmondo

Sunlight Labs Sunlight Labs used in Display of US Political Information

Twilio Twilio used in Pockets App

Twitter Twitter used in Pockets App, Trendsmap - Real-time local Twitter trends, Tripmondo, Twitter Top Trend Heat Map

Weather Channel Weather Channel used in Tripmondo

What The Trend? What The Trend? used in Trendsmap - Real-time local Twitter trends

Wikipedia Wikipedia used in Tripmondo

YouTube YouTube used in One Page Artist, Tripmondo

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

 big doodles by Felicity Stella

 Display of US Political Information

 One Page Artist

 Pockets App

 Trendsmap - Real-time local Twitter trends

 Tripmondo

 Twitter Top Trend Heat Map

John Musser

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