28 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Bing, Amazon and Google Maps

Adam DuVander
Mar. 05 2011, 10:52AM EST

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 28 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include FreebieSMS, Google Fusion Tables, Kelkoo, Snapr and Steply. The most often used APIs this week are Freebase, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Photos (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

AddThis Menu AddThis Menu used in Get Directions

Amazon S3 Amazon S3 used in DailyMotoRide

Bing Maps Bing Maps used in Get Directions

CloudMade CloudMade used in Ookaboo

DBpedia DBpedia used in Ookaboo

eBay eBay used in Shopmini.fr

Etsy Etsy used in SimpleList2

Facebook Facebook used in Localley

Freebase Freebase used in ASK KEN� - Visual Knowledge Browser, Concierge, FMDb, Musical Taste Geolocation, Ookaboo, Thinkbase

FreebieSMS FreebieSMS used in FMDb

Google App Engine Google App Engine used in ClisMap

Google Fusion Tables Google Fusion Tables used in DailyMotoRide

Google Maps Google Maps used in ClisMap, DailyMotoRide, Get Directions, Gramfeed, iHear Network, Localley, Musical Taste Geolocation

Google Maps Elevation Google Maps Elevation used in DailyMotoRide

Google Visualization Google Visualization used in DailyMotoRide, Loads.in

Instagram Instagram used in Gramfeed, Snapfinch

Kelkoo Kelkoo used in Shopmini.fr

Last.fm Last.fm used in Musical Taste Geolocation

Shopzilla Shopzilla used in Shopmini.fr

Snapr Snapr used in Snapfinch

Steply Steply used in Snapfinch

Twilio Twilio used in NotifyThem!

Twilio SMS Twilio SMS used in NotifyThem!

Twitter Twitter used in iHear Network, Localley, Twitter Birthday

WatchMouse  WatchMouse used in Loads.in

WhitePages.com WhitePages.com used in Reverse Phone Search Widget

Widgetbox Widgetbox used in Reverse Phone Search Widget

YouTube YouTube used in Fizy.me

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

 Fizy.me

 Gramfeed

 iHear Network

 Loads.in

 Localley

 SimpleList2

 Snapfinch

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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