Each week we see dozens of mashups added to our mashup directory and often these use and combine APIs that go beyond the typical Google Maps mashup of old. This past week three of the more innovative ones go beyond just maps by using APIs from Netflix, MyBlogLog and Flickr. Here's a quick overview:
- NetFlix InstantWatcher: InstantWatcher makes browsing, searching, and traversing all the Watch Instantly titles on Netflix easier. Thus no need to filter-out DVD-only titles which means you can play or queue any movie listed here immediately. Data is also pulled-in from IMDB. APIs: Netflix. More at our NetFlix InstantWatcher profile.
- MyBlogLog Sphere: Gets your blog's recent readers and places their avatars on the world map. See where your readers come from. APIs: Google AJAX Libraries, Google Maps, MyBlogLog. More at our MyBlogLog Sphere profile.
- CoolFlick: As the developers put it, "CoolFlick: Cooliris + Flickr = the best way to search for images online." Cooliris gives you a cinematic way to view the web and this mashup combines it with Flickr to give you a slick way to scroll through photo thumbnails. ReadWriteWeb's Rick Turoczy has a good overview of this mashup. APIs used: Flickr. More at our CoolFlick profile.