Best New Mashups: Twitter Voicemail, e-Snail Mail, and Search Term TV

Adam DuVander
Oct. 09 2009, 12:45AM EDT

We see a lot of mashups (our directory lists over 4,300 mashups). Lately we've noticed that they've moved beyond your ordinary application. Here is a quick overview of some recent additions that are fun and useful.

  • Pockets App: Send visual voicemail to any Twitter user with Pockets App and Twilio. APIs used: Twilio, Twitter. More at our Pockets App profile.
  • Pockets App

  • Send Snail Mail from Google Docs: Send postal letters directly from Google Docs as easily as sending an email. Uses the PostalMethods API, the web-to-post online service, along with Google Docs to let users send letters by editing a Google Docs document and emailing it to PostalMethods. APIs used: Google Documents List, PostalMethods. More at our Send Snail Mail from Google Docs profile.
  • Send Snail Mail from Google Docs

  • Stupeflix TV: Stupeflix TV aggregates Flickr images and tweets to create a video. You can create your own channel by entering a Flickr query and a Twitter Query. APIs used: Flickr, Stupeflix, TwitPic, Twitter. More at our Stupeflix TV profile.
  • Stupeflix TV

    What do you think of these mashups? What sort of apps would you like to see built?

    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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