With the Flickr Node.js library by Mike Kamermans, users can work with authenticated calls and obtain the API route to call methods from a server at no cost. Once the library is loaded, developers have the options to call API functions, call non authenticated functions, proxy the flickr API, upload photos to flickr, download data from flickr, and use flickr data into a different application.
When looking at the tags associated with the mashups that are submitted to our directory; the most popular ones have always been mapping, social and search. In recent months that trend has continued and today we look at a mashup type that is nearly as popular but doesn't seem to get as much coverage; the video mashup. These recent Mashup of the Day selections all incorporate video, specifically the YouTube API.
Netflix continues to see tremendous growth in its Netflix API. The API which saw humble beginnings in 2008 has taken a giant leap in usage, ever since Netflix started streaming functionality to devices. In what could be one of the largest usages of a public API, the current number of requests for its API is around 20 billion per month and increasing by the day, forcing Netflix to look at measures to decrease them.