Twitter's Other Ecosystem: Twitter-derived APIs Double in One Year

Last April we wrote about How Twitter's 1 API Gave Birth to 43 New APIs. One year later, there are now 86 Twitter-derived APIs in our directory. The growth of Twitter-based APIs outpaced Twitter mashups, an area we also saw a lot of growth. There are now nearly 600 Twitter mashups. It wasn't even a year ago that we marked the 400 Twitter mashup milestone.

A number of the new APIs focus on making sense from the vast amount of information available on Twitter and share it, such as what the Topsy API does with providing a more complete Twitter search. Others, like the Qwerly API, are connecting the dots between Twitter and other services.

For reference, here are all 86 Twitter-derived APIs:

140 Proof API: Twitter advertising service

3taps API: Realtime search service

Adobe Social API: Social network connection platform

Appinions API: Opinion aggregation platform

Auto Follow Friday API: Twitter contact listing service

Babbl.me API: Twitter long post service

BackTweets API: Twitter link search service

Bentio API: Microblogging Service

br.st API: Twitter web based client, url shortener and image sharing

Cadmus API: Social media stream management service

Chirpio API: Social rating tool

FileSocial API: Twitter file sharing service

Foller.me API: Twitter user information service

follow cost API: Find the follow cost of a Twitter account

Frinly API: Photo sharing service

Gigya API: Single Sign-In/Registration Service

Gnip API: Ping and data portability services for user data

hbookmark API: Real-time semantic bookmarking via Twitter

I'vRead API: Social Reading Record

img.ly API: Photo sharing service

InfoChimps Twitter API: Twitter Metrics and Analytics

Intersect API: List mutual Twitter followers

IZEA Sponsored Tweets API: Independent Twitter advertising platform

JumboTweet API: URL shortener

Kanvaso API: Twitter utility

Kazle API: Social Network Management

Let's Be Trends API: Trend tracking on Twitter

Linkalope API: Twitter link search service

Mesagraph API: Semantic social content aggregator

Mombo API: Social movie review service

My Tweeple API: Twitter management service

Next Big Sound API: Artist and Band Statistics

PeerIndex API: Social Network Profiling Tool

Penolo API: Twitter sketching tool

Peoplebrowsr API: Metadata for Twitter stream

Phweet API: Twitter talk service

Profiles.im API: User profile service

Publitweet API: Twitter widget service

Qwerly API: Social Web Search Engine

Retweet Rank API: Search for the Retweet Rank of any Twitter User

ScreenTweet API: Media sharing service

Silentale API: Consolidate contacts and messages in a personal archive

Social Archive API: Status message search engine

Stocklytics Stock Tweets API: Realtime tweets about stocks

Storify API: Create Stories from Social Media Posts

Summize Twitter Search API: Search Twitter tweets service

SuperTweet API: Twitter analysis, metadata, and monetization services

SuperTweet.net API: Access to Twitter API without OAuth

Tagalus API: A dictionary for Twitter hashtags

tagdef API: Twitter hashtag definitions

Tipjoy API: Aggregator monetization services

TLists API: Search and browse Twitter lists

Topsy API: Twitter search service

Tvider API: Mobile Twitter Media Sharing/Uploading Service

TWASE API: Twitter spam prevention service

TweepSearch API: Twitter profile search services

Tweet Scan API: Twitter and identi.ca search results service

TweetARun API: Get access to your running records that have been recorded on TweetARun

Tweetburner API: Twitter link tracking service

TweetFeel Twitter Sentiment API: Twitter customer expereince tracking tool

tweethook API: Twitter search data retrieval

TweetLater API: Twitter tweet scheduling tool

Tweetmeme API: Twitter link popularity service

TweetPhoto API: Twitter photo sharing service

TweetRL API: Revenue sharing twitter article service

TweetSentiments API: Sentiment analysis for Twitter service

TweetShrink API: Tweet shortening service

Twinfluence API: Twitter profile analysis service

Twishort API: Long Twitter Post Service

Twitgoo API: Twitter image sharing service

Twitlbl API: Twitter data analysis service

TwitPic API: Share photos on Twitter

TwitrPix API: Photo sharing service for Twitter

twitsnaps API: Twitter photo sharing

Twitter Grader API: Twitter user ratings service

TwitterBrite API: Twitter search engine

TwitterCounter API: Twitter user statistics data

Twittervision API: Location based data for the Twitter service

Twivatar API: Twitter avatar service

twt.fm API: Twitter music sharing service

Vidly API: Video sharing service

What The Trend? API: Twitter trending service

Windsoc API: Social data service

Yonda4 API: Reading lists and recommendations

Zutual API: Twitter user comparison service

Zutual API: Twitter analysis service

 

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