Back in April, Wired published a story about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's mission to make Flckr awesome again. Likely, that was the motivation behind Yahoo's recent acquisition of IQ Engines, a popular image recognition service.
The most popular API, in terms of mashup count, is far and away the Google Maps API, which accounts for 41% of all mashups. But when it comes to the most popular pair of APIs, Flickr and YouTube mashups are the most common. Not to be outdone, Google Maps joins Flickr in a near second place.
This week we’re spotlighting the Flickr API, one of our most consistently popular APIs. Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory appearing in over 600 mashups. Each of the mashups below leverage Flickr and have been named mashup of the day since August.