Archive for January, 2011

Made with Mashups

Made with Mashups logoOne of the core issues I’ve observed in the mashup space is that no matter how many mashup-powered solutions I build, the general discipline doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves. Sure, users are happy to get new products quickly, but I’m finding that I have to educate new teams on the benefits of mashups each and every time. Where I work, our internal mashup awareness level is near zero outside of IT.

You might argue that end-users shouldn’t know or care about mashups. Were mashups fit to be created only in the corridors of IT, I could agree with this view.  But part of the power of mashups is giving control to end-users to craft their own solutions. This is never going to happen if mashups dont get more recognition.

To help improve the visibility of mashups, I concluded my talk by proposing a set of open “Made with Mashups” icons I am releasing under the Creative Commons license. Lest we forget, many of the technologies we take for granted today raised their awareness by taking a similar approach:

 My hope is that by starting to brand our mashups, we can increase the general level of awareness of mashups, regardless of the underlying implementation technology. Please browse over to this page to view the complete collection.

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  • Gem Bitcoin
    The Gem Bitcoin API allows developers to integrate fully functional Bitcoin wallets into their applications. This service is highly scalable, allowing users to create as many wallets as they want. The API uses multi-signature authorization, multi-factor authentication, and real-time monitoring to ensure the security of all transactions. Date Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • W3C Time Framing
    The W3C Time Framing API allows for specification for defined interfaces to assist web developers to measure the performance of applications by giving access to frame performance data to facilitate (i.e. Frames per Second and Time to Frame) measurements. Date Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • Statista Media
    Statista Media API lets developers integrate its services into their websites, enabling them to generate relevant content to drive more traffic to their sites. Statista is an online statistics portal that aggregates data from thousands of sources. The two most common format used for this API are jSON and XML. Date Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: [field_primary_category], […]
  • dat REST
    dat REST API provides developers the ability to build applications that can store data using various formats. dat is an open source project, which provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. Date Updated: 2015-04-15 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • SupplyStream
    SupplyStream's new web-catalog aggregates home electronics and automation industry suppliers and products. The API, available to select software partners, will allow dealers to integrate their customized product and pricing catalog with other industry software tools. Developers interested in accessing the API should contact SupplyStream for more information. Date Updated: 2015-04-15 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • FaceAffinity
    FaceAffinity is a cloud-based personality analysis API. FaceAffinity uses images to analyze facial patterns and assess personality traits. Use the API to create targeted advertisements, improve dating sites and profiles, or to assist in career management. Date Updated: 2015-04-15 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • EdX Data Analytics
    EdX Data Analytics API provides developers the tools to build applications for viewing and analyzing student's activity in the course. This API uses REST design principles and support the JSON data-interchange format. EdX is a provider of online classes covering many different topics. Date Updated: 2015-04-15 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • epguides
    The epguides REST API allows developers to access and integrate information about TV episodes for many TV shows. Some example API methods include retrieving all of the episodes of a TV show, retrieving the last episode of a TV show, and retrieving the first episode of a TV show. epguides was built and is provided […]
  • Object RTC
    The Object RTC API provides developers instructions and access to WebRTC. The API provides calls to send and retrieve media from various browsers and devices using real-time protocols. The Object RTC API is provided by WC3. Date Updated: 2015-04-13 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]