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.

  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChart
    The GetRegionChart API aims to generate a URL for an image file that displays the historical Zestimates for a specific geographic region. The API's objective is to accept the region as well as a chart type: either percentage or dollar value change. Optionally, the API accepts width and height parameters that constrain the size of […]
  • Zillow Mortgage GetRateSummary
    The GetRateSummary API allows developers to access the current rates and the previous weeks rates per loan type from Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Current supported loan types are: 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM. The GetRateSummary API aims to return rates for a specific state if the optional state parameter is used. Date Updated: 2015-02-27 […]
  • Zillow Property GetUpdatedPropertyDetails
    The GetUpdatedPropertyDetails API aims to return all of the home facts that have been edited by the home's owner or agent. The objective of the result set is to contain the following attributes: Property address, Zillow property identifier, Posting details such as the agent name, MLS number, price, and posting type (For Sale or Make […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetZestimate API
    The Zillow GetZestimate API allows developers to access Zillow's home estimates. For a specified Zillow property identifier (zpid), the GetZestimate API returns: The most recent property Zestimate, The date the Zestimate was computed, The valuation range, The Zestimate ranking within the property's ZIP code, The full property address and geographic location (latitude/longitude) and a set […]
  • Zillow Mortgage GetMonthlyPayments
    The GetMonthlyPayments API aims to return the estimated monthly payment that includes principal and interest based on today's mortgage rate. The goal is to return the estimated monthly payment per loan type (30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM). If a ZIP code is entered, the estimated taxes and insurance are returned in the result […]
  • Zillow Property GetDeepComps
    The GetDeepComps API aims to return a list of comparable recent sales for a specified property. The goal of the returned result sets is to list the address, Zillow property identifier, and Zestimate for the comparable properties and the principal property for which the comparables are being retrieved while also returning property data for the […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetSearchResults
    The GetSearchResults API allows developers to find Zillow listings for a property for a specified address. The aim of the returned content is to contain the address for the property or properties, the Zillow Property ID (ZPID), current Zestimate®, the date the Zestimate was computed, a valuation range and the Zestimate ranking for the property […]
  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChildren
    The GetRegionChildren API aims to return a list of subregions with the following information for a specified region: Subregion Type, Region IDs, Region Names, URL to Corresponding Zillow Page (only for cities and neighborhoods), Latitudes and Longitudes, A region can be specified at various levels of the region hierarchy. An optional childtype parameter can also […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetChart
    The GetChart API allows developers to generate a URL for an image file that displays historical Zestimates for a specific property. The API uses the Zillow Property ID and a specified chart type: either percentage or dollar value change as an input. The historical data can be for the past 1 year, 5 years or […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetComps
    The GetComps API allows for access to Zillow's database of recent sales for a specified property for comparision. Returned results aim to contain the address, Zillow property identifier, Zestimate for the comparable properties, and the principal property for which the comparisions are being retrieved. Date Updated: 2015-02-25 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]