Most Popular APIs

Goals

To find information regarding the most popular APIs including their strengths, the things that people like most when installing the APIs, if they are easy to install and how.

Early Findings

According to ProgrammableWeb, the 10 most popular APIs are as follows:
Facebook
Google Maps
Twitter
YouTube
AccuWeather
LinkedIn
Weather Channel
Yahoo Weather
Amazon Product Advertising
Instagram Graph

  • Facebook API is now split into the following APIs: Facebook Ads, Facebook Atlas, Facebook Graph, and Facebook Marketing.
  • Google Maps has also been split into the following APIs: Static Maps API, Street View Image API, Directions APIs, Distance Matrix API, Elevation API, Geocoding API, Geolocation API, Places API, Roads API, and Time Zone API.

Proposed next steps:

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We propose continued research into the 10 most popular APIs identified in our initial research. This would include their strengths, the things that people like most when installing the APIs, and if they are easy to install and how.
We would also propose research to find 2-3 case studies of the experience of developers with any of the identified most popular APIs from our initial research. For each, we would include a brief description of the developer experience, the things that the developer like most when installing the APIs, and if they are easy to install and how.