European APIs at Mashup Camp Dublin?

27th of October 2007 by conor

I’m getting a bit sick of mashups like “find the nearest Twitter users in a Starbucks with free wifi using Google Maps” with the map centred firmly on downtown San Francisco. Guess what? We have one Starbucks in Munster, the wifi ain’t free and Google Maps in rural Ireland is rubbish.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not excited by the arrival of Mashup Camp in Dublin because I see the opportunity for something very different to happen here. I’d like to see the bulk of the APIs and applications being discussed, used and mashed up to be of European origin. Is this feasible? Of the top of my head I came up with the following:

There must be many more, let’s hear about them!

Just in case you think this will just be a talk-shop, I asked David Berlind for some examples of outputs from previous camps. He pointed me to the impressive ChimeTV which uses a mashup approach to tune in to channels that in-turn aggregate video from across multiple sources. He also mentioned FutureBOSTON which prototyped some ideas for what the urban planning tools of tomorrow might look like. He has a video of a very neat Salesforce mashup from a previous camp here.

The only way you are going to learn about all of these is to attend. Mashup University is happening Nov 10-11 and Mashup Camp is Nov 11-12, both in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. You need to register to attend. See you there!

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/31/2007 3:48:01 AM

John Musser over at Programmable Web has a list of 28 Euro-APIs.

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/31/2007 1:59:19 AM

And like a fool, I left out Swarmteams despite only writing about them recently and Ken mentioning their API.

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/29/2007 5:37:38 AM

Courtesy of Programmable Web :

ViaMichelin

and

Superbreak

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/28/2007 1:52:26 PM

And another:

Mapsolute

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/28/2007 7:33:34 AM

Two more obvious ones that I forgot are:

BBC Backstage

Last.fm Audioscrobbler

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/28/2007 5:43:33 AM

Thanks Walter.

Sorry for the delay Ed, you got stuck in spam queue (usual 2 URL limit in wordpress comments struck again)

Just thought of DERI guys and SIOC. Wonder if any mashups possible there?

Comment posted by Walter
at 10/28/2007 5:09:06 AM

There’s more pixenate documentation at the above link. If anyone wants to use the API and is having problems, fire an email to walter@sxoop.com

Comment posted by Mashup Camp Blog » Blog Archive » Dublin camper Conor O’Neill challenges fellow campers to think differently
at 10/27/2007 9:40:14 PM

[…] Mashup Camper is apparently looking for a mashup of a different sort at Mashup Camp. Wrote Conor earlier today: I’m getting a bit sick of mashups like “find the nearest Twitter users in a […]

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/27/2007 12:58:46 PM

Absolutely. Post links to the docs here!

Comment posted by PaulSweeney
at 10/27/2007 11:52:58 AM

Hi Conor. VoiceSage have an API that allows you to mash up outbound sms, voice, and premium sms. That’s got to be interesting right?

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