A week after launching the Swedish API directory it has already grown by 10%, from 200 to 220 Swedish APIs. We are very happy with this and with the great feedback we have received.
To further help focus the attention on local Swedish APIs we are now starting a competition to find out which is the best Swedish API. After about 2 weeks of voting we hope to present the best API the country has to offer!
We at Dopter have just released the Swedish API directory. It is a directory with over 200 Swedish APIs organised and easily searchable.
We have noticed a real need for this during the last few years when we have been working with our customers and their APIs. There have been a real lack of a one-stop-shop to let developers find Swedish APIs and it has been hard for Swedish API providers to reach developers. Now we hope to have solved that problem…
Last week I finally relaunched mashup.se. I have had that domain for a couple of years now and started my blogging there in 2006. But I was never happy with the content and the direction it took, in the end it became nothing more than general tech news and I lost interest. Now, at the relaunch, it is much more focused. The idea is to write about mashups and APIs from a swedish angle (yes, the site is all in Swedish, but thanks to Google Translate that is no problem, click here for the English version). There are so many mashups and APIs, but most of them are from the US and have very US specific content. An API that only produces content about the US in English is of very little help to a developer writing apps for the Swedish market.
Hopefully I can create a good collection of swedish mashups and APIs and at the same time get to know more what is going on in Sweden. Since I am not only going to write about specifically Swedish stuff, but also US APIs that are of interest to Swedes, I think that it will also help me write more posts for digitalistic.com. After all a mashup built with Yahoo’s BOSS mashup framwork is of interests to geeks everywhere (at least if you are the kind of geek I am).