The growth of APIs owes a lot of thanks to mobile. The reverse is also true, as APIs make possible much of what happens on mobile devices. Along the way, popular API segments have grown with mobile-specific offerings. Perhaps predictably, mobile payments is one of those areas of hyper growth. The most recent crop of mobile payment APIs focuses on specific platforms much of the time, either in addition to or instead of a more universal RESTful API.
Our API directory now includes 116 retail APIs. The newest is the Leaf API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopping.com API. We list 60 Shopping.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of retail APIs.
Without the dot, “cardio” is Rule #1 in Zombieland. With the dot, card.io is PayPal’s latest acquisition: the startup formerly known as Lumber Labs, whose technology allows developers to integrate credit card payments into any iOS or Android app with no additional hardware.
Skyhook’s in-flight location API can now find users 35,000 feet in the air. Amazon prepares to open registration for its first AWS confrence coming in November. Plus: OnStar’s API is being used by a car sharing program, how Google rewards top developers and 16 new APIs.
This week we had 72 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile apps analytics service, book publisher, corporate gift cards on demand, Online photo editing service, web based mobile messaging and mobile payments service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.