Our API directory now includes 338 shopping APIs. The newest is the Cupónica. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Amazon eCommerce. We list 413 Amazon eCommerce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of shopping APIs.
Our API directory now includes 123 database APIs. The newest is the BigTable API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 81 GeoNames mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of database APIs.
Our API directory now includes 97 cloud APIs. The newest is the Yubikey API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio API. We list 335 Twilio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of cloud APIs.
Salesforce.com is holding its flagship event Dreamforce at Moscone Center in San Franscisco this week, and before we spend time covering some of its new initiatives in what the company calls the Social Enterprise, I thought it would be a good time to review the APIs that developers can use as part of the DeveloperForce program.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 33 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Gravatar, Kewego Video, LangId, LyrDB, PriceGrabber, PriceRunner, Social Mention and UPC Database. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, iTunes and iTunes Connect and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory, including the 17 we covered earlier. The 33 remaining include an online coupons and discounts service, shipping rate calculator, online payment service, cloud-based telephony application platform, website reputation service and a photo sharing platform. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.
Though a few shopping APIs are some of the earliest examples we have, their popularity has continued to grow for a simple reason: there’s an obvious revenue model tied to them. When developers use one of the 82 Shopping APIs in our directory, that can mean money in the pocket of the API provider. And, by virtue of various affiliate and revenue-sharing programs tied to many of these APIs, it can also mean money in the pocket of the developer.