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.
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.
With over 30 shopping-related APIs and 300+ mashups tagged shopping it’s clear that ecommerce and shopping will be a vital web service platform. This overview gives you the scoop on these APIs, the business models and mashups.
Speaking of last week’s post on contests, there are 4 mashup competitions ending this month, including one today. Besides AOL’s contest, others ending in the next few weeks include the GoodStorm API Developer Challenge, the GeoIQ Mashup Contest and the ClearForest Semantic Web Services Contest from ProgrammableWeb sponsor ClearForest.
In just over 15 months there have [...]
Goodstorm, or “capitalism done right” as their tag line says, have released v2.0 of their API. Product-wise their big addition is on the MP3 side where “developers now have access to 2.5 million tracks from IODA, the Orchard, CD Baby, InGrooves and several other music distributors and labels.” Along with that is access to a [...]