Today in APIs: ParkerData API, Apiphany API Management Service and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 25th, 2013

Developers get access to 20,000+ Garage and Parking Lot Data. Apiphany lowers price point for API Management Service. Plus: Google Webmaster Tools API is likely to have the ability to retrieve Search Queries and Backlinks data, and 10 new APIs.

Gravity R&D Recommendation API: See You at the (Right) Movies

Greg Bates, June 21st, 2013

The focus of Gravity Rock Solid Recommendations is to help its business clients offer personalized recommendations to their customers. Their clients funnel lots of content, like video streaming sites, dating sites, Groupon imitators, classified sites and ad networks to consumers. The Gravity R&D API uses events to track user interactions. From there they import an item catalog to build user profiles to create the individualized recommendations.

Today in APIs: Digital Public Library Launch, Google Glass API Limits, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 22nd, 2013

Digital Public Library Launch. Google Glass API could be foggy. Plus: Disrupt NY Hackathon, the new open world of banking, and 20 new APIs.

111 New APIs: Pearson, EnClout and AirBNB

Wendell Santos, April 21st, 2013
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This week we had 111 new APIs added to our API directory including a form builder service, mobile application management platform, api pipelining service, in-store retail optimization service and cloud storage architecture service. We also covered a cutting edge motion controller and an API for server and website monitoring. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Mobile Backend Starts With Customers, Opens API for All

Adam DuVander, March 6th, 2013

MoblicoFor mobile developers looking to launch a full-featured app fast, a mobile backend provider makes sense. Newly wide open Moblico is hardly new to the task. The company has been serving up the mobile backend of big companies since 2009. Now any developer can get started with the Moblico API to launch apps, with access to the features built explicitly for customer requests. Users, location and deals are among the areas covered by the new APIs.

Zendesk Improves Helpdesk API

Eric Carter, August 20th, 2012

ZendeskSince its founding in 2007, Zendesk’s helpdesk system has improved customer service departments and helpdesks around the world with their Zendesk API. Over 20,000 companies (from Sears to Groupon) “trust [Zendesk] with their customers.” Currently, over 20% of tickets generated through Zendesk are come through the Zendesk API. Accordingly, the API is essential to Zendesk’s success and Zendesk constantly seeks feedback to improve its product.

338 Shopping APIs: Cupónica, Amazon and eBay

Kevin Sundstrom, July 11th, 2012

eBayOur 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.

LightSpeed: The Apple of the Retailer’s Eye

Greg Bates, June 21st, 2012

LightSpeedThe LightSpeed API allows developers to build on LightSpeed’s retail platform, one designed to mimic the experience of walking into an Apple bricks and mortar store. The platform also helps stores sell online. Developers can add loyalty programs, integration with enterprise-resource-planning systems, and build mobile sales dashboards. More information is available through its LDX, the LightSpeed Developer Exchange, that opens up the program and website.

Factual Aims to be Framework for Local Offers

Adam DuVander, June 19th, 2012

FactualOpen data platform Factual continues its expansion into the local market. The new “monetize API,” as the company is calling it, helps connect developers–and their users–to coupons, table bookings and other referrals to local places. The developer, in turn, gets a cut of whatever Factual earns from the deal. The addition to the Factual Places API comes with four launch partners, including the two most popular daily deal websites.

23 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Flickr and LinkedIn

Wendell Santos, June 9th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 23 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include FlightStats, Google In-App Payments, Google Mashup Editor and Sensis Business Search. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 10 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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