This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 37 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 3dCart, Ambassador, BigCommerce, ChannelAdvisor, Endicia Label Server, Goodsie, Google Checkout, Google Storage, Highwire, MediaFire, Payvment, Sears, ShipStation, Volusion Shopping Cart and World Weather Online. The most often used APIs this week are DBpedia, eBay and Google Maps. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (12 APIs, 12 mashups), Shipping (5 APIs, 5 mashups) and Music (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
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 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.
Our API directory now includes 124 payment APIs. The newest is the LevelUp API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 32 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of payment APIs.
Amazon’s simple storage solution, the Amazon S3 API, is growing fast, on . Facebook is getting rid of pages for Facebook apps, which fueled the social network’s growth. Plus: find an API developer, try out eight more API consoles and incorporate ads into your mobile apps with Google.
When Facebook announced its timeline partners yesterday, there were many familiar names on the list. Some were especially familiar to us because, in addition to now adding their “actions” to Facebook, they also provide APIs to access data created by their users.
Want to sell something on your website? It’s easier than ever these days. Thanks to a growing number of APIs that are nothing short of “money,” you can start collecting some green yourself (ProgrammableWeb now lists over 100 e-commerce related APIs). This post will cover some of these APIs, as part of our Site in a Box series.
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.
Since our recent update on new APIs like Google Sidewiki, online storage, content analysis, and social search, we’ve been adding about 10 new APIs per week to our directory. Four of these news APIs include an API that lets you add a shopping cart to any web site, an API to access web site monitoring data, a handy API for accessing the Internet whois service to get data in XML or JSON, and an API that can lets you get data on over 40,000 wines. Here are more details on each of these new web services: