Google’s shopping API is being shuttered, what are the alternatives? Qubit’s API makes integration of ecommerce business intelligence easier. Plus: API best practices and advice, why analytics are important, and 18 new APIs.
December starts tomorrow and brings with it the upcoming holiday season. Before we dive headfirst into the final month of the year, let’s take a look back at November and the best mashups that we didn’t catch the first time around. This group of mashups include a social content discovery site, shopping price comparison, business traveler information and a keyword research tool. For more information keep reading below.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Adility, DealSurf, eBay Finding, eBay Shopping, Prosperent, RetailMeNot.com Community Ideas, ShopStyle and Yahoo Address Book. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon Product Advertising, Facebook and Yahoo Address Book. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Other (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Prosperent (quickly growing ad network) and CloudFlare (content delivery network focused on low touch app launches) have announced a partnership aimed at quickly monetizing websites without complicated development work. The partnership is simple, seems obvious, and should intrigue developers across many markets. Most importantly, the partnership should create new ways for anybody/any company with an online presence to make money. Check out the PW profiles for the Prosperent API and the CloudFlare API.
Prosperent has released “the performance advertising industry’s first and only celebrity product API.” The celebrity product API will allow content creators and developers to include products associated with celebrities into advertising campaigns. According to Propserent’s CEO, Brian Lovett, “hundreds of hours” are currently spent researching celebrity-product affiliations.
Our API directory now includes 39 affiliate APIs. The newest is the Omnistar API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Best Buy BBYOpen Products API. We list 8 Best Buy BBYOpen Products mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of affiliate APIs.
Our API directory now includes 112 advertising APIs. The newest is the TagLabs ActiveTag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google AdSense API. We list 74 Google AdSense mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of advertising APIs.
This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud storage service, image editing service, mobile payments service, social media marketing platform, contextual keyword extraction service, travel industry transaction processing service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of an online music service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.