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.
Six new APIs have been added in the past week including another video-related API (only just last week we wrote about the 13 Video APIs, but of course now make that 14 video-related APIs). There are now 461 APIs listed. Here’s more on the latest entries:
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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.