Goodzer vs. Retailigence: Putting Local Shopping APIs to the Test

John Lynn, March 23rd, 2014

Online shopping is easy, fast and convenient, but sometimes only the brick-and-mortar experience will do—like when you need modeling clay for your child’s science project due … tomorrow! Luckily, our mobile devices can still serve us well in the physical world, helping us compare prices and find inventory at the closest store.

DeveloperWeek Kicks Off with MBaaS-heavy Hackathon

Mark Boyd, February 17th, 2014

DeveloperWeek has started in San Francisco, promising to offer a wide range of activities during the week, including two days of packed conference sessions, coding workshops, tech start-up open days, and evening hiring mixers. To kick start the week of events, DeveloperWeek hosted a hackathon at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco’s SoMa district.

Today in APIs: Retailigence’s appNET’s API Enhancements, Hollybyte’s Social Video Platform API, and 2 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 6th, 2013

RetailigenceRetailigence API expands real-time product availability data and monetization opportunities for mobile app developers and retailer. Hollybyte API and platform makes sense of video content and helps monetize it. Plus: National Farmer’s Week celebrated by USDA, Feedly Soars to 12 million users after Google Reader unplugged, and 2 new APIs.

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.

146 Location APIs: Foursquare, Panoramio and Geocoder

Wendell Santos, June 20th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 146 location APIs. The newest is the LongLatToLocation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 86 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of location APIs.

The New API: Apps, Partners, Income

Adam DuVander, June 13th, 2012

APIs are no longer technical nice-to-haves. These three letters are being spoken in board rooms and used as the basis for business strategy. One place you can see the effects of API growing up is the sheer number in our directory. But big numbers only tell us so much. In our many discussions with API providers, we’ve noticed a pattern with how many are approaching their platforms. These threads point to an alternate meaning for API: Apps, Partners and Income.

88 Local APIs: Yahoo Local, Yelp and Zvents

Wendell Santos, June 12th, 2012

Yahoo Local SearchOur API directory now includes 88 local APIs. The newest is the WebReserv API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Local Search API. We list 55 Yahoo Local Search mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of local APIs.

SinglePlatform’s Bold Agenda, Starting With Free Restaurant Menus

Adam DuVander, February 13th, 2012

SinglePlatformBoasting 400,000 restaurant menus spanning over 13,000 cities, the SinglePlatform API is filled with valuable content. And it’s giving it away to developers for free. The company has big publishing partners signed on, including the New York Times and Foursquare. And restaurant menus are only its first act.

The Private API Iceberg

Adam DuVander, November 3rd, 2011

ProgrammableWebOur directory recently passed 4,000 APIs, each one different than almost every other one. There is a single defining factor of all 4,000: in some way, they’re available for any developer to use. They’re public. There is a virtual ocean below our directory of APIs that are currently private. These APIs drive mobile apps, connect strategic partnerships and exist within organizations large and small to facilitate data sharing.

Some of the APIs in our directory look like cousins of the private API. Their documentation is only available by request, or access is only offered to approved partners. And increasingly, there is a paid barrier to many we list. In some cases, the entire business is an API or collection of APIs.

Breaking Down E-Commerce APIs

Guest Author, September 9th, 2011

E-Commerce covers a broad range of inter-connected processes which eventually leads to a transaction between two or more parties. Recent enhancements in technology, specifically social interactions on the Web, have increased the complexity in analyzing these processes and describing E-Commerce as a whole. And, to be honest, there is a lot of confusion within the terminology of “E-Commerce” itself. The exact definition of E-Commerce varies depending on your source, and you might hear words like e-business, e-retailing, and online shopping all used interchangeably. Mind you, they all have different meanings.

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