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.

Today in APIs: Box to Host Devcon

Greg Bates, February 3rd, 2014

BoxBox, the online file sharing company, will host a dedicated devcon in San Francisco, March 26th. The Walters Art Museum paints an API.

what3words API Takes New Navigation Tack

Stuart Iler, December 16th, 2013

Chris Sheldrick, CEO of the London-based company what3words, has taken a novel approach to the task of navigation with a new API. Sheldrick’s idea stems from the logistical difficulties he encountered while working internationally in the music business. During that period in his career, Sheldrick was faced with coordinating the rendezvous of dozens of people in remote locations. Despite his best efforts at communication, people would still find themselves calling one another on the day of a meeting, seeking clarification on the location of the meeting place.

50 Auto APIs: Been Plated, LotVantage and Skizmo VIN

Matthew Scott, December 4th, 2013

Yahoo TrafficOur API directory now includes 50 auto APIs. The newest is the Been Plated API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Traffic API. We list 30 Yahoo Traffic mashups.

62 New APIs: Bitcasa, National Geographic, and Elsevier

Melody Clark, November 24th, 2013

This week, we had 62 new APIs added to our API directory including a marketing affiliate tracking platform, an interactive 3D human body tool, and a new shopping cart API. We also featured an exclusive interview with Pinterest’s Head of Developer Relations.

101 Currency APIs: 50 BTC, HashRack and PayNetEasy

Matthew Scott, November 19th, 2013

Bit-PayOur API directory now includes 101 currency APIs. The newest is the Taurusbit API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Bit-Pay API. We list 1 Bit-Pay mashup .

Today in APIs: Google Android Camera API, and 17 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 18th, 2013

Google App EngineGoogle’s new Android camera API will support RAW. Runscope develops better API testing. Plus: Agile development won’t solve it all, Workshop on using WSO2 API Manager, and 17 new APIs.

API Spotlight: Bugsnag, Vibetrace and Response Tap APIs

Matthew Scott, August 24th, 2013

DispletOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Displet API. Displet allows developers to integrate Displet’s RETS/IDX realestate solutions into their websites. More importantly, Displet revamps the web design functionality including the ability to search properties, favorite, history, and even different information requirements if users are getting more serious about a property. Property data is used from MLS. To learn more about the Displet API visit the Displet site as well as the Displet API blog post.

The Scout API: Using Data to Place Ads in Context

Greg Bates, August 22nd, 2013

ScoutThe Scout API, by T3, enables 3rd parties to take advantage of the context the company brings to advertising. Added to location sensitivity, which has been employed by the likes of Walgreens and others geofencing their stores, Scout brings weather, time, speed and orientation. Scout joins a list of 274 advertising APIs in our directory. Public documentation is unavailable; interested developers can contact

53 New APIs: General Motors, Google Real Time Reporting and Torpio

Wendell Santos, August 18th, 2013

This week we had 53 new APIs added to our API directory including an application development platform for GM vehicles, browser testing service, real-time data from Google Analytics, location-based analytics service and cloud application extension service. In addition we covered a managed video platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

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