I’m an online shopper who loves efficiency and hates filling out forms, so TwoTap’s solution that automates the checkout process across top e-commerce websites immediately grabbed my attention. Not only does TwoTap help automate checkout, but the TwoTap API gives developers a new way to handle referral-based e-commerce. With just a few calls to the API, developers can complete a purchase on a customer’s behalf.
Amazon boasts 34 APIs in our directory and it goes without saying that they are a heavy hitter in the API world. In terms of page views and mashups, the clear leader is the Amazon Product Advertising API. Formerly the eCommerce Service, it has over 400 mashups and ranks among our top 15 most visited pages. The mashups we’re looking at today all make use of the Product Advertising API, read below for more details.
Our API directory now includes 116 retail APIs. The newest is the Leaf API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopping.com API. We list 60 Shopping.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of retail APIs.
Last month Google announced it was killing off several products, perhaps most notably Google Reader. Caught in the mix, and perhaps somewhat under the radar, was also notice of the deprecation of their shopping search API.
Twilio announces partnership with Google to power Voice and SMS Apps hosted via Google Cloud Platform. eBay relaunches Shopping.com as eBay Commerce Nerwork. Plus: Twitter Ads API expected to boost its revenue to $1 billion.
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 16 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Careerjet , D&B Direct, eBay Shopping and Gengo Human Translation. The most often used APIs this week are D&B Direct, Shopping.com and Shopzilla. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Job Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
The holiday season is in full swing and with that comes its dreaded kin, the holiday shopping season. Never fear, we’ve rounded up a number of mashups to help make your gift giving a little easier this year. These mashups allow users to create wish lists, offer gift recommendations and compare prices. If you want even more options, take a look at our shopping mashups from last year.
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:
This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 14 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ElderCare Locator. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (3 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
While the rates in adoption of semantic standards are increasing, the majority of the web is still home to mostly unstructured data. Search engines, like Google, remain focused on looking at the HTML markup for clues to create richer results for their users. The creation of schema.org and similar movements has aided in the progression of the ability draw valuable content from webpages.