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.
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.
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.
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.
This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a TV schedule data service, social media monitoring service, Bing webmaster data service, street view image service, legal practice management service and a movie discovery and search service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Google updated its OAuth playground, a tool to try out several of its many Google APIs. There’s finally a new Basecamp API to go along with the updated version of the site. Plus: why APIs suck, Sweden’s second-best API and 10 new APIs.
Will Pinterest finally and officially open its Pinterest API? Forbes calls for Apple to do the same with Siri, while the Instagram API aims to be more of a platform. Plus: reading made social, content monetization and 12 new APIs.
The elite conference with wide open access to its videos is finally welcoming developers to its API, but only 50 of them. YouTube partner Rumblefish added an SDK to its developer offerings to make it easier to use its Rumblefish API for music licensing. Plus: the API Economy, domain owner verification, Netflix taming Amazon and 12 new APIs.
How much of the content posted to Pinterest is from retail or e-commerce websites? How much money can they make off these links? These are hot questions right now. I’ll get to them, but first let’s back up. Recently journalists have had a field day in thinking they found some new, hidden secret within Pinterest because the pinterest.com website utilized SkimLinks service to monetize the user generated content (Pins). Well, Pinterest has been using SkimLinks since around the time they initially launched. I should also point out many other sites also use SkimLinks and don’t formally disclose it, as it can cause confusion to those uneducated in the affiliate space.
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and that means finding gifts, and at this point… quick! For consumers, it translates into searching and researching, and lots of it in a relatively small amount of time. It also means shoppers are looking for innovative websites or applications to aid them in finding gifts, low prices, and sweet deals — all while making the shopping experience more enjoyable.