This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 9 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ConstantContact, Edmunds.com Vehicle and Sqoot. The most often used APIs this week are Edmunds.com Vehicle, foursquare and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Email (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
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 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.
Our API directory now includes 45 coupons APIs. The newest is the Wishpot Coupon API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Groupon API. We list 10 Groupon mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of coupons APIs.
The web API as we know it will turn 13 years old this year. Will we see more maturity, or are we still looking at a gangly teenager? We asked those same experts who identified 2011 API trends to look into their crystal balls. How will APIs change in 2012 and what future trends can you prepare for now?
The daily deal space is hot, and has been for some time now. In the past year 23 million Americans have purchased a daily deal or group coupon according to a survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs by Harris Interactive (source). Not to mention Freelance websites, such as Freelancer and Elance, have been flooded with thousands of “Groupon clone”, “daily deal site” and related job postings – a general sign that many more businesses are still trying to get in.
This week we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including one for government data from U.S. Department of Labor. There was also an iTunes sales reporting service, identity validation and fraud detection service, fitness tracking service, music licensing agency, stock photography provider, SEO rank checking service and local deals listings service. Below is more detail on all 55 of these new APIs.