Our API directory now includes 53 feeds APIs. The newest is the App.net API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Ajax Feeds API. We list 45 Google Ajax Feeds mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of feeds APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, those ten will get thrown into the spotlight. Todays featured APIs include The Giving Lab API, which considers itself a charity and aims to help charities reach their goals through the technical side. To read more about how The Giving Lab is making giving, fundraising and paying money to charity easier, visit The Giving Lab API post and The Giving Lab Site.
Winewinewine.com is a wine lovers’ resource (written in Dutch) that can help track wine collections and provide wine recommendations for food pairing. The company’s artificially Intelligent advisor, “WineStein”, is designed to make pairing food and wine simple. First you select a dish, then click “show wine advice”, then WineStein quickly populates a list of recommendations. Users can easily navigate the recommendations to find reviews, detailed analysis and make a personal note to aid others in their decision. With the WineStein API developers can easily integrate this functionality into existing e-stores.
This week we had 70 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud based data archiving and backup, video hosting service, comment spam prevention service, American Express payments and transactions processing, webpage classification tool. We also covered an API that looks to transform customer service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
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.
As more of a beer lover than wine connoisseur, it pains me to say it: in the API world, wine has beer beat. Our directory lists 9 wine APIs, but only 5 beer APIs. However, there are noticeable differences in the type of data made available by these APIs.
In the United States, today is Thanksgiving. Many will gather with family and gorge themselves on turkey, the traditional meat of this holiday. Bellies full, many developers might begin thinking of food and drink-themed apps to build over the holiday weekend. We’ve decided to give them some ideas and inspiration.
This past week 12 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 EEA Discomap, Face.com and Wine.com. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Twitter and Wine.com. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 7 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Though a few shopping APIs are some of the earliest examples we have, their popularity has continued to grow for a simple reason: there’s an obvious revenue model tied to them. When developers use one of the 82 Shopping APIs in our directory, that can mean money in the pocket of the API provider. And, by virtue of various affiliate and revenue-sharing programs tied to many of these APIs, it can also mean money in the pocket of the developer.
Since our recent update on new APIs like Google Sidewiki, online storage, content analysis, and social search, we’ve been adding about 10 new APIs per week to our directory. Four of these news APIs include an API that lets you add a shopping cart to any web site, an API to access web site monitoring data, a handy API for accessing the Internet whois service to get data in XML or JSON, and an API that can lets you get data on over 40,000 wines. Here are more details on each of these new web services: