38 Aggregator APIs: Daylife, 8coupons and Yipit

Wendell Santos, July 16th, 2013

DaylifeOur API directory now includes 38 aggregator APIs. The newest is the Pressjack API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Daylife API. We list 9 Daylife mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of aggregator APIs.


8 APIs Used in 7 Days: Doodle, Yipit and OpenStreetMap

Wendell Santos, June 22nd, 2013

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 8 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Doodle and MusixMatch. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, MusixMatch and WebKnox. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Tools (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups) and Shopping (1 APIs, 1 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: TripIt, Facebook Graph and Foursquare

Wendell Santos, September 8th, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include EveryTrail, NOAA Climate Data Online and Yipit. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, NOAA Climate Data Online and TripIt. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Travel (3 APIs, 3 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


21 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Street View, UserVoice, PagerDuty

Adam DuVander, September 1st, 2012

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 21 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Google Street View Image, Google URL Shortener, PagerDuty, Producteev, UserVoice and Yipit. The most often used APIs this week are Google Geocoding, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Photos (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


338 Shopping APIs: Cupónica, Amazon and eBay

Kevin Sundstrom, July 11th, 2012

eBayOur 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.


45 Coupons APIs: Groupon, 8coupons and US Yellow Pages

Wendell Santos, May 15th, 2012

GrouponOur 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.


Open APIs Have Become an Essential Piece to the Startup Model

Guest Author, April 16th, 2012

Startups need to build quickly and iterate quicker.  That means not re-inventing the wheel — whenever possible.  Just 5 years ago, people were asking why would you use an API? This has quickly turned to why wouldn’t you!  Since March 2007 there are 14 times as many APIs listed on the ProgrammableWeb site.  And the growth rate is accelerating. API listings on ProgrammableWeb have exploded this year so far, doubling the same period last year, and about four times the same period in 2010 (see chart below).


“Reinventing Local” Hackathon Produces 27 New Apps

Guest Author, November 10th, 2011

I generally cover shopping related APIs, but recently hackathon events have piqued my interest. This past weekend I attended a two-day hackathon called “Reinventing Local”. This event was hosted at General Assembly, a local co-working space for startups in NYC, and well-known in the entrepreneur community. The theme was geared toward local businesses and was presented by American Express OPEN Forum, which I feel necessary to mention now has an API of their own allowing instant access to small business content. The event was sponsored by Mashery (also a ProgrammableWeb sponsor), ConstantContact and Meetup.


Using Daily Deal APIs to Get in on a Hot Market

Guest Author, October 11th, 2011

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.


Breaking Down E-Commerce APIs

Guest Author, September 9th, 2011

E-Commerce covers a broad range of inter-connected processes which eventually leads to a transaction between two or more parties. Recent enhancements in technology, specifically social interactions on the Web, have increased the complexity in analyzing these processes and describing E-Commerce as a whole. And, to be honest, there is a lot of confusion within the terminology of “E-Commerce” itself. The exact definition of E-Commerce varies depending on your source, and you might hear words like e-business, e-retailing, and online shopping all used interchangeably. Mind you, they all have different meanings.


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