71 New APIs: Google Plus History, Merriam-Webster and Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 22nd, 2012

This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a lego database lookup service, cloud cost management system, ecommerce platform, corporate payment service, library document sharing service, copywriting and proofreading services, time-tracking service and local commerce platform. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

API Spotlight: Merriam-Webster, Microsoft, Zaarly

Adam DuVander, July 20th, 2012

Merriam-Webster DictionaryOf the many APIs we published this week, five were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those five, which included the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API for definitions, synonyms and antonyms. We said Webster’s API would be good news to education apps that want to include words–and their definitions–in either strictly educational or word play format. Read more in the Webster API post or check out the Merriam-Webster API profile.

Today in APIs: Skyhook’s In-Flight Location API, Amazon’s First AWS Event and 16 New APIs

Wendell Santos, July 18th, 2012

Skyhook WirelessSkyhook’s in-flight location API can now find users 35,000 feet in the air. Amazon prepares to open registration for its first AWS confrence coming in November. Plus: OnStar’s API is being used by a car sharing program, how Google rewards top developers and 16 new APIs.

Zaarly API Connects Offline to Online

Adam DuVander, July 17th, 2012

ZaarlyLocal marketplace Zaarly has launched a Zaarly API for adding Zaarly buttons to any website. “Zaarly Anywhere” allows users to request products from someone nearby, such as from simple errands to complex products.

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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