Our API directory now includes 116 retail APIs. The newest is the Leaf API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Shopping.com API. We list 60 Shopping.com mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of retail APIs.
April brought plenty of changes for us here at ProgrammableWeb as well as in the API world. With May right around the corner, now is a good time to catch our breath and shine the light elsewhere for a moment. These mashups, all released in the last month include a location sharing platform, shipping solution, music discovery service and a catalog of free e-books.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 18 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 500px, FilePicker, Images, Imgur and World Weather Online Time Zone. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Yahoo Query Language. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Photos (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (3 APIs, 4 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
At first, the phrase “my API is my Product” seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a “set of programming instructions designed to access an app.” Period. We’re talking about a means, rather than an end. That’s why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.
This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 44 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 4Shared, Allociné Movie, AOL Pictures, Bing Maps Search, Blinkx, car2go, ChannelAdvisor, Endicia Label Server, NetSuite, Petfinder, SPEEDY Express Delivery Services, UKMail, Yahoo Mail and Yandex. The most often used APIs this week are Australia Post, Google Maps and HotelsCombined. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Shipping (7 APIs, 7 mashups) and Mapping (5 APIs, 6 mashups).
Twilio announces partnership with Google to power Voice and SMS Apps hosted via Google Cloud Platform. eBay relaunches Shopping.com as eBay Commerce Nerwork. Plus: Twitter Ads API expected to boost its revenue to $1 billion.
Of the many APIs we published this week, thirteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those thirteen, which included the eBay API. After the creation of their developer platform in 2000, eBay has released 19 individual APIs that are split to cater to sellers or buyers. To learn more about the eBay API visit the In-Depth eBay API blog post as well as the eBay site.
At the API Academy, we make a habit of studying APIs and discussing them to get better at our craft. We usually do this in private and behind closed doors, but last month Programmable Web gave me an opportunity to write up a public review of the Box API, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to write another. This time, we will be delving into eBay’s set of APIs.
This past week 7 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 Careerjet , D&B Direct, eBay Shopping and Gengo Human Translation. The most often used APIs this week are D&B Direct, Shopping.com and Shopzilla. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Job Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups).
The Small Business Web Summit is Tuesday in San Jose and “small” doesn’t do justice to the big names involved. Some huge companies like Google, Intuit and eBay are involved. So are many smaller companies that make a giant impact on the workflow of thousands of businesses with their API-driven services. That’s why there’s a whole afternoon, co-organized by ProgrammableWeb, to talk APIs and their impact on developers and small businesses.