Of the many APIs we published this week, fifteen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those fifteen, which included the The Xchangeonline API. The Xchangeonline API is a tool that provides developers with currency conversion and rounding functionalities that can be integrated into their applications. Developers simply request the URL, specifying the desired function, the amount, the current currency, the desired currency, and of course their API key. The service can convert between 100 different currencies worldwide with the option of more currencies given a more expensive plan.
The first of the Web 2.0 APIs came from eBay back in November 2000 and they’ve come a long way in the 7 years since then. Our eBay API Profile is one of the most frequently visited on ProgrammableWeb. As you can see in this recent post from the eBay Developer’s Blog comes some interesting [...]
How much impact does your daily activity have on the environment? You might be able to answer this question using new carbon footprint calculation mashups built with our recent API listing: AMEE, the Avoid Mass Extinctions Engine. AMEE launched their platform in June of this year and their mission is to “Enable any climate campaign [...]
In another one of his thorough and insightful looks at the mashup space, Dion Hinchcliffe outlines The 10 top challenges facing enterprise mashups. Here are some of the key points:
No commonly accepted assembly model: Lots of tools appearing but lots of differences in the approach they take to building mashups.
An immature services landscape. Mashups need [...]
There were a number of interesting sessions at yesterday’s Business of APIs Conference hosted by Mashery. Dave McClure, who previously oversaw the launch of the PayPal developer network, gave an engaging, to-the-point talk entitled “Successful Developer Programs”. If you’re running an API developer network or even thinking of running one, here’s a summary of good [...]
In this second and final installment of our mashup case study on Giveness, we pick-up from Part 1 and our conversation with founder Richard Waldvogel by digging into more details on REST vs. SOAP, caching and other mashup lessons learned.
Q: Do you find the Amazon or the ebay API easier to work with?
Getting our eBay [...]
The shopping comparison service EarlyMiser is a classic example of a useful eCommerce application built using a set of third party APIs. In this case study interview we speak with EarlyMiser founder Brian DeSpain who gives us the background on this application, its business model, and some interesting insights from their experience in working with [...]
How do you keep track of the ever expanding API universe that, with nearly 500 APIs, is over 10 times larger than it was when ProgrammableWeb launched just two years ago? Try using ProgrammableWeb’s newest major feature: Markets. Markets is a set of new content areas that gives you a way to track APIs and [...]
Earlier this month the Sunlight Foundation announced the winners of their Mashup Congress contest. See our earlier coverage Mashup Congress, Win Money for some background. The judges included Esther Dyson, Craig Newmark, and Jimmy Wales. In the end the contest was a success and as they note “Each entry proved the case for more transparency [...]