Today in APIs: ABOL Launches API Developer Portal, Amazon Mobile Associates API for Android and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, August 27th, 2013

iabol Shipping SoftwareNew ABOL developer portal comes with easier-to-use API. Amazon’s Associate API arrives at Android. Plus 10 new APIs.


92 Shipping APIs: FedEx, US Postal Service and UPS

Wendell Santos, May 1st, 2013

FedExOur API directory now includes 92 APIs. The newest is the EasyPost API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FedEx API. We list 19 FedEx mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of shipping APIs.


Best New Mashups: April Roundup Featuring Twitter, Amazon eCommerce and Facebook Graph

Wendell Santos, April 26th, 2013

TwitterApril 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.


44 APIs Used in 7 Days: Google Maps, Yandex, and HotelsCombined

Kevin Sundstrom, April 14th, 2013

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 PicturesBing 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).


30 New APIs: Intercom, EasyPost, and Jorum

Kevin Sundstrom, March 10th, 2013

This week we had 30 new APIs added to our API directory including an email marketing service, a music distribution and licensing service, an application management platform, a push notification service for applications, an image processing service and an application building and backend service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


The Aftership API: Great Customer Service on Shipping for Online Retailers

Greg Bates, February 20th, 2013

AfterShipGreat customer service has long been a competitive advantage for any business. But for online merchants, that can take up valuable extra time, as customers wonder where their packages are.  Amazon’s massive online retail business has done many things, such as famously upended the book industry. It’s also  changed customer expectations–free shipping (or shipping by subscription), fast delivery, giving customers the ability to track with a click of a button. It puts the mom-and-pop online stores–and many other large operations–at a disadvantage. Aftership provides the Aftership API to help level the playing field.


Trackthis API: The Sherlock Holmes of Package Tracking

Greg Bates, November 15th, 2012

TrackThisWho needs a tracking service when you can just hop on the USPS, FedEx, UPS, or DHL website (or whoever your carrier is) and just track? Maybe you. The Trackthis API integrates an amazing array of functions into your application. The API webpage lists over 10 carriers you can get notifications for.


API Jobs from Xero, Rdio and Practice Fusion

John Sheehan, September 28th, 2012

API JobsSan Francisco continues its dominance of the API job market, but this week brings us a new location we haven’t seen before: New Zealand. As more and more API-related jobs become available, it’s likely that they’ll continue to show up all over the world.


71 New APIs: Wishpot, Gecko and Optical Character Recognition

Wendell Santos, May 13th, 2012
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This week we had 71 new APIs added to our API directory including a social eCommerce platform, optical character recognition service, location information services, web marketing services and a mobile printing app. In addition we covered Involver’s launch of a groundbreaking social advertising optimization API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


68 New APIs: AMEX OPEN Forum, OpenMenu and Phone Call Demographics

Wendell Santos, November 20th, 2011
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This week we had 68 new APIs added to our API directory including a microvolunteering platform, a mobile application positioning service, a phone call demographic data service, a service for accessing small business content, a restaurant menu sharing service and a calling, VoIP, and messaging service. In addition we covered a recent transit hackathon in Philadelphia.


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