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.
Great 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.
Who 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.
San 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.
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.
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.
This week we had 85 new APIs added to our API directory including a data integration service, a social bookmarking tool, video chat service, crowd-sourcing employment platform, medicinal marijuana information service, and a photo sharing service. We also reviewed the suite of Salesforce.com APIs, covered a public bathroom location service and InfoChimps’ latest bundle of Geo APIs. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory, including the 17 we covered earlier. The 33 remaining include an online coupons and discounts service, shipping rate calculator, online payment service, cloud-based telephony application platform, website reputation service and a photo sharing platform. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs.
This past week 43 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 53 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include CyberSource Simple, FatSecret, Google Fusion Tables and Yahoo Contacts. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (9 APIs, 33 mashups), Social (9 APIs, 22 mashups) and Internet (6 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
You may not have realized the benefits of being able to use tweets to find out where your Amazon delivery is, but TrackThis wants to change that. It’s an app that combines more than six different APIs in order to let you track your packages over email, text message, Facebook or Twitter. It monitors your packages and when they move it sends you a message with the new location and ETA. TrackThis supports FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL and other tracking codes.