Lately we’re seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto’s efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.
Facebook recently released its new Create Application API, a slim convenience API that makes it easy for developers to generate a Facebook API key for widgets. The API complements existing Facebook developer tools, including Facebook Connect, an increasingly popular way of allowing for delegated Facebook authentication on third party web sites.
According to Vishu Gupta, [...]
Each week here at ProgrammableWeb we have dozens of new mashups added to our mashup directory. And each week these applications use dozens of different APIs, often in unexpected ways and in unique combinations. For example, this past week there were 23 new mashups added which in total used 24 different APIs (some APIs were used once, some many times). To give a sense of the breadth, the list below shows you which APIs were used by which mashups: