This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including new APIs for movie rental service Redbox, a text analytic service, and an API for the Bureau of Economic Analysis. We also attended and covered the API Strategy and Practice Conference. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Open APIs are upending the ecommerce business model and forcing developers to seek out more realtime tools to ensure a positive customer experience. Speaking with ProgrammableWeb at the recent API World conference in San Francisco, Tony*, a lead developer with an online retailer, discussed some of the unique impacts that face retail when using APIs to enhance content delivery.
This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including an application to help users learn and analyze the art market, a platform that brings together thousands of data sources, a completely automated trading environment giving access to liquidity streams and pricing, and an adaptive search engine provider. In addition, we profiled an API that allows suers to virtually fit their clothing before buying it online.
After months of semi-private development the Feedly API is now public. Plus: Twilio’s Voice and Text APIs now reach 350M people, AT&T launches enterprise-focused API program, and 5 New APIs.
This past week 6 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 6 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Zoopla. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Yelp and Zoopla. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 2 mashups), Recommendations (1 APIs, 1 mashups) and Real Estate (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Science Rockstars aims to transcend simple recommendation engines and A/B testing techniques to create personal profiles of pitches that persuade individually. Their Persuasion API allows applications to compile profiles of each customer and what sways them. Then, based on the profile, communication can be altered in real time in ways that best suit the customer and increase the conversion rate. The documentation notes that it can be implemented either on the server or client side (the latter includes a Javasctipt library to facilitate the process).
If you were to pull up Kobo’s website right now, you would notice that all of the book ratings and reviews previously on the site are now suddenly gone.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Displet API. Displet allows developers to integrate Displet’s RETS/IDX realestate solutions into their websites. More importantly, Displet revamps the web design functionality including the ability to search properties, favorite, history, and even different information requirements if users are getting more serious about a property. Property data is used from MLS. To learn more about the Displet API visit the Displet site as well as the Displet API blog post.