Breaking Down E-Commerce APIs

Guest Author, September 9th, 2011

E-Commerce covers a broad range of inter-connected processes which eventually leads to a transaction between two or more parties. Recent enhancements in technology, specifically social interactions on the Web, have increased the complexity in analyzing these processes and describing E-Commerce as a whole. And, to be honest, there is a lot of confusion within the terminology of “E-Commerce” itself. The exact definition of E-Commerce varies depending on your source, and you might hear words like e-business, e-retailing, and online shopping all used interchangeably. Mind you, they all have different meanings.


Win Royal Treatment from the King Aviary and Queen Zazzle

Garrett Wilkin, July 12th, 2011

Aviary SuiteAviary & Zazzle want you to make some money, they really do.  They’ve teamed up to form one awesome combo, like peanut butter and jelly.  Scratch that.  It’s more like peanut butter and chocolate. The companies are combining on a contest for apps using the Aviary API and Zazzle API.


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, FourSquare, Flickr

Wendell Santos, June 25th, 2011

This past week 17 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include ActBlue, Activ Financial, Active, Business.gov , Context.IO, Dropbox, MapQuest Open Directions, RhymeBrain and SMSMyBus. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 5 mashups) and Social (3 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


17 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Adam DuVander, November 27th, 2010

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. and ome of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include TourCMS Marketplace. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Tropo and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Social (2 APIs, 6 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


25 APIs Used This Week: Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google Maps, SoundCloud, Twitter, and YouTube

John Musser, July 3rd, 2010

This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 25 different APIs. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include BlankSlate, Google Gears, Meetup and TokBox. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (3 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (3 APIs, 3 mashups).


600 Shopping Mashups

Adam DuVander, June 7th, 2010

Since we began tracking APIs and mashups, shopping has been a popular category. Last fall we noted 82 shopping APIs, though there are now well over 100. Similarly, we also list 601 shopping mashups.


Best New Mashups: Audio Blogging, Stock Photography and Monster T-Shirts

Adam DuVander, December 4th, 2009

ZazzleIt’s a busy time of year, so the new mashups we’ve chosen to feature will all save you time–in some way. Bloggers will appreciate the stock photography plugin built-in to their WordPress installations. Those too busy to blog may find themselves picking up the phone to post voice messages. And everyone will want to take care of holiday shopping with a monster shirt. Right? Read one to learn more about these fun, useful mashups.


Best New Mashups: Friends on a Mug, Jobs Near Friends and Score Your Website

Adam DuVander, November 27th, 2009

We’re keeping things friendly with this latest roundup of fun, new mashups. Do something creative and different with your Facebook friends, like put their mugs on a mug or find a job near them. And there’s always some fun to be had with a website scoring tool.


20 APIs Used This Week: Amazon, Bing, Digg, eBay, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Zazzle

John Musser, November 22nd, 2009

This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include GamePro, Goodreads, and Maponics. The most often used APIs this week are Google App Engine, Google Maps, and Twitter.
Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Mapping (3 APIs, 9 mashups), and Search (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


20 APIs Used This Week: Twitter, YouTube, Google, Facebook, Flickr, and Amazon

John Musser, November 1st, 2009

This past week 15 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 20 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Indeed, IP Location and Watchmouse. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter, and YouTube. And the most often used types of APIs were Internet (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (3 APIs, 6 mashups), and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


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