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.


33 APIs Used in 7 Days: Gravatar, YouTube, Amazon and UPC Database

Adam DuVander, July 30th, 2011

This past week 7 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 33 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Gravatar, Kewego Video, LangId, LyrDB, PriceGrabber, PriceRunner, Social Mention and UPC Database. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, iTunes and iTunes Connect and YouTube. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (9 APIs, 10 mashups), Music (6 APIs, 6 mashups) and Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Flickr and Netflix

Wendell Santos, June 11th, 2011

This past week 9 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 5min, 8tracks, FanSnap, Google Places, Howcast, Movieclips.com, New York Times Movie Reviews, Songkick and VideoSurf. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Google Maps and Yelp. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Video (9 APIs, 9 mashups), Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


31 APIs Used in 7 Days: BBC, PhotoBucket, Amazon and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 28th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 31 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Dribbble, Jamendo and Long URL Please. The most often used APIs this week are Amazon S3, Freebase and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Shopping (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Photos (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Music (4 APIs, 4 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


24 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter

Adam DuVander, May 14th, 2011

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 24 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AccuWeather, Fitbit, ImmobilienScout24 and Rovi Cloud Services. The most often used APIs this week are Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (5 APIs, 7 mashups), Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups) and Mapping (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


26 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, eBay, Google Maps and Etsy

Adam DuVander, January 22nd, 2011

This past week 27 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 26 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Empora Evergreen, Forvo and WhitePages.com. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (4 APIs, 4 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 15 mashups) and Shopping (4 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: Groupon, Twitter, Zillow and eBay

Adam DuVander, January 15th, 2011

This past week 23 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 Forvo, GreatSchools, Groupon, MusixMatch and Wordnik. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twilio and Twilio SMS. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Reference (5 APIs, 5 mashups), Search (5 APIs, 6 mashups) and Shopping (5 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


19 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Twitter and YouTube

John Musser, November 6th, 2010

This past week 21 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon RDS Relational Database Service, GreatSchools and Groupon. The most often used APIs this week are DonorsChoose, Google Maps and Twitter. And [...]


39 APIs Used in 7 Days: Yelp, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube and Flickr

Adam DuVander, October 23rd, 2010

This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 39 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DonorsChoose, Eventbrite, Google Health, MailChimp, Yahoo Weather and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Foursquare, Google Maps and [...]


22 APIs Used in 7 Days: Digg, eBay, Facebook, Flickr, Google, Twitter, Wikipedia and YouTube

John Musser, January 17th, 2010

This past week 13 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 22 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Meaningtool and Ordnance Survey OpenSpace. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Visualization, and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (3 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 3 mashups), Other (2 APIs, 3 mashups).


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