The holiday shopping season is upon us, for consumers, it translates into searching and researching, and lots of it in a relatively small amount of time.
Today we're marking another milestone in our API directory: we now list 4,000 of them. It's only been six months since we toasted the 3,000th. And, as we've said before, the site ended its first year, 2005, listing only 105 APIs. The whole web as a platform has come a long way and done so very quickly. There are some areas, such as social, which are incredibly popular. There's also a lot of room for expansion, as industries like travel and retail have yet to fully embrace APIs. How soon will we mark the 5,000th?
There's always been a little annoyance on the end of affiliate APIs, those that pay developers money for referring buyers. In exchange for a potential sale, developers have to send their users to the company's site to complete the transaction. In the future, many of those purchasers will be able to remain using the developer's application for the length of the sale. We're a step closer to that future with a new release from API management company Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor). Mashery customers can now process transactions through their APIs, which means the potential for applications with lower barriers between a customer and a sale. And yes, that little annoyance at the end of affiliate APIs could be going away.
||The Bucky Box API simplifies the integration of shopping carts for third-party sites. Users can also embed it as a turnkey system for channeling new customers along with new orders into the Bucky Box...||eCommerce||06.07.2016|
DealsRace Deals Picker
||The DealsRace Deals Picker API allows developers to integrate a price comparison system into their existing applications. The API provides price comparisons, coupons, and deals for more than 1000 e-...||eCommerce||05.31.2016|
||The Square Register API mediates communication between Android or iOS apps and Square’s payments processing apps. The API’s provider is the vendor of Square payments processing hardware that include...||eCommerce||05.27.2016|
||The Stitch Labs API is a transactional portal for connecting client-side ecommerce applications to Stich Labs' inventory management platform. It is designed to synchronize the flow of data channeled...||eCommerce||05.26.2016|
||The Ticketmaster Commerce API allows developers to retrieve information on event offers, including prices. By default, API users can make up to 5000 calls/day. Rate increases are provided on a case-...||eCommerce||05.23.2016|