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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.
||Shipwallet is a Sweden based logisitics firm dedicated to shoppers, merchants, and carriers. This platform aggregates several shipping options which are offered via the Shipwallet API. Developers can...||eCommerce||06.30.2016|
||Alternative Payments is an eCommerce payment provider based in California which features a Smart Button that automatically displays the consumer's local payment solutions. This platform offers direct...||Payments||06.22.2016|
||Veeqo is a multichannel order processing platform, and inventory management system. This platform supports shipping label printing, reporting, and accounting integration which allow for automated...||API||06.22.2016|
||The ReviewTrust API integrates consumers' reviews with the aim to increase trust at a purchase time. It is available in JSON format with Api Key. Resources include URL, endpoint, parameters, and...||Feedback||06.14.2016|
||The Kentico API integrates forums features into web services and mobile applications. It is available in JSON protocol with secure session authentication. Resources available for front-end and back-...||Forums||06.08.2016|