Single purpose API
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.
||This API is an open source technology that interacts with the CS-Cart store and is available using PHP/MySQL and Smarty. It will work with Windows and Unix-like operating systems, however, it is...||eCommerce||09.19.2016|
||The Fomo API allows developers to integrate social proof into their websites and apps to increase the rate of on-page conversions. Fomo can display recent customer actions - such as purchases,...||Marketing||08.31.2016|
||The NETELLER API supports the secure management and processing of online payments. The API’s RESTful orientation facilitates the deployment of resource-based URIs, effectively affording developers to...||Financial||08.29.2016|
Cloud Elements eCommerce Hub
||The Cloud Elements eCommerce Hub API provides developers with integrated access to leading cloud-based eCommerce services such as Shopify, Magento, Etsy, Bigcommerce, Volusion, WooCommerce, Weebly,...||eCommerce||08.24.2016|
Visual Search API Image Recognition
||The Image recognition API provides a service to find a match image in a client's image set for an input image. Image finger print characteristics such as color distribution, shape geometry, and image...||Search||08.12.2016|