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 Volo Commerce API allows developers to integrate their application with the Volo commerce platform. More information is available upon contacting the provider. Volo Commerce is a provider of...||eCommerce||01.22.2016|
||Pilot is a Point of Sale and Web Store platform for retailers that sell parts and accessories. It created by marine supplier Crowley Systems to support retail and online sales. The Pilot API...||Sales||01.15.2016|
||The Opencart API allows developers to integrate shopping cart functionality into their own websites and systems, as well as manage the checkout process. The API includes methods for creating, reading...||eCommerce||01.15.2016|
Sears Local Inventory
||Sears’s Local Inventory API gives users access to an inventory database for Sears and Kmart stores. Searches return the number of stores near a specified zip code where the product is available....||Inventory||01.02.2016|
Sears Store Information
||Sears’s Store Information API gives users access to information related to Sears and Kmart stores. This information includes: store locations, store hours, services offered, customer service and...||Data||01.02.2016|