June 13, 2016
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Spring is here! Have you done your holiday shopping yet? What better time to start than now? Better yet, what better time to start building a better way to shop for gifts this holiday season? The Gifts.com API gives developers access to its “industry-leading” gift shopping engine. It better be industry leading too, because there’s a lot of competition in this space! ProgrammableWeb documents 677 shopping mashups, so if you are vying for someone to use your particular gift search system you better be classy.
After beta testing for almost a year, the Facebook Credits API is finally being opened to all developers. Before beta testing the service had been in very limited alpha testing for over six months before that. On July 1st, more than two years after the social networking site started working on the system, all Facebook-based games that process payments will be required to use only Facebook Credits. The 350 applications granted early access already account for 70% of such transactions. Facebook credits can be purchased by users at a rate of $0.10 each (with an additional 10 free when buying 100) and redeemed by application developers for $0.07, leaving Facebook with the balance.
The Invisiblehand API brings this cleverly named browser add-on focused on finding the lowest price for something that the user is shopping for to a wider audience. Constantly updating prices on millions of products from books to air fares, Invisiblehand stands out for its ability to learn about new products it hasn't seen before. The documentation indicates this is a RESTful API with JSON responses.