Back in May 2011 Canadian YPG launched their developer ecosystem, which Programmableweb covered at the time, "to support and stimulate startup innovation in the local search and location based services market, including a certified developer program and four ways to monetize applications." Fast forward 20 months and the ecosystem now has 2,300 API-related partners, according to Mashery's Devon Biondi.
What do you get when you use APIs to mashup retail shopping, auctions, analytics, reviews and coupons? For the VC-funded startup Mpire, you get a very useful set of shopping tools, what they call a universal shopping experience.
SparrowOne has opened access to its managed payments services through its new Services API. The API allows for simple, HTTP POST access to SparrowOne's payment gateway. The API is expected to greatly reduce the time and effort needed for partner and client integration solutions.