April 4, 2017
Single purpose API
MyBantu is an interesting little mashup, available as an iPhone app, an Android app, and a website. Its goal is to make shopping for anything, especially restaurants and movies, easier and more social. It uses Yelp API, Netflix API and various others to make it happen. It's very similar in idea to Siri, the "ultimate mashup" that Apple later gobbled up in the largest mashup acquisition ever.
The holiday season is in full swing and with that comes its dreaded kin, the holiday shopping season. Never fear, we've rounded up a number of mashups to help make your gift giving a little easier this year. These mashups allow users to create wish lists, offer gift recommendations and compare prices. If you want even more options, take a look at our shopping mashups from last year.
From billion dollar companies to the neighborhood coffee shops, merchants of all sizes are seeking new ways to offer secure and affordable mobile payments systems that expand their ability to conduct business. The PayPal API got its start this way, first with online auctions, then with thousands of websites and individuals. It's now one of over 150 payment APIs, many of which exist outside of traditional finance.