December 21, 2015
Single purpose API
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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.
Customer service-driven company Zappos, which first launched its developer program in June, is showing it's still focused on its Zappos API. The platform for platform shoes has been hard at work on a new version, according to Zappos' Will Young, though developers won't notice much difference quite yet.
Zinc bridges the gap between bloggers and content creators and the retailers that sell the products reviewed and covered. The Zinc API allows anyone with an online presence to add a few lines of code to a site or app and seamlessly add ordering functionality. Zinc integrates with various online retailers; so, readers/consumers no longer need to leave a site to order a product from a major online retailer.