Yourminis API is live

Yourminis has finally gone live the launch of its API about which I had written earlier this month. You can get started quickly through the Developers tab at Yourminis.com. Once finished, developers will be able to promote their widgets onto “labs” area where Yourminis uses can try them out.

Yourminis also jumping onto the widget analytics scene by enabling developers to analyze usage. Metrics provided will be similar to what most of us have got used to now – number of impressions/views, comparison of new vs. return viewers, average number of views per viewer, number of views per domain and the number of views per country. Google had added support for widget analytics via Google Analytics sometime back, while widget syndication platforms Clearspring, Musestorm, and Widgetbox also have analytics support. Rest of the homepage services – Netvibes, Pageflakes, Protopage, and Webwag are missing out on the important functionality that developers very well need.

Links:
Yourminis API
StartupSquad.com widget at Yourminis


Image from Yourminis.com

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5 Responses to “Yourminis API is live”

  1. Jeremy Suriel Says:

    Hey, great write-up, and thanks for the support. We are very excited about the API and looking forward to more feedback from developers. The yourminis API also allows developers to leverage our Apollo integration allowing their widgets to run on the web as well as the desktop. We will also soon be releasing a way for users to easily publish their widgets to the popular social networing and blogging platforms. This functionality will automatically exist for any widget built with the yourminis API.

    thanks again for the support.

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