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We've added 3 APIs to the directory today in the Contacts, Payments, and Search categories as well as client libraries for RingCaptcha authentication services and eBay.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Recognition, Contacts, Demographics, and Sports categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for OpenStreetMap.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Extraction, Big Data, and Mapping categories, among others. Also added are several Google BigQuery SDKs.
Newly registered accounts with Whois can now receive 500 free API queries to return data and geographical information on users and companies.
WhitePages is opening up developer access to its huge graph database of people and businesses.
Reverb CEO announces formation of Swagger working group for web APIs. Bright Pattern launches platform and API for improved customer service. Plus: the public cloud is winning, and the Apple Metal graphics API will boost iOS game performance.
For those in the sales game, more is obviously better, but the success of generating hundreds of promising leads can be tainted by the problems that arise in managing and keeping track of those leads efficiently. Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems exist to tackle this very issue, however, a lot of them have proved to be either too complex or simply insufficient. Karma is a CRM that aims to provide the perfect balance between relevant features and simple usability in order to create a tool that promotes better business. The company has also released the KarmaCRM API which is great news for developers who want to integrate its functionality with other applications.
Google has made several announcements about APIs recently, including the launch of the Content Experiments API, the launch of the new Cloud SQL API, and the availability of the CalDAV and CardDAV APIs to the public.
Staying in touch with customers is essential to building lucrative relationships and encouraging repeat business. With hundreds of jobs or sales on the go, and countless emails arriving in the inbox daily, it can become easy for companies to let some slip through the cracks. Contactually is a customer relationship management system, designed to provide businesses with a tool that helps them to stay relevant in their customers' lives. Contactually's API allows third party developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications.
Contactually, an email driven CRM platform and contact solutions provider, has announced that the company has raised $1 million in seed funding largely due to venture capital firms Point Nine Capital and Boston Seed Capital. The company also announced the launch of the brand new Contactually API.
FullContact's CEO, Bart Lorang, has just posted the company's 5 Laws of Privacy. Small wonder--they are in the business of upgrading your contacts by providing an address book in the cloud that fills in contact details. Any user would have a simple question: what happens to data I give to the company?
Nimble, a social CRM and SaaS provider, has just announced the launch of a new Contact API and App Marketplace making it possible for developers to create engaging third-party applications using the Nimble platform.
Our API directory now includes 41 contacts APIs. The newest is the AtMail API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Contacts API. We list 10 Google Contacts mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of contacts APIs.
FullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to "to send images of business cards to FullContact, and...receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data." The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.
Jigsaw, has announced additions to their RESTful JSON and XML API as well as a developer program designed to enable developers to query, share, and resell Jigsaw’s community-contributed database of company data and contact information. They came onto the API scene in June 2008 with their declaration of "Data Independence Day", which focused on providing free access to their database of company information (more details at our Jigsaw API Profile).