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Janet Wagner looks at the role Developer Experience (DX) plays in adopting an API banking on her recent experience reviewing several leading e-signature APIs.
E-signatures have gone from curiosity to core business tool. They’ve also gone from on-premise server to the cloud, and from isolated application to embeddable API. Indeed, e-signature tools have a lot to offer most any organization, but companies must take care to choose the best tool for the job (or jobs) at hand. A recent evaluation by ProgrammableWeb shows that among the many e-signature options available today, one stands out clearly from the rest: DocuSign.
There are many reasons for companies to build eSignatures into their applications including better customer experience, cost savings and the ability to scale.
BoomTown, online marketing system for real estate professionals, has announced its first API integration with a third party lead generation source. BoomTown has partnered with Zillow to integrate lead information from Zillow's Premier Agent system directly into BoomTown's intelligent CRM platform.
Displet builds websites for real estate companies. The REST Displet API returns JSON, and integrates RETS/IDX solutions into the websites, according to the documentation. The service incorporates data from MLS, enabling users searching through those listings to connect with real estate companies using Displet's services.
PlanetRe, a cloud software vendor for real estate, has integrated Intuit's Quickbooks into its planetRE Money platform using Intuit's API for the popular accounting software. Intuit's API is among 46 accounting-related APIs in our API directory. Intuit's RESTful API is part of its Partner Platform, whose documentation covers everything from pricing to the development lifecycle.
DocuSign, a leading global eSignature service, has announced upcoming enhancements to the DocuSign Trust Network which includes a new DocuSign Identify Proofing API. DocuSign already provides an Enterprise API that allows developers to integrate the DocuSign eSignature service with websites and third-party applications.
Placester, a real estate technology and marketing company, has announced the launch of the Placester Developer Platform for Real Estate, a brand new platform that allows developers to create dynamic real estate and applications. The platform consists of four components; a RESTful API, an IDX plugin for WordPress, a theme-framework and a theme gallery.
Everyone can relate to the hassles and time wasting caused by the printing, signing, scanning, mailing or faxing of documents that require signatures; not to mention the added carbon footprint due to the reams of wasted paper. It seems such a laborious process for something that should really take a few seconds. But thanks to technology, online document signing is now a reality and the world is once again as it should be. SignNow is one of these document signing applications. It makes it possible for users to sign their documents instantly, from wherever they are. SignNow's API also makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Real Estate Digital, solutions provider to the real estate industry, offers access to its premier transaction management product (TransactionPoint) via the TransactionPoint API. TransactionPoint enables users to streamline real estate transactions through automation and secure single repositories for documentation retention. Developers can integrate all of TransactionPoint's features into existing workflows for a personalized experience.
When it comes to leasing or managing rental properties, there are a lot of loose ends that not only need to be tied up, but maintained and monitored. Without an effective system that ensures things run smoothly, the rental process can become a bit of an issue. Property Solutions aims to streamline this process in a forward-thinking way by providing an application for effectively managing rental properties. The Property Solutions API is available for developers to take this practical functionality and integrate it with other applications.
The Signinghub API helps accomplish something that looks simple (see image below) but is tricky to do securely: digitally sign a document. The API, using REST-based web services with XML responses, makes its possible to incorporate digital signing into your application that is based on the Public Key Infrastructure.
Tired of physical signatures interrupting your document workflows? HelloSign released the HelloSign API that allows developers to integrate eSignatures into websites, apps, or company processes. HelloSign's creators were first bothered by paper's inefficiency and wastefulness, and the irritation led to HelloFax.
Whether buying or selling a house, refinancing or just curious about the state of the property market, many people wouldn't know where to start when trying to determine the true value of a property. There are so many factors that play a role in getting to this figure, and a tool that could lay it all out clearly for the user would definitely be a bonus. The Eppraisal API may do the trick.
ActiveBuilding, the makers of a property management portal, helps managers keep in touch with residents. From a single interface, property management can communicate with residents regarding maintenance, services and announcements. Now, ActiveBuilding has launched the ActiveBuilding API which brings ActiveBuilding's traditional functionality to endless integration possibilities.
As I look across the street at the remodeled house that just sold, I can't help but get the itch to start looking a real estate sites to see what other houses are available. With the weather getting warmer, it seems I'm not the only one with an eye on moving as tons of houses have come on the market in just the last month alone. So today we'll take a look at some real estate mashups that have come our way in the last few month. Many of them take advantage of APIs such as Google Maps and Zillow.
Find the list of 40 most useful real estate APIs and 28 applications which use the Zillow platform. We also feature other platforms like Trulia and Walk Score APIs. Services such as neighborhood demographic data, schools information, map data, and area cost of living can be obtained through APIs.
We have all heard it before: “Just print it, sign it, and fax it over.” That saying that brings visions of typewriters to mind. It’s one step ahead of vacuum tube document transfer, but without that cool wooshing effect. It is slightly better when you can print the form, fill it out in hard copy, and then scan it back in so it can be emailed; This is still a little silly. Agree’nSign hopes to do its part to eliminate the step into the physical world of hard copy by facilitating legally binding and defensible electronic signatures. The Agree’nSign API makes it possible to integrate this function into existing applications.
ValueAppeal is a service to help U.S. homeowners appeal the assessed value of their home. Over-assessed property results in taxes that are higher than they should be. This means that homeowners may be over-paying their taxes by anywhere from $500 to $1,000 or more. I wouldn’t mind keeping an extra $1,000 of my money per year going forward and I bet the same goes for most of America. If you have a website focused on real estate (did anyone mention this to Zillow?) the ValueAppeal API could augment it with compelling information.