12 New APIs: Email, SMS, Video Embedding and Link Expanding

Adam DuVander
Aug. 22 2010, 03:39AM EDT

This week we had 12 new APIs added to our API directory including sending and receiving sms, web based email api, rich media embed utility and a multi-service url expander. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

AlternativeToAlternativeTo API: The API allows users to integrate the features of the AlternativeTo site into applications. AlternativeTo provides user recommendations for alternative applications for mobile phones and computer software. Using the API, users can access features such as getting an application and its alternatives, finding recently listed applications and listing recently liked applications. The API uses RESTful protocol and returns data formatted in JSON.

Booking.comBooking.com API: The Booking.com Hotel API gives developers and users access to hotel content and booking functionalities. The API returns data via the XML format. It offers functionality via the REST or XML-RPC protocols.

Club TextingClub Texting API: Club Texting's SMS APIs allow developers to integrate text messaging into desktop applications, web services or mobile apps. Club Texting offers a web-based bulk text messaging platform that lets users set up mobile marketing campaigns. Using the API, customers can text a message and SMS Gateway will pass the message directly to your servers

Email YakEmail Yak API: Send and receive emails from your application via the Email Yak API. Just update your MX record and you can begin creating email accounts for your users to email and receive the messages as JSON or XML. Uses Web Hooks to provide new messages to your application. Find out more in our Email Yak blog post.

EmbedlyEmbedly API: Get embed code via API from over 100 different sites. Videos, images and other rich content can be added to your site using the oEmbed standard and Embed.ly's API to retrieve embedding information. We covered embed.ly in a little more detail in a blog post.


FishupFishup API: With this API, devlopers can write their own programs or scripts that will display Fishup data (fotogafii, tags, groups, etc.) in new and different ways from Fishap styles. Fishup is an online photo sharing service. Store photos, create a personal photo site, earn money with own lessons at Fishup photo school. The API can uses both REST and SOAP protocols. Responses can be formatted as XML or JSON. Documentation is in Russian.

Marine/Surfing WeatherMarine/Surfing Weather API: The Free Marine Weather REST API methods allows developers and programmers to access today's live marine/sailing weather forecast. You can use any programming language of your choice to get marine weather using our REST based weather API methods.

Net AtlanticNet Atlantic API: The email marketing API allows users to connect and synchronize their Net Atlantic email marketing solution with an external database, CRM, CMS, blog or e-commerce shopping cart. Net Atlantic is an email marketing company. The SOAP API provides users with the capability to enable their applications to interact with Net Atlantic's email marketing service and access and manipulate the database tables. Users can also create plug-ins that automate tasks and processes. Full documentation is not publicly available.

PublitweetPublitweet API: Publitweet offers a smarter way to publish Twitter on a website by enriching Twitter feeds to make them more readable.

With the Publitweet widget, your visitors can share tweets and preview links without leaving your website and also enjoy automatic translation of Twitter jargon to plain English.

Publitweet will help you engage your audience with curated realtime content. You can also monitor how they are viewing and sharing Twitter feeds from your Google Analytics account.

TellMyCellTellMyCell API: Enterprise-class SMS gateway is powerful enough to meet an organization's most demanding needs. Easy API integration to shared short code or your own dedicated short code.

UCRUXUCRUX API: The UCRUX email marketing API lets developers and users synchronize their application with UCRUX email marketing system. UCRUX offers examples in PHP and .NET, and features a RESTful protocol, returning data via the XML format.

YottaShareYottaShare API: YottaShare offers an API for expansion of shortened URLs. The service works for bit.ly, tr.im, snipr, and retwt.me services. It offers a RESTful interface, returning data in XML. There are no signup requirements.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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