29 New APIs: Forrst, Location Based Audio Platform and USA Today Census

Wendell Santos
Jun. 12 2011, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 29 new APIs added to our API directory including a business conversion tools platform, fitness tracking service, hotel search and booking service, server log management service, uk transit data service, location based audio platform, stock news service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of the U.S. census search service and a new designer/developer community. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

Agendize ActionAgendize Action API: Agendize provides conversion tools that help businesses convert web visitors into leads and clients, and track everything along the way. These tools include Click-to-Call, Send to Phone (by SMS), Live Chat, Online Scheduling and more. The Agendize APIs allow customization of these tools and retrieval of all reporting data. The Action API lets users build their own interface for their Agendize widgets. With the Agendize Action API, users can execute any Agendize action programmatically, bypassing the default widgets and dialog boxes. With it, they can integrate Agendize features into their application, website or banner ad with their own user interface. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Agendize AnalyticsAgendize Analytics API: Agendize provides conversion tools that help businesses convert web visitors into leads and clients, and track everything along the way. These tools include Click-to-Call, Send to Phone (by SMS), Live Chat, Online Scheduling and more. The Agendize APIs allow customization of these tools and retrieval of all reporting data. The Analytics API lets users access all of their reporting data. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Agendize PlatformAgendize Platform API: Agendize provides conversion tools that help businesses convert web visitors into leads and clients, and track everything along the way. These tools include Click-to-Call, Send to Phone (by SMS), Live Chat, Online Scheduling and more. The Agendize APIs allow customization of these tools and retrieval of all reporting data. The Platform API lets users create and manage Agendize accounts, buttons and campaigns from within their own application. With the Agendize Platform API, users can manage several aspects of their Agendize account: Create/modify buttons Create/modify campaigns Create/modify user accounts It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

AidDataAidData API: AidData is an initiative to provide products and services that make development finance data accessible and portable. The core of the program is the AidData web portal, which is a gateway to nearly 1 million records of development finance activities from donors around the world. The AidData API is a javascript library which allows developers to query the AidData database to insert AidData development project information into any web application. Data is returned in JSON format.

ApstrataApstrata API: Apstrata provides a suite of on-demand Rich Cloud services aimed at simplifying the development and operation of Web-connected applications. Apstrata is a RESTful web service providing an interface to manage a persistent data store from the back end. It uses a document-style database which has features such as persistent Storage, rolling user APIs, user management and server side scripting. Responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Battlefield Bad Company StatsBattlefield Bad Company Stats API: Battlefield Bad Company is a video game for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3. Battlefield Bad Company Stats is a website to share player statistics and scores from within the game. The Battlefield Bad Company Stats API provides access to statistics and scores from within other applications. Retrieve data about teams, weapons, vehicles, gadgets, specializations, insiginias, pins and achievements. You can also retrieve a player's online status and progress for rank, kits and stars. The RESTful API provides responses in JSON and includes a crossdomain file.

BodyMediaBodyMedia API: The BodyMedia FIT system includes a wearable Armband that collects user data points each day and an online Activity Manager where users input their body parameters, set personal goals and log food intake. The API gives developers the ability to interact with the data for users who have granted them access. Developers can then use this data in third party products, applications, and services. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

EasyToBookEasyToBook API: EasyToBook provides hotel bookings for more than 50,000 hotels in over 9,000 cities. The EasyToBook API provides a SOAP-based API to facilitate hotel searching and booking applications. Developers can retrieve a list of cities, get hotels for a particular city, check hotel availability, look for cheap hotel rooms, get other room information, retrieve hotel photos and other hotel information, as well as book the hotel on behalf of their users. Developers can also retrieve specific booking information, to be built into their customer service applications. The API also has an affiliate program to pay out a percentage of booking fees to developers. Because the API uses SOAP, data is formatted as XML.

Europeana OpenSearchEuropeana OpenSearch API: Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. The Europeana OpenSearch API allows users to develop applications that can search and display Europeana collections metadata and previews. Europeana has aggregated metadata from about 1500 data providers. Most of these providers give access to Europeana via a national or thematic aggregator. In Europeana the metadata can be accessed in the form of about 360 different datasets. Search parameters include keyword, phrase, and field. The API uses RESTful calls with responses formatted in RSS and JSON.

EvrythngEvrythng API: Evrythng is an internet software and services company providing a unique online identity and profile for any physical object. The Evrythng platform lets customers create an active digital presence for any sort of physical object and to share information about these real things in realtime. Evrythng offers a RESTful API toolkit to allow developers to share, manage and access real-time information about objects. Restponses are formatted in JSON. Currently the API is in closed beta.

ForrstForrst API: Forrst is a community for designers and developers to connect and share their work. Users of Forrst can share links, screenshots of their current projects and code to help their fellow developers. The Forrst API provides access to all these types of posts, as well as user information. Applications can authenticate users to retrieve additional information. This API is in beta, with write methods planned soon.

HackruiterHackruiter API: Hackruiter is a recruiting service specializing in placing engineers with startup companies. The API lets users download general info (name, number of employees, link to jobs page, etc) about the companies Hackruiter works with in JSON.

Halo:Reach StatsHalo:Reach Stats API: The Halo:Reach Stats API is a collection of methods to access the Halo:Reach game, player, and file information. With the API, users can browse through a player's history of games, return information on a specific file, return a list of rendered videos created by a player and more. The API uses both REST and SOAP protocols and responses are formatted in XML and JSON. Full documentation is not available.

KDE PastebinKDE Pastebin API: KDE Pastebin is an opensource pastebin service allowing users to upload snippets of text or code for public viewing. The API allows developers to create their own project pastebin, show individual pastebins or list a collection of pastebins. The API uses HTTP protocol and functions performed return the results in XML or JSON format.

PapertrailPapertrail API: Papertrail provides hosted log management for servers, apps, and cloud services. Papertrail helps detect, resolve, and avoid infrastructure problems using log messages. The Papertrail search API lets developers integrate realtime log access and log search into their apps. API consumers can make HTTP requests to Papertrail to search for or see (tail) recent syslog and app log messages. Responses are formatted in JSON. Apps can also receive push notifications with new events using HTTP callbacks (webhooks).

PlacrPlacr API: Placr is a UK public transport data aggregator offering feeds to apps and real-time running displays. Placr's public transport aggregation services give access to timetables and live running information for all of London's public transport as released through the GLA London DataStore. Performance data, live running information and timetables are also available through the Placr Transport API. Users must contact the provider for full documentation.

RoutoMessaging SMS/MMSRoutoMessaging SMS/MMS API: RoutoMessaging is a full services provider for SMS and MMS messaging, covering 800 networks in more than 200 countries worldwide. They provide a SMS and MMS API that enables Web sites and applications to connect to SMS Gateway and start sending and receiving SMS, MMS and perform HLR Look Ups (Number Discovery) through simple and fast integration. Developers can use the HTTP/S API or SMPP API to integrate the messaging service with their database and system. All APIs support Text, Unicode, Flash, Binary and Concatenated SMS messages, instant real-time delivery reports and Dynamic Sender ID. HTTP/S APIs are based on HTTP GET and POST form with a suit of ready-made SMS/MMS scripts for PHP, ASP, Perl, Java, VB, C# and dotnet. Fully documented API manuals are publicly available.

ShoudioShoudio API: Shoudio is a location based audio platform that lets users record and share geo-tagged audio snippets with friends via Shoudio.com, Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. The API lets developers retrieve data and post shoudios of their own. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

StickyStreetStickyStreet API: StickyStreet is a SaaS (Software as a Service) application providing loyalty, stored value, and membership tracking, management, and marketing services to small and medium sized businesses all over the world. The StickyStreet API can be used to programmaticaly access data from the StickyStreet service.

Stocklytics Stock NewsStocklytics Stock News API: Stocklytics provides stock market data of all sorts, from ticker symbol quotes with charts, to news and even Twitter results about the particular stock. The three major US markets are supported: NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE. This Stock News API allows users to get relevant real-time news and articles around a specific stock. The API is in private beta.

StorageRoomStorageRoom API: StorageRoom is a cloud-based CMS for the data in user Mobile Applications. It provides a platform to manage content online and to integrate that content into one or multiple mobile or desktop apps. The API lets users integrate the StorageRoom service into their applications. The API provides almost all of StorageRoom's functionality including: Create a new Collection that contains further Entries Add new Entries, your Collection's validation rules will be obeyed Update or delete any Entry Search all your Entries to only get the data you require. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

TaggedTagged API: Tagged is a social networking site that allows users to get in touch with people that they don't know. The API allows developers to integrate the Tagged platform with their applications and web sites. The Tagged API provides methods that let developers access photos, a user's friends list, a user's about me info, send messages to users, and other simple functions. The API uses HTTP POST and responses are currently in JSON format with XML coming shortly.

ThrutuThrutu API: Thrutu is an application that lets users access real-time features while making calls on their Android phones. These features can be used to share information and media while on a call. The Thrutu API enables developers to build new features or integrate existing applications with its platform. The API uses JavaScript protocol and is currently in Beta.

URL2PNGURL2PNG API: URL2PNG is a service that lets users integrate screenshots into their website or iOS product by using the screenshot API. Sample code is provided but full documentation is not available.

USA Today CensusUSA Today Census API: The USA TODAY Census API allows developers to programmatically access United States Census information. Data concerning ethnicity, housing, population and race is available from both the 2000 and 2010 census, as well as basic population numbers dating back to the original 1790 census. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in JSON.

VidCasterVidCaster API: VidCaster provides a platform that lets users create a video site on their domain. VidCaster has an API that lets users integrate a number of site feeds including RSS, GeoRSS, MRSS, video and audio-only podcasts, and embeddable widgets into their applications. Some feeds are produced globally, for an entire site, and some feeds are produced for individual categories.

Voovox SMSVoovox SMS API: The Voovox service enables users to make local and international calls as well as send SMS messages through its web site. The SMS API provides users with the ability to send SMS messages and check message delivery status from their own applications. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

vtriggersvtriggers API: vtriggers is a real-time cloud publishing magazine with a built-in subscription marketplace. The API lets users automate updates and processing of content and data published via vtriggers. Using the API, members can access the latest status of their own and subscribed vTriggers and update the status of each one of their own vTriggers. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

WebKnoxWebKnox API: WebKnox is a research project from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Technology Dresden. WebKnox aims for automatic, ontology-driven entity and fact extraction from the World Wide Web. The WebKnox API is currently in a beta status. The API provides multiple functionalities including detection of up to 22 languages in a given text, extracting the main content of a web page, detecting and extracting facts on web pages given a URL, detecting question and answers on many FAQ pages and more. A web frontend for the API is provided for testing purposes at http://webknox.com/wi. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

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