38 New APIs: BlueVia, MLKSHK and Wine Search

Wendell Santos
Jul. 03 2011, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 38 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile geolocation service, email marketing and delivery service, social search and recommendation service, online mapping service, professional social networking platform, virtual dating application and a wine search service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of a weather data logging service and animage sharing service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Aadhaar UIDAI AuthenticationAadhaar UIDAI Authentication API: The UIDAI's mandate is to issue every resident a unique identification number linked to the resident's demographic and biometric information, which they can use to identify themselves anywhere in India, and to access a host of benefits and service. The UIDAI proposes to provide online authentication using demographic and biometric data. The API provides authentication services to residents making requests for government agency services. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Agendize DevelopersAgendize Developers 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. With the Agendize Interface API, users can personalize any Agendize dialog box programmatically without having to log into their account. It uses JavaScript calls and lets users configure UI options such as background and border colors, titles, text and services offered on the page.

AHDS Identifier ResolverAHDS Identifier Resolver API: The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) is a UK national service that strives to collect, preserve and promote the electronic resources which result from research and teaching in the arts and humanities. An API is provided that resolves the alternative forms of AHDS persistent identifiers and then retrieves the resulting resources. The resolver rules are fully configurable which eases future migration paths for identifier syntaxes and data resource storage substrates. The API is available as a REST, SOAP and XML-RPC service with responses formatted in XML.

Ask SciPyAsk SciPy API: Ask SciPy is a question and answer site for the Python programming language directed at the sciences, math, engineering and finance. The Ask SciPy system is based on Solace, an open source q&a platform. Since Solace has an API, so does Ask SciPy. The API lets users access the functionality of the service programmatically. Methods exposed include List Badges, List Questions, Get User and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and HTML.

Atlassian CrowdAtlassian Crowd API: Atlassian is a software company that makes software development and collaboration tools. Crowd is a single sign-on (SSO) application. The Crowd API lets developers connect the service to their own applications. With the API developers can implement functionality such as implementation of applications that take advantage of SSO, user authentication, retrieving, adding, updating and removing users and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Bluevia LocationBluevia Location API: BlueVia is a developer initiative from communications company Telefonica. The Location API enables an application to get the user's handset location. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Bluevia MMSBluevia MMS API: BlueVia is a developer initiative from communications company Telefonica. The MMS API enables an application to send an MMS on behalf of the user, check the delivery status of a sent MMS and Receive an MMS. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

CleverReachCleverReach API: CleverReach provides software and services to help companies send emails, manage receiver lists as well as to track and analyze email campaigns. The CleverReach API enables users to synchronize their CMS, CRM or eCommerce system with CleverReach. Developers can build applications and connect them with their account. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

CyberArmyCyberArmy API: CyberArmy is an online community where users come together to teach, learn and participate on a wide variety of topics. Topics include cryptography, hacking, social engineering, initative and more. The CyberArmy API exposes the site data so that developers can use it in applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Family Echo Family TreeFamily Echo Family Tree API: Family Echo is a web site that lets users build an interactive family tree, share contact details with family members and create family records. The Family Echo API allows users to access their family tree and display it on their desktop or web application using the online Family Echo display engine. A user's application sends a family description in GEDCOM or FamilyScript format, and receives back a URL that can be used to browse that family interactively for the next 7 days. The API uses HTTP POST calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON. The API is free and unlimited, and requires no developer registration.

Fortune3 Shopping CartFortune3 Shopping Cart API: The Fortune3 Ecommerce/Shopping Cart API allows developers to retrieve information or send information to and from Fortune3's hosted shopping cart software. Request types include retrieving product information, inventory (stock) quantities, order information and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

GeoMakerGeoMaker API: GeoMaker allows users to find and display geographical information in texts, web sites and RSS feeds. Visitors can use GeoMaker to create microformats and maps from geographical information embedded in texts. The GeoMaker API lets developers integrate the service into their web sites or applications. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON, CSV, HTML, KML and microformats.

HeystaksHeystaks API: HeyStaks is a social search service that plugs in to Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to bring users more relevant results as they search. These results can be recommended to future searchers with similar queries, leading to a more personalized Web search experience. With the HeyStaks API, developers can integrate these community-curated stores of relevant pages into their applications and websites. The API allows developers to allow their users to contribute pages to staks and build their own stores of search knowledge, which can be distributed across the HeyStaks app ecosystem. Exposed functionality includes returning a User's information, returning the list of Staks that a User is a member of, and returning a User's list of buddies. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Industry Mailout MyMailoutIndustry Mailout MyMailout API: Industry Mailout offers email delivery and marketing services. Industry Mailout's email delivery is available as a SOAP API allowing developers to integrate the email services into their web sites. With the API users can access their account programatically. Supported operations include logging in, mailing List management, subscriber management and mailout management.

IP2LocationIP2Location API: IP2Location is an API service for doing IP to Location lookups to obtain City, Country, Lattitude, Longitude and country code data. It is a simple API with one RESTful call returning data in CSV format. An API key is required to use the service.

KategloKateglo API: Kateglo is an online dictionary, thesaurus and glossary for the Indonesian language. The Kateglo API allows developers to utilize the data from the web site in their own sites or applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

ManageEngine ServiceDesk PlusManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus API: ManageEngine is a producer of Enterprise IT Management Software. The ServiceDesk Plus API allows users to integrate with their network monitoring application. With the API users are given functionality such as: * Adding new request, editing, closing, deleting and viewing existing requests. * Adding new notes to a request, editing, deleting and viewing existing notes. * Adding worklog to a request, editing, deleting and viewing existing worklogs. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

mlkshkmlkshk API: MLKSHK is an image and video sharing site. It provides an API that lets users access the functionality of the site programatically. Functionality exposed includes the ability to get lists of friends, favorites and shakes, as well as upload images and get user info. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Nokia Ovi Maps RenderingNokia Ovi Maps Rendering API: Nokia offers numerous client APIs as well as a server API that enable users to add Ovi Maps to their service, application, or website. All of the APIs support the same core functionality, allowing users to display interactive maps, show locations and places, and calculate and display routes. The Ovi Maps Rendering API enables the display of geographical positions, points of interest, routes, turn points, junction views, and similar location-based information. The data required to specify what should be displayed and how it's displayed - including position, radius, zoom level, map type, and alike - are specified by parameters as part of a simple URL request. This URL can be shared by SMS or developers can embed the resulting map images into their own applications.

Nokia Ovi PlacesNokia Ovi Places API: Nokia offers numerous client APIs as well as a server API that enable users to add Ovi Maps to their service, application, or website. All of the APIs support the same core functionality, allowing users to display interactive maps, show locations and places, and calculate and display routes. The Ovi Places API allows developers to enrich Web sites with places-related services (Ovi Places). The JavaScript API lets the developer provide a search facility for users and a means to display the results that include information such as place name, address, contact details, location map, rating, reviews, as well as related premium content. The API is currently in Alpha.

Onset HOBOlinkOnset HOBOlink API: Onset Computer Corporation is a producer of data loggers with over 30 years of experience. Their battery-powered HOBO data logger products measure and record temperature, humidity, light, energy, and a variety of other parameters. The HOBOlink Web Services API enables organizations to integrate energy and environmental data from Onset HOBOlink web servers with custom software applications. It will be utilized by a range of users, from building energy dashboard suppliers to developers looking to embed real-time weather data from Onset HOBO U30 monitoring systems into web-based portals. The HOBOlink Web Services API uses both SOAP and REST protocols. Responses can be formatted in CSV or SensorML (Sensor Model Language) format. The provider must be contacted for full documentation.

Open Data BadalonaOpen Data Badalona API: The city of Badalona, Spain makes much of its existing data in the computer systems available to its citizens through the Open Data initiative. The data available is seperated into four main formats, XML, KML, WMS and RSS. Services include data from the schedule of events, exhibitions and workshops within the city, mapping of city services and more. The site and documentation are in Catalan.

Press Association SportPress Association Sport API: Press Association Sport is the sports branch of the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. Developers can use the API to integrate football data and use it to power websites, live-score tickers, smartphone and tablet apps. The Press Association Sport API lets users get access to high quality football data. Users can access historical and in-game data from all major English and Scottish league and cup competitions. Public documentation is not available.

RaveGeo WebMapRaveGeo WebMap API: RaveGeo WebMap is a powerful and easy to use mapping tool for web application integration. RaveGeo WebMap is built as a web component that can easily be integrated by pasting an HTML snippet into a web page and has two implementations: a Java applet a JavaScript implementation. RaveGeo WebMap features a large variety of control possibilities and overlay of symbols. It is rendered in a Java Applet to provide fast map browsing and smooth and animated interaction and as JavaScript for he dynamic rendering that also let's you control the look and feel of the map and how your users interact with it.

Rummble LabsRummble Labs API: Rummble Labs provides personal and business recommendations for content by creating a trust network that calculates trust scores between people. The Rummble labs API allows users to process large volumes of data. It uses a combination of methodologies to return accurate and relevant material for each user. Full documentation is not available.

ScrumDeskScrumDesk API: ScrumDesk is professional scrum project management tool helping agile teams to self-organize and product owners to plan products. The API lets users access data, edit them, create customized reports, for integration & synchronization with 3rd party tools. API is hosted, but it can be installed in the users's environment as well. It uses RESTful calls and supports XML, JSON and ATOM response formats.

Sensr.netSensr.net API: Sensr provides monitoring services where the user sets up a network camera that supports FTP and Sensr monitors and alerts the user of unusual activity. With the Sensr API, users can integrate Sensr functionalities into websites, interactive widgets, and applications on iPhone and Android. The API is available both as a RESTful and JavaScript service. Responses are formatted in JSON.

ShockedfishShockedfish API: ShockedFish is a price comparison engine for video games across digital download services. The API lets users access this data and integrate it into their websites or applications. It offers functionality such as ordering of results, limiting results by provider and general title search. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Strand Map ServiceStrand Map Service API: The Strand Map Service (SMS) provides an interactive graphical interface that helps K-12 teachers and students understand the relationships between science concepts. The Strand Maps demonstrate the connectedness of ideas and skills that students should develop over time. The maps illustrate learning goals for different grades, and the relationships between goals, for K-12 students across a range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The CSIP API that lets developers search through concept maps and find digital library resource supporting concept maps. Developers can access concept maps in number of formats e.g. XML, OWLLite, SVG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, and JPEG. Developers can use the CSIP to dynamically generate concept maps, fragment of concept maps and locate digital library resources supporting concept maps. The service supports textual as well as navigational searching over the concept maps. Developers can use textual search feature to locate appropriate concepts, list of concepts, concept maps and concept maps fragments. The navigational search allows for searching using relationships between concepts e.g. what is the pre-requisite to a given concept. The API uses RESTful calls and a JavaScript embed to include on your site.

SuperSaaSSuperSaaS API: SuperSaas offers software that allows users to add online appointment scheduling to their site. The SuperSaas API lets users synchronize their database to the SuperSaas database and provide Single Sign-On functionality. The API provides functionality to create, read, update and delete users. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

tldr.ittldr.it API: Tldr.it is a content extraction and summarization service. Tldr.it can help users get the main details out of content (news articles, blogs, RSS feeds) without having to read through any irrelevant information, saving users many hours of reading and browsing time. The Tldr.it API is currently in beta stage. Full API documentation will be available when the 1.0 version of the API is released. During the beta period, the API is free to use; pricing information will be available just prior to the release of the final API.

Tossable DigitsTossable Digits API: Tossable Digits is a service that allows users to purchase private, disposable phone numbers. The Tossable Digits API allows customers to access, create and cancel services offered by Tossable Digits. The API accessible using two methods: SOAP and HTTP. Responses are formatted in JSON and PHP Serial.

TrafficViolators TrafficViolators API: TrafficViolators.com is a citizenship initiative dedicated to making the roads safe in various metros. Users can observe any traffic violation, note the registration number of the vehicle, visit the site and enter the details of the violation. TrafficViolators makes an API available to let users enter traffic violations from outside of the web site. The API also lets users get the 20 most recently submitted violations and a list of the top 5 violators. It uses REST and SOAP protocol with responses formatted in XML and JSON.

Viadeo GraphViadeo Graph API: Viadeo is a professional social network service. Viadeo lets members keep lists of business partners, which they can use to stay in touch, use or help each other to find new job and business opportunities. The Viadeo Graph API is a way to bring a professional social context to websites, applications and services. Every object on Viadeo has a unique ID which can be used to call the information attached to it including any relationships or connections that exist between the objects. An object might be a member, an event or a job and connections might be professional relationships, shared articles and news feed comments. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

VisionSync DatingVisionSync Dating API: VisionSync offers social applications on Facebook including its dating app SocialConnect that allows users to go on virtual dates. An API is offered for developers in the dating sector to share a single API with an established userbase of 500k profiles. Documentation is not publicly available.

WescriptWescript API: Wescript is utility for userscript runtime environments, such as Greasemonkey. It's useful for finding popular userscripts and checking userscript updates. The Wescript API allows developers of userscript runtime environments to develop an application. The RESTful API provides methods for user administration, monitoring activities and more.

Wine-SearcherWine-Searcher API: Wine-Searcher is a search engine of the price lists of 24,909 wine stores around the world. The Wine-Searcher Wine API lets developers integrate the wine search engine with their applications. Potential applications of the API include:  Show the average or min/max prices for wines within a website or application.  Value the wines in a user's private cellar.  Allow users to see where they can buy a wine. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Wots-OnWots-On API: Wots-On is a free promotional service for Australian events. The Wots-On API allows users to access the database of event information to display within their website or application. With the Developer API users can interface directly with the Wots-On database and allow their site visitors or application users to:  View upcoming events by location, location+category  Search for events by keyword  View a list of Locations with upcoming events All basic event information is shown. including: Event titles, Basic event descriptions, Event dates, Event locations, Event categories, Thumbnail images, and a URL to event information page at wots-on.info. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

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