40 New APIs: BlinkCampaign, BlueMelon, and Mobile Marketing

Wendell Santos
Jul. 10 2011, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including bass guitar web portal, payment processing service, social media and email marketing platform, photo sharing and storage service, crowdsourced moderation services, mobile marketing service and advertising campaign management. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

 Hoptoad Hoptoad API: Hoptoad collects errors generated by other applications, and aggregates the results for developer review. The Hoptoad API allows users to access lists of errors via RESTful calls. Calls are provided for the most recent errors as well as specific errors. The API returns calls in XML format.

AdamsNames RegistrationAdamsNames Registration API: AdamsNames runs the domain name registries for the Turks and Caicos islands (TC), the British Virgin islands (VG) and Grenada (GD). AdamsNames provides an XML-RPC interface to the registry. The API can be used for operations such as a domain edit and the associated data of some new nameservers. Responses are formatted in XML.

AffilinetAffilinet API: Affilinet is a European affiliate marketing network. The Affilinet API allows developers to integrate Affilinet services with their applications. The API provides services that fall into three main categories: * services to access the affilinet product database with over 25 million products across Europe * services to access all data of the affilinet publisher account * services through which advertisers can automate their interaction with our database. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

AVINAVIN API: The AVIN is a unique 13 digit number, which acts like an ISBN for books, but is used for tracking wine. The AVIN API is a service that allows automatic access to AVIN's up-to-date wine information. Information exposed through the API includes producers, wines, country and wine types. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

BaskytaraBaskytara API: Baskytara is a Czech web portal and community network of information and news from the world of bass guitars. The API lets developers verify whether a user has an account on Baskytara.com. The API uses XML-RPC protocol with responses formatted in XML. A SOAP service is under development.

BBS SceneBBS Scene API: BBS Scene offers a collection of internet services to the bbs (bulletin board system) community. The bbs-scene.org bbs list attempts to provide the most accurate, up-to-date BBS list possible and makes its data available via a RESTful API. Responses are formatted in XML

BeMac PayGateBeMac PayGate API: Barron McCann is a UK provider of IT products focusing on information security and payment processing. PayGate integrates directly into internal Accounts, ERP or CRM systems that need to process payment, direct debit and SWIFT Messages. The SOAP API offers calls that enable application developers to access all the features of PayGate. Messages can be provided to PayGate either as individual transactions or in bulk format. API documentation is not publicly available.

BlinkCampaignBlinkCampaign API: BlinkCampaign is a social media marketing platform for web agencies and enterprises. The BlinkCampaign REST APIs are a set of resources that allow users to synchronize their BlinkCampaign account with their own software or application. The APIs calls are broken into the following categories *Agency - allows users to manage account settings and clients. *Clients - allows users to manage clients' campaign. *Campaigns - allows users to create new campaign and manage campaign delivery. *Subscriber List - allows users to create subscriber lists and import subscribers to the list. *Subscribers - allows users to manage subscribers. *Report - allows users to retrieve and download campaign report details. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

BlogPingrBlogPingr API: BlogPingR is a blog pinging web service that lets users set up their blogs to notify a server when the content has been updated. The API allows users to set up their blog pings with or without an RSS feed. The API uses XML-RPC protocol with responses formatted in XML. The site and documentation are in German.

BloXooBloXoo API: BloXoo is a blogging platform. Users can create blogs, post content and aggregate other blogs. The BloXoo API provides users with an interface to the service. Methods include Blog Details, Blog Comments, Categories and UserStatus. The API uses REST and SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML. The site and documentation are in Turkish.

BlueMelonBlueMelon API: BlueMelon is a social photo sharing, storage and printing site. The Bluemelon API opens the functionality of bluemelon.com to external applications as well as to other websites. The API provides calls allowing users to: *upload or delete Images *update the titles, the descriptions, location, et cetera *create and delete Albums and Categories *manage the Images within Albums, which can be managed within the Categories *retrieve images either as authenticated users or as guest users The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

BoxcarBoxcar API: Boxcar is an application that allows users to get messages and updates from all of their favorite services, including Twitter, Facebook, email accounts, RSS feeds, Google Voice, and more. The Boxcar provider API is for websites, companies, and users that wish to offer their services to either a select group of Boxcar users, or to all Boxcar users. With this API, providers can do a variety of things to interact with Boxcar users, such as invite Boxcar users to add the service to their Boxcar account, broadcast notifications to users and providers, and offer subscription management (adding, deleting).

Brightcove PlayerBrightcove Player API: Brightcove is an online digital media platform used by media companies, businesses and organizations worldwide to publish and distribute video on the Web. The on-demand platform is used by professional publishers to power online video initiatives. The Brightcove Player API provides the ability to build user interfaces and allowing for control over the functionality of players. This API uses JavaScript and ActionScript protocols. Responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

BriteVerifyBriteVerify API: BriteVerify is an email data verification platform that connects with email domains to perform real time account status verification of email addresses. The API allows developers to integrate the system backend with 3rd party applications. The data elements available for verification are: Name, Email, Postal Address, Phone, IP Address. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

CasualCafeCasualCafe API: CasualCafe is a browser-based game arcade which uses Flash technology. CasualCafe includes social networking features and offers Facebook integration. The API uses REST and JavaScript protocols. Responses are formatted in XML.

ClickBankClickBank API: ClickBank is a secure online retail outlet for more than 50,000 digital products and 100,000 active affiliate marketers. The ClickBank API allows users to securely access ClickBank account information on behalf of ClickBank account owners. Some of the functions available to users of the API include the ability to: * Request a refund for a customer's purchase * Request a cancelation for a customer's subscription * Retrieve a list of transactions in a ClickBank account for a given timeframe The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and CSV.

Company Wizard Open PointCompany Wizard Open Point API: The Company Wizard is an online resource providing electronic company formation services and business products for use in the UK. The Company Wizard Open Point API is an extension to the reseller system that enables certain functions to be performed over a remote Web Service. Currently the API supports the following functions. *Check company name availability *Check company name for sensitive words *Submit new Incorporation The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Crystal Semantics Content CategorizationCrystal Semantics Content Categorization API: Crystal Semantics provide content categorization services which enables the rapid contextualization of webpages in milliseconds. The API returns a ranked sequence of categories, ordered by relevance. It is capable of analysis and returning results in 12 languages. Data Centers in US (4), UK, NL & DE. Documenation is not publicly available.

CTA Bus TrackerCTA Bus Tracker API: The CTA Bus Tracker API provides a gateway into near-real-time CTA bus locations and estimated arrival times. Developers can use the official CTA Bus Tracker service via Web or mobile device. The API allows developers to get specific information from Bus Tracker to incorporate estimated arrivals and location information into apps. Data exposed via the API includes vehicle locations, route data, prediction data and service bulletins. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

CTA Customer AlertsCTA Customer Alerts API: The CTA Customer Alerts API allows for querying data from the transitchicago.com customer alerts database. Alerts are added and updated throughout the day. Each entry is marked for how it affects services, ranked based on its level of impact on services, has descriptive headlines and text, and is associated with both routes and stations which are notably affected by the issue. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

EasyLink WebServicesEasyLink WebServices API: EasyLink provides business messaging and transaction services including desktop fax, production messaging, managed file transfer, document capture & management, and notifications. EasyLink WebServices SendFax API allows for the addition of fax functionality to custom applications, providing transmission for client statements, invoices, purchase orders, shipping notices, and trade confirmations. Manage users with the WebServices Account Management API. These APIs use SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Frog Learning PlatformFrog Learning Platform API: The Frog Learning Platform offers creative control enabling teachers, pupils and even admin staff to fully embed their learning platform into the school's working practices and tailor it to the needs of their school. It is used by hundreds of schools mainly in the UK. Frog have released a number of APIs to enable third parties to securely access and manipulate certain data within the Frog environment. The API uses JavaScript calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

GameyolaGameyola API: Gameyola is a website centered on building a community around online games. Gameyola's API helps increase gameplays by transforming single player Flash games into social gaming experiences on Facebook and other social networks. The Gameyola API also allows developers to monetize their games via virtual goods. Full API documentation is available upon registration.

GroceryUPCGroceryUPC API: GroceryUPC provides product information including manufacturer, brand, description, size & weight, ingredients, nutrition, and product images. Using the API, products can be searched by UPC code, brand or product name. The API starts at $99 per month, but a free trial is available. API requests and responses can be performed using POST, XML and JSON.

HoudiniHoudini API: Houdini provides services that leverage human labor in support of modern websites and services, from moderating user-generated images/content and tagging/categorizing products to data collection and transcribing audio/video. Houdini's RESTful API allows users to integrate human labor from Amazon's Mechanical Turk directly into web applications using only a few lines of easy to read code.

JAGTAGJAGTAG API: JAGTAG is a mobile marketing platform utilizing QR Codes and Keywords to send back multimedia to 90% of mobile phones. JAGTAG can be used to run a mobile campaign. JAGTAG provides an API to allow integration with the entire JAGTAG infrastructure - from automated JAGTAG creation to content management and delivery. The JAGTAG API supports all standard interfaces such as XMLRPC, JSON, JSON-RPC, REST, etc. Full documentation is not publicly available.

KeenKeen API: Keen is a leading psychic community for online psychic readings. Keen offers an API that allows users to access the data contained on the site. Data exposed includes advice listings by group and category, and the ability to query the different listings. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML. Full documentation is not available.

LogMeIn RescueLogMeIn Rescue API: LogMeIn Rescue provides solutions for remote control, file sharing, systems management, data backup, business collaboration, and on-demand customer support of PCs, servers, Macintosh computers, smartphones, and other connected devices. The LogMeIn Rescue API allows you to get account information in real time, control sessions, and manage users.

LookSmart AdCenterLookSmart AdCenter API: LookSmart provides search marketing via its pay-per-click search advertising network. The LookSmart AdCenter API makes data and functionality available to advertisers outside of the AdCenter website. Developers can manage large or complex advertising campaigns programmatically. The API allows developers to create and change campaigns and advertisements. Further, the API can be used to integrate with internal reporting, billing and inventory management systems. The API uses SOAP. Documentation is available upon request.

MPP Global SolutionsMPP Global Solutions API: MPP Global Solutions are a provider of eCommerce payment platforms for the media and entertainment industries. The MPP system features can be accessed via a set of APIs. The MPP toolkit provides the following features: * Subscriptions * Micropayments (inc Premium SMS/Reverse Bill SMS) * Credit/Debit Card payments * Full CRM capability * eWallet * Service Credits * You host/embed functionality * Inherit FSA License * Fast-Buy - users only enter PIN or password for any sale The API uses both REST and SOAP protocol. Full documentation is not publicly available.

Mt GoxMt Gox API: Mt Gox allows users to trade US Dollars for Bitcoins and vice versa. The Mt Gox API allows users to fetch public data and place orders. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

MyfxbookMyfxbook API: Myfxbook is a tool for Forex traders to analyze their accounts. The service supports over 100 brokers and providers community features for the traders. The Myfxbook API provides access to an individual's account and Myfxbook functionality. Developers can retrieve order history, view open trades and view open orders. The API also provides access to historical data for all the user's accounts and developers can retrieve daily gain data for use in charts or other analysis. The API is in beta and provides data as XML or JSON.

OneTrueFanOneTrueFan API: OneTrueFan enables people to automatically show up on the pages they visit. Other people who visit those sites can then discover them and new content. OneTrueFan brings to light the communities that already exist at websites. The OneTrueFan API allows users to request information on OneTrueFan users, websites, and pages on numerous features, including user information and check-ins, site and page recommendations, trending sites and pages, and what users are sharing.

SendToReaderSendToReader API: Sendtoreader is a service which lets its users send web pages to their Kindles to read them later. The API allows third party applications to send web pages to their users' Kindles in the same manner as the SendtoReader application. Currently the RESTful API has two calls, one for user authentication and one for sending web pages to SendtoReader for processing.

SkimlinksSkimlinks API: Skimlinks is a technology that helps users monetize online content by converting normal product links from thousands of retailers into their equivalent affiliate links. The Skimlinks API lets developers use Skimlinks in places such as in Adobe Flash Applications, mobile apps, iPhone, iPad and Android apps. Users can build links via the API inside their own application or website. Full documentation is available with registration.

Skimlinks EveryfeedSkimlinks Everyfeed API: Skimlinks is a technology that helps users monetize online content by converting normal product links from thousands of retailers into their equivalent affiliate links. EveryFeed offers a solution for publishers looking to make use of product feeds on their sites. EveryFeed is a simple REST based search API that lets users search on a number of facets such as product name, price and category. Responses are formatted in XML, JSON and PHP.

SocializrSocializr API: Socializr is a social networking site aimed at event planning and online invitation services. It can be integrated with other online social networks such as Friendster, MySpace, Flickr and Facebook, making it possible to use photos and video from those sites. Events on Socializr can also be shared on these sites. Individuals and organizations can create profiles and promote events using Socializr. The API can be used to retrieve publicly available event listings, user and organization information. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in JSON or RSS.

to.lyto.ly API: URL shortening service to.ly will convert long or awkward website address and create a redirect from a short to.ly address. It offers a RESTful API with responses formatted in JSON and HTML. PHP and Python examples are provided.

TradeHillTradeHill API: TradeHill provides an online tool that allows users to freely buy and sell the decentralized internet commodity known as Bitcoin. The Trading API allows developers to interact their applications directly with TradeHill. The functions available are broken up into two groups: Public Data Functions which do not require users to authenticate, and Trading Functions which require authentication data to be specified along with the request. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON and JSONP.

TwtmoreTwtmore API: Twtmore is a utility that lets users tweet over 140 characters. It provides an API to let developers integrate their app with twtmore. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

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