40 New APIs: Google Plus, Social Trip Planning, Foodspotting

Wendell Santos
Sep. 18 2011, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including a social trip planning service, content sharing service, startup financing community, website video recording tool, food review and sharing service, and a mobile marketing service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Add To TripAdd To Trip API: Add to Trip is a centralized white-label, graph-api platform where travelers can collaborate with friends and family on a trip via their website or application.

The Add to Trip API lets users manage a social travel network including user creation/authentication, social notifications, geolocation searches, trip itineraries, travel related objects and more. With the API, developers can create trips; add hotels, flights and more to that trip; invite friends to join the trip via social tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; use geolocation to look up other user's trips and recommendations.

The API also lets users create a social travel graph by relating objects to each other. Users can get information about travel-specific items such as restaurants, hotels, points of interest, activities, shopping, purchase history, and their relationships between each other and people. This functionality allows users to create believable recommendations based on where someone has traveled, their purchase behavior, and their friends. In addition, the Add to Trip API has a messaging mechanism, where any thread of messages can be related to any other API object. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are fomratted in JSON.

Adigami Web AnalyticsAdigami Web Analytics API: Adigami offers an SEO monitoring and aggregation tool that lets users view web analytics data. The REST API gives users access to all the major web advertising analytics data. Support is included for Google AdWords and Analytics Microsoft adCenter (Bing and Yahoo search ads) Facebook Ads Facebook Social (Graph API) DoubleClick (display and search results from ReportCentral) Yahoo APT (display ads) Twitter. It gives users a dozen or so standard calls that are applicable across many platforms. Responses are formatted in JSON.

Amadeus CruiseAmadeus Cruise API: Amadeus is the leading provider of IT solutions and transaction processor to the travel and tourism industry. Amadeus provides processing services including search, pricing, booking and ticketing in real-time to travel providers and travel agencies.

Amadeus Cruise Direct Connect is a worldwide distribution channel and provides a way to book cruises. It enables cruise providers to focus on customer service and reduce call center costs by increasing the automation rate; converting telephone bookings into online bookings.

The API is a connection between the Amadeus system and a user's own reservation system, enabling agencies to view their live, real-time inventory and availability when accessing Amadeus' sales and e-commerce solutions. The API offers the following functionality: distribution via online travel agencies and private-labeled cruise B2B and B2C applications. Full documentation is not publicly available.

AngelListAngelList API: AngelList is a community of startups and investors with the goal of making fund raising efficient. Angel investors are listed along with contact information which startups can use to set up introductions. The AngelList API provides developers with a RESTful interface to the AngelList data set. Data includes followers, reviews, startups and more. Responses are formatted in JSON and JSONP.

AudioMicroAudioMicro API: AudioMicro is a stock music and sound effects collection. AudioMicro licenses stock music and sound effects to producers to be included in their media.

The AudioMicro API allows developers to access content and data from AudioMicro to create other applications. Some example API methods include searching the library by category and sub-categories, downloading track URLs, and retrieving the most recent tracks and the most popular tracks.

AutomemeAutomeme API: Automeme is an automated meme generator, churning out random nonsense on demand. The API lets users add memes to their web site or application. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON, HTML and TXT.

CityGroupsCityGroups API: CityGroups is a searchable public directory that allows community organizers and residents to find community groups by location and topic. CityGroups helps connect and publicize these groups by working with local community groups, governments and local technologists to make an open platform for finding and recommending groups working to make cities better.

The directory uses a simple data standard that allows humans and computers to import and export data from the system. Data can be imported using CSV and an API is available that allows for export using JSON. Developers can use this data to build new services on top of the group listings, such as a map, a text-message service, or group-to-group notification system.

Crop PDF for Amazon KindleCrop PDF for Amazon Kindle API: This API lets users crop their PDF files for maximum readability on Amazon's Kindle. Users can upload a file, crop a single page or crop an entire document. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

CS50 HarvardEventsCS50 HarvardEvents API: HarvardEvents is a calendar app that details events happening around the Harvard campus. The data is also available programaticaly through the RESTful HarvardEvents API in CSV, iCalendar, JSON, JSONP, PHP, RSS, or XML formats. This data can be used to integrate HarvardEvents into a developer's own applications. HarvardEvents is available for Non-Comercial use via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical 3.0 Unported license. For commercial use, contact the author.

CS50 HarvardMapsCS50 HarvardMaps API: HarvardMaps is an application that users can use to search and view maps of Harvard and building/hall data for Harvard buildings. The HarvardMaps API allows developers to get data from HarvardMaps programatically in CSV, JSON, PHP, or XML format. This data can be used to integrate HarvardMaps into a developer's own applications. HarvardMaps is available for Non-Comercial use via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical 3.0 Unported license. For commercial use, contact the author.

DailyTvTorrentsDailyTvTorrents API: DailyTvTorrents indexes TV show torrents from the top sites on the web. With the DailyTvTorrents API users can integrate site information into their search engine, site, blog or app. The API also has commands for command-line users to use with curl. Functionality includes getting info about a show, getting episodes of a show including the latest episode, getting info about a torrent and more. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Earth Observing SystemEarth Observing System API: ECHO is the data clearinghouse for the Earth Observing System (EOS), a service provided by NASA's Earth Science Data Information Systems (ESDIS) program. ECHO provides common mechanisms for provider communities to publish their data and service offerings and other mechanisms for consumers to discover, understand, and access those resources.

The API uses the SOAP and REST protocols and returns responses in XML.

EmailloopEmailloop API: The Emailloop API lets users connect and sync their own databases and applications with their EmailLoop account. Push content and subscribers to EmailLoop or pull campaign reports and updated subscriber lists from EmailLoop. Full documentation is not publicly available.

Erply InventoryErply Inventory API: Erply is a service that offers software as service for retail inventory and e-commerce sites. Erply offers services such as inventory management, point of sale (POS), and sales.

The Erply Inventory API allows developers to access Erply's Inventory functionality and data. Some example API methods include accessing product information, customer information, editing customer information, and sales information.

Exchangery TradingExchangery Trading API: The Exchangery is a commodities trading resource. The Exchangery offers users resources for commodity trading, such as technology, infrastructure, regulatory and clearing relationships, and online platforms so exchanges and commodities have a personalized online presence.

The Exchangery API allows developers to access the functionality and data within the Exchangery. Some example API methods include adding and editing information on trades, products, accounts, and screens.

FanBridgeFanBridge API: FanBridge is a customer engagement and reward service. Clients of FanBridge can use their tools to interact with their customers and fans, reward them for being customers and fans, and make new customers and fans.

The FanBridge API allows developers to access the functionality of FanBridge. Some example API methods include creating and sending email campaigns to customers and enabling new customers and fans to join the marketing list.

FluidinfoFluidinfo API: Fluidinfo is an online information storage and search platform for content publishers. Fluidinfo provides openly writable metadata on all types of items, and also allows data and metadata about web content to be social and searchable. Content owners can publish their content with Fluidinfo, adding metadata and sharing content with others.

The Fluidinfo API allows developers to access the functionality and data of Fluidinfo to build other applications and integrate Fluidinfo into other applications. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving objects, users, and tags and other data included in Fluidinfo. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

FoodspottingFoodspotting API: Foodspotting is a visual food review and sharing site and application. Unlike other food review sites, Foodspotting lets users review dishes, instead of the restaurant. Along with the review, users can upload a photo of the dish, so other users can see what the dish looks like. Within the site and application, users can search by dish, restaurant, or location.

The Foodspotting API allows developers to access and integrate information and images from Foodspotting. Some example API methods include retrieving and uploading images, searching for and retrieving user information, dishes, places, and reviews, and adding reviews and other information.

FrameyFramey API: Framey is a JavaScript application that lets users record video on any website. With Framey, users can embed a webcam recorder into their sites. Users can integrate Framey by embedding the recorder, then use a rubygem or provided code snippets to accept updates from the Framey server when new videos are ready. Responses are formatted in JSON.

Google PlusGoogle Plus API: Google Plus is a service to share links, photos and other content. The Google Plus API allows developers to access publicly-available Google Plus content, including user information and publicly shared items.

How do you pronounce and use...?How do you pronounce and use...? API: A multimedia pronunciation dictionary and English word usage API. Search for a word and not only get an audio pronunciation but also tagged and time-stamped videos of real people in real situations speaking and using the word in context.

KetchupKetchup API: Ketchup is a web application for scheduling, planning and taking notes at meetings. The Ketchup API allows users to integrate the service with their own applications. The API exposes functionality that lets users list, show, update and delete meetings, projects, agenda items and notes. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

LetsGiftItLetsGiftIt API: LetsGiftIt is a service for group gifting. It allows eCommerce and other product and service providers to offer group gifting as an option to buy the goods or services. Users can use LetsGiftIt to buy a gift for someone socially, with other people.

The LetsGiftIt API allows developers to integrate LetsGiftIt functionality into other websites and eCommerce platforms. The main method of the API is creating and adding gifts, listing a title and description of the gift, and other details about the gift.

MemonicMemonic API: Memonic is an application that allows users to capture, organize, and share web content. Memonic offers services for personal use, business use, publisher use, and can be used with Evernote.

The Memonic API allows developers to access the functionality and data from Memonic. The API is free for non-commercial use and can be used for commercial use with their approval. Some example API methods include accessing users, sets of users, and groups of users.

Memory ReelMemory Reel API: Memory Reel is an event marketing service. Memory Reel offers clients tools such as event mobile applications, online tools to connect with event attendees, and analytics to measure marketing effectiveness.

The Memory Reel API allows developers to access and integrate Memory Reel functionality and data. Some example API methods include adding and editing events and event information, adding and editing users and their avatars, and listing devices that are available for push notifications.

Mobile RoadieMobile Roadie API: Mobile Roadie is a service for musicians to create and manage mobile applications to engage with their fans. Features included with Mobile Roadie include selling tickets to shows, selling music, adding music, and interacting with fans.

The Mobile Roadie API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data from Mobile Roadie into other applications such as MySpace. Some example API methods include creating content, adding content, editing content, retrieving comments, and managing users information.

MobliMobli API: Mobli is a real-time visual media platform social networking service. Through channels, such as people channels, subject channels, event channels, and place channels, users can upload and share media such as photos and videos in real-time.

The Mobli API allows developers to access the data and functionality of Mobli. Public documentation is not available, but interested developers can sign up to request access.

MogreetMogreet API: Mogreet is a mobile marketing service. Mogreet clients can create, manage, and track their mobile marketing campaigns through Mogreet's platform and customer relationship manager (CRM).

The Mogreet API allows developers to access the functionality and service of Mogreet. Some example API methods include sending blasts to lists, managing content, and add and delete users from their mobile marketing lists.

NASDAQ Data-On-DemandNASDAQ Data-On-Demand API: NASDAQ Data-On-Demand provides historical stock quote data. NASDAQ Data-On-Demand enables users to choose specific symbols and trading time periods for quick and efficient analysis. The data can be used to integrate stock quote data into a developer's application, analyze trends in stock quote data, back test trading strategies and algorithms and build a stock quote book.

An API is provided to pull the data using RESTful or SOAP calls. The API includes calls that let users select historical stock data from the exact trading dates and times, download stock data after the markets close for pre-market analysis and request bulk data downloads. Responses are formatted in XML.

Numote LiveNumote Live API: Numote Live is a platform that allows users to watch TV shows and videos with interactive features. Companies can use the platform to build communities, reward viewers, manage content, and track usage and viewing analytics.

The Numote API allows developers to access and integrate Numote's functionality and data. Public documentation is not available without signing up first. Interested developers or companies should contact support@numnote.com for more information.

OurShelfOurShelf API: OurShelf is a cataloging site that allows users to list and keep track of their belongings, connect with friends and other users, and sell items that they are no longer using. Users can share information on their belongings, find other people's belongings, and interact with other people.

The OurShelf API allows developers to extend OurShelf into other applications or create new applications based on OurShelf's functionality. The service is in beta and public documentation is not available, but interested developers should contact developers@rshelf.com for API access.

Pardot Marketing AutomationPardot Marketing Automation API: Pardot offers website analytics and marketing automation services. Pardot integrates with customer relationship databases (CRM) through their API which allows developers to build their own tracking solutions.

The API uses the REST protocol.

QwikiQwiki API: Qwiki is an interactive wiki about a variety of topics. Qwiki returns text, audio, visual, and video media about the topic users search on.

The Qwiki API allows developers to integrate Qwiki's functionality into other applications. Current API methods are searching for and listing results on topics. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON and JSONP.

Rackspace Cloud DNSRackspace Cloud DNS API: Rackspace Cloud DNS is a free BETA service offered as a set of API operations to manage user domains, sub-domains, and resource records. The API can be used to both create and import domains into a Rackspace Cloud account. Users can also list, add, modify, and remove domains and records as needed. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Rackspace Cloud Load BalancersRackspace Cloud Load Balancers API: The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers let users automatically deploy and scale an on-demand load balancing solution. With the API, users can define name, protocol, port, algorithm, and which servers in which regions need load balancing. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML JSON and ATOM.

Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers API: Rackspace Cloud Servers is a cloud based platform of on demand virtualized servers. The API can be used to interact with the Cloud Servers instead of using the online control panel. Features of the API include the ability to reboot and rebuild servers, create custom images, schedule backups of servers, share IPs and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Sendinc RESTSendinc REST API: Sendinc offers web based email encryption services. With Sendinc users can compose and send encrypted email messages using their own email address. Recipients can then view messages by clicking on a link in a secure email sent to them and logging in with their own Sendinc account.

Sendinc’s API provides a simple way to integrate secure email into web and software applications. The Sendinc REST API enables developers to easily interact with the Sendinc service via third-party applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Sendinc SMTPSendinc SMTP API: Sendinc offers web based email encryption services. With Sendinc users can compose and send encrypted email messages using their own email address. Recipients can then view messages by clicking on a link in a secure email sent to them and logging in with their own Sendinc account.

Sendinc’s API provides a simple way to integrate secure email into web and software applications. The SMTP API allows developers to implement Sendinc’s email encryption service into their
application.

Virtual Solar ObservatoryVirtual Solar Observatory API: The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) combines access to observations of the Sun, including images. Data files are included from all NASA solar-observing missions, as well as ground-based observatories. Searches can be conducted using instrument names, data type (e.g. "magnetogram"), time intervals, spectral range, event, and more.

The API uses the SOAP protocol.

ZomatoZomato API: Zomato is a restaurant, food and lifestyle guide in India. It offers and API which lets users access most updated content available on Zomato in real time directly from within their apps. Users can get information such as restaurant listings, location coordinates, reviews, discounts, photos, menus and more. The API lets users search over 18,000 restaurants, covering 10 major cities in India, based on various criteria. Calls are made using REST and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

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