41 New APIs: Instagram, eNom Domains and Ericsson

Adam DuVander
Feb. 27 2011, 08:00AM EST

This week we had 41 new APIs added to our API directory including a spam checking service, sports team management site, time tracking service, credit card validation service, internet domain reseller, travel web service and real-time content aggregation platform. It also saw popular photo-sharing service Instagram, once shy with its public API, release a second, real-time API. Below is more detail on each of the 41 new APIs added this week.

AllAreaCodesAllAreaCodes API: The API provides output in either JSON or XML format. An API key is not required, but users are required to provide certain parameters that will allow for tracking of API usage. API rate limits are currently unpublished. The following data is provided by the API.

Area code timezone
Current time in the timezone
Area code state

Biomolecular Interaction Network DatabaseBiomolecular Interaction Network Database API: The Biomolecular Interaction Network Database (BIND) is a database designed to store full descriptions of interactions, molecular complexes and pathways. The BIND data specification is available as ASN.1 and XML DTD.

BIND SOAP is a web service providing end users with the ability to access functionality offered by the BIND Search Service through a remote API. This means that users can access and compute on BIND interaction, molecular complex, and pathway data directly within thier application.

BlinkSendBlinkSend API: BlinkSend is a web-based document solution. It provide users with stats and analytics to show who's reading particular documents, the amount of time they read, and their feedback on each one. The BlinkSend API allows developers to access the full functionality of the BlinkSend service. The API allows users to: show reports and traffic, create accounts and members from your site, view and create tags, add and retrieve contacts, add new members and admins. Documentation is available upon signup.

CIA.vcCIA.vc API: CIA.vc is a website that provides Open Source Version Control. CIA.vc also provides tools for live project updates and statistics (IRC bot for IRC channels, RSS feeds on project/author pages). The CIA.vc API is an XML-RPC API that lets developers create their own applications for committing code projects to CIA.vc.

CodebitsCodebits API: The Codebits API allows developers and users to look up information about the SAPO Codebits event and look up information about users/speakers and talks at the event. The API can be called through HTTP GET and POST commands, and the requests return JSON or XML formatted responses.

CompareDownloadCompareDownload API: Compare Download is a music download and MP3 price comparison store. The API gives users the flexibility to integrate site data into their own website or blog. With the API, users get access to music previews, artwork, prices and more. It is available for both the UK and US markets. Responses are formatted in XML. Full documentation is not publicly available.

Data8 Credit Card ValidationData8 Credit Card Validation API: Data8 is the UK's premier data solutions provider with a range of data cleansing, postcode lookup and data validation services to ultimately improve business communication with customers.

Data8's Credit Card Validation service checks that the credit or debit card number has been captured accurately without any typographical errors. It also can suggest the card issuer to the user while they are filling out web forms. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Data8 Email ValidationData8 Email Validation API: Data8 is the UK's premier data solutions provider with a range of data cleansing, postcode lookup and data validation services to ultimately improve business communication with customers.

The Email validation API lets users avoid typing errors by checking email addresses in real time as they are entered. Identify and correct errors in both the username and domain parts of the address. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Data8 Live Number TestingData8 Live Number Testing API: Data8 is the UK's premier data solutions provider with a range of data cleansing, postcode lookup and data validation services to ultimately improve business communication with customers.

The Live Number Testing service is a method to validate which UK landline numbers are live. By using the telephone network in real-time, users can tell if a number is available to dial, without making it ring. It uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Echo StreamServerEcho StreamServer API: Echo StreamServer is a real time API that gives companies the ability to aggregate and control content and activity from their sites, social networks, applications and more into one real-time database. This information can be used to output dynamic web pages of social content. With the API, users can capture, process, remix, and stream real-time activity data. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Ecwid ProductEcwid Product API: Ecwid is an E-commerce solution, providing shopping carts and services for online stores. Ecwid also provides a RESTful API (only active for paid accounts) that allows developers to integrate some of Ecwid's services into other applications or websites. For users or developers who want to create applications for Ecwid but don't want to get a paid account, Ecwid provides a test store id (1003) to pass as a parameter, or contact Ecwid and they will provide access to an API test server.

El Nuevo Dia APEXEl Nuevo Dia APEX API: El Nuevo D'a (The New Day) is a Puerto Rican newspaper. El Nuevo Dia exposes some of its content and functionality via an API built and supported by APEX Technologies, Inc. The API provides methods that let users work with sections, comments, news, galleries and more. It uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in JSON.

eNomeNom API: eNom makes it possible for resellers to buy and sell Internet domains and services. With over 300 commands, eNom's API allows devlopers to integrate all eNom products and services into a business site or application. Online services include 70+ domains, email, linux and windows hosting, SSL certificates, web site creator, email marketing, content and more. Full documention is available upon registration.

Ericsson Web ConnectivityEricsson Web Connectivity API: Ericsson Labs provides a JavaScript library that provides developers with the tools they need to create better connected webpages.

From Website: "Sending messages with Web Connectivity is almost instantaneous. Data is pushed out to the web applications, and immediately sent to the web servers. Web Connectivity also abstracts away the details of the transports used to establish the connection, allowing you to develop an application without having to contend with transport issues. In addition, it provides services to make life easier for both clients and servers."

Ericsson Web Device ConnectivityEricsson Web Device Connectivity API: Ericsson Labs provides a JavaScript library that enables developers to build websites that can be viewed on all UPnP/DLNA standard devices (TVs, Blueray players, etc). Users of the web application need to install and run Ericsson Labs' gateway software in their home network.

Fortumo Mobile PaymentsFortumo Mobile Payments API: Fortumo is an open mobile payment platform, currently operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. Fortumo's SMS-connectivity/mobile payments API enables developers to easily integrate mobile payments with any app, game or web-service. It uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Freak CMS User-agentsFreak CMS User-agents API: User-agents.freakcms.com is a searchable database of user-agents as used by browsers, search-engines spiders and crawlers, web-directories, download managers, link checkers, proxy servers, web filtering tools, harvesters, spambots, badbots.

This REST API connects to the Freak CMS database of bad bots and known spammers and returns a JSON response.

This API can be used to check user forums, blogs, sites etc, for known bad bots and spammers. It can also be used to do search and display bot information.

This api grabs a GET action and respond's with JSON, can list, match, search for spiders, bots, crawlers.
This is a must for any web masters who would like to put a stop to spam.

FuseMailFuseMail API: FuseMail is a business email hosting company that also provides a hosted email campaign solution. FuseMail also provides an API for developers to administer their FuseMail accounts. The API uses HTTP/HTTPS calls to create, delete, and edit email account information.

Instagram Real-timeInstagram Real-time API: Instagram Real-time API provides access to Instagram photos as they're added. Subscribe to users, tags, locations or geographies and receive notice when there are new photos. The real-time API uses webhooks to allow developers to subscribe and receive notices.

Internet VistaInternet Vista API: Internet Vista is an internet uptime monitoring service that also provides metrics on the performance of monitored sites. The SOAP API allows users to fully integrate the monitoring service into their websites or applications. Full documentation is not publicly available.

Lift SuggestLift Suggest API: Lift Suggest uses shared Google Analytics access to give product recommendations based upon user behavior on your site. The service suggests related products based upon its knowledge of the product or page the user is currently browsing. The Lift Suggest API can be integrated on a product page, category page, search results or shopping cart. You pass one or more SKU numbers to Lift Suggest and the system returns SKUs of recommended products, in either XML or JSON.

Lipfeed.comLipfeed.com API: Lipfeed.com is a multimedia website with media in the form of written words, games and videos. Users can read articles/blogs by authors, play flash games, and search and watch videos from major video sharing websites advertising media such as Youtube, Blip.tv, Vimeo and Livevideo at the same time without having to press the back button. The Lipfeed.com API enables users to create delete and edit advertisements from their own website. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

LogMyTimeLogMyTime API: LogMyTime provides a time-tracking service aimed at self-employed workers or small businesses. LogMyTime also provides a RESTful API, allowing developers to integrate LogMyTime's services into their own applications. There are a number of programming libraries available to make working with the LogMyTime API easier for developers.

MLState OPA MLState OPA API: MLstate offers OPA, the only secure, integrated solution for developing and implementing web applications. The OPA platform was designed specifically to let users develop SaaS applications quickly, safely and easily. OPA comes with a SOAP API, although documentation is not publicly available. Documentation included the types, functions and data structures available in OPA.

Pearson Correlation CoefficientPearson Correlation Coefficient API: A simple HTTP-based API that can be used to calculate the Pearson Correlation Coefficient between two variables, X and Y. The variables can be passed as either t, an interleaved list of strings (one value of the first column, one value of the second column etc.), or as t1 and t2, which contain the first and second variables respectively.

PlakattPlakatt API: Plakatt is a website built around events. Users can view events, add tags, comments, pictures or videos, or create new events. Events can be browsed by city or by tags. The Plakatt API allows developers to integrate the Plakatt events database into their own sites.

ProxomoProxomo API: Proxomo is a cloud infrastructure solution specifically designed with mobile developers in mind. The tool kit is for social location aware applications. The Proxomo services help developers realize results faster and cheaper by allowing them to focus on the mobile app or website freeing them from worrying about developing connections to external services and rolling a scalable server infrastructure for hosting. Proxomo's API allows third-party developers to leverage this platform in any given social context.

Proxomo helps developers store application data, interact with events (invitations), access friend graph information (currently from Facebook), geocode users via IP or address, store and access location data, create SMS notifications and storing user preferences and data.

The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

PubMLSTPubMLST API: PubMLST is a site that hosts publicly accessible Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) databases and software. It provides means of accessing these databases in common formats suitable for easy linking and importation to local resources.

The PubMLST API enables software developers to write applications that can query the MLST databases directly without using the standard web interface. It uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

RaydashRaydash API: Raydash provides a web-service API that allows businesses to build scalable video chat apps and integrate them into their web applications. Live video chat or video streams can be hosted on Raydash, and accessed via the API. Full documentation is not publicly available. Raydash tightly integrates with Ruby on Rails.

SingTel inSing Business SearchSingTel inSing Business Search API: SingTel is a mobile telephony company based in Singapore. SingTel exposes a set of web services that offer a mixture of telecom and marketplace capabilities. This API lets users access inSing.com's more than 150,000 Singapore business listing (all geocoded) in real time. At this point in time, individual developers without any company representation are not granted access to the APIs.

SingTel Phone TypeSingTel Phone Type API: SingTel is a mobile telephony company based in Singapore. SingTel exposes a set of web services that offer a mixture of telecom and marketplace capabilities. This API is part of a web-based platform to access the network services provided by SingTel and lets users query the type of phone being used. At this point in time, individual developers without any company representation are not granted access to the APIs.

SingTel Single Sign OnSingTel Single Sign On API: SingTel is a mobile telephony company based in Singapore. SingTel exposes a set of web services that offer a mixture of telecom and marketplace capabilities. SingTel offers Saas customers on myBusiness the Single Sign On capability with this API. At this point in time, individual developers without any company representation are not granted access to the APIs.

SteplySteply API: Steply is a photo sharing mobile application as well as photo sharing community. The Steply API, currently in beta, provides read/write access to the Steply platform for sharing photos. Developers can upload photos, search hashtags, grab photos for users, popular photos, liked photos and photos from locations. For users, the API provides a way for developers to create new ways for to access and interact with photos. Public documentation is not available.

Team CowboyTeam Cowboy API: Team Cowboy is a free web site that lets users manage and organize their sports teams. Team Cowboy offers a REST API that allows developers to create mobile, desktop, and other software applications that interact with the Team Cowboy platform. These applications can then leverage Team Cowboy's extensive functionality for managing and accessing social sports teams and groups. The API is comprised of various methods for retrieving, creating, updating, and deleting information for users or teams on Team Cowboy. Responses are formatted in JSON and PHP.

ValueCommerce ProductValueCommerce Product API: ValueCommerce is a Japanese Affiliate Marketing and Search Marketing Agency Service. It offers the Product API which allows users to aggregate product data from hundreds of top merchants in Japan. The API uses Restful protocol and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON and JSONP.

ValueCommerce TravelValueCommerce Travel API: ValueCommerce is a Japanese Affiliate Marketing and Search Marketing Agency Service. It offers the Travel API which allows users to aggregate airfare, hotel and tour data from top merchants in Japan. The API allows users the following functionality: do a quick Search by area and price of hotel accommodations, find more information on hotel accommodation and room types and more. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses can be formatted in XML and JSON.

Verizon NavigationVerizon Navigation API: VZ Navigator provides a developer interface which allows applications to execute commands such as navigating to a destination. The API requires the following functionality to be added to a caller application:

* Platform-specific discovery code to verify that VZ Navigator is installed
* Code to build the App2App URL needed to control VZ Navigator for navigation
* Platform-specific code to launch VZ Navigator using the App2App URL

Yandex Blog SearchYandex Blog Search API: Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex offers owners of websites and blogs tools with which they can apply the functional services of Yandex in their projects. The site and documentation are in Russian.

The Blog Search API is a tool that lets integrate the Yandex Blog Search service on their site, whether it is a personal blog, forum or blogohosting. The API can index a personal blog or any blogs on any platform and perform a detailed search. It uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML or RSS.

Yandex DirectYandex Direct API: Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex offers owners of websites and blogs tools with which they can apply the functional services of Yandex in their projects.

The Yandex Direct API allows developers to create applications which directly interact with the Yandex contextual advertising service. These applications allow advertising agencies as well as direct advertisers to run complex large-scaled advertising campaigns. It uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in JSON.

Yandex FotokYandex Fotok API: Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex offers owners of websites and blogs tools with which they can apply the functional services of Yandex in their projects. The site and documentation are in Russian.

The Yandex Fotok API is a tool designed for allowing software and services to interact with the Yandeks.Fotkah photo service.Using the API Yandeks.Fotok users can develop a programs that can: upload photos to the service Yandex.Fotki, create and edit albums, move photos between albums, change the settings to access photos, notify on new photo and more. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in XML and ATOM.

Yandex MapsYandex Maps API: Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex offers owners of websites and blogs tools with which they can apply the functional services of Yandex in their projects. The site and documentation are in Russian.

The Yandex Maps API is a free tool that allows developers to embed maps on their website. Using the API users can manage cards and their contents, as well as create a variety of applications - from simple interactive directions to the office to advanced GIS services. The API uses both REST and JavaScript protocol and returns a map image based on specified parameters.

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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