46 New APIs: CoffeeBean, Responsys and Tweet Management

Wendell Santos
Jan. 08 2012, 08:00AM EST

This week we had 46 new APIs added to our API directory including an online ad management service, tweet management and scheduling service, social media sales prospecting and relationship management service, online business management service, electronic signature service and a cross-channel marketing management service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

adBriteadBrite API: The service manages clients' web and video advertising through an open exchange implementing an auction where advertisers and web publishers agree to place ads. A user page view triggers a call to the service, which determines which advertising offering best matches the page and delivers that ad. Clients can access tools to track their ad exposure, click rates, and conversion.

API methods support creating ad campaigns and defining criteria for matching them to content. The API also provides methods for reporting on and managing client accounts and ad campaigns.

Allociné MovieAllociné Movie API: The French-language movie information service provides show times and reviews for current releases, along with theater information and background on actors, directors, and other industry names. Information is also available for TV shows and video releases.

API methods support search and return information about a particular movie or television program/video release, including showtime listings. Users can also retrieve reviews, both in the press and from the public, as well as biographies and filmographies for actors and others active in the industry.

AwardWalletAwardWallet API: AwardWallet is a service that lets users manage their reward balances and travel itineraries. Over 429 loyalty programs are supported across areas such as air, hotel, car rental, credit card and more. AwardWallet is also used by businesses to manage their corporate reward balances.

The AwardWallet API lets partners power their loyalty program mobile app or web site, access their accounts through mobile apps and view mileage balances and upcoming trip info. Public documentation is not available, but developers can contact the provider for further information and partnership opportunities.

Bertram BooksBertram Books API: The service enables online book sales by partner sites with transaction processing and fulfillment by the provider's UK distribution facility. Applications can search by ISBN to get price and availability data, then submit orders with confirmation responses. The service is compliant with Book Industry Communication (BIC) standards.

API methods support retrieval of price and availability along with submission of order requests, with response to confirm status. Orders can specify terms (e.g., fill-or-kill) and apply promotional discounts. Order management is also supported, including cancellation of pending orders.

BufferBuffer API: Buffer is a service that allows users to manage and schedule their tweets throughout the day. Users add tweets to their "Buffer," and Buffer schedules them to go out regularly throughout the day.

The Buffer API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Buffer with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving user and profile information, creating and managing updates, and accessing the sent and pending updates.

CD UniverseCD Universe API: The service gives access by sales partner sites to the online retailer's collection of music CDs, along with some movie and game titles. Also available are MP3 downloads, audiobooks, vinyl records, and accessories. Affiliate sites can resell and process transactions through the service for fulfillment.

API methods support a range of search services by CD identifier, UPC, title, artist, and category. Users can also retrieve top sellers, new releases, and future releases in a category or by artist.

CKAN Czech RepublicCKAN Czech Republic API: CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a non-profit registry of open data. CKAN prepares data and provides access to data in ways that make that data more discoverable and usable.

The government of the Czech Republic makes some datasets available through CKAN, including data on schools; poultry market statistics; unemployment; wild birds protection; tourism statistics; and more.

The CKAN API provides access to this data. The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON and JSONP.

CKAN ItalyCKAN Italy API: CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a non-profit registry of open data. CKAN prepares data and provides access to data in ways that make that data more discoverable and usable.

The government of Italy makes some datasets available through CKAN, including data on immigration; real-time parking in the city of Turin; National Energy Balance; tourist accommodations in various cities; Italian state schools; museums; and more.

The CKAN API provides access to this data. The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON and JSONP.

CKAN NorwayCKAN Norway API: CKAN is the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, a non-profit registry of open data. CKAN prepares data and provides access to data in ways that make that data more discoverable and usable.

The government of Norway makes some datasets available through CKAN, including data on famous buildings in Oslo; National Groundwater Database; municipal boundaries; land use and planning information; traffic data; and more.

The CKAN API provides access to this data. The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON and JSONP.

CoffeeBeanCoffeeBean API: The service provides a CRM platform based on social media contacts. It promotes "social sales" and "social marketing" by interacting with social media profiles to discover sales leads within user industries and develop customer relationships. It provides social tools for prospecting and outreach as well as ongoing contact tracking to help sellers manage customer relationships.

API methods support creating and managing sales leads and opportunities by name, job title, and company with ranking for likelihood of purchase and potential sales volume. The API also gives tools for logging and tracking customer contacts and for tracking activity at sales events.

Cornell eBirdCornell eBird API: The service from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology provides descriptive information about bird species to support bird watchers and biological researchers. Along with related services Avian Knowledge Network and Neotropical Birds Online, it gives free access to authoritative information about individual species. Also available is information about bird populations for specific locations, including a mapping interface.

API methods support information retrieval by species or location. Applications can also log sightings of particular species and tracking of individual contributors' sightings. The provider invites birders to share their sightings across the eBird community for use by hobbyists, science research, and conservation efforts.

Datadotgc.caDatadotgc.ca API: Datadotgc is a non-government website aimed at liberating Canadian government data. Current datasets include environmental data; parks and protected areas; energy use statistics; weather; nutrition; parking, transportation; real estate; and more.

datadotgc is run on CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network) and datasets are accessible through the RESTful CKAN API.

ePagesePages API: EPages offers a huge number and variety of business-related web services that enable their customers to quickly and cost-effectively create professional online shops and business websites. ePages supplies an e-commerce cloud service platform, which integrates to online portals, search engines, marketing platforms, payment systems and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems.

FAA Obstruction EvaluationFAA Obstruction Evaluation API: The Obstruction Evaluation and Airport Airspace Analysis service from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration describes and locates hazards to navigation around airports. Users can retrieve reports of structures that might obstruct aeronautic navigation and also submit reports of new construction adjacent to airport airspace. The service tracks both on-airport structures and off-airport construction with potential to impede air traffic.

API methods give access to public information about cases for individual construction projects by type, date, region, and state. Information about 'circularized' cases submitted for public comment is also freely available. Authentication is required for methods to retrieve 'boxed' search results and NOTAMs (notices to airmen).

Global Sports MediaGlobal Sports Media API: The service provides information for sporting events worldwide. With an emphasis on soccer, information also covers American football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, golf, cricket, tennis, motor sports, and more. In addition to game scores and statistics, available are news and videos as well as betting odds.

Methods support retrieval of results for games/matches, scoring updates for games/matches in progress, team and player information. Data for past seasons also can be retrieved.

GlobPlotterGlobPlotter API: GlobPlotter is a SOAP-based API that allows users to plot the tendency within a protein for order/globularity and disorder. The plots generated by the API can be useful for designing constructs corresponding to globular proteins as is needed for many biochemical studies, particularly structural biology.

iHelpDeskiHelpDesk API: iHelpDesk is a customer service platform that is cloud-based. iHelpDesk has features that let organizations track service issues, resolve issues, manage email, and keep track of other customer service topics.

The iHelpDesk API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of iHelpDesk with other applications. Some example API methods include listing help tickets, updating tickets, and accessing attachments and other associated information about help tickets.

InkditInkdit API: Inkdit is a service that allows users to capture and track acceptance of contracts online. It allows businesses to sign contracts faster and track the contracts that have been signed by past and present employees. The Inkdit API allows for the capture and tracking of acceptance of contracts from within applications. Functionality includes viewing the collection of contracts, descriptions of each contract, defining the connection between contracts and individuals and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

InKnowledge Taxi Fare CalculatorInKnowledge Taxi Fare Calculator API: The service calculate taxi fares based on starting and ending locations in cities worldwide. Used in the Bing map taxi fare calculator, it provides taxi rates for over 150 cities in more than a dozen countries. In turn, it uses Bing services to determine geocodes for starting and destination addresses and for determining routes for which it provides fare estimates.

API methods support selection of countries and cities and calculation of fares based on either locations or distance and time.

International Aid Transparency InitiativeInternational Aid Transparency Initiative API: The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) makes information about aid spending more easily discoverable and usable. The IATI Registry is an online, searchable index on information about aid spending. Datasets include activity files for AIDS Alliance; DFID; European Union; World Bank; activity files for many countries; and more.

The IATI Registry is powered by CKAN, the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network and data can be accessed via the CKAN RESTful API.

JSPWikiJSPWiki API: JSPWiki is a Java-based Wiki. The site for JSPWiki has an XML-RPC interface. It allows users to retrieve content and information from wiki pages. Possible uses include providing automatic emails when wiki pages change, printing out all pages of a wiki for inclusion on portable devices, remotely backing up a wiki, and transferring pages from one wiki to another.

MailupMailup API: The service enables broadcast email, including creating messages and managing campaigns and address lists. User content flows into provided templates or employs user-supplied html formatting. It helps coordinate email messaging with social media involvement and provides reporting and tracking tools to monitor campaign activity.

API methods support basic content upload and message send as well as management of address lists including opt in/opt out and message send status. Available methods handle SMS messaging and social media posting, too.

MARANMARAN API: MARAN is a web application for preprocessing micro-array data. It uses a generic ANOVA model for normalizing the measurements with respect to several sources of variation in the experiment. Users can integrate the MARAN tool with their own applications using MARAN'S SOAP-based API.

MobileStorm CommunicationMobileStorm Communication API: MobileStorm provides web-based marketing platform for businesses interested in reaching out to a wide variety of audiences through multiple communication channels such as email, mobile apps, SMS, and social media. Other services provided by MobileStorm include campaign reporting and analysis, database management and reporting, and on demand support.

The MobileStorm API is only open to those who have an account with service. As such, much information about the workings of the API is hidden. MobileStorm advertises many features of their web-based marketing API, including messaging, reporting, keyword management, data validation, push notification, and general data management.

MuseumsvokabularMuseumsvokabular API: Inventorying and cataloging the immense variety of objects found in museums requires extensive specialized vocabularies. However, information on these vocabularies is often widely dispersed. The museumsvokabular API allows users to retrieve vocabularies necessary for fundamental museum work.

The website and documentation for the API are available in German. An English language option is available, but only applies to certain parts of the site and doesn't cover the documentation.

My Movies CollectionMy Movies Collection API: My Movies Collection is an online application that allows users to keep track of and organize their movie and TV collections. Users can input and keep track of their digital movies and TV shows, hard copy movies and TV shows, and list movies and TV shows that they don't have but want.

The My Movies Collection API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of the My Movies Collection with other applications. The available API methods are listing movie and TV collections, checking and unchecking the status of the movies and TV shows, and marking items as "seen."

Navizon ITSNavizon ITS API: The service provides high-accuracy location tracking for WiFi-enabled devices. Intended for locating devices within confined areas like office campuses or individual buildings, the service indicates locations of smart phones, laptop computers, tablets, and other WiFi-enabled devices. Applications include staff coordination within a facility and unobtrusive security surveillance.

API methods support tracking devices with WiFi radio functions enabled in relation to locally installed receiving nodes, which upload data to the web service. Applications can retrieve, either in real time or asynchronously, locations by device MAC address triangulated by building level from multiple receiving node readings.

NearlyFreeSpeech.NETNearlyFreeSpeech.NET API: NearlyFreeSpeech.NET provides web hosting for static and dynamic sites, DNS service, domain registration, database hosting, and a variety of privacy services. NFS.NET offers affordable pricing and a strong dedication to the privacy of its users.

NFS.NET's API is a work in progress that provides a way programmatically access and manage services held with NFS.NET. This is a RESTful API that returns data in JSON, and requires both an account with service and an API key for access.

OffeneDatenOffeneDaten API: OffeneDaten is an open government data portal for Germany. Powered by CKAN, the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network, Data groups include Data Catalog of Federal Ministry for Education and Research; GENESIS database of the Federal Statistical Office; Data Catalog Berlin; Data Catalog Bremen; MOGDy Munich. OffeneDaten datasets include: elections; waste disposal; employment; air quality; GDP; education; public budgets; and more.

The CKAN API provides access to this data. The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON and JSONP.

Open Archives InitiativeOpen Archives Initiative API: The Open Archives Initiative API provides a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. The API allows service providers to harvest article metadata from repositories using the OAI-PMH protocol so they can use the metadata in their services. OAI-PMH is composed of a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP.

OpenCorporatesOpenCorporates API: OpenCorporates is a database of corporate data. OpenCorporates offers users the ability to search for information on 30 million corporations from around the world. Users can also search by type of corporation.

The OpenCorporates API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of OpenCorporates with other applications. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving information on corporation by type, jurisdiction, and company ID.

PayPal PermissionsPayPal Permissions API: The popular online payment giant PayPal provides a variety of API's that allow users to customize and automate how they interact with PayPal's system and customers. However, because of access and permissions issues, these API's can be limited in situations where those who are using the API are not the account owner.

The PayPal Permissions API provides additional flexibility for PayPal users, allowing them to request and manage permissions for specific users to execute PayPal API operations on their behalf. These permissions provide a signature that a third party can use as authorization for PayPal API operations, and ensures that these actions can be distinguished from those of the actual account holder.

Pays-LecturePays-Lecture API: Pays-Lecture is a French media library that allows users to search materials from six French libraries. The PMB SOAP API is provided by PMB Services and allows complete access to the functions of the Pays-Lecture website.

Both the documentation and the Pays-Lecture website are in French. Pays-Lecture and PMB Services both offer an English (UK) option, but most text remains in French.

Ready to SMSReady to SMS API: The service provides Short Message Service texting in Australia. Applications can interact with the service over the web to send individual SMS messages or bulk message delivery. An application can send individual messages from a specific number or from a randomly assigned selection from a pool of numbers, with replies retrieved by sending number. Broadcast messages can be sent to multiple receiving numbers with the same sending options.

API methods enable sending of either single messages or broadcast messages to a set of numbers. Support is provided for controlling the sending number either associated with the sender account or randomly assigned from a pool of numbers. Sending number can also be an alphabetic string, although no reply is possible in that case.

Responsys InteractResponsys Interact API: The service provides cross-channel management tools for marketing campaigns across digital channels like email, mobile device/SMS, social media, and web display. Users create, update, and retire promotional messaging campaigns via the Interact software-as-a-service (SAAS) tools. Reporting functions allow monitoring and reporting on campaigns.

API methods support management of ad media and other data, source content/documents, and their deployment in ad campaigns. The API allows specification of targeting lists, including email addresses, messaging frequency, opt-in/opt-out preferences, etc.

RimuHosting DNSRimuHosting DNS API: RimuHosting specializes in Linux Virtual Private Server hosting plans, providing subscribed users with a choice of Linux distributions, SSH root access, and dedicated Linus sysadmin support.

The RimuHosting API is especially useful for users who have a domain name that points to a changing IP address. The DNS API allows users to change a domain's IP address, automate the setup and changing of mail servers and text records, delete records, and more. An account with service and an API key are required to use this service.

RIOJA Journal RepositoryRIOJA Journal Repository API: The RIOJA (Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives) Journal Repository API acts as an interface between digital repositories of articles and overlay journals. Overlay journals are journals that draw on one or more archives or repositories for their articles. This API provides XML-based methods of retrieving information from journals and repositories that facilitate the creation and maintenance of overlay journals.

SeeMe SMSSeeMe SMS API: SeeMe is the leading bulk SMS provider in Hungary. The SeeMe SMS API allows developers to quickly create a connection between their service and the SeeMe gateway. With the API, users can send messages up to 459 characters, receive SMS and automatic responses, monitor their balance, get traffic stats and more. The API uses HTTP calls. The site and documentation are in Hungarian.

SEGUIDSEGUID API: SEGUID is a protein sequence identifier based on the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1) digest of the primary sequence. This protein identification system was created in response to changing and disappearing protein identifiers, a common problem in the bioinformatics community. A SEGUID is stable for the lifetime of a protein, because everyone can derive the same SEGUID from the sequence information. This allows easier data sharing between databases and research groups.

ShakespeareShakespeare API: This SOAP-based API allows users to input a phrase from the plays of William Shakespeare and identifies the associated speech, speaker, and play. The Shakespearian texts used in this Web Service are the XML versions developed by Jon Bosak.

SMARTSMART API: SMART (Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool) is a SOAP-based API that allows the identification and annotation of genetically mobile protein domains and the analysis of domain architectures. More than 500 domain families are detectable and extensively annotated regarding phyletic distributions, functional class, tertiary structures, and functionally important residues.

Streaming Video ProviderStreaming Video Provider API: The service hosts media resources, video and audio, for access via online streaming. Applications can interact with the service to upload video for their account and manage hosted videos, including filtered listings of streaming resources, updating, and deletion. Controls for currently streaming resources also are available such as play and pause.

API methods support server communications and duplicate functions available from the service control panel. Example functions are upload, list, and delete videos for a service account. Methods also list available web player templates and online TV channels.

Subway SubCardSubway SubCard API: The unofficial Subway SubCard available in the UK allows cardholders to collect points on all Subway purchases and redeem them for free subs. The card functions by using a JSON API to send data. Once exposed, the API can be used by cardholders to access their data and even integrate it into applications.

This API has been made available by an individual not affiliated with Subway.

WestFaxWestFax API: The service accepts content input and generates fax messages either individually to specified numbers or broadcast to a list of numbers. It allows integration of faxing capability within applications as a user contact option.

API methods support submission of fax content, preview of the formatted fax, and sending the fax, either one at a time or as a broadcast. Methods also report status of sent faxes, either successful or unsuccessful.

WrideaWridea API: The service logs ideas and provides tools for organizing, discussing, and refining them. Possible uses include brainstorming, document development, and online collaboration. Users can create a record for an idea under development, then give access to others for review, commentary, and refinement of initial concepts.

API methods support retrieval of pages and idea records created under a user account, along with management functions like adding, updating, and deleting. Methods also allow creation and management of categories for organizing idea and page records.

Yahoo YUIYahoo YUI API: YUI (Yahoo! User Interface) is a free, open source JavaScript and CSS framework that is also hosted by Yahoo for building richly interactive web applications. YUI is provided under a BSD license and is available on GitHub for forking and contribution. The YUI API allows access to the YUI framework for building sites and applications.

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