5 New APIs: Health API, Wifi API, Cycling API, Document Sharing API, and Video URL Shortening

John Musser
Apr. 17 2010, 12:41PM EDT

This week we had 15 new APIs added to our API directory. Some of the latest include a document publication and sharing API, a UK-based cycling route planning API, an API for a health information aggregation service, an API for an open geo database of wifi access points (which we we covered this week), and a URL shortener specifically design for video, movie and television content. More on each of these new APIs below:

CycleStreetsCycleStreets API: CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is "designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of less both confident and less confident cyclists".

CalameoCalameo API: Calameo is a program that lets users upload documents from many major formats and create interactive web publications. The Calameo API uses either a RESTful interface or a deprecated SOAP interface allowing users to integrate publishing and other document features in their applications. To access the API, users must upgrade to a premium account.

DossiaDossia API: Dossia aggregates users health information into a single Web-based platform. From this platform, users can utilize their data and access personalized health tools. The Dossia API allows client applications to read and update a Dossia participant's health data. Developers can read and write medications, allergies, immunizations and other XML document types.

GeomenaGeomena API: Geomena is an open geo database of WiFi access points meant to be used for geolocation. The database is as open as Wikipedia, editable and downloadable by anyone to use however they want. The API provides a way to be able to add data programmatically. It will enable applications that sniff WiFi and combine with location (either grabbed via GPS, address, or other methods).

hu.lyhu.ly API: hu.ly is a URL shortener for links to TV shows, movies, movie trailers, commercials, or any kind of video. It will be expanded to support more video sites. The hu.ly API provides access to create, expand, and get video information for the short URLs.

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