52 New APIs: HP, UN Data, and BitEasy

Melody Clark
Dec. 01 2013, 08:00AM EST

This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a license plate communication and tracking platform , a tool for deep linking URLs and links in web and mobile applications, and an online shopping assistant API. We also featured a story exploring the state of web audio APIs.

App/nimaApp/nima API: The App/nima platform is a application development platform that uses a REST API to assist developers in creating more efficient projects. App/nima offers services such as user management, real-time communications, user social networks, push notification, and more. Services are free through a certin number of users for each application. Authentication is provided via OAuth 2.

BeatcoinBeatcoin API: Beatcoin is an online jukebox that runs on bitcoins, a form of digital currency. Users can create their own Beatcoin jukeboxes by download the Beatcoin app to their mobile device or using the Beatcoin API. A website will automatically be set up to handle the jukebox and the bitcoin payments. Visitors can go to a venue's jukebox, send it bitcoins, and select a song to place in the queue. Users can move a song up the queue by sending extra bitcoins. The Beatcoin API allows developers to use REST calls to manage devices, playlists, archives of discovered songs, queued songs, histories of songs played, and payment addresses.

Been PlatedBeen Plated API: Been Plated is a web service allowing users to communicate using only license plate numbers. Users can follow license plates, post messages to license plates, receive notifications, and more. The Been Plated API allows developers to programmatically manage comments, follow license plates, view plate entries, rate comments, and manage user profiles.

Believe.inBelieve.in API: Believe.in is an online platform for charities to raise funds, manage online donations, manage events and fundraisers, and create and manage online campaigns. The Believe.in API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Believe.in with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

BigWorldData NDWIBigWorldData NDWI API: BigWorldData is a scientific information provider that uses satellite data to monitor the effects of drought, reduce water usage and crop usage, evaluate irrigation systems, and derive other information. The BigWorldData NDWI API provides scientists, developers, agronomists, and other industries access to global satellite data taken every two days. The data derives the Normalized Difference Water Index. The API is free to access.

Biteasy BlockchainBiteasy Blockchain API: Biteasy allows users to search for data on the bitcoin network by block, transaction, or address. The Biteasy Blockchain API provides developers with RESTful methods for reading data from the bitcoin network, enabling them to build their own services based on bitcoin network data. The API is free for non-commercial use; potential commercial users should contact Biteasy.

BookingBugBookingBug API: BookingBug is an online scheduling service for businesses. The BookingBug platform (currently in Beta) allows developers to use REST APIs to create shopping carts, take bookings, and integrate with all of a business' public data, including its services, resources, events, prices, and more. The JavaScript API is built on top of the REST API and allows developers to easily embed public business data on a site. However, unlike the REST API, it will not be able to provide server-to-server access. A full BookingBug Business API is provided upon request for those who need deeper access to the platform than the REST API can provide.

CheckmarksCheckmarks API: The Checkmarks API searches United States trademark records and returns matched results. Returned data includes word mark, goods and services code, description, and registration date. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

CNGnowCNGnow API: CNGnow.com is a website dedicated to spreading information about natural gas vehicles and the benefits of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The CNGnow Station Data API exposes crowdsourced station data. The free API delivers station information such as name, address, payment options, PSI, operating hours, last reported price, and phone number. Calls can specify a particular station, or search by location or keyword.

Conexim DNSConexim DNS API: Conexim offers managed DNS hosting for the enterprise. Conexium specializes in managed hosting, dedicated managed servers, virtual servers, high-availability clusters, internet, web, and application hosting. Conexim offers a REST API that enables application developers to build integration tools that work with DNS. Potential use cases for the API include provisioning automation and integration with monitoring systems. An API key is required.

CryptoknoxCryptoknox API: Cryptoknox is a crypto currency wallet service that enables users to store their coins as well as use them for purchases and payments. The Cryptoknox API allows merchants to connect current shopping carts to user's wallets. The API also allows users to export wallet TX data in either excel or PDF. An account is required with service.

DatafeedrDatafeedr API: Datafeedr is a system that enables users to create and embed affiliate shops into word press blogs. The Datafeedr API allows users to access sales feed information on over 250,000,000 products and 10,000 merchants to build custom shops as part of an affiliate network. An account is required with service.

Deeplink.meDeeplink.me API: Deeplink.me is a linking system for mobile and web applications. Deeplink.me provides application developers and publishers with the ability to link their apps for easy sharing and tracking, just like with web links. The Deeplink.me API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Deeplink.me with other applications. Some example API methods include choosing a URL scheme, routing incoming URLs, and defining translation rules.

directSMSdirectSMS API: directSMS allows developers to integrate 1-way and 2-way SMS messaging capabilities into their websites, applications, and systems. This service includes functions for message tracking, reply correlation, sender ID, long SMS sending, bulk messaging, and message delivery tracking. directSMS can be integrated into the developer's site, app, or system using either REST or SOAP APIs.

emeBTCemeBTC API: emeBTC is a bitcoin and litecoin exchange platform where users can buy, sell, and trade crypto currencies. The emeBTC API uses REST calls, returns JSON, and uses both an API key and SSL for authentication. The API allows users to make calls to get ticker information, check market depth, get currency history, and execute trades. An account is required with service.

eThoreThor API: eThor connects Point of Sale (POS) systems to the cloud, enabling services such as real-time ordering through Facebook, mobile devices, or 3rd party websites and applications. The eThor API is designed to allow developers to build native menu display and ordering experiences into websites and mobile applications. The API is able to retrieve menu information, retrieve or POST orders, and access information describing chains and stores.

EverliveEverlive API: Everlive is a set of cloud-based backend services for building and managing mobile apps. These primarily include data storage, user management, and server-code execution functions. Everlive can also send push notifications to Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Social sharing features enable end users to share Everlive-based apps on Facebook, Google+, and other popular social networks. The Everlive REST API allows developers to access most of Everlive's services programmatically.

Everything LocationEverything Location API: Everything Location is a web-based service for address verification and geocoding. It can be used to correct, complete, validate, and geocode addresses for locations around the world. The Everything Location REST and SOAP APIs allow developers to integrate the ability to process addresses at low or high volumes into their apps or websites.

FeathercoinFeathercoin API: Feathercoin is a crypto currency similar to others that provide users access to an unregulated market place where savings can be achieved. The Feathercoin API allows users to make calls to get information about the current mining specs, blocks, difficulty, and reward. Users can also make queries to get current exchange rates between feathercoin, fiat currencies, and other crypto currencies. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

GameAnalyticsGameAnalytics API: GameAnalytics is a service that helps game developers learn about their players, improve how their games are monetized, and make their games more enjoyable. It monitors a wide range of metrics, including how long people play at a stretch, what parts of the game players spend the most time on, which items players are buying, and how many people are playing at a given time. Game developers can customize their GameAnalytics dashboard so that it shows them the metrics they find most important. Developers can integrate GameAnalytics with their game development platform using an SDK or via REST API.

Gamify.WSGamify.WS API: Gamify.WS is a RESTful web service allowing developers to gamify anything and everything. Gamification is the application of game mechanics to non-game contexts. Gamify.WS can be used to engage users, reward user motivation, and build loyal communities. The API can be used to manage users, actions, rewards, events, leaderboards, and much more.

GenoLogicsGenoLogics API: GenoLogics provides the Clarity LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), which is designed to help genomics and mass spec laboratories collect data, track samples and workflows, integrate systems and tools, automate common tasks, collaborate with other organizations, and more. The LIMS is easy to customize and provides role-specific interfaces for users. The GenoLogics REST API allows developers to interact with the research information stored with their LIMS solutions.

HEXONETHEXONET API: HEXONET is a domain name registration service that offers a wide variety of domains at wholesale prices. They sell to both customers and resellers. HEXONET provides a set of APIs for their larger resellers and partner companies. These APIs allows developers to integrate functions for handling domain registration, DNS management, domain alerts, account management, account billing, and other important tasks into their systems or applications.

HP Cloud DNSHP Cloud DNS API: The HP Public Cloud is an enterprise-quality public cloud that offers a variety of public services, including a Domain Name Service (DNS). The HP Cloud DNS allows users to manage their DNS zones and records in an efficient and secure manner. The service uses Anycast routing to improve its reliability, speed, and uptime. HP Cloud DNS comes with a set of APIs that allow users to display, create, modify, and delete DNS records programmatically via REST calls.

i2spacei2space API: I2space technologies is a travel portal platform that provides the i2space API which allows users to facilitate Bus Booking. The site offers online reservation software for Bus ticket booking with payment gateway integration, also through API inventory can be shared to other online seller. The site also offers ticketing software for Indian, one of the biggest travel booking provider. The API returns XML, and an account is required with service.

iCIMSiCIMS API: iCIMS is a robust, scalable talent recruitment platform for HR professionals. It allows sourcing specialists, recruiters, hiring managers, and onboarding coordinators to manage employee recruitment and hiring in order to streamline the process and reduce the cost per hire. The iCIMS API allows users to search the platform for a person, job, company, recruiting workflow, or iForm matching a set of criteria.

InComm CashtieInComm Cashtie API: InComm Cashtie is an API that allows users to link cash payments to software applications. Cashtie offers solutions for eCommerce providers, retail operations, and other merchants to track and account for cash payments with online systems. The InComm Cashtie API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Cashtie with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://cashtie.com/.

IsmuserIsmuser API: Ismuser allows users to embed real-time videoconferencing services into their websites and applications using JavaScript. This allows users to engage in live, cross-platform communication with up to 10 people at a time. Developers can customize the appearance of Ismuser in their application, and the service's online dashboard provides detailed usage statistics. Additional applications can be embedded with the service to enable users to share videos, images, etc. If only a live chat is needed, Ismuser can provide that, as well.

Jim Anning's International Space StationJim Anning's International Space Station API: The International Space Station API is a free web service built by developer Jim Anning. The API maintains a database of Two Line Element (TLE) data for the International Space Station (ISS). When a user makes a request, the API finds the nearest valid TLE and calculates the station’s location. The API returns the latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity of the ISS at any given time.

JuxJux API: Jux is a service designed to help users showcase their digital media - such as text, photos, and videos - without the ads or clutter of other media sharing sites. Users can extensively customize the media they wish to share and then present it to viewers in fullscreen on any desktop computer, iPad, or iPhone. Jux allows developers to retrieve information on users, posts, and galleries from Jux in JSON, JSONP, or CORS formats.

LinnworksLinnworks API: Linnworks provides order management services that are designed to help businesses keep their stock and order information up-to-date. It automates important, yet repetitive, tasks such as generating and managing listings, printing documentation, and updating stock levels. These functions can be accessed programmatically via SOAP API. A REST API used to be provided, but was discontinued as of February 2012.

LocalityLocality API: Locality is a site dedicated to expanding web development in South Africa and around the world. The Locality API allows users to get the Autonomous System Numbers registered to South African companies, get South African IP routes, and list domains with DNS records pointing towards South African IP addresses. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON. An account is required with service.

MyDigitalClientsMyDigitalClients API: MyDigitalClients (MDC) provides marketing automation services for small businesses. It allows users to identify site visitors, develop profiles for each visitor, sort and nurture leads, and contact qualified leads. MDC also helps users manage email marketing campaigns, social media campaigns, web forms, and email lists. Analytics, alerts, and reports help users handle campaigns more effectively. Paying users get access to MDC's API, which allows them to create mashups and integrate MDC with other systems.

NBN GatewayNBN Gateway API: The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway enables users to explore UK biodiversity data. The gateway brings together data from many organizations, including the Botanical Society of the British Isles, the British Trust for Ornithology, EnviroCentre, Natural England, the People's Trust for Endangered Species, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, to name a few. The NBN Gateway REST API allows developers to integrate the NBN Gateway's biological data into their websites and applications.

New Zealand Post Label PrintingNew Zealand Post Label Printing API: New Zealand Post is provides mail and courier delivery services and operates postal centers throughout New Zealand. New Zealand Post offers a suite of APIs allowing developers to leverage the organization’s services to provide better logistics and an improved delivery experience. The Label Printing API allows licensed developers to programmatically generate tracking codes and printable labels for packages. The API supports options such as insurance, delivery instructions, export specifications, and more. Upon a successful request, the API generates a PDF containing a printable label and tracking code, and initiates a callback.

New Zealand Post LocatorNew Zealand Post Locator API: New Zealand Post is provides mail and courier delivery services and operates postal centers throughout New Zealand. New Zealand Post offers a suite of APIs allowing developers to leverage the organization’s services to provide better logistics and an improved delivery experience. The Locator API allows licensed developers to display New Zealand Post locations within their applications and websites. The API can return locations filtered by type, services offered, days open, geographic location, or keyword.

New Zealand Post Rate FinderNew Zealand Post Rate Finder API: NZ Post is a New Zealand based postal service where users can ship packages, send letters, and purchase stamps and other goods. The Rate Finder API allows users to include possible shipping information and associated costs within applications. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON. Uses can make calls to get domestic rate information, and international rate information. An account is required with service.

New Zealand Post Tracking NotificationNew Zealand Post Tracking Notification API: The Tracking Notification API allows developers to provide customers with tracking alerts for packages they are sending with New Zealand Post. Designed for use alongside the Tracking API, this service provides updates via email, SMS, or webhook, and allows developers to specify which events initiate messages, create user friendly aliases for tracking numbers, and customize notifications.

PagifyPagify API: Pagify is an online tool for designing and generating PDF documents from within the browser. Pagify's online WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) PDF designer allows the creation of document templates. Pagify's REST API then allows you to integrate Pagify into any web application or SaaS service, enabling developers to automate document generation tasks.

Payment21Payment21 API: Payment21 is a digital lockbox that is designed to handle financial data originating from physical checks, ACH payments, and digital wallets. It can also work with payroll, bill pay, and credit card payments. The Payment21 API allows developers to include these alternative payment methods on their website. Several different integration methods are offered that vary in size and scope, including the Payment21 button, the simple API, the SOAP API, and shopping carts that already have Payment21 integrated.

PonyCountdownPonyCountdown API: The PonyCountdown provides users with the times and dates of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (MLP:FIM) episodes, including countdowns to upcoming episodes. The PonyCountdown API allows developers to retrieve all MLP:FIM episodes, all episodes for a given season, information on a given episode, information on the next episode to air, and the amount of time until the next episode airs. This API uses REST calls issued in JSON and JSONP.

RedistatsRedistats API: Redistats is a web stats tracking service that collects and processes data in real-time, and allows almost any resource to be used as a stat property. The Redistats API allows users to call for data and graphs without being in the Redistat system. Possible calls include making queries to get total visits, total page views, visits, pageviews, pages, referrers, terms, and other information. An account is required with service. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

REST CountriesREST Countries API: REST Countries provides a simple API for getting information about the world's nations via REST calls. These calls allow users to retrieve all available countries or to retrieve a given country's currency, capital city, calling code, region, sub-region, ISO 639-1 language, name, or country code.

SliceSlice API: Slice is an online shopping assistant. Slice offers features for online shoppers such as tracking packages, price drop alerts, email receipts, and spending tracking. The Slice API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Slice with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email api@slice.com for API access.

Space-Track.orgSpace-Track.org API: Space-Track.org is a site that shares space situational awareness services with satellite operators, academia, and other interested entities. These services are exposed through a RESTful API, providing developers with programmatic access to data such as Two-Line Elements (TLEs), Orbital Mean-Elements (OMMs), satellite catalog information, launch sites, and much more.

Teech.ioTeech.io API: Teech.io is a flexible backend-as-a-service (BaaS) that allows developers to store data for web- and mobile-based education applications in the cloud. It also helps app owners manage their users, materials, grading, and push notifications and provides analytics features to help track student learning. Developers can integrate Teech.io with other systems and applications using SDKs or a REST API.

The Imagine RESTThe Imagine REST API: The Imagine Trading System provides portfolio and risk management services for financial professionals. Users may choose either to host the system in-house or to access it as a cloud-based service. The Imagine REST API provides users with access to the Imagine Trade System's risk and portfolio management computation engine, which includes the system's software, data, and services. The API also allows developers to expose the Imagine Financial Platform's JavaScript apps.

TimeStationTimeStation API: TimeStation is a cloud-based time and attendance system that runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The TimeStation API allows customer applications to retrieve a variety of attendance and employee reports. The REST API returns CSV or XLS formatted data.

TransdirectTransdirect API: Transdirect is an Australian company that provides a range of shipping solutions designed to deliver packages in the most economical and efficient way possible. Use Transdirect to post, send, transport, freight or courier your package or parcel from point A to point B. For online merchants, Transdirect offers a REST API to integrate Transdirect instant quoting, booking and tracking systems into third party sites and apps. API methods include quick quote, bookings, and sessions.

UNdataUNdata API: UNdata provides users with easy access to the UN's statistical databases. This data covers a wide array of topics, including agriculture, education, employment, crime, health, population, industry, tourism, trade, and more. Users can search for the data they want directly through the site, or they can query UNdata programmatically via SOAP API. The API is powered by Eurostat’s SDMX Reference Infrastructure (SDMX-RI) and uses the SDMX standard.

Where the ISS at?Where the ISS at? API: Where The ISS At is a web service from developer Bill Shupp that tracks the location of the International Space Station (ISS) in real-time. Where The ISS At provides developer access to its data through a REST API, which delivers current, past, or future positions of the ISS, time zone information for a given coordinate set, or Two Line Element (TLE) data for the space station.

YieldBookYieldBook API: YieldBook, provided by Citigroup, is a fixed income analytics system for use in performing analysis and stress testing on fixed income based portfolios. This includes yield calculations, duration, CPR predictions on mortgage backed and other asset backed securities, and other analytics and offerings. The YieldBook API, which returns XML, can integrate into third-party applications and allow users to do Pricing Data Retrieval, Price/Yield Analysis, Option-adjusted measures and rate of return calculations, run Scenario ROR "what if" Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis and perform other functions. An account is required with service.

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