55 New APIs: Walmart, Pearson, and Deskero

Melody Clark
Dec. 15 2013, 08:00AM EST

This week, we had 55 new APIs added to our API directory including a human emotion detection service, a screenshot service API, and a vacation rentals application. We also explored Twitter's take on API partnership success.

9kw.eu9kw.eu API: 9kw.eu is a captcha solving service that can solve almost any captcha in 30 seconds or less. Users can earn credits by solving captchas and then spend them by submitting captchas to be solved. Users can integrate with 9kw.eu using plugins or a REST API. This API allows developers to solve captchas, submit captchas for solving, view a history of their activities, and get info on or create a user account.

Acuity Appointment SchedulingAcuity Appointment Scheduling API: Acuity Appointment Scheduling is an online appointment booking service that can be accessed via mobile devices by both users and clients. Clients can book their own appointments or classes online and even pay in advance. Acuity users can accept appointments and payments through their own websites or through the free scheduling pages Acuity provides. They may also create discount codes and gift certificates for appointments through Acuity. Acuity Appointment Scheduling automatically accounts for timezone differences, records appointments in Google, notifies users of new appointments, and sends reminder emails to clients. Acuity users can easily export data, such as client information and appointment schedules, from the service. Client information that has been collected can be used to create custom forms that will take less time to fill out. Acuity can also generate reports about appointments, revenue, staff, or locations over any time range. Developers can interact with their appointment schedule programmatically via REST API.

AdzunaAdzuna API: Adzuna is a UK based job, property and car advertising service. The Adzuna API allows users to incorporate Adzuna's up-to-the-minute employment data to power user websites, and perform reporting and data visualizations. The API allows users to query to get ads, get employment information, get categories, and check which version is currently being used. The API uses REST calls, and returns JSON, JSONP, or XML. An account and API Key are required with service.

Ai Applied Data MinerAi Applied Data Miner API: Ai Applied provides technologies and services that help users obtain valuable insights from their texts, social media, and other web data. Ai offers a suite of APIs allowing developers to interact with this data in a variety of ways. The Ai Applied Data Miner API provides a system for continuously tracking conversations in the news, on Facebook, and on Twitter, using a set of specified keywords. The API delivers structured data on all keyword-relevant messages from specified sources. Data types include source, language, age and gender of author, sentiment, and prominent phrases. The Data Miner API uses several of the other Ai Applied APIs on the backend to deliver this data.

Ai Applied Sentiment AnalysisAi Applied Sentiment Analysis API: Ai Applied provides technologies and services that help users obtain valuable insights from their texts, social media, and other web data. Ai offers a suite of APIs allowing developers to interact with this data in a variety of ways. The Ai Applied Sentiment Analysis API is able to extract the attitude, opinion, or feeling toward a specified entity in any given text. The API returns a text’s sentiment class and intensity in real-time. The API is able to use predefined sentiment classes (positive/neutral/negative) or custom tailored classes.

Ai Applied Text LabelAi Applied Text Label API: Ai Applied provides technologies and services that help users obtain valuable insights from their texts, social media, and other web data. Ai offers a suite of APIs allowing developers to interact with this data in a variety of ways. The Ai Applied Text Label API extracts meaning from any given text in the form of labels. The API is able to extract labels from texts of any length in several languages.

AmplifierAmplifier API: Amplifier is provided by a user account on packagist. Amplifier is an extension of Facebook PHP SDK. It was designed to cut down development time on some tasks like whether a person liked a page or provides support for a particular extended permission. The API information is available through a user account in Packagist and is hosted on github.

AntWebAntWeb API: AntWeb is a community driven, online database of ant images, specimen records, and natural history information. The site’s goal is to publish high quality images of all of the world’s ant species. AntWeb exposes its data to the public through its API. The API allows developers to programmatically query for specimens by taxonomy, specimen code, decimal coordinates, or by days since the specimen was entered into the database.

Applause AnalyticsApplause Analytics API: Applause is an analytics tool that measures mobile app quality and user satisfaction. Applause grades apps across ten attributes, enabling companies to compare their apps version to version and against the competition. The Applause API provides developer access to the analytics platform. The API is able to search for apps and deliver descriptive or factual information, reviews, and aggregated Applause statistics for a given app.

BeeTagg QRBeeTagg QR API: BeeTagg is a mobile tagging service that allows users to tag physical objects and link them with internet resources. Users can create, organize, and track QR codes in a variety of formats. BeeTagg works on many platforms and has excellent detection capabilities. Developers can access BeeTagg's functions for creating, editing, managing, and rendering codes programmatically using the BeeTagg QR API.

BroadstackBroadstack API: Broadstack enables developers to append services to their applications by creating stacks on Broadstack and adding one-click add-ons to them. Broadstack then provides a webhook containing the new configuration and the details required to connect the application to the add-ons. The Broadstack API is aimed at developers who have provisioned add-ons. It allows them to retrieve a list of stacks that have installed a given add-on, get information on a specific stack that has installed an add-on, and update the config variables on provisioned resources.

Classifieds for FreeClassifieds for Free API: Classifieds For Free is an online classifieds service for goods and services all over the world. Classifieds for Free allows users to post ads for jobs, goods, services, and more. The Classifies for Free API allows developers programmatic access to the application's data of more than 500,000 classified ads in over 60 categories. Application developers can use the API to develop products to enhance Classifieds for Free for the Web and other platforms like mobile phones, tablet, and other devices.

CoinabulCoinabul API: Coinabul is the first service that allows users to purchase gold using bitcoins. Gold and bitcoin prices are updated every minute, ensuring that the prices buyers see on the website are the prices they'll be paying. Coinabul uses special shipping infrastructure that includes insured shipping and nondescript packaging to ensure that orders arrive safely. The Coinabul API allows users to retrieve a data feed of bitcoin and gold prices, both in terms of each other and in U.S. dollars. Users can also place orders via API.

CoinWarzCoinWarz API: CoinWarz provides users with information on the profitability of various cryptocurrencies that are available for mining or trading. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized digital currencies that rely on principles of cryptography for their creation and transaction validations. CoinWarz brings together information from currency exchanges such as MtGox, BTCe, and mcxNow on its site. The CoinWarz API allows developers to retrieve information from the site in JSON format.

Currency ConverterCurrency Converter API: The Currency Converter API allows users to get exchange rates between over 60 currencies with just 1 line of code. The API provides data with up to ten minutes latency. The service uses REST calls and returns JSON. An account is required with service and the API cost 11 euros/7 dollars per year for use.

DeskeroDeskero API: Deskero is a brandable customer support desk that comes with native integrations for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube. It uses a multi-channel ticket system, which allows Deskero to accept tickets from a wide range of sources. Once collected, tickets can be organized into areas or groups and tagged with custom labels. Deskero also enables users to establish a knowledge base that customers can browse for solutions to their issues. Deskero's reporting features include 20 kinds graphic reports; users can create custom reports if they prefer.

DomCopDomCop API: DomCop helps people find expired domains up for auction and provides information to help them make informed purchasing decisions. These "used" domains often have built-in traffic and some SEO accomplished, but buyers should beware of scam domains and banned domains. DomCop helps users sort through domains up for auction using data from SEOMoz Domain Authority, Majestic Seo, SEMRush, and Alexa along with social statistics, such as the number of Facebook likes, Facebook shares, tweets, and Reditt shares the domain has. Developers can use the DomCop API to search for domains meeting a variety of criteria using REST calls.

DripDrip API: Drip is an email marketing service designed to capture contact information from website visitors using opt-in forms. These forms only require users to make a few style choices before they're ready to go. Users can customize their automated email contact sequence based on their own blog posts or e-books, or they can use Drip's pre-made sequence blueprints. Drip's opt-in forms can be inserted into websites using a snippet of JavaScript code.

EvergreenEvergreen API: Evergreen is a asset-backed digital currency that allows users to exchange euros for evergreens, and use them as payment. The evergreens are exchanged at a 6:1 ratio with Euros, and are backed by a basket of currencies and environmental investments. The Evergreen API uses REST calls and returns JSON. Users can make calls to interface between mobile apps and websites to manipulates wallets containing evergreens. An account is required with service.

FishbansFishbans API: Fishbans is a ban aggregator for Minecraft that retrieves and stores information from global ban APIs on its own servers. It aggregates information from McBans, McBouncer, Minebans, McBlockIt, and Glizer in order to provide Minecraft server owners, developers, and players with the full history of a given player. The Fishbans API allows developers to retrieve information from the player lookup system quickly and programmatically.

G AdventuresG Adventures API: G Adventures provides small group tours around the globe with a focus on delivering authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner. The G Adventures API provides real-time developer access to trip information. This information can be used to create trip research and booking solutions.

Ghana Stock ExchangeGhana Stock Exchange API: The Ghana Stock Exchange API allows users to query real-time trading statistics, get in-depth market data and analysis, and authentic company information. It also allows users to quickly and easily integrate the stock exchange's market data into third-party applications using REST-style calls. The API returns JSON, JSONP, and XML. The service is free to use.

HummingbirdHummingbird API: Hummingbird is a social site for tracking, sharing, and discovering new anime. Hummingbird’s API can be used to programmatically access information about an anime work, information from a user’s profile, or to manage a particular user’s online anime library.

KiindKiind API: Kiind is an online gift platform that allows users and businesses to send online gift cards to people and groups of people from a wide variety of stores and merchants. The Kiind API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Kiind with other applications and websites. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://integrations.kiind.me/.

kudosKit by ironSourcekudosKit by ironSource API: kudosKit is a user appreciation platform for application developers and publishers to integrate into their applications. kudosKit provides different appreciation options, like boosting social networks, getting feedback from users, getting financial contributions from users, and improving application ratings. The kudosKit API and SDK allow developers to access and integrate the functionality of kudosKit with other applications. Some example API methods include managing accounts, setting appreciation modules, and managing settings.

KuroBaseKuroBase API: KuroBase is a cloud-based Database as a Service (DbaaS) that can be set up quickly and scales easily from shared to dedicated instances. KuroBase monitors database capacity and software status continuously, allocating, patching, and updating instances without causing any downtime or compromising end user experience. Users can schedule automatic database backups at any frequency they wish. KuroBase's web standard interface allows users to develop and deploy their databases across multiple platforms without having to recode or use a client SDK. Developers can access their database records using the RESTful KuroBase API.

LuxCloudLuxCloud API: Luxcloud is a channel centric marketplace. The LuxCloud marketplace contains a Cloud Service Layer (CSL). CSL provides neutrality across the various cloud services' platforms allowing sales partners to add one or multiple cloud services to platform instances. LuxCloud CSL provides developers with access to the LuxCloud services' platform. CSL gives customers and resellers the possibility to use and manage their services and to create services on the LuxCloud platform and follow a provisioning process. Prospective partners can also view more information here: http://www.luxcloud.com/WHMCS-module/hosted-exchange-mail

MercadoLibreMercadoLibre API: MercadoLibre is an e-commerce platform for Latin American countries. The platform covers all aspects of online retail, including building an online store, offering a range of products and services for sale, advertising those products and services, and sending and receiving payments online. MercadoLibre offers a RESTful API for integrating the various aspects of its platform into custom applications.

Moodzle EmotionMoodzle Emotion API: Moodzle detects the emotion in human voice samples. The EmotionAPI allows user to upload an audio sample then a data structure containing underlying emotion, as well as speech-to-text, is returned. Free sandbox accounts are available, as are paid production accounts. Accuracy levels above reported as 99% for the training set, over 91% for non-training data, including male and female voices, noisy environments, smartphone microphone and high quality microphone settings. An account is required with service, the API uses REST calls.

MPowerMPower API: MPower is a payment service that interacts with digital wallets and bank accounts, offering end-to-end online and mobile payment solutions. The MPower API provides programmatic access to those solutions. The API is, for example, able to initiate payment requests, handle direct payments, redirect customers to MPower for checkout, add tax information or custom data to invoices, and more.

NetatmoNetatmo API: Netatmo offers wireless thermostats and air quality measuring devices that can be accessed over the internet. Their Private API allows device owners to grant third party applications access to their devices in order to retrieve the data the devices have recorded. In the near future, developers will also have access to the Netatmo Public API, which will allow third party applications to retrieve data that has been marked as public by the device's owner.

Octopus-NewsOctopus-News API: Octopus-Newsroom is a producer of newsroom computer systems to facilitate the presentation and delivery or news. The Octopus-News API allows users to integrate third-party applications with a variety of data that can be retrieved from Octopus7 via the API and includes stories, scripts and rundowns but also wires, user assignments and other information. An account is required with service. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

OctopusDeployOctopusDeploy API: OctopusDeploy is an automated deployment system for .NET. The scale of deployments can range in size: some deploy to a handful of servers, while our largest installations deploy hundreds of projects to hundreds of servers. The OctopusDeploy API uses REST calls, returns JSON, and is largely read-only aside from a couple of calls. An account is required with service.

Offline GeolocationOffline Geolocation API: Offline Geolocation allows cellphones to derive a location without being connected to the internet or data networks. The service is designed as a failover system when a user has no Internet connection, due to roaming or coverage issues, and GPS has not been turned on, or is not available indoors. The Offline Geolocation developer kit allows users to access a global database of mobile phone cell tower locations, along with data such as MCC, MNC, LAC and cellid information. The service is free to use.

OstextOstext API: Ostext is a website where visitors can share and discover open source translations. It provides access to over five million i18n/L10n (internationalization and localization) messages from open source projects. Users can find the message they want in the language they want using Ostext's straightforward search engine. The Ostext API allows users to search for i18n/L10n messages by query string, message ID, translation ID, or project ID.

Pearson Food & DrinkPearson Food & Drink API: As the publishing company behind Penguin Books, Financial Times, and multiple education businesses, Pearson is one of the world’s largest learning companies. Pearson provides developer access to information from its catalog through a series of APIs. The Pearson Food & Drink API provides developer access to content from Pearson’s inventory of educational cookbooks. The API accesses more than 4,000 recipes, provides several search options, and supports JSONP callbacks.

PredictivezPredictivez API: Predictivez is a data prediction service that aims to help companies with predictive analytics in production, sales, forecasting, and other metrics. The Predictivez API uses REST calls, returns JSON, csv, or excel, and requires an account for use. The API allows users to submit data for analysis and retrieve predictions and forecasts.

Privacy CAPrivacy CA API: The Trusted Computing Group defines specifications that allow computers to exchange information about their hardware and software configurations via the internet. This allows computers to trust each other more, but it also raises some concerns over privacy. Privacy CA allows users to protect their privacy while still establishing remote trust by letting them obtain certificates verifying their trustworthiness. There are three levels of certification that Privacy CA offers and validates. Certificates can be requested and validated programmatically via REST API.

PsychSignalPsychSignal API: PsychSignal allows users to create a customized list of stock symbols for PsychSignal to monitor using their proprietary sentiment engine. They track the emotions and attitudes of people across the internet towards a company and provide an array of charts, graphs, and statistics designed to show the conditions of both the general market and individual securities at any given time. Users can follow their chosen symbols on their PsychSignal dashboard or get alerts sent to them automatically by email or SMS when conditions change.

Screenshot SharkScreenshot Shark API: Screenshot Shark is a screenshot service that allows users to build screenshot features into applications as well as make calls to capture websites. The base level subscription comes with 4,000 unique renders, and 1,000,000 requests. The API requires an account, and API key is used for authentication. The site offers several vendor kits and will create custom libraries for clients.

Scribble MapsScribble Maps API: Scribble Maps is a map drawing and sharing platform. Scribble Maps allows users to draw, save, and share maps. The Scribble Maps API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Scribble Maps with other applications. Some example API methods include displaying maps, retrieving images of maps, and sharing maps.

SilobreakerSilobreaker API: Silobreaker provides workflow support and content management services for all kinds of users, including corporate, government, and military organizations. It provides both front-end and back-end services for handling structured and unstructured content. Silobreaker can aggregate content of many kinds from both internal and external sources and then analyze this content using semantic and statistical text mining services. Results can be served in a variety of ways. Users may also search through content using advanced filters to reduce the number of results and improve their relevance.

SolidOpinionSolidOpinion API: SolidOpinion is a commenting and discussion platform. Website owners can integrate SolidOpinion into their websites to allow their visitors to engage in discussion, conversation, and leave comments. The SolidOpinion API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of SolidOpinion with other applications and websites. The main API method is integrating the SolidOpinion with websites and applications.

TrippingTripping API: Tripping allows users to search for vacation rentals across multiple rental sites, giving visitors access to more than one million short-term rentals and vacation homes around the world. The Tripping API allows developers to search for properties within a given area or to retrieve details about a given listing, such as rates, reviews, and availability.

Twinword Category RecommendationTwinword Category Recommendation API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools. The Twinword Category Recommendation API is a web service for e-commerce sites. Developers use a simple GET call to pass a product category, and the API responds with a weighted list of related categories. The API can also be mapped to partner product categories.

Twinword Language ScoringTwinword Language Scoring API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools. The Twinword Language Scoring API is able to evaluate a word or string of text for difficulty. Developers pass a word or string of text with a simple GET call, and the API responds with a difficulty score and value.

Twinword Topic TaggingTwinword Topic Tagging API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools. The Twinword Topic Tagging API uses contextual language understanding to deliver programmatically generated tags for any given string of text. Developers simply pass a GET request containing up to 200 words or 3000 characters of text, and the API responds with a list of keywords and topics weighted for relevancy.

Twinword Visual Context GraphTwinword Visual Context Graph API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools. The Twinword Visual Context Graph API is able to deliver diagram information for visualizing concepts or creating mind maps. Developers pass a word with a simple GET call, and the API responds with a structured list of contexts and word relationships.

Twinword Word Association QuizTwinword Word Association Quiz API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools. The Twinword Word Association Quiz API delivers customized word association quizzes intended for games and e-learning software. The API allows calls to specify a level of difficulty for the quiz, as well as a grade or exam (SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc) upon which to base the quiz.

Twinword Word Graph DictionaryTwinword Word Graph Dictionary API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs exposes some of these tools. The Twinword Word Graph Dictionary is a product providing comprehensive information describing a given word. The Word Graph Dictionary API can deliver definitions, associations, usage examples, use in standardized tests, reference words and more.

ValidasValidas API: Validas is a service for mobile operators and resellers that helps select the best plans for customers who are upgrading devices or switching operators. They provide a Customer Data Acquisition API, which imports and normalizes customers' billing data. From their wireless bill, Validas extracts the current plan's features and contracts, details on the user's device, current usage data, and the user's demographic information.

Walmart OpenWalmart Open API: The Walmart Open APIs provide developers with access to Walmart.com's product catalogue information and enable affiliates to earn money through customer referrals. The Data Feed and Special Feeds APIs allow developers to get lists or feeds of products by category. The taxonomy used to categorize items can be exposed via the Taxonomy API. Developers can use the Search API to perform a text search for items on Walmart.com or use the Product Lookup API to get a specific item's price and availability. The Walmart Open APIs are currently in Beta.

World Holiday CalendarWorld Holiday Calendar API: The World Holiday Calendar API provides developer access to information describing holidays worldwide. The webservice allows applications to search for information using criteria such as holiday, country, date, and more.

YouTracker Icon CreatorYouTracker Icon Creator API: You-Tracker is a news aggregator and information website. The Icon Creator API is an API for creating flat icons with custom dimensions, padding, background shape, background color, and color. The API allows users access to over 2500 icons. The API uses REST calls and returns images.

ZazlerZazler API: Zazler is a backend-as-a-service for web and mobile applications. Zazler offers features such as accessing multiple databases in one interface, specifying data queries, and other backend features. The Zazler API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Zazler with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include posting data, retrieving data, and managing account information.

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