56 New APIs: BuzzStream, Pactas and Panopta APIs

Matthew Scott
Oct. 06 2013, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a service that builds word-of-mouth campaign management software providing read only access to its CRM system, a visual image search and recognition application, a ordering, inventory and point of sale management service for both retailers and suppliers, and geolocation based off of an IP address. In addition, we profiled an on demand delivery and shipping service. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

AILUNAILUN API: AILUN is a service that allows users to search for and re-annotate data from GEO, a public repository of gene expressions and proteomics data. AILUN also allows users to compare genetic and proteomics data across platforms and species. AILUN's functions can be accessed programmatically using its SOAP-based web services.

App AnnieApp Annie API: App Annie is a metrics tracking service for applications. App Annie offers ranking, metrics, and intelligence for applications and their associated features. The App Annie API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of App Annie with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving application metrics and sales, accessing metric data, and managing user and account information.

Art ClinicArt Clinic API: Art Clinic is a member of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) that provides programs for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and families. The Art Clinic API allows people to retrieve programs, drawings, videos, news, and other site content via SOAP calls. The Art Clinic website is provided in both English and Portuguese.

Bonanza Bonapitit Bonanza Bonapitit API: Bonanza is an online marketplace with integrated social features that allow members of the community to engage other buyers and sellers. The site offers newsletters, seller profiles and real time chat for buyers and sellers of collectibles, antiques, clothing, jewelry, books, and other items. Developers can interface their own applications directly with the Bonanza marketplace using the Bonanza Bonapitit REST API. The API accepts input in either JSON or XML format and output is delivered in JSON. Functionality includes search and lookup, account management, item editing, and notifications.

BuzzStreamBuzzStream API: BuzzStream builds word-of-mouth marketing campaign management software designed to create buzz, build links, and increase traffic to customer websites. Specifically, BuzzStream creates tools for link building and for developing and managing relationships with social media influencers. The BuzzStream API provides read-only access to BuzzStream’s content promotion and link building CRM system. The API accepts HTTP GET calls and returns JSON formatted responses.

CamFindCamFind API: CamFind is a visual search and image recognition app. Users take or load a picture and CamFind returns information about captured objects, including what things are, where you can buy them, where similar things are, and more. The app is also able to translate captured text, read QR and barcodes, and share pictures over social networks. CamFind exposes its backend over a web API. The service allows applications and websites to request images and check responses through simple HTTP calls.

Cloudessa Cloudessa API: Cloudessa is a cloud-hosted WiFi network access authentication service. The platform provides user authentication solutions that allow enterprises and hotspot network providers to secure and control all WiFi, BYOD, remote VPN, and captive portal access to their networks. Cloudessa offers a REST API that allows your platform to interact with the network access control infrastructure provided by Cloudessa. The API allows you to create, delete and modify users, groups, guest users and virtual RADIUS servers and to get a list of all active sessions.

CloudfierCloudfier API: Cloudfier is a platform for the development and deployment of enterprise applications. The service allows you to use Cloudfier’s business programming language to define a business-centric solution. Cloudfier then takes care of the technical side by automatically producing a complete, running web application, from user-interface to database schema. The functionality of Cloudfier applications is available via a REST API. Examples provided in the documentation include determining the currently logged-in user and determining default values when creating new objects via the REST API.

CoinDeskCoinDesk API: CoinDesk is an information center on Bitcoins, a decentralized digital currency used around the world. One service that CoinDesk provides is the Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). This Bitcoin pricing data is calculated every minute and is published in USD, EUR, and GBP. BPI data is made available programmatically via REST API. People can use the API however they like as long as they credit CoinDesk as the data source.

CostaClickCostaClick API: CostaClick is the professional portal for travel agents provided by Costa Cruises, a booking service for cruises around the world. The CostaClick API allows users to retrieve a huge variety of information from the portal via SOAP calls. Users can search for cruises by origin, destination, ship, and/or port. They can also retrieve a full cruise description as well as the documents required for booking. On top of that, users can also retrieve information on special services for a cruise, fares, ports, and much more.

Curd CollectiveCurd Collective API: Curd Collective is an online community devoted to cheese. Users can explore, browse, search for, and rate cheeses. Users can also use Curd Collective to check-in to cheese tastings. Curd Collective offers information on cheeses. The Curd Collective API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Curd Collective with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email team@curdcollective.com for more information.

DebuggifyDebuggify API: Debuggify is a service that allows developers to find and track bugs and errors in Javascript code. Debuggify provides bug and error reports and monitoring services. The Debuggify API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Debuggify with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving reports, attaching metadata, and managing aliases.

disdardisdar API: Disdar is a fully automatic semantic invoice analysis service that extracts important information from invoices with guaranteed accuracy. The service is scalable and intended to adapt to user needs. Disdar's RESTful API allows developers to create custom services and apps that benefit from automatic invoice analysis. All interaction with the API is over HTTP and is formatted in JSON. An API key is required.

EverbridgeEverbridge API: Everbridge provides a single system for handling mass notifications, incident communications, and situational intelligence that is used by major industries and governments worldwide. Its services can be used for handling both emergency situations and daily operations. Users can integrate contact information with Everbridge or remotely trigger notifications by integrating with a set of REST APIs, referred to collectively as Everbridge Open.

ExileStatsExileStats API: ExileStats tracks statistics for the online Role Playing Game Path of Exile. ExileStats exposes their data through an API supporting simple HTTP calls and returning JSON formatted responses. Accessible data types include ladder rankings, currencies, and currency value ratios.

FindaportFindaport API: Findaport is a web service providing access to Shipping Guides Limited’s comprehensive information on ports, harbors, cargo terminals, and tanker facilities worldwide. The Findaport API provides developer access to the site’s data. Data describing ports is available in over 70 headings. Additionally, the API is able to return plans, photos, and Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced.

FLG 360FLG 360 API: FLG 360 is a cloud-based platform for leads management, CRM, and marketing. It can be used to distribute sales leads to workers and monitor their progress. FLG 360 also provides email and text messaging services, which can be used internally for task management or externally for marketing campaigns. It also supports creating workflows for process management.

FreePlayFreePlay API: FreePlay is a behavior modification service for marketers and developers. The service uses strategically timed rewards to influence user behavior. Marketers can use FreePlay to sponsor promotional rewards and connect with customers. Developers can incorporate the FreePlay API into their own applications and deliver real-life rewards that help users turn positive behaviors into lasting habits. An API key is required.

GenomeNet ToolsGenomeNet Tools API: GenomeNet provides a network of databases and computational services related to research on genomics and other biomedical sciences. The GenomeNet Tools API provides chemical analysis tools for comparing, converting, and searching for chemical structures. The GenomeNet website is available in both English and Japanese, but the API documentation appears only to be available in English.

Geo IP LookupGeo IP Lookup API: Geo IP Lookup is a mashup of several data sources providing IP geolocation. In addition to geographic information, the service returns nearby places of interest. The Geo IP Lookup API allows applications and websites to retrieve geographic data for a posted IP address in a JSON or XML formatted response. Available datatypes include city, region, and country name and code.

glurl.coglurl.co API: Glurl.co is a URL shortening service that allows you to shorten addresses that point to web pages, images, emails and files quickly, securely, and conveniently. Glurl.co is also a place where you can store, organize, track and share your links, images and e-mail addresses. The glurl.co REST API allows other web-based applications to use glurl.co's shortening service, storage, analysis and redirection links and images. An API key is required.

HERE Batch GeocoderHERE Batch Geocoder API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Batch Geocoder API allows applications to programmatically submit up to a million lines of addresses for geocoding. Geocoding results are then made available as a downloadable text file.

HERE Custom LocationHERE Custom Location API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Custom Location API provides developer access to CSV or XML files containing data describing specific locations or POIs for display in mapping applications. The API supports complex geospatial and logical search queries, allowing mapping applications to display returned results on the map, within a specified distance or area, or with specified attributes.

HERE Enterprise RoutingHERE Enterprise Routing API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Enterprise Routing API provides developer access to vehicle routing based on intelligent routing algorithms and embedded map attributes. The API delivers precise instructions, estimated time of arrival, and/or optimized routes tailored for different environments. The API supports enterprise-oriented use cases by leveraging HERE Map content such as real-time and historical traffic, and truck data.

HERE GeocoderHERE Geocoder API: Find an address or resolve a geo-location into an address with Geocoder. Get accuracy to the door-step with global, fresh coverage based on continuously updated automotive-grade map data.

Here Map ImageHere Map Image API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Map Image API provides access to map images with the possibility of enhancing images with features including points of interest, driving routes, and location based data.

Here Map TileHere Map Tile API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Map Tile API provides developer access to single map image tiles for all regions of the world. The API can deliver tiles in different sizes, modes, and zoom levels. The API also supports multiple display options and map schemes.

HERE Matrix RoutingHERE Matrix Routing API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Matrix Routing API allows applications to calculate routes between M x N locations, leveraging information such as real-time traffic updates. The API is built to support route calculation for both consumer and enterprise applications.

HERE PlacesHERE Places API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Places API allows applications to connect there users with HERE’s place and point of interest data. The API supports text search and provides information such as address, opening hours, contact number, website, and geographic position.

HERE RoutingHERE Routing API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Routing API provides developer access to vehicle, pedestrian, and public transit routing based on intelligent routing algorithms and embedded map attributes. The API delivers precise instructions, estimated time of arrival, and/or optimized routes.

HERE TrafficHERE Traffic API: HERE is a map provider whose maps can be found in car navigation systems, smartphones, and on the web. HERE offers developer access to a variety of map data and functionality through a series of REST APIs. The HERE Traffic API provides developer access millions of traffic flow sensors in major metropolitan areas worldwide. The API is capable of delivering real-time traffic data as incident or flow data, as well as historical speed patterns.

Indian RailwaysIndian Railways API: The Indian Railways API is an unofficial web service providing access to Indian Railways data. The API is capable of querying Passenger Name Record (PNR) status, train schedules, and live train statuses. This API accepts simple HTTP requests and returns JSON formatted responses.

Intouch By EniroIntouch By Eniro API: Intouch is a service of Eniro, a local search engine serving the Nordic region and Poland. Intouch is a pay service using Eniro’s database to provide information about individuals, businesses and government organizations. The Intouch API allows customer applications to search for companies and people in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, using an array of search parameters. Available data types include addresses, map data, legal data, employment and service position data, and more.

Jawbone UPJawbone UP API: Jawbone develops human-centered wearable technology and audio devices. Jawbone’s flagship product is Jambox, a wireless speaker and speakerphone. Jawbone’s UP is a wristband and app that tracks sleep, movement, and eating patterns, with the intent of helping users apply that information to improve their lives. Jawbone exposes the UP platform through an API intended to enable the exchange of data in order to extend and augment the UP user experience while supporting complementary services. The API accepts HTTP requests and returns JSON formatted responses.

JSMonJSMon API: JSMon is a website visitor analysis service. JSMon analyzes, tracks, and reports on who is visiting a website and their user behavior. The JSMon API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of JSMon with other applications. Some example API methods include creating and managing accounts, retrieving user information, and offering promotions to visitors based on behavior.

Live2Support Live ChatLive2Support Live Chat API: Live2Support provides a Live Chat service to online businesses that allows them to communicate with site visitors and customers one-on-one. It also lets them track which pages visitors are using on the website and where visitors are coming from. Users can customize where and when chat invitations occur, block IP addresses, maintain an extensive visitor information system, maintain a complete chat history, and more. The Live2Support API is used for 3rd-party integrations and is only available to Gold-level customers.

MailerSoftMailerSoft API: MailerSoft is an email marketing service that provides effective and easy to use tools for marketing professionals. The service enables marketers to launch successful email marketing campaigns by offering custom designed newsletters, subscriber management tools, reliable servers, and detailed newsletter reports. MailerSoft offers a REST API for programmatic access to MailerSoft services. Example API methods include Campaigns, Lists, and Subscribers. All responses are in JSON format and an API key is required.

Mirago Advertising NetworkMirago Advertising Network API: Mirago is an international advertising network that provides text, banner, and rich media advertising. All of their services are provided on a white label basis and are highly scalable. Publishers can use Mirago to earn revenue from traffic, and ad networks can use it to run their own online ad platforms. Both publishers and advertisers have access to online management and reporting tools. Users can implement the Mirago ad feed via API. XML-based requests are recommended for server-side integration, especially when layout changes are involved. JSON is recommended for use with AJAX requests.

NL.AE iptocNL.AE iptoc API: NL.AE provides free domain registration services using the .nl.ae domain. NL.AE’s IP to Country (iptoc) API allows webmasters to programmatically geolocate visitor IP addresses. The API accepts HTTP calls specifying an IP address and returns a country code.

OrderDogOrderDog API: OrderDog provides both retailers and suppliers with ordering, inventory management, and point-of-sale services. OrderDog can automatically sort ordered items from multiple vendors into purchase orders. Its point-of-sale services tie into the OrderDog web database and can track items from the time users order them to when a customer purchases them. OrderDog provides a SOAP API that allows suppliers to access the OrderDog system to update their product catalogs. Both buyers and suppliers can use the API to get a list of their available products.

PactasPactas API: Pactas is a subscription billing solution that provides recurring billing, invoicing and contract management services. Pactas helps businesses manage subscriptions and memberships, track payments and design complex pricing models. Pactas offers a RESTful, JSON-based API for programmatic access to Pactas services. API resources include customers, contracts, documents, files, and plans. Access to API resources is granted through OAuth 2.0 tokens.

PanoptaPanopta API: Panopta is a monitoring service that checks all of the user's servers once per minute, allowing it to detect even short-term service outages. It also checks infrastructure by performing transactions with common network services, ensuring that applications are working as intended. Panopta can perform these checks using any of its more-than-thirty globally distributed monitoring nodes. Panopta provides a RESTful API that gives users programmatic access to the service's functions and information. The API could be used to pull uptime and outage data from Panopta or to remotely add or remove servers, checks, and users.

PrevaPreva API: Preva is a networked fitness solution for fitness operators and service providers. Preva provides interactive data and solutions for fitness equipment displays. The Preva API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Preva with other applications and to create new applications. Sign up is required to access the API.

Program O ChatbotProgram O Chatbot API: The Program O Chatbot is a chat robot that gives natural language responses to user input. At its core, Program O is an open source AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) engine written with MySQL in PHP. Users can converse with the chatbot directly on the website or programmatically via REST calls.

shipcloudshipcloud API: shipcloud is a package and shipment tracking service for Germany (with the rest of Europe coming soon). shipcloud currently supports all of the major carriers on the German market (DHL, UPS, Hermes, GLS, and DPD). The shipcloud API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of shipcloud with other applications. Some example API methods include looking up packages, tracking shipments, and viewing carrier information.

StrimStrim API: Strim is a URL shortening service that also tracks use and summarizes web content. When Strim is used to share links and content, it tracks usage data in order to provide in-depth analytics that reflect user engagement. This simple application was built by The Data Forge and is available for anyone to use.

Targlets SMSTarglets SMS API: Targlets SMS provides an online messaging platform that covers six continents. Users can create, manage, and monitor all of their SMS communications from the online dashboard interface. Developers can use the Targlets SMS REST API to add SMS capabilities to their applications or schedule marketing campaigns.

TextCasterTextCaster API: TextCaster is a multichannel mass notification service. From its web app, users can send text messages, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and more. Messages can be interactive and allow for replies by the recipients. Textcaster's SOAP API allows users to schedule and send messages as well as look up groups, individuals, and saved messages.

TictailTictail API: Tictail is a service to create and manage online stores. Tictail offers a variety of eCommerce features, including metrics reporting, checkout services, and social media integration. The Tictail API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Tictail with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving customer information, managing store information, and managing product information.

Tienda NubeTienda Nube API: Tienda Nube (Cloud Store in English) is a Spanish-language online store creation service. A Portuguese-language version of the service called Nuvem Shop also exists. Users can create their stores using pre-made themes or their own designs. Products can be added, updated, or removed at any time from the Cloud Manager. Tienda Nube allows users to make their stores available on Facebook so that their followers can buy directly from Facebook without leaving the site. Users can access their stores and products programmatically via the Tienda Nube/Nuvem Shop REST API. Although their websites are offered only in Spanish and Portuguese, the API documentation is given in English.

TuxxTuxx API: Tuxx is a Dutch business information resource for professionals worldwide. Tuxx offers an API that exposes some of their information. Currently the API supports two methods, with more expected to go live soon. The API can currently verify the validity of an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) or return ISO 3166 country codes and Dutch and English names for any specified country.

ValoboxValobox API: Valobox is a web application that stores books in the cloud, making them instantly available to read on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Valobox offers reading and discovery enhancement tools such as full-text search, annotation, and bookmarking and bookmark sharing. Valobox exposes its platform through an API. The API includes public endpoints for querying and fetching book metadata, or interacting with embedded books, as well as private endpoints allowing publishers to publish and update titles, view and edit metadata, and retrieve analytics data.

wger Workout Managerwger Workout Manager API: Wger Workout Manager is an open source web application for managing exercise and fitness. Application features include a workout manager that allows you to create and manage your workout routines, a weight tracker that will keep track of your progress, and a nutrition manager that allows you to create a diet plan based on nutritional gudelines. Wger Workout Manager provides a REST API for access to all wger Workout Manager database objects. Public endpoints such as lists of exercises or ingredients are available without authentication. For user owned objects such as workouts, an API key is required.

WorldIPWorldIP API: WorldIP provides free geolocation tools enabling users to identify the exact geographic location of a given IP address. The WorldIP API provides applications with the means to programmatically access geographic IP location data. The API offers an unlimited free endpoint, as well as professional licensing, which includes access to more servers worldwide, richer geolocation data, and more.

ZipmentsZipments API: Zipments is an on-demand delivery and shipping service. Zipments allows users to order products from local retailers and have them delivered on the same day. Retailers can use Zipments to offer their products for same day delivery and couriers can use Zipments to get delivery business. The Zipments API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Zipments with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving address and delivery information, retrieving courier information, and accessing events.

Matthew Scott Matt is a finance major at the Lundquist College of Business. He currently manages his own portfolio with aspirations of becoming a certified financial planner in the near future. To connect with Matt, please visit his Google+ and LinkedIn profiles.

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