57 New APIs: Checkbox, Drillster, and Glow

Kevin Sundstrom
Feb. 17 2013, 12:15PM EST

This week we had 57 new APIs added to our API directory including an international discount hotel room search service, an online billing system, an esport event tools, a mobile advertising service, a hosted survey and questionnaire service, a spam-resistant short-term contact service and a french banking application service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Alpharooms AffiliateAlpharooms Affiliate API: The Alpharooms Affiliate website helps travelers find discount hotels, budget flights, and cheap holidays worldwide. The site provides access to information on over 250,000 hotels and hundreds of airlines along with car hire and worldwide insurance coverage.

The Alpharooms Affiliate API lets users search for available hotel rooms by destination, currency, locale, and several combinations thereof using SOAP calls. Prices are returned in British Pounds unless another currency is supplied. Some prices may be approximate, but the price given after the user clicks on the valuate link will always be the final price.

BillingOrchardBillingOrchard API: BillingOrchard is an online billing system. BillingOrchard offers automated billing, online invoicing and online payments, reporting, and integrations with other systems.

The BillingOrchard API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of BillingOrchard with other applications. Some example API methods include managing functions, managing account information, and checking out methods.

BinaryBeastBinaryBeast API: BinaryBeast offers tools for running eSports tournaments, leagues, and other events. Services include tournament hosting and bracket generation. The BinaryBeast API allows developers to integrate tournament services into their websites and applications. Requests require an API Key. Responses may be JSON, XML, or CSV formatted.

Celtra AdCreatorCeltra AdCreator API: Celtra AdCreator is a mobile and application advertising service. Celtra AdCreator allows users to create interactive advertising for mobile devices and platforms.

The Celtra AdCreator API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Celtra AdCreator with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with AdCreator accounts.

CheckboxCheckbox API: The service provides an online platform for surveys and questionnaires to gather user input on questions of interest to the survey creators. It makes a survey instrument available with a range of question types, including true/false, multiple choice, drop-down lists, and slider responses. Applications can integrate standard and custom survey items with other functions such as customer contact or learning management platforms.

API methods support creating a survey with various styling and presentation options. Methods support adding questions with specified wording and allowable response types: checkboxes, radio buttons, drop-down lists, preference sliders, and more. Methods also support specification of access restrictions and authentication to control the survey sample and multiple reporting and analysis options to process results.

Con4ct MeCon4ct Me API: The service provides a short URL with time-limited access for sharing contact information. It allows users to share email address and phone number with others but without exposing that information to search engines and spammers eager to misuse it for unwanted communications. The URL is active only for a preset duration, allowing a business or personal contact to view and use contact information. Email forwarding is also available.

API methods support retrieval of a short URL for accessing a human-accessible display based on submission of phone number and email address along with the desired duration for the URL to remain active. Methods also support creating an email address that will forward to an actual valid address provided with the request.

Credit-AgricoleCredit-Agricole API: The service provides financial functions and account management for applications used by customers to interact with the French bank. Functionality helps developers to register with the provider's CAS Store repository to display applications for smartphones and allow users to install them on their own devices. The service allows developers to implement credit card account management and other banking functions.

API methods support registration of new applications with the repository and update those listings over time. Methods support interactions with a user's credit card account and updates to bank account access credentials. The API implements its own geolocation service based on the city, street address, or longitude/latitude coordinates.

DDBC Authority DatabaseDDBC Authority Database API: The service provides listings of authoritative forms for names of prominent people, places, and events along with dates from Buddhist history and doctrine. The underlying database of authority records can be accessed via javascript as a pop-up application providing authoritative data linked to a person, place, or event name in text. Authority data may also be retrieved via a REST web service API.

API methods support submitting an entity identifier to retrieve the correct name, properly formatted, for that person, place, or event. Methods also provide authoritative dates for event entities.

Dextro Image RecognitionDextro Image Recognition API: Dextro Image Recognition is a service that allows for object recognition in images. Dextro's functionality recognizes objects and the location of objects in images.

The Dextro Image Recognition API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Dextro with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here for API access: https://www.dextrorobotics.com/signup.

DNA FreightDNA Freight API: DNA Freight is an international technology integration company delivering supply chain technology solutions. The DNA Freight API provides customers with developer access for integrating with the DNA Freight Quote/Tracking and Billing systems.

DreamHost DreamObjectsDreamHost DreamObjects API: DreamObjects by DreamHost is a cloud storage service for web and application developers. Developers can store their data and applications in the cloud.

The DreamObjects API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of DreamObjects with other applications. The API is compatible with Swift and Amazon S3. Example API methods include retrieving service lists, managing account information, and executing operations.

DrillsterDrillster API: Drillster is a memorization platform. Users can create drill exercises on various topics to help with memorization and knowledge retention. There is a community where users can share and access other drill sets. Drillster sets can be used in a variety of languages.

The Drillster API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Drillster with other applications. Some example API methods include managing user accounts, managing access, and retrieving drill details and sets.

GeoLoqalGeoLoqal API: GeoLoqal is a mobile development platform that allows for integration of location-based services in applications. GeoLoqal features places of interest nearby a user's location.

The GeoLoqal API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of GeoLoqal with applications and to create applications. Some example API methods include retrieving locations, retrieving directions, and retrieving places by location.

GeoNB Coordinate Transformation ServiceGeoNB Coordinate Transformation Service API: Service New Brunswick (SNB) is the online services portal for the Canadian province of New Brunswick. It offers a number of tools, including the GeoNB Coordinate Transformation Service (CTS). GeoNB CTS is capable of quickly transforming coordinates between the several datums and map projections commonly used in New Brunswick. Users can access this service programmatically using XML-based SOAP calls.

GlowGlow API: Glow is a social advertising platform. Users can build, manage, and adjust their Facebook advertising campaigns. Glow provides analytics and insight for tracking campaign progress.

The Glow API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Glow with applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email usasalesteam@thisisglow.com for more information.

goEmerchantgoEmerchant API: The service provides online payment processing for e-commerce vendors and integration with other applications. It aims to ensure PCI compliance with options for transparent redirects, white-label hosted checkout functions, or API integration. Payment options include credit and debit cards as well as automated clearinhouse (ACH) transfers.

API methods support submission of transaction information for payment, including vendor, product information, balanced owed, and credit card or other payment account information. Methods support pre-authorization of payment amount and final confirmation of funds transfer. The API also allows for scheduled recurring billing for subscriptions and other time-based payments.

Heroes of Newerth StatisticsHeroes of Newerth Statistics API: Heroes of Newerth is an online multiplayer battle arena videogame from S2 Games. The HoN Statistics API provides a RESTful interface for accessing player and game statistics. The API supports a number of GET requests to retrieve data about heroes, items, and matches. All requests require an API token.

iDreamBooksiDreamBooks API: iDreamBooks is a service that aggregates book critic reviews. Users can search for books by title, author, ISBN, and genre to retrieve book information and review information.

The iDreamBooks API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of iDreamBooks with other applications. Some example API methods include searching for books, retrieving book information, and retrieving reviews and ratings.

ImagesImages API: Images API is a service from Graphics Factory Clip Art allowing users to integrate royalty free clip art images into websites, applications, or print-on-demand services. The Images API supports XML or JSON formatted responses.

Indiana Crop Improvement Association LabLinkIndiana Crop Improvement Association LabLink API: The Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) is a non-profit, self-supporting agency that objectively carries out seed certification, laboratory testing, and other quality assurance programs.

One of its services is LabLink, a web interface that allows users to access the results of tests performed by the ICIA. It also shows tests that people have requested, lab reports, and the current testing schedule. The ICIA LabLink SOAP API provides methods by which users can retrieve results and images for tests conducted by the ICIA.

Jedcart Freight GatewayJedcart Freight Gateway API: Jedcart provides freight management solutions to market places, online retailers, and consumers. The Jedcart Freight Gateway API helps streamline freight management for buyers and sellers. The API includes a freight cost quotation service, a booking service, and a tracking service. These services are accomplished through GET calls.

KickfolioKickfolio API: Kickfolio is a service that helps developers build, test, market, and sell applications. The Kickfolio API allows developers to build and manage their mobile, tablet, and web applications. Developers can manage and version their applications and upload new versions as they go.

KlaviyoKlaviyo API: Klaviyo is an email marketing service that allows companies to send targeted and transactional emails to their audiences.

The Klaviyo API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Klaviyo with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving and managing events, managing account information, and retrieving analytics data about email marketing campaigns.

Less NeglectLess Neglect API: Less Neglect is a customer analytics solution for applications. Developers can build applications on Less Neglect to analyze and monitor individual customer activities and behavior, as well as troubleshooting for individual customers.

The Less Neglect API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Less Neglect with applications and build applications with the Less Neglect platform. Some example API methods include managing user accounts, creating and retrieving event information, and retrieving data for analysis.

ListrakListrak API: The service provides email marketing functions to create, implement, and monitor success of campaigns communicating with customers and other recipients. Integration with e-commerce and back office systems (ERP and CRM) allow extended communications based on transaction events and promotional communications to selected and filtered address lists. Responses and other email interactions can also populate customer records to develop enhanced profiles of customer preferences over time.

API methods allow selection of email address lists and submission of email body text, link formatting and tracking, and display templates. Methods support tracking and reporting of campaign effectiveness with ongoing logging of responses and conversations with customers. Contact management methods include subscribe and unsubscribe requests.

MarkerlyMarkerly API: Markerly is a copy and paste widget for websites and a service for websites that allows them to see how readers are engaging with the site content. Markerly shows what readers are searching, sharing, copying, and pasting.

The Markerly API allows developers to integrate the functionality of Markely with other applications and websites. The main API methods are embedding the widget into websites and retrieving data on reader behavior.

MasteryConnectMasteryConnect API: MasteryConnect is a platform for educators and teachers. MasteryConnect allows teachers to access core standards and common standards, track student progress, and grade student performance.

The MasteryConnect API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of MasteryConnect with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here for more information: http://www.masteryconnect.com/learn-more/plans-pricing.html.

Mondial RelayMondial Relay API: Mondial Relay (trans. Global Relay) is a shipping company that delivers parcels to individuals. They have over 6000 Relay Points in four countries and, thanks to their partnership with Hermes Logistik, more than 22,000 Relay Points throughout Europe. Package recipients can select the Relay Point closest to their home or workplace and receive notification via email or SMS when their shipment arrives. Meanwhile, customers can follow the progress of a parcel in real time from the Mondial Relay website.

Mondial Relay's API lets users access site functions programmatically. They can create shipping labels, search for Relay Points, create expedited shipments, and more. This API relies on SOAP calls issued in XML format.

The Mondial Relay website is only provided in French. However, the company also has a website for Spain that is given in Spanish and a website for Belgium that is given in French and Dutch.

Montgomery County SPCA Pet ImageMontgomery County SPCA Pet Image API: The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost, and abused domestic animals in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County. The organization usually has a number of dogs, cats, and other animals available for adoption. The Pet Image API allows users to retrieve images of adoptable animals using SOAP calls issued in XML format.

mPAY24mPAY24 API: mPAY24 is an online payment platform that combines many frequently-used and innovative payment systems within one interface. Available payment methods include credit and debit cards, national and international online banking payments, direct debit, prepaid systems, mpass, paybox, PayPal, and others.

mPAY24 also provides an intelligent transaction management and reporting tool that simplifies the validation, recording, and administration of all transactions processed through mPAY24. The entire system is easily integrated into most online shops and e-commerce systems using the mPAY24 SOAP API.

The mPAY24 website and documentation are provided in English, German, Hungarian, and Slovak.

myTNTmyTNT API: TNT is an Italian shipping service that provides its clients with custom shipping solutions. They offer order consolidation services, deposits for delayed delivery, after-sales services, and much more.

myTNT is an online solution for managing TNT shipments and accessing TNT information and services. Users can create transport documents, verify and track shipments, request pick-ups, and manage administrative files. myTNT's functions can be accessed through the web interface or by using SOAP-based calls issued in XML.

NetaxeptNetaxept API: The service provides payment management for e-commerce and other merchants in Norway. The provider offers both hosted white-label checkout pages and full integration via a RESTful API. Payment processing can resolve through either the Visa or MasterCard networks.

API methods support the full payment process to complete financial transactions, beginning with authentication and submission of order number, product, and balance owed. Methods support pre-authorizing payment, user confirmation, transaction completion and funds capture. Options also include nullifying a pending transaction, crediting a refund for a cancelled sale, and inquiring about status of a pending payment.

Oklahoma Compulsory Insurance Verification SystemOklahoma Compulsory Insurance Verification System API: The service provides online verification of a driver's automobile insurance coverage, as mandated by Oklahoma state law. Any privately owned vehicle registered in the state is subject to compulsory vehicle liability insurance. The service allows law enforcement personnel and others with a legitimate interest to confirm that a vehicle has adequate coverage in effect, and it allows insurance companies to upload information about their policies in effect.

API methods support checks against the OCVIM database to verify insurance coverage by submitting a vehicle identification number (VIN). Methods also support updating the state database by submitting a VIN and associated policy number along with coverage expiration date.

OpenKitOpenKit API: OpenKit is a backend-as-a-service (BaaS) for game developers. Developers can build and manager their game applications with OpenKit. OpenKit offers features such as cloud syncing, social media authorization, and cross-platform support. The OpenKit API allows developers to access all of their game application data.

PageMunchPageMunch API: Page Munch is a simple API that allows you to turn webpages into rich, structured JSON.

Easily extract photos, videos, event, author and other metadata from any page on the internet in milliseconds.

Path of ExilePath of Exile API: Path of Exile is an online action fantasy RPG from Grinding Gear Games. The Path of Exile API exposes game metadata describing leagues, league rules, and player ratings.

PeerReachPeerReach API: PeerReach is an online tool that helps users discover the right people to engage in conversations with by topics. PeerReach also analyzes user followers and network for the most influential people in their networks on various topics.

The PeerReach API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of PeerReach with other applications. The main API method is looking up and retrieving users.

PicqerPicqer API: Picqer is an online inventory and warehouse management system. Picqer helps users manage inventory, stock, and orders on desktops, tablets, and mobiles.

The Picqer API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Picqer with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact Picqer at info@picqer.com for more information and API access.

PNI Photo ServicesPNI Photo Services API: The service provides hard copy printing for photographs submitted for other applications. It accepts image files for management within a media album along with orders for conventional photo prints in a range of sizes and other customized products such as mugs and T-shirts. The service also tracks retail locations capable of providing immediate fulfillment of photo product orders.

API methods support creating accounts and product catalogs available to users via those accounts. Methods support submission of orders for photo products, including handling uploads of photo files to be printed and managing albums of these media files. The API provides full shopping cart and checkout functionality with order fulfillment options (shipping, pickup from retail locations, etc.) and order history tracking.

PropersPropers API: Propers is a real-time recommendation engine. Propers allows users to gather and collect recommendations from people and display them on a website.

The Propers API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Propers with other applications. Example API methods include searching by account name and retrieving and displaying recommendations.

Property SolutionsProperty Solutions API: The service provides functions for managing rental properties, including attracting tenants and completing lease agreements, ongoing rent collection and financial accounting, maintenance management, and related functions. It provides interfaces and web service controls for describing rental units and managing tenant records. Materials in multiple languages allow the service to adapt to varying environments.

API methods support creating and updating sales lead and customer records to attract new tenants and leasing functions to support move-in. Methods support booking accounts receivable transactions and other accounting functions, creating and updating records for properties offered for rent, and tracking maintenance and vendor interactions to keep properties in good repair.

Reflection IT CalculatorReflection IT Calculator API: Reflection IT is a Dutch company that provides training, consulting, and application development services. Through its website, it provides a simple Calculator web service, which can be accessed programmatically using SOAP calls issued in XML format. It allows users to add, subtract, multiple, or divide any two numbers.

Ripe DevelopmentRipe Development API: Ripe Development is a company that provides consulting services and web-based applications. Two such applications are provided freely on their website. The Local Time API returns the local time for a given zip code. The Zip Code Information API retrieves information for a given zip code that includes area codes, time zone, city, and state. Both services can be accessed directly through the website or programmatically using XML-formatted SOAP calls.

rules.iorules.io API: rules.io is an automation platform. Users can set "rules" that react to certain user and customer behavior and actions, triggering other actions to take place within the platform.

The rules.io API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of rules.io with other applications. Some example API methods include managing users, creating and managing rules, and creating and managing events.

RxNorm PrescribableRxNorm Prescribable API: The service provides listings for a subset of drugs available to be prescribed in the United States from the larger list of all prescription medications maintained by the provider's . Prescribable listings also include selected popular over-the-counter (OTC) medications that doctors frequently prescribe. The listing omits drugs available only in countries other than the U.S. and those usable only for veterinary purposes.

API methods support retrieval of an updated list of drugs with correct names, ingredients, and system identifiers. Methods also support access to descriptive information, such as NDC and UNII codes, relationships to other drugs on the list, and rankings by prescription frequency.

SiteShuffleSiteShuffle API: SiteShuffle is a web application allowing users to create a customized list of website links called a Sitelist to their homepage or browser. The SiteShuffle API provides a SOAP/XML-RPC interface for managing Sitelists. Users can automate adding and deleting links, retrieving Sitelists via RSS or ATOM, or generating site suggestions.

SongMeaningsSongMeanings API: SongMeanings is a song lyric and meaning platform that allows users to follow music artists, search for song lyrics, and song meanings.

The SongMeanings API by Echonest allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of SongMeanings with other applications. The main API method is retrieving song meanings by song ID numbers.

Stage of Life CouponStage of Life Coupon API: Stage of Life is a rewards, loyalty, and benefit service for companies to engage their customers and their various stages of life. Customers can earn rewards and benefits for customer loyalty, based on their stage of life.

The Stage of Life Coupon API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Stage of Life with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up for more information: http://www.stageoflife.com/corporate/Contact.aspx

State DecodedState Decoded API: State Decoded is an online platform that displays and interprets codes, laws, legislation, and court decisions by state to make them more understandable.

The State Decoded API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of State Decoded with other applications and to create new applications.

TaboolaTaboola API: Taboola is a video discovery service that provides personalized video and entertainment content recommendations based on viewing behavior.

The Taboola API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Taboola with other applications and devices, such as mobile, tables, and TVs. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email info@taboola.com for more information.

TagwhatTagwhat API: Tagwhat is a hyperlocal application that allows users to see what is going on nearby them by location data. Tagwhat pushes a feed of events and information by location.

The Tagwhat API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Tagwhat with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email info@tagwhat.com for API access.

The Society of Authors Member SearchThe Society of Authors Member Search API: The Society of Authors, based in the UK, has been serving the interests of professional writers for more than a century. Today it has more than 9,000 members and associates working as novelists, textbook writers, illustrators, ghost writers, translators, and more. Authors become eligible to join as soon as they are offered a contract.

One of the site's services is the Member Search, which allows visitors to search for writer or translator who is part of the Society. This service is also available programmatically as a SOAP-based API.

The SSL StoreThe SSL Store API: The service provides secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates that verify encrypted data exchanges. SSL encoding of network messages prevents interception of user information, including credit card data, and the risk of compromises to user security. In addition to direct interactions with customers for SSL certification, the provider allows interactions with resellers to serve their own customers providing web applications with online security needs.

API methods support creation of new product agreements with purchasers of SSL certificates and updating of existing agreements. Methods support completion of the transaction and download of a purchased certificate, with supporting functions for transaction review, cancellation, and refunds. The API also support reporting on system status and validation of customer credentials.

TrovitTrovit API: Trovit is a search engine for classified ads in Europe and Latin America. Trovit pulls content from online classifieds and aggregates them into one search engine.

The Trovit API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Trovit with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email api@trovit.com for more information and API access.

Tyre24Tyre24 API: Tyre24 is an online community of wholesalers and traders for tires, rims, suspension, and accessories. The Tyre24 platform provides an interface between tire wholesalers and retailers, saving participants in the tire trade time, money, and effort. The website is only offered in German.

Tyre24 helps users quickly identify the cheapest wholesalers and purchase items using an automated ordering process. There are over 6 million items to choose from. Parts are not only offered for cars and trucks, but also for dragsters, excavators, and aircraft. Customers can place orders programmatically using a SOAP API.

VisionProjectVisionProject API: VisionProject is a web-based project management service that is composed of several modules. The Time Reporting Module keeps track of where personnel spend their time and effort. The HelpDesk Module manages support tickets submitted from emails, phone calls, or the web-based Support Portal. Additionally, a Document Management System is provided for organizing documents and making sure that only authorized personnel can access sensitive information. VisionProject comes with a SOAP API that can be used to access all of these functions and integrate them with other applications.

wedjinniwedjinni API: wedjinni is a wedding planning website service. Couples can create a wedding planning website and account and use the features available to plan their wedding.

The wedjinni API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of wedjinni with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email api@wedjinni.com for more information.

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