This week we had 59 new APIs added to our API directory including a StumbleUpon URL utility, semantic text analysis service, SMS marketing service, financial analysis, planning, and reporting service, Intuit hosted payments service and a data analysis and management service. In addition we looked at how the Screenr API can help support your systems. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
AdaptivePlanning API: The service provides a suite of financial analytics and planning functions, including annual budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and consideration of what-if scenarios. It integrates with with many familiar general ledger (GL) systems, as well as customer relationship management (CRM), and human resource (HR) planning systems. It can meet analytical needs of many enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions.
API methods support importing data from integrated systems to perform analysis, then processing by spreadsheet-like row and column structures. Methods export results of data analysis back to integrated systems in similar formats.
Appointment-Plus API: Appointment-Plus is an online reservation software provider. Business can embed Appointment-Plus links onto their websites or use Appointment-Plus as a standalone booking service as their website. It also provides POS functions for businesses to accept payment through the appointment-making interface. Their RESTful API provides functionality for integrating scheduling making software, and replies in JSON and XML formats. Developers must request access to the API and its documentation.
Ask AMEE API: AMEE is a platform for greenhouse gas calculation, with access to emissions factors, calculation algorithms, and storage for data history. Ask AMEE is an experimental search platform that attempts to provide natural language query capabilities to AMEE data. The Ask AMEE API gives developers access to the functionality of this service. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
ATutor AChecker API: ATutor is a Web-based Learning Content Management System. The software gives users access to a variety of features including student profiles, collaborative groups, file storage, messaging, content tracker, social networking and more.
AChecker is a Web accessibility evaluation tool. It lets users review web page accessibility using a number of international accessibility guidelines. The API allows users to review accessibility validation and to save or reverse decisions made on accessibility checks that a human must make. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
ATutor AContent API: ATutor is a Web-based Learning Content Management System. The software gives users access to a variety of features including student profiles, collaborative groups, file storage, messaging, content tracker, social networking and more.
AContent is a learning content authoring system and respository used to create Web-based learning content. It can be used along with learning management systems to develop, share, and archive learning materials. The API allows developers to access AContent from third party applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
Avatax Sales Tax API: Avalara offers cloud based sales tax management services. With services such as AvaTax, users can manage their sales taxes, exemption certificates, and filing compliance.
The AvaTax API exposes the functionality of the AvaTax service. With it users can get applicable tax details for the given geographic coordinates and sale amount, calculate the tax for one or more invoiced items, validate the supplied address and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted XML and JSON.
BeachGuard API: BeachGuard is an online system originally used in Michigan that gathers beach sampling data from local health agencies. BeachGuard has since been implemented by three other states; Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The service contains two main functionalities, retreiving beaches via query and returning information on beach closures and advisories. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
BellaDati API: BellaDati is a data analysis and management service. Users can connect their databases and cloud services, such as MySQL and Twitter, to BellaDati’s business dashboards to produce analytical reports, graphs, and charts. They can then integrate the results and visualizations onto other platforms. The API is a RESTful protocol with JSON responses that gives developers access to their mobile product, BellaDati Piccolo.
Carrier411 API: The service allows customers for trucking and transportation services to review the records of competing providers and evaluate their qualifications to meet specific needs. It allows applications to monitor changes in trucking companies' insurance, safety records, and compliance with operating requirements. Users can qualify motor carriers by their CSA 2010 BASIC scores and create Due Diligence Certificates or Eco-Cert Certificates.
API methods support retrieval of company listings for motor carriers, the dates and contents of safety report filings, and BASIC scores. Methods also support starting and ending monitoring of a carrier, which triggers notification of any status changes on that company's listing.
Comindware API: Comindware is a provider of web based work management software. Users get two pieces of software, Comindware Tracker and Comindware Task Management to help streamline their project management. The software can track tasks and issues, support collaboration, and show lists of viewers, collaborators, members and owners. The JSON API allows for integration with third party applications. Full documentation is not publicly available.
DataDog API: DataDog is a multifunctional data management tool. It can be used for data visualization, contextualization, and other analytics. These functions are embedded into a collaborative work stream or dashboard to share data insights with colleagues. DataDog’s programmatic RESTful API runs on a low-level HTTP interface and responds with JSON. It can be used for access to events and metrics, or for integration with other tools.
Deezer API: Deezer is a web-based music streaming service operating out of France. Users can access their music via web browsers, mobile apps and offline. Currently the service offers a library of over 15 million songs. The service is not currently available in the United States. The API gives users access to the site's data making it available for use in third party web sites and applications. This data includes albums, artists, comments, editorials, folders, playlists, radio, searches, tracks and users. The API uses HTTP calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and PHP.
Duo REST API: Duo Security enables protected login and transactional functions for smartphones users. It does this by sending users authorization verification from web-based platform to their phones, in addition to their login. Their REST API provides integration to their two-factor authentication process. It is a RESTful API, and returns JSON (defaut), BSON, and XML responses.
Duo Verify API: Duo Security enables protected login and transactional functions for smartphones users. It does this by sending users authorization verification from web-based platform logins to their phones. Their Verify API provides access to the verification function with a one-time PIN number, as well as lookup methods for specific phone numbers and IP addresses. The API is RESTful and responds with JSON, BSON, and XML.
Emoome API: Emoome is an emotional profiling tool. Users input words, feelings, and events at the app’s prompting a few times a day. The app will chart, color-code, and create a timeline of the variety of emotions it interprets. The RESTful API provides developers and users access to all of their personal data stored in the system. The API uses a variety of formats, including, JSON, XML, and PHP.
Experian QAS Address Validation API: The service integrates the provider's Pro World Version (WV) functionality to return a complete, valid mailing address based on submission of variably formatted and even incomplete input supplied by a user or other source. The validation check occurs in the background, invisible to the user, and corrected address information allows enforcement of policies and prevents later troubleshooting of misdirected shipments due to inaccurate address input.
API methods support submission of address data as entered by the user, including partial address information. Returned data provide full address information in standard format that reflects local formatting, to be transparently populated to available address fields.
FireText API: FireText is an online SMS marketing platform that lets users send and receive instant SMS text messages with their customers. In addition to sending texts, users can schedule and receive messages, manage their contacts, report on deliveries and more. The FireText API gives users access to the functionality of the platform while allowing them to integrate it into their own applications including those from Magento and Zendesk. The API uses RESTful calls. Developers can contact the provider for full documentation.
Fundraise.com API: Fundraise.com is platform for social fundraising. Users can create and manage fundraising campaigns from scratch or as newly integrated components of long-term projects or other social media platforms. Their API provides access to an accounts database functionality, allowing developers to retrieve information about donors, events, organizations, and more in JSON formats.
FutureSimple Base API: Base is FutureSimple’s CRM and sales tracking service for small business. It is designed for both web and mobile experience. It functions include methods for tracking sales and managing contacts. The API allows users access to the data in their Base user account. It is a RESTful API and provides responses in JSON and XML.
GiftRocket Gift Card API: GiftRocket is gift card money transferring service. First, users buy their friends a gift card online and then GiftRocket sends the recipients money to redeem the present, by check, PayPal, or bank transfer. The API provides users access to gift card purchasing functionality. It is a RESTful API that responds in JSON. Access and an API key are granted by request.
Global Matrix API: The service provides outsourced support for travel resellers, including research on rates and fares, selection of reservation options, and booking of reservations. It aggregates offering information for hotel rooms, car rentals, and more from major GDS providers and presents options detailing possible choices. Applications can format for user selection, then return that data to the service, which processes the reservation.
API methods support submission of requirements for travel-related services then returns matching offers from providers. Methods also accept user selections and complete registrations, returning appropriate confirmations. The API supports changes to previously booked reservations, as well.
Homes.com Neighborhood Envoy API: The service provides a neighborhood profile for real-estate buyers based on 300 factors related to schools, population demographics, employment, climate, and local features. It allows integration with Multiple Listing System (MLS) property search to allow buyer review of prospective properties.
API methods support submission of a property location and return data about the surrounding neighborhood. Methods allow integration with property displays, both on the web and via mobile device, along with reporting by location.
Hotelston API: The service provides search and reservation booking for travel accommodations. It offers access to hotel room reservations, but also condos, villas, and apartments for short-term rental, depending on the destination. Services include identifying properties by date and location, booking reservations, and canceling previous bookings.
API methods support submission of a location with check-in and check-out dates. Returned data include available properties, specifications, and rates with additional functionality to reserve accommodations. Methods also support reservation look-up, review, and modification or cancellation.
iCasework UsefulFeedback API: The service performs customer service functions of accepting and logging inquiries and contacts, then tracking responses and resolutions. It allows applications to create "cases" with documentation of those involved, their concerns or comments, and responses intended to resolve those concerns.
UsefulFeedback! provides a range of REST style web-services that allow both update and query operations such as case creation, adding case notes or retrieving case details to be invoked remotely. Tracking functions capture communications modes (phone, email, etc.) in addition to name, contact information, and relevant dates.
API methods support case creation, including contact type (complaint, comment, suggestion, etc.), person initiating the case, along with response address, contact method, time, and language. Methods also document the topic of the contact, the agent responding, action requested, and response undertaken.
Impact Radius API: Impact Radius provides performance-advertising services for web marketing expansion. Their API is available to advertising clients and media partners. It provides advertisers with functionality for uploading transactional histories from back-office systems, crediting media partners, and linking ecommerce systems to submit returns. For media partners it provides functionality for keeping approved campaigns up to date, build new promotional links, and receive live performance and earnings data. The API is RESTful and access requires an account with Impact Radius.
Insured Rating API: The service enables users to develop a well-documented rate plan reflecting risk levels posed by prospective customers. Quote requests can then be made via the Insured Rating API which return coverage and premium information. The data generated helps to manage insurance product offerings and provide accurate rate quotes matched to determinants of risk.
API methods support input of prospective customer data and return risk ratings compliant with the industry ACORD standard. Methods can be adapted to an applications existing XML schema if needed. Users can utilize Insured Rating's SOAP or REST endpoints.
Intelius Search API: Intelius is a predictive information commerce company. Clients may order background checks, criminal records, and more to assess the risks of potential relationships. Their Search API provides functionality for programmatic queries to their database. Developers may use it for apps and sites that provide services similar to Intelius. The API uses SOAP and WSDL.
Intellexere API: The service is based on natural language programming underlying the provider's Mnemoo intelligent search engine. It is intended to analyze source content and return highly relevant results based on semantic cues inherent in the input. The service is part of a start-up effort by Complexity Intelligence LLC focused on the fields of SOA architectures, NLP, and robotics.
API methods support submission of a complex text query and language parameter. The service processes the input and returns results with strong semantic relationships to the elements in the request. Other services include named entity recognition, complex spell-checking, and markup clean-up.
Intuit QuickBooks Online API: Intuit Hosted PayPage is a payment form that can be integrated into a software application. PayPage is optimized for merchant-facing or customer-facing applications. The PayPage is often used for eCommerce applications where the user wants to accept direct payments from their customers.
The API consists of getting a transaction ticket and operation id, redirecting the merchant to the PayPage terminal, querying for transaction status, and optionally processing transaction results sent from PayPage to the user's website. It uses RESTful calls and responses are name value pairs.
Kudos Flockworks API: Kudos Knowledge is a company that develops knowledge management products. Their products are backed by Semantic Social Intelligence, a form of AI that has the ability to discover meaningful relationships inside any content.
Flockworks is an artificial intelligence service that analyzes written language to extract relationships and meaning. Once a text has been analyzed, the words are placed in a Semantic Space which acts as a way of quickly discerning which topics are close in meaning. The Flockworks API allows users to access their own Semantic Space, store objects within it, query it and overlay tags and ratings. Developers can use this to create software that clusters, auto-categorizes, auto-rates, auto-tags and performs semantic searches. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
NAIC SERFF API: The service from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) encourages voluntary compliance with its SERFF program (System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing). It presents a single, consistent way for insurers to comply with reporting requirements of NAIC-member state governments. It facilitates automated filing of insurance provider rate and form documentation, triggering regulatory review and approval.
API methods support periodic filing of required insurance rate documentation and other required forms. Methods also support submission, response, and tracking of correspondence between providers and regulatory agencies along with updating previous submissions and managing file attachments as part of submissions.
NetProspex API: NetProspex provides its users a crowd-sourced database of verified business contact information, cleaned by their proprietary CleneStep algorithms. Their Data Cloud API integrates business contact information with B2B sales and workflows. This allows users to access whole demographic and firmographic records at critical points in an automated workflow. The API is RESTful and returns JSON and XML responses.
Project Insight API: Project Insight is a provider of mid-market project management software. Features include portfolio, project and resource management and collaboration. The API allows developers to integrate Project Insight with their own applications. Data exposed by the API includes company, custom fields, invoices, projects, reference, time, billing and users. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML. Full documentation is not publicly available.
Qirina API: Qirina is a database that represents a websites’ relations on a mapped out matrix of keywords. This allows users who submit their websites to their database with an analysis of their SEO strengths and weaknesses. Their RESTful API provides users access to query the Qirina database for an analysis of a particular website. Neither the API nor its documentation is available without permission.
RentJuice API: RentJuice provides rental relationship management software for brokers and landlords. Their software provides functionality for data organization and sharing. Brokers and landlords can digitize paperwork, share market and inventory information, and communicate with colleagues and prospective renters. Their RESTful API uses JSON, PHP, and XML. It provides integrative access to users’ raw listings data through outside applications.
SalsaDev API: Salsadev is a software company offering enterprise level search solutions that make sense of unstructured content. The technology can read, process, analyze and understand unstructured text in any form and perform automated actions based on the results. Services offered by the Salsadev include intelligent search, auto-categorization and related-content retrieval.
The salsaAPI uses semantic technology to index and analyze unstructured data and can be used for services such as search, categorization, and keyword extraction. Developers can use the API for various tasks such as indexing unstructured data, performing full-text, keyword, or constrained search, extracting keywords from content, and Categorizing content and documents. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
Sandglaz API: Sandglaz is a task management application that allows users to create, track, and manage their to-do lists. The application allows for collaboration making it suitable for project management tasks. With the Sandglaz API, users can write applications that integrate with Sandglaz. The Sandglaz API has a RESTful interface, providing programmatic access to most of its data. This data includes grids, tasks, labels, users and more. It accepts and returns JSON content
Sapo Alerts API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
Sapo Alerts service allows users to subscribe to events and receive notifications as they happen in various formats including email, SMS and IM/XMPP. Functionality includes adding and activating subscriptions, retrieving destinations lists and event details, removing users and more. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.
Sapo Chart API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
Sapo Chart allows users to render an image of a chart based upon specified parameters. Currently these parameters allow for a chart with 20 points, a bar graph and a pie chart. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted as PNG images.
Sapo Games API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
This API returns RSS feeds from the Sapp GameOver service. The feeds include all articles, articles by platform and content related with a game sheet. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted as RSS.
Sapo Holiday API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
The Holiday API returns a list of Portuguese national, regional and municipal holidays for a specified year. Users can search for specific hoidays including Easter, Carnival and Good Friday. Holidays can be returned for all years between 1582 and 2299. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.
Sapo PunyURL API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
The PunyURL service is a URL shortening tool. Users can submit a URL and it returns two URLs, one in unicode based on RFC3492 of PunyCode and the other with alphanumeric characters in lowercase. Users can also retrieve the original expanded URL for a given short URL. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Sapo Semantic Lists API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
SemanticLists is a service that contains lists of words organized into semantic categories. Example categories include nationalities, organizations and jobs. The word lists are only in Portuguese at this time. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Sapo Tags API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
The Tags API allows users to query the Sapo platform for items that are tagged. Users can search bookmarks, tags associated with a user, and collections. The API uses RESTful calls and returns RSS feeds.
Sapo Verbetes API: SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and applications to developers worldwide.
Verbetes is a service that allows users to perform "WhoIs" queries for public personalities. The information used by Verbetes is collected from various news sources and is updated hourly. The service can also answer "WhoIs" queries for jobs of public personalities if they are known. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Screenr Business API: Screenr Business is a web-based screen recording service designed for businesses’ client and colleague support systems. It allows clients to capture errors and share the video privately with support staff for diagnostic purposes. The API provides integration functionality between the embeddable recorder and URLs. It is a RESTful API with JSON formatting.
ShopIgniter API: ShopIgniter is social ecommerce package. Their products include ecommerce storefronts and promotions, a scalable commerce platform that integrates with social media, and analytical tools for ROI optimization. Their API is RESTful and returns JSON and XML formats. It gives developers and users access to the functionality of the systems major commercial resources, such as, product, shopping carts, brands, and more.
SIGKAT Credentials API: SIGKAT is a credentials ecosystem where users can manage and exchange credentials in a secure manner at little or no cost. Credential issuers, holders and verifiers can receive, submit, create, evaluate and exhance credentials. SIGKAT provides an API for creating, submitting, and verifying credentials. The API includes methods for working with client accounts, certificates, credentials and more. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
SISSVoc API: The service is part of the Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) devoted to promoting interoperability among mapping information systems, including implementations by Australian government agencies. This function establishes an interface for integrating descriptive vocabularies to standardize terminology use, primarily via machine-to-machine sharing of HTTP links representing terms. A human interface is also provided, but that function is secondary to API-based exchanges of data.
API methods support submission of queries for geospatial terms to the service, which returns standard versions and variants matching the request. Methods indicate semantic equivalence or other relationships between terms managed within the vocabulary.
SnapAppointments API: SnapAppointments is booking service for appointment-based businesses. Small and complex businesses can use it to share their calendar availability with potential clients who can book appointments over the Internet. SnapAppointment automates schedules for employees and can send reminders to clients via text, email, or phone. Their RESTful API provides access to both client-side booking-query functionality as well as business-side appointment management.
Sohu Microblogging API: Sohu.com is a multiservice Chinese online media network. It provides news, entertainment, and more social/web 2.0 services to a huge user base. This API is gives developers access to their microblogging service. It is RESTful and provides JSON and XML responses to queries about user profiles, social networks, and other data. Functionality for messaging, tweeting, and posting statuses is also provided. The API documentation is translated into English, but most pages are in Chinese.
Su.pr API: StumbleUpon is website discovery app and Su.pr is its link shortening tool. The Su.pr API provides functionality for URL shortening, expansion, and posting to authorized services, such as Facebook. The API also includes a parameter to switch versions of the API without interrupting production code. It is a RESTful API and returns JSON and XML responses.
Terrapin Hurricane Tracking API: The service provides access to data used in the provider's hurricane-information site, based on weather satellite input from the U.S. National Weather Service. It reports on status and location of all current, active hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions, over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is intended to supply time-critical information about storms that threaten damage to the U.S. mainland, beginning when the NWS starts issuing warnings.
API methods support listing current storms, either hurricanes or tropical storms, and retrieving the location and status of any individual storm. Methods also support retrieval of forecasted changes in location and status.
Thumbsnap API: Thumbsnap is a photo and image sharing service. It allows users to upload pictures from their computers to the Internet without changing their format. This gives users a URL to share their images with others. The Thumbsnap RESTful API provides developers access to their uploading functionality and responds with XML documentation of the uploaded image’s URL. For access to the API, developers should email Thumbsnap.
TransHotel API: The service provides hotel search and look-up function with ability to book accommodations. It is designed for integration with travel services to allow selection of accommodations, with reservation booking, cancellation, and transfer capabilities. It includes flexible payment options, including direct payment to the properties booked.
API methods support submission of location and check-in/check-out dates with filters for hotel rating, specific amenities (e.g., swimming pool, gym, restaurant, etc.), and local features. Returned data provide matching properties and availability, with ability to book the specified reservation.
Unofficial Google Currency Converter API: This is Google's unofficial currency converter. It can convert a huge variety of currencies from around the globe. The API provides functionality for returning conversion rates between currencies, and calculating conversions from a sum in one currency into another. The API uses a RESTful protocol and the results are JSON responses.
UptimeFu API: UptimeFu is a website and server monitoring service. Users input their domain (or multiple domains) when they register and UptimeFu monitors their status for free. The monitoring system will send an email if a site or server’s status changes. Their RESTful API returns results the status updates in JSON. It informs users of the status and latency of their domain, and a timestamp of the last time it was checked.
VIP Auto Shipping API: VIP Auto Shipping provides car service transport across the entire US. The API provides users with both a high and low value on the estimated car shipping costs based on the distance provided. This data can be integrated into third party sites or applications. The API uses SOAP calls and responses are formatted in XML.
ZingChart API: The service allows creation of charts and graphs in Flash or HTML5 formatting using programmatic controls. Applications supply data to be charted and specifications for the graphical appearance to be generated. The service renders imagery reflecting the input data according to the specified output formatting.
API methods support uploading of datasets along with output formats: image format and quality level, width and height, encoding standards, file location, etc. The service renders the chart specified by the output variables in the request. Tutorials demonstrate creation of static images, downloadable PDF, and overall use of the API methods.