This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a targeted online content distribution service, interview scheduling and conducting platform, mobile SMS messaging platform, social screenshot sharing and a photo sharing and social networking platform. In addition we covered ImageShack’s Yfrog Social taking on the big guns of the social networking space. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
500friends API: 500friends is a social loyalty program for retailers, companies, and brands to use to engage and reward their customers. 500friends offers social marketing features, such as badges, currency, and other rewards for their customers. The 500friends API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and features of 500friends with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API documentation and access comes with accounts.
Acrostic.me Trending API: Acrostic.me is a Bible-related search engine specializing in finding acrostic words. The acrostic poems created can be saved and printed freely as well as purchased for display on over 350 products. Acrostic.me currently supports searching various Bible translations and plans to add other content such as famous speeches and famous and well-known documents. Hosted by mashape, the Acrostic.me Trending API provides a real-time feed service for the top-20 most popular pages on Acrostic.me. Return formats currently supported include RSS, JSON and JSONP.
Authy API: Authy is an authentication service for websites and applications. Authy uses a two-factor authentication process for secure websites and applications. The Authy API allows developers to access and integrate Authy's functionality with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include managing users, adding users, and verifying users.
Avocado API: Avocado, a company catering to couples, provides couples with a private space to collect and share messages, photos, and ideas in their own unique way. The Avocado API provides documentation showing how to build apps and services for couples using Avocado. This allows couples, or developers, to add to and customize their Avocado application.
Biscom Fax API: Biscom offers fax and document delivery services. Biscom Fax is a fax server and software that allows businesses to access and host their fax services. The Biscom Fax API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Biscom Fax with other applications. Some example API methods include managing faxes, managing account information, and retrieving faxes.
Blip A Deal API: Blip A Deal is a comprehensive group buying and daily deals site, offering services such as deals watchlists, coupon storage, alerts, language translation, and personalized filtering. The Blip A Deal API enables developer access to worldwide deals data via location, keywords, and free text.
Browsemob API: BrowseMob is an ecommerce negotiation platform. Users can shop around on the Internet for items they want. Then, through BrowseMob, they can name their own price. BrowseMob sends the offer to the retailer to accept or deny. The BrowseMob API exposes BrowseMob Connect, a RESTful API currently only available via a Magento extension. BrowseMob Connect allows retailers remote acceptance or denial of users’ offers. The API returns XML and JSON-encoded data.
Bugsnag API: Bugsnag captures exceptions from web, mobile, and desktop applications in real-time, so they can be understood and resolved as quickly as possible. It provides a pair of RESTful APIs that enable users to access its functions programmatically; the Notifier API and the Deploy Tracking API. The Bugsnag Notifier API can be used to alert Bugsnag of an error or exception in an application. The Bugsnag Deploy Tracking API tracks multiple deploys of an app so that developers can identify the deploy in which an error was introduced.
BusOnAir API: Currently in beta, BusOnAir aims to provide a transportation service for people living in, and around, L'Aquila, Italy. This online resource and app enables locals to navigate L’Aquila’s bus system. Arrivals and departure times can be viewed more accurately and constantly changing travel routes can be seen in realtime. Besides being convenient, BusOnAir provides necessary services in the city and outlying villages which are still dealing with damage and reconstruction efforts. The beta API is hosted by mashape and employs a simple REST interface with responses defaulting to JSON. A variety of clients are available as well. A mashape API key is necessary.
CallPixels API: CallPixels is a service that lets users add phone numbers and call tracking to their existing affiliate offers. The numbers automatically screen callers and forward them to a customer's inbound call center. The API allows developers to integrate CallPixels to add pay-per-call tracking to their existing affiliate management software. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
DataWeave API: DataWeave provides actionable public data for applications and analytics by aggregating, parsing, organizing and visualizing millions of data points from the Web. This data is then offered to users in a uniform format via a set of data APIs. This set of APIs includes data on commodity prices, UN population statistics, eCommerce prices, earthquakes, India trade data, world weather and more. The APIs use RESTful calls with responses formatted in JSON.
Dealicio API: Dealicio is a platform for advertising unique deals for brands. Flash sales, daily deals, and local offers can be advertising conveniently through the Dealicio platform. Brands simply need to register to begin setting up targeted social media marketing campaigns. Dealicio also allows brands to integrate its functionalities into their existing services and webpages. The Dealicio API exposes the customization functionality. It is only available to users with Dealicio accounts.
DoYouBuzz API: DoYouBuzz is a resume management platform. It has many features for designing and sharing users’ resumes. Users begin by creating resumes out of template formats. The resume then becomes its own customizable website with integrated analytical and sharing features. DoYouBuzz will also allow users to publish resumes in multiple languages, import data from LinkedIn, and will make recommendations. DoYouBuzz offers APIs for partners and for the usage of their application. Both expose essential functionalities to access and update user information. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON and XML data.
Elektronik Borsa Sistemi API: Istanbul Altin Borsasi, known in English as the Istanbul Gold Exchange, plays an important role in developing gold-based investment vehicles and in the international integration of the Turkish gold sector. The Elektronik Borsa Sistemi is an electronic exchange system provided by the Istanbul Altin Borsasi. This system is accessible using SOAP calls in XML format. All documentation is in Turkish.
EventSockets API: EventSockets is a cloud based push service that lets developers use HTML5 WebSockets to create real-time apps for both web and mobile. Users are given the option of public, private and presence channels. The API is used to trigger events. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Everbread Haystack mini API: Everbread's Haystack provides online travel agencies as well as travel meta-search websites with a highly customizable airfare shopping engine and multi-source data solution tool. The Haystack miniAPI offers a streamlined method for utilizing Haystack. You can build widgets, extensions, websites and other tools to display content from Haystack's data feeds which include low cost and traditional airline carriers. You can also receive up to 300 free API calls per day. The miniAPI does not allow you to book results. The miniAPI utilizes a JSON-RPC protocol and returns are formatted in JSON.
EXACTME! API: EXACTME! is a job recruitment platform. It allows users to share their skills and talents to prospective employers through a social media-like interface. Their platform includes features that allow users to express themselves professionally, such as profiles, analytics, recommendations, and more. The EXACTME! API exposes its employee search functionality to affiliated websites, but does not have public documentation.
FoundationDB API: FoundationDB is a NoSQL database. It is uniquely scalable and provides multiple important and customizable features not common to NoSQL databases. It allows ACID transactions and has high fault tolerance due to its elasticity and spread over multiple servers and the cloud. The FoundationDB API exposes much of the functionality over the database. It is RESTful and return JSON-encoded data.
Get Me Listed API: Get Me Listed is a local marketing service. Advertising agencies and search marketers can use it to improve businesses’ visibility in local listings. Get Me Listed provides a local market research analysis platform with keyword analysis, recommendations, reviews locators, and more. The Get Me Listed API exposes the research platform’s integration functionality and allows developers to connect it with in-house and third party software.
GoSquared API: GoSquared provides websites with real time analytics through a customizable dashboard. GoSquared’s RESTful API enables developers to build applications and projects on top of the GoSquared platform. Some of the functionality exposed includes the ability to aggregrate stats, track campaign performance, measure user engagement, view notifications and more.
I Need a Bargain API: I Need a Bargain (INAB) aggregates shopping deals from numerous bargain sources. With the INAB API, developers can add deals to their own websites. The API provides methods such as getting bargain offers by keyword search, category ID, promo type ID, store ID and more. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in JSON.
Intigi API: Intigi is an online service that aims to expedite content marketing efforts with targeted user groups and increase site traffic as well as put customers in touch with applicable user-curated sources (over 30,000). Intigi monitors all your online information sources (Twitter, blogs, news sites) and helps you to ascertain the best, most relevant stories and topics. Next, Intigi aids in integrating the information into your social media platforms and more (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, CMS platforms, RSS, etc...) App developers can benefit from linking their users to sources recommended by Intigi and website owners wishing to display content related to their mission or specific topics can benefit as well. The API utilizes a REST architecture (JSON via HTTPS) and can use GET requests to retrieve a list of interest folders and interests or recommendations in JSON.
Is It Safe To Visit API: Is It Safe to Visit is a travel advisory service. The website aggregates data from multiple nations’ state departments. When users type in the name of country, the website returns a warning and the sources that recommended it. To access the API users can simply add the name of the country they are curious about with an .xml tag to the URL. It will return the same data the website while in XML-encoded data.
ITweetLive API: ITweetLive is a platform to search Twitter and maximize Twitter engagement. Users of ITweetLive can set up Twitter searches by keywords, group Twitter users for accurate engagement, and access Twitter analytics. The ITweetLive API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of ITweetLive with other applications. Some example API methods include setting up keyword searches for Twitter and managing account information.
Lucky Sort TopicWatch API: Lucky Sort provides a data analysis platform. It allows developers, marketers, and other interested parties representing companies monitor trends pertaining to their business. With Lucky Sort’s Topic Watch platform, users can construct phrase sets, like keywords, to monitor trends of interest. The results are displayed graphically with the potential to be viewed on mobile devices and can be scaled. The API exposes a layer of data analysis customization between the data and the R programming language.
Media Chaperone API: Media Chaperone provides parental engagement services for digital content developers. Brands can integrate the Media Chaperone platform with their digital content that allows parents to know what their children are doing with their apps and when. This includes reporting and analysis of use, notifications of children’s activity, ecommerce spending allowance, and more. These elements can be custom-integrated between the brand’s digital content and a mobile or social media platform. The Media Chaperone API exposes the integration functionality. To access the API developers must register with Media Chaperone.
Montastic API: Montastic is an online site and server monitoring service. When your services go down or become unreachable for some reason, Montastic will alert you through an email when the services are down and again when they are restored. Monitoring frequency is up to every 5 minutes (paid). Montastic will check URLs through a mixture of HTTP HEAD and GET requests, depending on what's most appropriate. The RESTful Montastic API allows 3rd party developers the opportunity to integrate Montastic services directly into their own applications. Checkpoint info, creation, deletion, listing and editing methods are all included in the API.
MyGasFeed API: The service provides frequently updated reports of automotive fuel prices (gasoline in three grades and diesel) for specified locations or regions. It also provides locations of gas stations near a specified location along with background information about the stations, if desired. Applications can also update the service's pricing data for a particular station. Location information supports mapping protocols. API methods support requesting fuel price information for a specified location or area. Methods also support retrieving a list of stations and details about an individual station. The API also supports updating the service's information with new pricing for an existing station or addition of a new station to the database.
NetWallet API: NetWallet provides secure services for online financial transactions. Online merchants use the NetWallet to create simpler checkout procedures for returning customers. When the customers go to a checkout page, the NetWallet widget appears with their credit card information. They will verify their identity through their Facebook account, and complete the purchase with a single click. The customer’s credit card information is secured in NetWallet’s PCI compliant data vault. The API exposes the connection between the NetWallet widget and the datavault.
OCLC Crosswalk API: The OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization which maintains WorldCat, a global network of library content. The Crosswalk Web Service is used to translate groups of metadata records from one format into another. The API lets users translate metadata records, returns a list of formats that are supported as input formats, returns a list of formats that the input formats can be translated to and returns the list of encodings that Java supports. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.
Open Weather Map API: Open Weather Map provides interactive maps of current and historic weather conditions. The Open Weather Map API allows users to retrieve the current weather at a city or weather station, the historical measurements for a weather station, or a list of cities and/or weather stations in a given rectangle (limited by geographic coordinates). The API uses RESTful calls issued in JSON format.
Parseco API: Parseco is a developer platform for mobile technology that lets developers use an API to build mobile cloud applications. The RESTful APIs and libraries available can be used to give applications the ability to send and receive SMS messages. Other functionality includes pushing and receiving delivery reports, sending and HLR and receiving an SMS. Libraries are included for C#, PHP, Python and Ruby.
PayBy.Me API: PayBy.Me is a mobile payments platform. Businesses can set up plans that allow their customers to pay by mobile or home telephone. There is no need for customers to register. Developers can integrate PayBe.Me’s payment gateway into apps or allow authorization by SMS. They can also set up customizable recurring billing cycles. The PayBy.Me is accessible to users with accounts only.
Perkville API: Perkville helps local businesses create loyalty programs. Businesses can sign up to create point systems for their patrons to accrue credit through a hierarchy of purchase options. Businesses can also award points to customer who refer their friends there. Businesses can chose point schemes and rewards. Patrons just need to check in with their email addresses. The Perkville API exposes perk rule scheme and allows developers to update, change, and access any information in the system. It is a RESTful API that return JSON-encoded data.
Picplum API: Picplum is a company that specializes in sending high quality photo prints to specified recipients. After creating an account, users can order high quality prints and Picplum will take care of payment, printing and shipping to the designated recipient. The Picplum API allows developers to integrate printing and gifting into their apps and services. Users have access to resources such as user, photos, batches and recipients.
Pinknotes API: The service provides for secure exchanges of instant messages between users enrolled in the same service-defined network. Online messaging ensures access across locations with web access while maintaining reliable security. Applications can also retrieve currently updated user information, system and user status, etc. API methods support sending and receiving messages via the service, with ability to define a folder structure for organizing received messages, and management of recipient individuals and groups of users. Methods also support management of user and group calendar entries along with reporting functions about service use within the defined user community.
Print Mosaic API: PrintMosaic is image creation tool. It creates mosaics out of users picture collections. First, users upload their library of images to the website. Then, they specific an image that would like to recreate using all of the images they uploaded. The API exposes PrintMosaic’s entire functionality by allowing developers to upload a batch of images and specify the image they would like to create a mosaic of through a RESTful protocol. The API will return JSON-encoded data of the mosaics progress and URL.
Resighting API: Resighting is an application for geo-tagging and saving favorite places. Resighting allows users to also see other Resighting places nearby and create collections of favorite places. The Resighting API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Resighting with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include listing places, listing sightings, resizing photos, and managing account information.
RestFul Web Services Airport API: Airport codes are short codes that are used to identify specific airports. The RestFul Web Services Airport API allows users to retrieve detailed information about a given airport code using either SOAP or REST calls.
RestFul Web Services Bible API: The RestFul Web Services Bible API provides verse details for either the American Standard Version of the Bible or the King James Version of the Bible. This service can be accessed using either SOAP or REST calls in XML format. Both protocols issue calls to WSDL endpoints.
RestFul Web Services Email Validation API: The RestFul Web Services Email Validation API determines whether a given e-mail address may be valid and provides the user with relevant details. Users may access the service using REST or SOAP calls in the XML data format. Both types of calls are aimed at WSDL endpoints.
RestFul Web Services Financial API: RestFul Web Services provides a suite of financial APIs for performing a variety of tasks. This includes retrieving information on stock quotes, currency conversion rates, or the London Gold Fix (the price of gold on the London market). The FedACH Service provides financial institutions with batched payment services that enable an electronic exchange of debit and credit through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. These services are accessible using either SOAP or REST calls in XML format. All calls are directed toward WSDL endpoints, regardless of the protocol used.
RestFul Web Services GeoIP API: An Internet Protocol (IP) address is the numerical label assigned to devices using the Internet Protocol for communication. It serves two principal functions: identification of host or network interfaces and addressing of interface locations. The RestFul Web Services GeoIP API provides location details for a given IP address. This service can be accessed using SOAP or REST calls in XML format. Calls in both formats are directed toward WSDL endpoints.
RestFul Web Services HCPCS API: The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is a set of health care procedure codes based on the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology. The RestFul Web Services HCPCS API allows users to look up these codes and their meanings using either REST or SOAP calls.
RestFul Web Services Postal Code API: The RestFul Web Services Postal Code API allows users to retrieve details for a given postal code. This service works with postal codes from a number of countries, including Australia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. This service can be accessed using REST or SOAP calls in XML format. Calls in either protocol are directed toward WSDL endpoints.
RestFul Web Services UNSPSC API: UNSPSC is the acronym for the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code, a coding system to classify both products and services for use throughout the global eCommerce marketplace. The RestFul Web Services UNSPSC API allows users to look up these codes using either REST or SOAP calls.
RestFul Web Services USA Zip Code API: The RestFul Web Services USA Zip Code Service API provides details regarding the location of a given zip code in the United States by using either SOAP or REST calls. Both types of calls are aimed at WSDL endpoints.
RestFul Web Services Weather Forecast API: The RestFul Web Services Weather Forecast API provides the weather forecast for a given location, specified by name. This service can be accessed using either REST or SOAP calls in XML format. Both types of calls are aimed at WSDL endpoints.
SponsorPay API: SponsorPay is a platform that allows game publishers and game developers to get paid through their applications and advertising. The SponsorPay API allows both application publishers and developers to access and integrate the functionality of SponsorPay with their applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available; API access and documentation comes with account service.
StrikeIron Midnight Trader Financial News API: StrikeIron is a leading Data as a Service provider. They offer a number of solutions including address verification, email verification, phone validation, phone and address append, SMS text messaging, and sales tax solutions. The Midnight Trader Financial Real-Time News Web Service gives users access to both real-time and historical stock news, historical event reaction and other information related to the US stock market. The data is made available via an XML based API.
Sugar CRM API: Sugar is a Customer Relationship Management platform designed to help businesses manage sales, marketing, and support. The SugarCRM API, available using either REST or SOAP protocols, allows users to integrate the platform’s many features into their own applications and processes.
Surescripts Million Hearts Risk Check Locator API: Surescripts supports a comprehensive ecosystem of health care organizations with a national e-prescription network connecting prescribers and pharmacies. The Million Hearts developer challenge, sponsored by Million Hearts and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is an outreach initiative and developer challenge to improve awareness of cardiovascular disease and promote cardiovascular screening. The Superscripts Million Hearts Risk Check Locator Service API provides developer access to the Surescripts location based search for affiliated search providers offering screenings.
The Finder Sales Tax API: The service from the Ohio Department of Taxation provides applicable sales tax amount to be applied to a purchase subject to tax according to state law. It generates all relevant tax percentages according to either the zip code or the exact address specified by the application that makes the service call. API methods support submission of a correctly formatted address within Ohio or a U.S. Postal Service ZIP code along with the price subject to tax and the purchase data. Returned data include the amount of sales tax payable to the state government for the specified sale.
The Interviewr API: The Interviewr is a recruitment interview platform. Users can manage their interview processes through its multiple task and media management functions. Employers can track potential recruits and schedule interviews with them via a simple dashboard. Interviews can also handled and recorded through the Interviewr platform as well. The Interviewr API exposes functionality to access and update profile and interview information. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-encoded data.
TheGamesDB.net API: TheGamesDB.net is an online database for video game fans and enthusiasts. The site serves as a frontend service that is linked to a database of video game metadata and high quality artwork. The database of artwork and metadata can be incorporated into various home theatre PC (HTPC) software and plug-ins through their API. You can search for specific games or a broader list of games, retrieve artwork file locations for found games, update favorites and user ratings and request new or updated content by specified dates. Requests are made through a GET request to the REST API with responses in XML (future plans for JSON).
TinyGrab API: TinyGrab allows users to take screenshots and share them as a tiny URL over social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr. The TinyGrab API provides third party developers the power to integrate their applications and plugins with TinyGrab. Public documentation is not available.
TweetBoner API: The service provides a list of the users followed by a Twitter user based on the number of tweets from that source marked as favorites. The preferred users are ranked in order by number of tweets favorited, giving a list in sequence by preference. API methods support submission of a Twitter username with optional designation of desired output format. Methods return a listing of users preferred for that account. Default formatting in HTML shows each preferred username and account photo plus a count of tweets from that user marked as favorites by the username specified in the request. Various error messages are possible, depending on conditions of the requested username.
U.K National Grid Energy Flow API: The service provides updated and time-stamped reports of electricity and natural gas usage across its service areas in the United Kingdom and the northeastern United States. It updates usage data every 12 minutes to generate a report of energy demand and the provider's environmental performance. API methods support retrieval of energy flow data along with the timestamp of the most recent update. Data are provided in compressed format.
Unofficial Xbox API: The Unofficial Xbox API is a publicly accessible and donation supported service that allows developers to integrate requests for game and gamer information for the Xbox. Examples of data requests include profile information, friends, games, and achievements. The Unofficial Xbox API is partnered with XboxSDK.com, and offers premium features to their users.
Uptime Robot API: Uptime Robot allows you to monitor the statuses of up to 50 websites with alerts available by SMS, Twitter, RSS and push notifications (mobile). With an AJAX interface and user friendly and intuitive operations, Uptime Robot allows you to easily monitor a variety of online functions: HTTP(s), keywords, ping and port monitoring and more. Uptime Robot is currently free. The Uptime Robot API has a relatively simple set of tools and primarily allows you to create, delete, retrieve and edit monitoring logs. It utilizes a REST construction and supports XML and JSON/JSON-P responses.
Veenome API: Veenome is a unique video data service provider. Their product intakes video and puts out descriptive metadata about it. Objects, brands, faces, and more, are recognized by Veenome and turned into tags to describe the video. The tags are machine-readable, time-stamped for their location in the video, and can be used for anything from SEO and categorization to moderation and filtering. Veenome’s core product is a RESTful API that exposes the service’s entire functionality.
WalkMe API: WalkMe is a platform that allows website owners and application developers and designers create custom step-by-step instructions for various procedures on their website or application, such as eCommerce, registration, and other online or mobile tasks. The WalkMe API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of WalkMe with other applications. Some example API methods include managing account information, playing back walk-through instructions, checking status of walk-through instructions, and accessing user activity.
WebLib HealthMash API: HealthMash is WebLib's health and medical knowledge base and semantic search engine. HealthMash uses natural language processing and semantic technology tools to find the most relevant results. The API provides programmatic access to the service's functionality for use in third party websites and applications. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
WebLib PolySpell API: WebLib offers web search and knowledge discovery tools. Their solutions are used by healthcare organizations, universities, libraries and research organizations. PolySpell is a spelling correction system incorporating an English language spell checker, medical spell checker, scientific spell checker and a web spell checker. The service can be accessed via a web service API, full documentation is not publicly available.
Woocation Distance API: Woocation gives travelers information about the places they want to visit. The site does this by collecting as much data as it can about a place. The Woocation Distance API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Woocation Distance. The API provides the distance between any two cities.
Workflowgen API: The service provides access to task sequence and status data to allow reporting on process management activities defined in the system from within third-party applications. It reports on activities and users assigned for task sequences previously defined within a separate workflow mapping tool. The RSS data allow for aggregation of inputs across a work process to allow performance monitoring and trigger corrective interventions. API methods support listing of processes defined and activities specified as part of process completion. Methods include reporting on activity status, completion, and workers assigned for a specific instance of the process map currently underway. The API also gives access to comments documented during process activities to alert management to any issues encountered.
XboxSDK API: XboxSDK is a community where Xbox users can share and distribute Container (CON) files with other users. This allows end users the ability to download and utilize saves as well as other Xbox features. Recently partnered with xboxapi.com, XboxSDK provides a user-centered API that allows users and developers the ability to interact with XboxSDK through their own account. XboxSDK also provides a simple, clean and easy way for users to exchange CON files through a REST API. The API provides developers and other users the ability to access as well as create third party apps within their own applications. A user account and key are require to utilize the service.
yfrog API: Yfrog is a photo sharing service and social networking platform. The yfrog API exposes the photo sharing functionality of this platform. With the API users can upload media files to yfrog, find the count of photos uploaded by a user, get information about a specific photo, view all the photos from a user, access images in different sizes, upload big video or image files with the ability to suspend transfers and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.