99 New APIs: Amazon, StayClassy, Singly and Cheddar

Wendell Santos
Aug. 05 2012, 08:00AM EDT

This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a domain name resolution service, personal data platform, not-for-profit fundraising support service, text-based task management platform and a blog search service. We also covered Urbanesia opening up their location data with their API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

AIMS AddressAIMS Address API: The Automated Information Mapping System (AIMS) is provided by Johnson County, Kansas. It can be used by individuals, government organizations or businesses looking for a GIS solution. AIMS offers services including map production, custom enterprise-level application development, and data development. The Address Web Service allows developers to search, validate and geocode against the Johnson County master address database. If a user finds an address, they can also lookup the tax property ID and its tax unit. Methods are including to give users all the valid cities, zip codes, street types, street directions, unit designators, and street names used in the county. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53 API: Amazon's service provides for management of DNS records, including registering domain names, assigning domains to specific server IP addresses, and generally managing domain-level access to subsets of storage locations within the AWS cloud.

API methods support creating and updating domain resource record sets to route traffic to specified Hosted Zones within the application's storage platform. Methods also allow definition and functional control of Hosted Zones themselves, including name server, start of authority (SOA), aliases, load balancers to distribute traffic, and related specifications.

Angel EyesAngel Eyes API: Based in China, Angel Eyes provides cloud-based, image and video recognition and analysis services. Through their services, users can precisely detect image types from a large collection of files as well as detect, in real time, video and image targets. Their services can be used to aid companies concerned with image database detection, mobile e-commerce and more.

The web-based image recognition API allows developers to build third party apps and services utilizing Angel Eyes resources such as computer vision, image recognition, augmented reality, and visual search. It utilizes a REST protocol and can return results in either XML or JSON.

ArchivmeArchivme API: Archivme is a finances solutions provider. Its features allow users to manage their personal finances with a single app. Users can scan or import all of their receipts, bills, invoice, and more, into the app. It will then interpret the information and allow users to organize it for easy retrieval and viewing. The Archivme API exposes a host of personal account management functionalities. It is a RESTful API that exposes JSON and XML-formatted data.

AuphonicAuphonic API: Auphonic is a service that develops algorithms for music information retrieval and audio signal processing. These algorithms are used to create automatic audio post production web services for podcasts, audio books, lecture recordings, screencasts, and more. The Auphonic API gives developers access to functionality including starting a production using presets, accessing the details for productions and presets and querying existing data. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

BlueleafBlueleaf API: Blueleaf is a data solutions provider for financial institutions. They provide data management software and apps for financial advisors and their clients. Their product has features for client reporting, portfolio monitoring, and is completely scalable to each businesses’ size and needs. Their API exposes the data management and reporting functionality. Interested developers can register for the current beta version.

BreezieeBreeziee API: Breeziee is a file selling service that allows users to upload and sell any file that the user create. The Breeziee API enables users to build applications powered by Breeziee, pull content into other services, or include Breeziee data on external websites. API calls include adding new files, requesting details of files, and searching the directory for other files.

Broken Storm Short URLBroken Storm Short URL API: Brkn.be provides a Url shortening service on its regular web page. This feature is also available as a simple REST API that responds to GET or POST requests to shorten the submitted URL. The shortened URL can also be used to track click statistics such as unique visitors, visiting countries, and browsers.

Business AlertsBusiness Alerts API: Business Alerts’ Desktop Alert product sends instant alerts to desktops, inboxes, and mobile phones. Features include encryption, customized messages, and Twitter and Facebook notifications. The Desktop Alert API allows partnering developers to integrate the product, including the ability to add, expire, delete, or renew group members.

CaptricityCaptricity API: Captricity is a data management service. It allows users to digitally capture data from paper documents. Users can scan or photograph paper documents with tons of handwritten information, such as hand-completed surveys, and submit those images to the Captricity site. Captricity will then produce accurate digital renderings of the information. The Captricity API exposes the image submission and data return functionality. It is currently in beta and developers must request access via a sign up form on Captricity’s Developer API page.

Cash-Ticket MerchantCash-Ticket Merchant API: Cash-Ticket is an online payment service for merchants and customers. The API is available in SOAP and, on a more limited basis, HTTP. The API enables users of the Cash-Ticket build a secure payment system into web shops using SSLv3. An account is required with service.

CheddarCheddar API: Cheddar allows for task management with an emphasis on event syncing between multiple devices. Functions include: creating tasks, adding tags, setting due dates and assigning tasks to people.

Cheddar simplifies the process through a simple usage of text. You type your task in the field, then press return and that's it. The task is created and shared between the user's devices. Users can also tag a task, using a hashtag like Twitter.

The API utilizes a REST protocol with responses in JSON. Authentication is provided through OAuth2.

ChitikaChitika API: Chitika is a user targeting ad network. It provides services to developers to enhance the revenue capacity of websites and applications. The Chitika API is REST based and returns only JSON. It allows users to add a Chitika map to websites which includes ad pins, or add phone numbers to ads that generate revenue based a per call basis not a per click basis. An API key is required for use.

ClassmarkerClassmarker API: Classmarker's API provides real-time test results from the Classmarker.com account to the customer's internal systems, without revealing username and passwords. Classmarker provides secure online testing systems for many types of classroom or individual tests and the data is kept safely available at all times. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Climate CountsClimate Counts API: Climate Counts is a nonprofit organization that scores corporations on their efforts towards mitigating climate change. Corporations are scored on whether they have reviewed their own emissions, set goals towards reducing their global warming impact, their policy stance on climate legislations and public reporting of their actions. The API gives users access to the corporation scoring database. Data available includes years, business sectors, companies, brands, yearly scores and aggregated scores. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

CodesionCodesion API: Codesion is a cloud management services company for tech businesses. They provide PCI level 1 compliant security for their products. They features they provide include solutions issue tracking, Subversion, Git, and CSV hosting, as well as FTP software deployment. The Codesion API exposes the account and project management functionality. It is a RESTful API that can return XML and JSON encoded data.

Compassion InternationalCompassion International API: Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy organization providing support to children in 26 countries, with the goal of releasing them from spiritual, social, economic and physical poverty. The Compassion International API allows sponsors to create applications to access information about sponsored children.

CopifyCopify API: Copify is an online copywriting service, connecting customers to their vetted network of independent copywriters. The service streamlines the relationship between customer and copywriter, allowing customers to easily send a job to an individual copywriter, or to post it to be picked up. The Copify API aims to allow simple control over the offered services. In particular the API allows users to integrate the four primary job processes into their own applications: create, read, update, and delete.

CORDC COAMPS Winds ModelCORDC COAMPS Winds Model API: The service from the U.S. Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) provides current estimates of wind conditions for locations along and near U.S. coastlines. For a specified location, it reports both current and forecasted values for wind speed and direction, along with related weather conditions such as barometric pressure, temperature, sea level and pressure, etc.

API methods support retrieval of wind data for a location specified by either latitude and longitude or geographic boundaries. Methods also provide general meteorological data for ocean conditions, atmospheric pressure, ambient temperature, and related values.

CORDC HFRADAR MapsCORDC HFRADAR Maps API: The service provides access to data for high-frequency radar (HFRADAR) vectors to be incorporated with mapping applications based on the Google Maps API. Data come from buoy sensors maintained by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The service provides access to input from this network, formatted to display on Google Maps.

API methods support specification of location and time frame, along with many other variables relevant to displaying the data as map images. Specifications provide control of image zoom, opacity, and color scale, for example. Resulting images show conditions detected by weather radar at a wide range of resolutions for coastal locations monitored by NOAA.

CreatesendCreatesend API: Createsend is a service for creating and managing e-mail newsletter campaigns. It provides methods for managing subscribers as well as clients and client information. Statistical information on campaigns is recorded and readily accessible. Users may create and manage their own newsletter templates. All of these functions are accessible via SOAP calls.

DealMonkeyDealMonkey API: DealMonkey is an Australian website that offers daily deals for stores and activities in Australian cities. The DealMonkey API allows users to retrieve daily deals from DealMonkey. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON or XML. To gain access to the API, an account with DealMonkey must be created at which point an access token will be generated.

Demyst.DataDemyst.Data API: Demyst.Data is a customer analysis service for financial institutions. Their products gather information about patrons from their online behavior and social presence. This is done through customizable APIs that allow users to monitor and update different datasets. This also allows clients to segment their datasets by choice parameters. The APIs they offer include Prediction, Aggregation, Production APIs, and more. Their services are still in beta.

DeskAlertsDeskAlerts API: DeskAlerts is a completely web-based alert notification system. A user specifies recipients, who subsequently receive an alert via a popup window. The DeskAlerts API gives developers the necessary access to send alerts to users and groups from within their programs. The API offers a flexible platform including standard and custom add-ons.

EbiwriteEbiwrite API: Ebiwrite is a web-based tool that allows users to work on their translations from any computer or mobile device with internet access. Translations can be organized with tags, and multiple older versions of documents are saved for review. Users may even create their own personalized dictionaries and share them with other Ebiwrite users.

EdmodoEdmodo API: Edmodo acts as a social network for educators and students, providing a secure environment to connect and collaborate, access homework and grades, share content, and engage in class discussions. Edmodo Platform provides independent developers and digital publishers access to the site’s suite of features, with the goal of developing an evolving catalog of apps and enabling deeper and broader functionality within the Edmodo platform.

EpistlyEpistly API: The epistly API allows you to create hand-written letters or cards with a more personal touch than communicating by email. Each letter's contents is carefully scribed on high quality cards or stationery. A programming interface will allow the sender to create individual business or personal pieces that will be delivered by mail.

ESnet OSCARSESnet OSCARS API: The service provides indicators and management fundtions for traffic on the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). It supplements that network infrastructure by dynamically assigning secure circuits that guarantee bandwidth needed to support computation-intensive processing and large data transfers. This traffic management helps to prevent disruption to researchers' processing tasks due to limits on network capacity.

API methods support creating, listing, reviewing, and updating reservations for network capacity within the ESNet infrastructure. Methods also provide information about the available network topology and allow definition of data-transfer paths.

EuropeanNICEuropeanNIC API: EuropeanNIC offers domains and registrar Services for internet providers and domain wholesaler companies. Domain registrations can be processed through an API and can use a customized interface to offer customers. It is an accredited ICANN and EURid Registrar.

FCC Form 499 Filer DatabaseFCC Form 499 Filer Database API: The service provides access to records of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about organizations that register to provide interstate telecommunications services, including common carriers and providers of voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. These providers must file the FCC's Form 499, the Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-A) to detail their operations. Filers must regularly update their registration information.

API methods support interaction with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which manages the filing process for FCC, to create new registrations and update existing ones. Methods allow description of the filing organization, including its location, areas of service, types of services it provides, and related information

FileCopterFileCopter API: FileCopter is a free file hosting service that also pays users when other people download the users uploaded files. When a file is uploaded, a download link is generated and the owner of the files will receive $20 for every 10,000 downloads of the file. The FileCopter API uses REST calls to get file information or upload files directly to the server. An API key is required to access the API interface.

FileStormFileStorm API: File-storm.com offers a free and a premium file hosting service. Using the FileStorm API requires users to have an API key. This can be obtained by creating an account. The API allows users retrieve file information or upload files themselves. To access any information on the site, other than very basic API info, an account must be created.

FlyagogoFlyagogo API: The service provides interactive sectional aviation charts showing information about terrain, ground features, and other conditions that important to aircraft pilots and aviators. It offers free availability of its charts to blogs and websites focused on aviation-related topics, including flying club sites. Sectional charts provided updated information about features recognizable from flying altitude as well as those relevant to takeoff and landing.

API methods support display of sectional chart images for locations specified by Javascript variables in the request. Location is specified as latitude and longitude, along with image width and height in pixels and default zoom level. Methods allow adjustment of zoom level, location, and other variables for a previously defined chart.

FreeStockChartsFreeStockCharts API: The service provides data and charts about stock market activity that can be incorporated in other sites. It builds charts and communicates data using Microsoft's Silverlight application. Charts and data functions work through widgets functional in all major browser platforms.

API methods support embedding financial data streams such as stock tickers, reports of market index activity, foreign exchange market statistics, and charts of individual securities or market indexes. All are implemented as Javascript widgets places in webpage HTML code.

Front Door Daily DealsFront Door Daily Deals API: Based out of Fort Collins, CO, Front Door Daily Deals currently offers online deals with steep discounts in twelve cities and regions. Each day they update their site with a new deal offered in a local city or region. "Side-Deals" are occasionally offered as well from local businesses served by Front Door Daily Deals.

The API allows applications to interact directly with Front Door Daily Deals via a REST API. JSON or XML formats are supported. After obtaining an API key, you can begin developing your own integrated applications.

GanttoGantto API: The service accepts scheduling data for projects and activities as input, then generates Gantt charts showing duration and current progress for individual tasks or actions. Charts also show overlaps between task schedules and dependencies, such as when one task can start only after another completes. Scheduling data may be customized to illustrate specific task issues.

API methods support specification of tasks, including name, descriptive notes, priority, planned start and end dates, percentage complete, and related details. Methods generate a read-only chart image based on uploaded data, which may be included in web pages and other applications.

HiveHive API: The service provides distributed file storage using HTTP requests to upload and download files stored in its network. Applications can store and retrieve files, or delete previously stored ones. The online storage service can function as an external backup, or as a file-sharing platform for exchanges between different systems.

API methods support PUT requests to upload files to storage, GET requests to download previously stored files, and DELETE requests to remove them from the application's collection. Methods also generate listings of currently stored files, updates to change filenames, and permission settings to make files available for public access.

Hoiio FaxHoiio Fax API: Hoiio API provides developers access to voice and SMS services. The Hoiio Fax API allows developers to send and receive faxes to 200+ countries. The API allows developers to create an Internet Fax or email-to-fax service.

The API utilizes RESTful HTTP GET and POST protocols. The data format utilizes JSON.

Intech IQ HostedIntech IQ Hosted API: Intech is a provider of information quality software for businesses of all sizes. Their IQ Office suite is a solution to help with information transformation, validation, standardisation, matching and integration of a wide array of data sources, both in batch mode as well as in real-time at the point of data capture.

As part of the IQ Office suite, the IQ Hosted Web Service is a web based address validation and geographic coding solution used for cleaning addresses and adding geographic information. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML. Full documentation is available to customers.

IssueTrakIssueTrak API: IssueTrak is a software solution for issue tracking, customer support, and help desk services. IssueTrak’s service are accessible online and on mobile devices. Its features include workflow management solutions, such as email notification, as well as customer service solutions like a knowledge base and web-based support access. The IssueTrak API exposes the issue tracking functionality. Developer may use it for integration, issue importing and exporting, and more. The API is based on SOAP and HTTP protocols and returns XML-formatted data.

Kitchen MonkiKitchen Monki API: Kitchen Monki is a cooking productivity tool allowing users to organize, search and share recipes, as well as to automate grocery lists. Kitchen Monki’s RESTful API provides customer access to the Kitchen Monki platform, allowing users to perform a variety of tasks, including retrieving and manipulating recipe data objects and re-using content across platforms and applications.

LDSTech Gospel Library CatalogLDSTech Gospel Library Catalog API: LDSTech is a community site where users can contribute to the technological work of the LDS (Mormon) church. The Gospel Library Catalog API allows mobile devices to search for and look up content (available as books) that are available for download. Users can look up the languages and platforms for which content is available. The catalog provides a taxonomy of the content showing it in the correct order. Users also have the ability to download content via the API. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

LessAnnoyingCRMLessAnnoyingCRM API: LessannoyingCRM is designed to be a simpler way for small business to manage their customer relationships. The LessAnnoyingCRM API supports data creation to LessAnnoyingCRM.com through third-part applications. The REST API returns JSON and requires API tokens for access. An account is required to use the API and the underlying service cost $10 per month.

Linkable NetworksLinkable Networks API: Linkable Networks is an advertising solutions provider. Their products are directed toward consumers, financial institutions, and advertisers. When registered customers see Linkable Networks logos on advertisements, they can click them for offers stored to their credit card. The Linkable Networks API exposes the linked-offers functionality. It can be used to embed ads. Interested developers must contact mfusco@linkablenetworks.com to register for access.

Main and MeMain and Me API: Main and Me is a local business commercial platform. It allows physical shops that serve a local community to post pictures of their wares online. This is intended to expand their potential audience and customer base, but also to allow locals who prefer shopping online to do so. Customers can search by keyword or location to find the right product from the right location. The Main and Me API exposes the platform’s essential functionalities, including gathering information about users and posting items to stores. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-encoded data.

MICROS myreservationMICROS myreservation API: MICROS offers a cloud-based reservation system that enables customers to look up and book reservations at a restaurant's website in real time. When customers book their reservations and receive e-mail confirmation, the bookings are posted to and maintained within the MICROS Point-of-Sale system. Developers may define the number of reservations to offer in each time slot and configure this availability directly. These functions can be accessed programmatically using the SOAP-based MICROS myreservation API.

Money ToolkitMoney Toolkit API: Money Toolkit is a finance management app based targeting to UK audiences. It allows users to order their personal finance on Android and Apple mobile devices. Users can set categories for types of spending and monitor their savings with by setting targets. The Money Toolkit API exposes the data aggregation platform functionality. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-formatted data.

Mpulse WapBillingMpulse WapBilling API: The Mpulse WapBilling API is used to carry out online transactions. These may be simple, one-time purchases or recurring subscriptions. Additional functions allow users to check the statuses of transactions and to send confirmation messages to customers in English, French, or German.

The Mpulse website is provided in both French and English.

MTPS Content ServiceMTPS Content Service API: The MSDN/TechNet Publishing System (MTPS) Content Service provides access to content stored in the MTPS. This includes, for example, the content available in the MSDN Library. The MTPS Content Service API allows developers to integrate documentation, technical articles, whitepapers, images, and the other resources into their own applications using SOAP calls.

MyELearningSpace Web AccessibilityMyELearningSpace Web Accessibility API: The service provides review and validation of a website's accessibility for all users, including those with impaired eyesight, hearing, and motor skills. It helps designers to make content available to users despite obstacles posed by blindness, deafness, and difficulty controlling a mouse to interact with site navigation and controls.

API methods support submission of a validation request specifying the page URL to be checked and the standards to be applied (included as a code within the request URL). Methods also allow resubmission with a request to re-evaluate a validation decision, usually after some change has been made.

MyHurricaneMyHurricane API: MyHurricane allows users to track current and past hurricanes and typhoons. The MyHurricane API enables users to add the the same map and tracking data to websites and mobile applications. The API is Javascript and free to use. MyHurricane.net requires that its logo remain on the widget once installed.

NASA EOS Metadata Clearninghouse (ECHO)NASA EOS Metadata Clearninghouse (ECHO) API: The service provides data collected by the Earth Observing Satellite Data and Information System (OESDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The program collects and provides information of interest to researchers in Earth science and related disciplines. ECHO performs as middleware, allowing information provider communities to publish their data, while information consumers can discover and access the resource collection.

API methods support management of user roles and group membership for appropriate access. Information resources include a catalog of repository datasets, content taxonomy, event listings, and related functions.

NOAA GOES SEMNOAA GOES SEM API: The service provides download access to data from the Space Environment Monitory (SEM) service from the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of the U.S. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA). Available data include lists of locations monitored by the service, metadata about the locations, and actual satellite monitoring data. Applications can import SEM data for further analysis and processing.

API methods support retrieval of descriptions of the data structure provided by SEM, including field names, descriptions, data formats, minimum and maximum values, etc. Methods also support retrieval of the monitoring data itself, giving the specific satellite and time-stamped sensor readings. The API gives access to specifications for the locations monitored, as well.

NOAA GOES Solar X-Ray ImagerNOAA GOES Solar X-Ray Imager API: The service provides download access to data from the Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) service from the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) of the U.S. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA). It provides search against an archive of processed or unprocessed images, which applications can download in a selection of file formats.

API methods support specification of the image type (raw or processed data and output file format) along with varied parameters such as the satellite number that generated the image, the sort of solar phenomenon documented, filter wavelength, and the time the image was generated as well as the exposure time.

The web service response contains a bunch of URLs that point to the SXI images. Users can choose to view the images, download a copy to their local machine or process the images using external software. The response is returned in the format specified by the users while constructing the HTTP request URL. The supported response formats include XML, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), Text and HTML. The HTTP request URL works well in a browser, on a command line and in a program code.

OhmydealOhmydeal API: Ohmydeal is a French-based deal aggregation site that collects group purchase offers from the ten largest cities in France with an average of over 4,000 offers per month and plans to expand to other European countries.

Using your online preferences and profile , Ohmydeal can filter offers to find ones most relevant to you.

The API utilizes a RESTful interface with response returns defaulting to XML.

OpenSkyQuery SkyPortalOpenSkyQuery SkyPortal API: OpenSkyQuery is a service that allows users to compare astronomical catalogs in order to find positional cross-matches. These matches can be subject to any other conditions or constraints the user wishes to define based on the data in the catalogs. The primary interface utilizes SQL, the Structured Query Language, with a few extensions specialized for astronomical data. The OpenSkyQuery SkyPortal API makes these functions available programmatically via SOAP calls.

ParcelMonkeyParcelMonkey API: ParcelMonkey is a parcel tracking and delivery service based in the U.K. The API enables users to integrate online stores with the ParcelMonkey booking and tracking technology to streamline the shipping of goods. An account is required to access the API, which is available for free. ParcelMonkey provides a PHP SDK and a live production server for testing the application.

PayTech EzPay CheckoutPayTech EzPay Checkout API: PayTech is financial transactions platform. Their payment solutions product, EzPay, serves a payment gateway and transaction processing service for Automated Clearinghouse transactions. Merchants can use the EzPay gateway for processing credit card transactions, while businesses can use it to integrate online payment options to their online services. Their API exposes the payment processing functionality and is intended for integrations with other services, such as shopping cart checkouts. It is based on a RESTful protocol.

PerfectMoney PerfectMoney API: PerfectMoney offers a secure money transfer service from p2p and from b2b. The PerfectMoney API allows users to interact with the PerfectMoney service programmatically using the REST protocol. The API allows users to check account history, balance, exchange rates, and e-voucher listings of the user's account. It also enables active uses such as spending calls and e-Voucher creation.

ProjectPlaceProjectPlace API: The ProjectPlace API allows access to some of the functionality of the ProjectPlace project management service through a REST API. The service uses the OAuth 1.0a authorization and application identification, and requires users to have an account with the underlying website, and be a registered Projectplace third-party developer. ProjectPlace offers a suite of project management tools including: project planning, document management, resource management, online meeting capabilities, meeting management, as well as other services.

QualysGuardQualysGuard API: QualysGuard Cloud is an information security and compliance solution. QualysGuard applications include vulnerability management, policy compliance, web application scanning, malware detection and Qualys SECURE Seal for security testing of web sites.

The QualysGuard API enables developers to integrate all aspects of the QualysGuard automated solution into their applications via an extensible XML interface.

Rental Car ManagerRental Car Manager API: The service provides a search, reservation, and booking platform for car rentals. It allows travelers to shop for rental cars and complete reservations. Agencies can track car availability and rental activity at their locations, while also reporting on sales and analyzing trends.

API methods support retrieval of vehicle categories, types, and availability for specified pick-up and drop-off locations and times. Methods support selection of an option presented and completion of the reservation booking process. The API also supports management of location operating information, such as staff members, open hours, and available inventory.

ResearchrResearchr API: The service provides a citation database with references to scientific papers and other publications. It serves the needs of researchers to find published sources on topics and by authors of interest to them. The site collects citations, shares them across scientific communities, and provides for reviews of findings by other researchers.

API methods support search against the citation database for term or author name matches in references to papers from scientific journals and conference presentations. Methods also support generation of bibliography listings.

RideUTARideUTA API: The service provides real-time information about status and scheduling within the Utah Transit Authority systems. Information covers multiple transit options, including buses and commuter trains. Its data structure is an implementation of the SIRI (Service Interface for Real Time Information) standard for consistency with other providers of similar data.

API methods support monitoring of a specific vehicle, either bus or train, or monitoring service along a specified route or at a particular stop. Methods also can provide the closest transit stop to a location specified as latitude and longitude.

Route YouRoute You API: The service provides an aid to navigation mainly intended for hikers, cyclists, and sightseers. It is intended to emphasize pleasant outdoor activities navigating from place to place via scenic and relaxing routes, while other services default to the shortest or fastest routes. It provides turn-by-turn navigation to pass by popular destinations and along pleasant paths, and it stores user-specified routes for later retrieval and sharing. A related service provides popular locations nearby a designated location.

API methods support retrieving links and paths that define a route between specified locations that emphasizes pleasant travel rather than the earliest possible arrival. Methods generate route-networks to be loaded to GPS navigation systems and translate digitally defined routes between different formats for storing and using the data.

Royal Mail E*ProRoyal Mail E*Pro API: Royal Mail's E*Pro service allows users to complete mailing dockets online, track invoices, and much more. Certain tasks can be accomplished in bulk, such as creating dockets and sending mail. The Royal Mail E*Pro API makes these functions available programmatically via SOAP calls in XML format.

ScaffoldScaffold API: Scaffold provides user verification services. Businesses can use the Scaffold service to confirm personal information such as email and home addresses, phone numbers, and home numbers. It does this as an API that accesses third party information sources. The API is customizable and allows businesses to set specific parameters for verification. Developers pay for Scaffold per call, but can set up volume-based pricing.

Sentiment140Sentiment140 API: Formerly known as Twitter Sentiment, Sentiment140 is a service that lets users discover the current sentiment around a brand, product or topic on Twitter. Sentiment140 uses classifiers based on machine learning algorithms and allow users to see the classification of individual tweets. The API lets users classify tweets and integrate sentiment analysis classifer functionality into their own websites or applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Sesame Name ResolverSesame Name Resolver API: The Sesame Name Resolver allows users to query several databases simultaneously with the name of an astronomical object. It retrieves and displays information such as the type of object in question and its J2000 position. The databases queried are Simbad, NED, and VizieR. The Sesame Name Resolver API allows developers to access this function programmatically using SOAP calls.

ShockeyMonkeyShockeyMonkey API: Shockey Monkey is a management and customer relations service. An account is required for use of the ShockeyMonkey API. The API allows users to use contact management, company management, and ticket management operations within their pre-existing ShockeyMonkey account. The API uses REST calls and Returns XML. Full technical support is available at the ShockeyMonkey "University", available on the company website.

ShopLocalShopLocal API: ShopLocal provides brand promotional management, including services such as circular distribution and geographically specific advertising. The ShopLocal API allows developers to display advertising and in-store content within their applications. Documentation is available with login.

SinglySingly API: Singly is a data management service. They provide APIs for developers building apps that require personal and social data. The API exposes data aggregation functionality for retrieving users’ information from personal and social media sources. This allows developers to integrate multiple third-party data accession functionality in their apps. The API is RESTful and returns JSON-encoded data.

SnapReplaySnapReplay API: SnapReplay is an app that lets users instantly share photos of events they attend. When using the app, photos from the event are automatically sent to a shared picture stream where they are displayed in real time. After the event, a browsable photo album is available that shows all of the pictures taken. An API is available to allow users to embed a photostream on their own website. In addition, the API allows users to search for active local events, lookup venues and upload media. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

SoapLabSoapLab API: SoapLab is a huge collection of bioinformatics APIs. Most of these APIs are based on EMBOSS bioinformatics software, and all of them are accessible via SOAP calls.

Many of the SoapLab APIs are involved with the alignment of biological sequences. Some of these APIs perform global or local sequence alignments, while others exist for editing alignments or sequences. Additional APIs provide a variety of methods for displaying biological sequences. Still more focus on sequence fragment assembly.

SoapLab provides some APIs specifically for use with nucleic RNA. Some determine its structure, composition, and folding. Others identify codons, CPG islands, and other motifs. Certain APIs are specifically designed to find primers, repeats, transcription factors, or restriction sites. Others take a nucleic RNA sequence and either mutate, translate, or profile it.

Still more APIs exist for phylogenetic work. These may perform phylogeny consensus analyses, calculate gene frequencies, or determine the phylogenies for molecular sequences. Additional services are designed to work with either continuous and discrete characters. Others can create distance matrices or draw phylogenetic trees.

Protein-specific APIs are also provided. Some of these allow users to predict the 2D and 3D structures of proteins. Others examine protein composition or profile proteins. Several more APIs detect protein motifs. A couple even allow users to mutate proteins.

SocialyzerSocialyzer API: Socialyzer is a social media optimization service. It offers powerful user analysis tools to improve clients’ engagement campaigns more effectively. Marketers and social media coordinators can use Socialyzer to automate tweets, posts, and more, at moments of optimum audience engagement. The Socialyzer API exposes the service’s entire functionality, allowing businesses to integrate their social media accounts with Socialyzer’s functions. It is a RESTful API that return JSON-encoded data.

SSA CBSVSSA CBSV API: The US Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers social security services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices. The SSA offers the Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Service (CBSV) as a way of verifying whether a SSN holder's name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination match SSA's records. The CBSV can be used by companies offering banking and mortgage services, credit check processing, background checks and more.

The CBSV API can be used as an alternative to the online application. Users can access the functionality of the CBSV processing and can retreive results in real time. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

StayClassyStayClassy API: The service supports online fundraising for charities, foundations, churches, schools, and other not-for-profit organizations. It seeks to help maintain and strengthen relationships with supporters so they help to achieve fundraising goals. The company also recognizes accomplishments of not-for-profits in its annual philanthropic awards show, the Classy Awards.

API methods support search against a directory of charity organizations to retrieve location, size, contact information, and funding levels. Methods also provide information about projects and events sponsored by a charity, both past and upcoming. The API provides listings of top fundraisers for an organization and other measures of successful outreach.

StormSwiftStormSwift API: StormSwiftMedia.com is a mobile video distribution platform that can be used to send consumers video messages to their mobile devices. The StormSwift API allows users to retrieve video information from StormSwiftmedia.com including the title, description, the publishing date, and other information. The API returns JSON format and is accessible with API tokens.

StormWeightStormWeight API: StormWeight is a collaboration and brainstorming workspace that allows ideas to be ranked, categorized, searched, and commented on. The StormWeight API operates using HTTP GET calls and is accessible through an XML API and a CSV API. The API will return rankings, group rankings, ideas, and other content from the user's account.

Swiss Public TransportSwiss Public Transport API: Swiss public timetable data may be utilized to build applications to map stations, arrival times, and to plan routes and establish travel connections. This information can be used for transmitting data by means of the web, the desktop, or for mobile applications. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Synthetic's WebSynthetic's Web API: Synthetic's Web allows developers to parse website and feed data into their applications. The technology is based on Web Parse Template, which allows developers to flexibly parse and create data at their will. The API exposes the functionality of the service including the ability to return a parsed website in a chosen format. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML or JSON.

TapatalkTapatalk API: Tapatalk is a forum service that allows users to enhance the functionality of forums. Tapatalk provides a single interface to access multiple forums. The Tapatalk API allows users to integrate custom forum systems with the Tapatalk network to allow users to access it more readily, particularly through mobile apps. The API is free to use.

TravelopeTravelope API: Travelope aggregates deals from the top online travel sites and offers an uncluttered and simple interface in contrast to the flashier sites of larger travel companies. Deals are arranged by date as well as user reviews, ranked from an exclusive, proprietary algorithm that rates the most relevant travel deals. Deal links are direct to the source, so users can get direct access to off-site content. The "Best in Travel" weekly feature also offers another source of popular deals ranked by Travelope as well as users.

The free API allows developers to build applications using Travelope's aggregation techniques in a RESTful or SOAP framework. XML, JSON or RSS data formats are supported.

TRX TRUEXPENSETRX TRUEXPENSE API: TRX, Inc. is a global company specializing in travel data, software, and solutions. TRUEXPENSE is a web-based product that automates the expense management process. The API provides customers with direct access to TRUEXPENSE, enabling enhanced customization and automation, data import and export, and the integration of multiple business systems.

TweetReachTweetReach API: The TweetReach API allows users to access the trackers associated with an account, the tracker metrics, and get a list of contributors involved with a tracker. The TweetReach service itself enables users to analyze the level of exposure their tweets get on twitter. This API uses HTTP GET calls and returns either JSON or XML. An API key is required for use, and the service is available to TweetReach Pro subscribers at the Plus of higher plan level.

TwinglyTwingly API: The Twingly API allows users query Twingly's blog search index for commercial purposes. The API is accessible using an API key and returns XML for queries over HTTP. The Twingly service allows users to search for content relevant to them across the "blogosphere" and, if desired, display it directly on a webpage.

Unofficial Heavens AboveUnofficial Heavens Above API: The service provides an unofficial interface for accessing data from the Heavens Above system for tracking passes overhead of satellites, spacecraft, large orbital debris, and other objects orbiting Earth. The service provides listings of satellites and other objects tracked as well as their orbital paths, indicating points on the planet's surface over which they pass.

API methods support GET requests to retrieve information about satellites and other orbital objects as well as data about their paths and passes they make over defined locations. Earth locations are specified by latitude and longitude.

UrbanesiaUrbanesia API: Urbanesia is an online Indonesian city lifestyle directory. Users can find information on businesses and places of any kind as well as stay up to date on various events taking place. The API allows developers to access the site's data including location data across many categories including restaurants, tourism places and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are in JSON.

Viking SpotsViking Spots API: VikingSpots provides map-based, user-generated recommendations for businesses and other places, and provides businesses a platform for advertising and deal creation. The Vikingspots API allows 3rd party developers to access the platform to create initiatives and applications.

W3C Feed ValidatorW3C Feed Validator API: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that works to develop Web standards. The Feed Validation service is used to check the syntax of Atom or RSS feeds. The API exposes the functionality of the service for use by developers in the creation in third party applications. It uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

W3C Markup ValidatorW3C Markup Validator API: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that works to develop Web standards. The Markup Validation service is offered by the W3C to check the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, and more. Developers can use the API to access the functionality of the service and integrate it with their own applications. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

WebServiceMart ICD9CodeWebServiceMart ICD9Code API: The WebServiceMart ICD9Code API returns ICD9 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases, version 9) code descriptions. These codes are published by the World Health Organization and used worldwide for morbidity and mortality statistics, reimbursement systems, and automated decision support in health care. Lists of codes returned by the API can be filtered by initial characters and/or length. The unfiltered list consists of 7234 items.

WebServiceMart MSPCodeWebServiceMart MSPCode API: The WebServiceMart MSPCode API allows users to retrieve Medical Services Plan (MSP) explanatory codes. The MSP insures medically-required services, laboratory services, and diagnostic procedures for residents of British Columbia. The code lists retrieved by this API can be filtered by the codes' initial characters. The unfiltered list consists of 708 items.

WebServiceMart MSPFeesWebServiceMart MSPFees API: The WebServiceMart MSPFees API allows users to retrieve information regarding Medical Services Plan (MSP) fees. The MSP insures medically-required services, laboratory services, and diagnostic procedures for residents of British Columbia. This API returns specialty descriptions by code, or returns a list of all specialty codes. It also returns descriptions and fee amounts for fee item codes, or a list of fee items for a given specialty code.

WebServiceMart Phone3TWebServiceMart Phone3T API: The WebServiceMart Phone3T API is a service for validating phone numbers. It can also provide additional information such as the city, state, and country from which a phone number originates. The WebServiceMart Phone3T API can be accessed via SOAP calls using the XML data format.

WebServiceMart USZipWebServiceMart USZip API: The WebServiceMart USZip API is a service for validating U.S. zipcodes. It also returns the United States Postal Service state abbreviation and the latitude and longitude (in decimal degrees) of a given zipcode. This API can be accessed via SOAP calls using the XML data format.

WorthMonkeyWorthMonkey API: WorthMonkey is a used electronics valuation service that searches internet vendors for price data and provides purchase options as well as a pricing threshold. The API allows users to query WorthMonkey for the value single items or a list of items. An account with WorthMonkey is required to get an API key and access the API.

YouTrackYouTrack API: YouTrack is a bug and issue tracking solution from JetBrains. It provides a simple, interactive project management dashboard that allows users to see and search posts. Users can search the board with keywords, tags, queries, and hotkeys for issues pertaining to their projects. The dashboard also allows administrators to create custom fields and workflow designs. The YouTrack API exposes the issue import and export functionalities, as well as the administrative functions. It is a RESTful API that returns XML-encoded data.

YUPIQYUPIQ API: YUPIQ is a social media promotions platform that increases sales and brand awareness by rewarding customers for sharing videos, links and special offers with their friends on Facebook, Twitter and Email. With the YUPIQ API, developers can develop third party applications to give away custom rewards. The API can also be used to track who has earned those rewards and when those rewards have been used. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

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