API Sotlight: Genomics with JChem and Illumina Basespace APIs, and Blogging Simplified with Epistlee

Matthew Scott
Nov. 24 2012, 04:25PM EST

Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included the Magisto API. Magisto is a Europe based video editing platform that primarily focused on the consumer market. With the release of the API, small and large developers now have access to the platform for commercial use through the Magisto API. Magisto, in a nutshell, provides video editing tools to turn basic home videos into professional grade ones. To learn more about the Magisto API visit the Magisto site as well as the Magisto API blog post.

JChem ChemAxonThe JChem ChemAxon API is a chemical software development platform for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The JChem ChemAxon API provides a range of services, from Atom-to-Atom search to data manipulation. Functionality includes visualization and management, property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design. To learn more about the JChem ChemAxon API visit the JChem site as well as the JChem ChemAxon API blog post.

Illumina BaseSpaceThe Illumina Basespace API is a genomics software development tool with a platform as a service. It allows developers to build for any platform, web, desktop, or app. The API functionality itself is a mixture of a tool and a cloud platform, provdng whole-gene sequencing, individual sequencing, storage and third party apps with a goal to improve human health by curing diseases. To learn more about the Illumina Basespace API visit the Illumina site as well as the Illumina Basespace API blog post.

The RevoDeployR API aims to provide an easier way for statisticians to turn the statistical language R into R-enabled applications. The API supports the integration of R-based analytics into web, desktop and mobile applications. The process of converting data to R was complicated due to its wide range and, for that reason, hard to work with existing API’s. RevoDeployR aims to make it easier by scaling to the statistical needs. To learn more about the RevoDeployR API visit the Revolution Analytics site as well as the RevoDeployR blog post.

EpistleeThe Epistlee API provides a simple blog service, allowing users to sign up and publish content within seconds of their first use. Epistlee is following the trend of simplifying a service, for example twitter, to only the must-have content. Epistlee is simply about highlighting the writing and thoughts of bloggers, intentionally omitting other content to keep it that way. To learn more about the Epistlee API visit the Epistlee site as well as the Epistlee API blog post.

Open SpreetyThe Open Spreety API provides developers with a TV and a TV guide in their program by keeping track of free, completely legal, sites to watch TV shows on the Internet. Spreety users can search for shows by title, genre, and by the decade the show was airing, among other things. The key to Spreety’s free content is that the shows come with sponsored ads, but who really minds when it’s free? To learn more about the Spretty API visit the Spreety site as well as the Spreety API blog post.

The NetDNA API allows developers to integrate NetDNA’s content delivery network solutions into their own applications. This allow developers to resell CDN services as well as benefit from the faster web performance their applications will receive. The API was specifically developed for third party applications and gives access to resources such as accounts; users, zones and reports to better help developers utilize the acceleration platform. To learn more about the NetDNA API visit the NetDNA site as well as the NetDNA API blog post.

TenHandsThe TenHands API allows developers to combine videoconferencing into their application. Similar to that of Facetime or Skype, TenHands separates itself by providing a lot of user options during the conversation and by being customizable. These options range from real time integration of file sharing through DropBox or a similar provider to customizable instant messaging options. TenHands is currently in Beta however there will be a fee for API use once its released. To learn more about the TenHands API visit the TenHands site as well as the TenHands API blog post.

The IRIS IRIS Seismographs in SchoolsSeismographs in Schools API is aimed at helping educators teach seismology. The API retrieves stations, station information, events, event information, and networks affiliated with the Incorporated Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). The API, which is a tool of the education program, shows educators how to monitor earthquakes in real time, hosting workshops, paid internships and etc. To learn more about the IRIS Seismographs in Schools API visit the IRIS site as well as the IRIS Seismographs in Schools API blog post.

OpenADRThe Open Automated Demand Response API (OpenADR API) aims to change how we think about managing power by first understanding demand response to electricity needs. Understanding demand, communicating demand, and acting on it are all crucial aspects of demand response. The API simply aims to help grid managers use common standards to leverage energy demands in their favor. To learn more about the OpenADR API visit the OpenADR site as well as the OpenADR API blog post.

Recognize.imRecognize.im, the long time invite only photo recognition service, has publicly launched. The Recognize.im API hopes to tap into the growing image recognition market by targeting mobile add campaigns and shopping apps. The API specifically recognizes real world objects and then provides the user with information about the recognized objects in the photo. Recognize.im’s main goal is to completely mobilize image recognition to help businesses engage with their customers on the go. To learn more about the Reconginze.im API visit the recognize.im site as well as the Recognize.im API blog post.

Integrated Earth Data ApplicationsThe Integrated Earth Data Applications are accessible through a variety of APIs all allowing developers to create maps, visualize data, plot sample positions and create customized data compilations. Users can submit their data to the US National Science Foundation, which funds the APIs, and have it published so others can use the data they found. The data is primarily used for Ocean, Earth, and Polar sciences. To learn more about the Integrated Earth Data API’s visit the IEDA site as well as the Integrated Earth Data APIs blog post.

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

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