API Spotlight: Traindom, Roambi, and GoMummy APIs

Matthew Scott
Jun. 29 2013, 10:00AM EDT

Of the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which include the ZOWi API. ZOWi is a learning tool designed to help people memorize information through various oral questions and answers. Specifically, ZOWi will ask a user a question and then determine if the answer is right or wrong from the users oral response. The API simply makes this functionality availbe to integrate with other applications. To learn more about the ZOWi API visit the ZOWi site as well as the ZOWi API blog post.

SmartFileThe SmartFile API allows developers to integrate file sharing, file storage, hosting and other file related functions with their applications. With the API comes various file transfer protocol (FTP) management features that allow for complete control. Of these features are the activity notifications, custom branding, custom domain name, and much more. To learn more about the SmartFile API visit the SmartFile site as well as the SmartFile API blog post.

TraindomTraindom is a content creation and marketing platform.  The Traindom API was created to help anyone who wanted to start a business, whether that be a product or website, and teach them how to effectively monetize the idea and make money. The Traindom API combines all the necessary tools needed to achieve the launch of a new product, including pricing plans, web economy, and most importantly a complete platform to launch a product. To learn more about the Traindom API visit the Traindom site as well as the Traindom API blog post.

GlympseLocation sharing is quickly growing as the majority of the population is starting to lead a mobile lifestyle. The Glympse API allows developers to integrate real time location sharing into their websites or applications. Glypmse works over a web-based map that pulls information from the user’s GPS enabled phones. The unique aspect of Glympse functionality is that users can choose the amount of time their information is shared for. To learn more about the Glympse API visit the Glympse siteias well as the Glympse API blog post.

OcutagOcutag is service focused on being able to retail items in user-generated photos. The idea being that if these items can be recognized in the photos, then advertisements can be shown to the user about what kind of item it is, how much it costs, and even where to buy it.  The Ocutag API puts this functionality in the hands of developers so they can integrate it into there business or website.  To learn more about the specifics of how the Ocutag API works, feel free to visit the Ocutag site as well as the Ocutag API blog post.

ecobeeThermostat control company Ecobee has recently released their public API, giving developers the ability to let their third party apps read, adjust, and acquire information about home thermostats. Ecobee wants developers to play around with their API and create better solutions for home thermostat monitoring. To learn more about the Ecobee API visit the Ecobee site as well as the Ecobee API blog post.

Roambi BusinessRoambi is a data visualization application provider. Their Roambi Business API is a platform that automates data imports, reports, and refreshment of data. Specifically, the platform turns data into mobile dashboards and other visualizations. This gives businesses the power to create models in the Roambi File System from Excel, HTML, and CSV formats. To learn more about how the Roambi Business API could enhance business management, visit the Roambi site as well as the Roambi Business API blog post.

ScrapeLogoThe Scrapelogo API allows users and developers to add logos to their websites.  Specifically, developers just need to provide the URL of the logo host site, then Scrapelogo searches all the possible logos and provides the most appropriate logo to the user. As more and more logos are added to the Scrapelogo database this process will become evenmore flawless. To learn more about how the Scrapelogo API works feel free to visit the Scrapelogo site as well as the Scrapelogo API blog post.

GoMummyIf you are a mother looking for an easier way to shop for your adolescent kids then the GoMummy API might be the solution you are looking for. The GoMummy site is a flash sales shopping website for mothers and children. It features discount prices on every day products mothers will need. The GoMummy API simply gives developers access to the functionality so they can integrate and expand the GoMummy idea within their websites or applications. To learn more about the GoMummy APi visit the GoMummy site as well as the GoMummy API blog post.

Sony Online Entertainment DataThe Xperia Illumination API is being called and “experiment” by its provider, Sony. The API allows developers to programmatically control the Xperia devices LED light. Giving developers the ability to control LED colors, pulsation and time between pulses, fading patterns, and even have the LED pulse to the beat of users music. This could be one of the first APIs from Sony, and probably not the last. To learn more about the Xperia Illumination API visit the Sony site as well as the Xperia Illumination API blog post.

GrabyoThe Grabyo API allows developers to integrate the functionality of the Grabyo site, which allows users to share different TV clips via their mobile phones. In a nut shell, users can take 20 second clips of TV in real time, make comments about the clip, then share it on twitter and Facebook. Currently, public documentation for the API is not available. It requires developers to contact the Grabyo site. To learn more about the Grabyo API visit the Grabyo site as well as the Grabyo API 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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