APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Express Flow, Unity, and SBA Content Share

Matthew Scott
Aug. 18 2013, 10:00AM EDT

As yet another week of API profiling comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention. This week there were 53 new APIs added to our directory and our team of writers picked the ones that stood out most to them. Read below for more information on each.

ExpressFlow is my API pick this week for its simplicity and usefulness. The service enables you to encrypt files right from your web browser and then push them to a cloud storage provider such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box. It's a super simple and easy way to protect those sensitive files while still enjoying the convenience of your favorite cloud store. - Holly

More at our Express flow profile.

HiTaskAnyone who's worked on a team knows that it can be hard to keep track of who is doing what and how much has been finished. Although there are a lot of group task management services out there, I like HiTask in particular because of its drag-and-drop interface. For me, it's one of the more intuitive kinds of UI.
- Rhea

More at our Hitask profile.

YounityYounity describes their service as a "personal cloud." While there are many file & content storage providers out there, Younity makes it easy to not only store all of your media, files, and content in the cloud, but access them from any device without syncing. - Melody

More at our Younity profile.

HabitRPGHabitRPG gamifies habit training. Update it with an application that pulls data from your exercise tracking API, your gaming API, or however else you track your activities. HabitRPG is a lighthearted approach to a programmable life. - Patrick

More at our HabitRPG profile.

SBA Content ShareFor this week I would have to choose the SBA Content Share API. The API, provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration, allows users to access the support and forms offered by the administration remotely. The government is often viewed as inefficient, slow, and technologically challenged, so seeing the expansion of services into the cloud where developers and small business can access the data is refreshing. - Charlie

More at our SBA Content Share profile.

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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