New APIs: Gambling, GeoSpatial, and To-Do

John Musser
Nov. 22 2006, 12:07AM EST

So what's new on the API front here at Programmable Web? 28 new APIs added over the past 30 days is the current measure. Been averaging close to one-per-day added for a couple of months now. Some are of the type we've seen before, but with new variations, such as the Widget APIs, Mapping APIs and Reference Services. Some of others, like these three, cover different ground:

  • TradeSports API: A development platform for gamblers. What is it? As they describe:

    TradeSports.com is a person-to-person trading "Exchange". It allows you to trade in the most innovative, transparent and exciting way on financial, sporting, current events, entertainment and many similar events. TradeSports members trade directly with each other, bypassing the middle-man. When you trade on TradeSports you are pitting your wits against other members of TradeSports. TradeSports provides the platform whereby members can trade between themselves without paying a Sportsbook margin or vig. The winning member will receive the profits, the losing member pays the loss. TEN's API is constructed to allow eligible members interface their own trading application or even an excel program directly with the exchange.

    Not surprisingly, TradeSports is located outside the US borders -- in Ireland. See below for a screenshot of yesterday's exchange bids and offers on American politics, including rates on presidential candidates.

  • Tradesports

  • Where2GetIt Geospatial API: For developers of geospatial applications, Where2GetIt offers its REST API, for the development of non-mapping geospatial applications. "Tap into our REST API for any non-mapping geospatial application, including but not limited to wireless navigation, interactive voice response (IVR), fleet management solutions, business analytics, site selection and global positioning system (GPS) tracking applications."
  • Toodledo: A new startup focused on to-do list management. They have a long feature list and this new REST API.

This is a sampling of the APIs added recently. Since not all get noted here in blog, you can keep up with the latest by following this link to subscribe to our API RSS feed. That will get you all the new APIs as soon as they're listed.

John Musser

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[...] While the pace of new APIs over the past three weeks wasn&#8217;t up the nearly one per day rate the month before, there have been 26 added over the past 30 days. Included are APIs from big established providers and small startups. Below are a few of note with more coverage coming in the next few days: [...]

[...] While the pace of new APIs over the past three weeks wasn&#8217;t up the nearly one per day rate the month before, there have been 26 added over the past 30 days. Included are APIs from big established providers and small startups. Below are a few of note with more coverage coming in the next few days: [...]