Today in APIs: Bella Field Integrates with SugarCRM, Jawbone Opens Access to Up API, and 8 New APIs

Greg Bates
Sep. 19 2013, 02:07PM EDT

Bella Field Service Software creates API for SugarCRM. Jawbone's API for Up now accessible. Plus: Apiary secures funding, eight ways to use Instagram's API, and 8 new APIs.

API from Bella Field Service Software Integrates with SugarCRM

Bella Solutions, maker of field service software for small businesses, has announced an API to integrate SugarCRM's capabilities.

The field service software already has a vast range of features, broken into several categories of job management, scheduling optimization, proposals, reporting, mobile, and more. According to the press release, the API will vastly expand the feature set available to Bella customers:

“We’re thrilled to help our customers easily integrate with SugarCRM, one of the fastest-growing customer relationship management companies in the world,” explained John Linn, CEO of Bella Solutions. “By enabling seamless integration with this popular, full-featured CRM solution, we notably improve operational efficiencies – eliminating redundant data entry along with the associated potential for error.” SugarCRM provides calendaring, call center, email, project management, and reporting features, accessible via any web-enabled computer or mobile device, for numerous Bella customers.

A vital tool in the field for improving productivity, customer satisfaction and communication, Bella Solutions' technology also has built in tools to support developers looking to use the API.

API for Jawbone's Up Now Open Access

Jawbone, maker of the bracelet to track things like sleep and distance walked each day, has thrown open the doors on its API. The company joins a crowded field from Nike Fuelband to Runkeeper, who also have APIs for developers.

As Gigaom's Ki Mae Heussner reports, access was restricted at the beginning:

"At its initial launch, Jawbone only gave API access to 10 partners, including MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, Withings and IFTTT. It enabled a startup like RunKeeper, for example, to let users log a run in that app and then view the data in UP’s app or use a Withings scale and then monitor their weight through UP."

Additional features are promised in the near future.

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8 New APIs

Today we had 8 new APIs added to our API directory including an america's cup live race data service, a platform to run android applications in browsers, a construction project management service, a virtual fitting service for online clothing retailers and a loyalty reward application. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

America's Cup DataAmerica's Cup Data API: The Americas Cup Data API provide access to live streams of the race data for developers. The race data includes live race information and various instrument readings from the boats. Developers can access boat location, boat status, race status, mark rounding and more.

Interested developers must request an API key by sending an email to opendata@americascup.com

AppSurferAppSurfer API: AppSurfer is a platform that allows Android applications to run in internet browsers on all devices and in applications, such as Facebook. Application developers and publishers can use AppSurfer to enable their applications to run on browsers and in applications.

AppSurfer's API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of AppSurfer with other applications and to create applications. Some example API methods include creating applications, managing applications, embedding widgets, and installing AppSurfer buttons.

ByggewebByggeweb API: Byggeweb (known in English as Docia) is a Danish company that provides the construction industry with project and facility management services. Their solutions cover all stages of the building process including development, design, construction, and operations and maintenance. Some of their methods - such as retrieving information on invoices and uploaded files - are accessible online via SOAP API.

FittingRealityFittingReality API: FittingReality is an online service that allows clothing retailers help their customers find the right size by uploading their "shape ID" picture and virtually trying on clothes on the retail website.

The FittingReality API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of FittingReality with other applications and websites. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://fittingreality.com/for-developers/.

JuengoJuengo API: Juengo is a loyalty and rewards application. Users can use Juengo to earn rewards and join loyalty programs at merchants and service providers. Businesses can use Juengo to provide customers with loyalty rewards for shopping with them or using their services.

The Juengo API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Juengo with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

SerwerSMSSerwerSMS API: The SerwerSMS platform is a mobile marketing and communications solution that provides bulk SMS, MMS and VMS messaging services. SerwerSMS offers an API for remote access to their services. Example API functions include the dispatch of standard SMS, sending personalized SMS messages, checking the status of messages, and downloading incoming messages. Responses are returned in XML.

TemnosTemnos API: Temnos is a content intelligence platform. Temnos allows companies to make use of their content by analyzing the content, tagging and organizing content, and targeting and repackaging content for engagement.

The Temnos API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Temnos with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact info@temnos.com for more information.

WherestandWherestand API: WhereStand is a search engine monitoring application capable of checking, tracking, and analyzing a user’s Google rankings. The WhereStand API allows applications and websites to programmatically request rankings for up to four URLs using any number of keywords. Ranking data is returned within 24 hours.

Greg Bates A writer for Programmableweb since 2012, Greg is a freelance writer and a maniacal editor of dissertations and term papers. - Follow me on Google+

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