Today in APIs: Brandwatch and Gnip Team Up, and 5 New APIs

Eric Carter, Founder & Corporate Counsel, Dartsand
Mar. 20 2014, 02:11PM EDT

Brandwatch has partnered with Gnip to release a new API that allows users to access social analytics and social data. SmartBear will present on API security and REST API metadata at the upcoming API Strategy & Practice Conference. Plus, patient engagement apps win NYC hackathon and 5 new APIs.

Brandwatch Parnters with Gnip on Social Analytics API

Brandwatch, leading social media monitoring and analytics platform, has partnered with Gnip to launch a first of its kind API. The new API allows applications to integrate Brandwatch's analytics platform and underlying social data. Features include query Brandwatch analytics for Twitter data from Gnip, build new apps on Brandwatch data, data export, support from the Brandwatch team, and more.

Jud Valeski, Gnip CTO and co-founder, commented:

"Brandwatch already provides industry leading analytics that are trusted by hundreds of customers. With its new API, Brandwatch can offer a powerful combination that provides its customers with analysis and full-text content from Gnip that will help brands fully integrate social across their enterprise."

To learn more about the partnership and the new API, check out Brandwatch's upcoming webinar.

SmartBear to Present at Upcoming API Strategy & Practice Conference

SmartBear, leader in quality performance and management tools, is scheduled to give two presentations at the upcoming API Strategy & Practice Conference. Lorinda Brandon, SmartBear Product Marketing Manager, will present "Putting the Hack Back into Hackathon" during the Security and Testing session. Ole Lensmar, SmartBear CTO, will present "A Splash in the Pool with REST Metadata" during the Service Descriptions session. API testing has long been underused and misunderstood; however, SmartBear finds testing vital to the development of effective software. Accordingly, SmartBear has been making noise in the API community the recent launch of its API Testing Dojo and the upcoming presentations at the API community's premier event.

Visit the API Strategy & Practice Conference schedule for more information.

APIs You Shouldn't Miss

5 New APIs

Today we had 5 new APIs added to our API directory including a magic: the gathering card information service, a nypl digital collection search service, a pirate parties international party information service and a usps signature confirmation label service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

DeckBrew Magic: The GatheringDeckBrew Magic: The Gathering API: DeckBrew is a website for building Magic: The Gathering (MTG) decks. Although the website is still under development, it already has a functional API for retrieving information on MTG cards. This information includes a listing of all MTG cards; listings of cards from a given multiverse, set, or color; details on a single card, etc. All textual information presented through the API belongs to Wizards of the Coast. The DeckBrew API is still in beta, and changes may be made at any time.

NYPL Digital CollectionsNYPL Digital Collections API: NYPL Digital Collections API provides access to portions of the New York Public Library's digitized collections. They are available as machine-readable data records that users can search, crawl, and compute.

The metadata is in a bibliographic schema format developed by the Library of Congress called MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema).

Pirate TimesPirate Times API: Pirate Times is the international news service for Pirate Parties International (PPI), a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting consumer rights, author rights, copyright reform, information privacy, information access, and related causes. They work with and through existing political structures rather than outside or against them. The Pirate Times API allows users to retrieve information on Pirate Parties (political groups that share PPI's goals) around the world via REST calls.

USPS Signature Confirmation LabelUSPS Signature Confirmation Label API: The U.S. Postal Service provides a suite of USPS Web Tools that customers may integrate into their own websites to validate or find mailing addresses, track and confirm mail delivery, calculate shipping rates, and create domestic or international shipping labels.

With this service, senders can create a signature confirmation label and an online customer record for a parcel shipped within the U.S., allowing the sender or sender's customers to track delivery status of that parcel.

USPS Tracking/Delivery Confirmation LabelUSPS Tracking/Delivery Confirmation Label API: The U.S. Postal Service provides a suite of USPS Web Tools that customers may integrate into their own websites to validate or find mailing addresses, track and confirm mail delivery, calculate shipping rates, and create domestic or international shipping labels.

This service allows users to create a tracking label and an online customer record for a parcel shipped within the US, allowing the user or user's customers to track delivery status of that parcel.

Eric Carter Eric is the founder of Dartsand and Corporate Counsel for a specialty technology distributor. He is a frequent contributor to technology media outlets and also serves as primary legal counsel for multiple startups in the Real Estate, Virtual Assistant, and Software Development Industries. Follow me on Google+

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