Today in APIs: The Celery API Provides Pre-Commerce Options, Sprout Social adds Google Plus Pages Integration, and 9 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, Managing Editor, ProgrammableWeb
May. 22 2013, 01:00PM EDT

The Celery API enables Crowdfunding projects to easily pre-sell product in advance of release. Sprout Social makes Google Plus Pages management easier for users. Plus: the Truecaller API is a phone directory via crowd-source and 9 new APIs.

The Celery API Provides Pre-Commerce Options

CeleryAirbrite, an e-commerce startup backed by Y Combinator, has announced its first product today, Celery. This “pre-commerce” platform allows crowdfunded projects to accept credit card information now and bill at a later date when the product is ready for launch.  The company provides the RESTful Celery API to allow integration options for general e-commerce platforms. The API returns data in JSON and is currently in private beta.

Sprout Social provides Google Plus Pages API Integration

Social media management company Sprout Social has introduces a new integration with the Google Plus Pages API. Justyn Howard, founder and CEO of Sprout Social had this to say about the integration:

“Today’s Google+ integration is a highly anticipated addition and further solidifies Sprout as a truly integrated social management platform,” Justyn continued, “Our customers can now seamlessly engage with the millions of people who rely on Google+ to connect with their favorite brands in meaningful ways.”

This addition will help Sprout Social customers easily manage and maintain their Google Plus presence easily from within the Sprout Social platform.

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9 New APIs

Today we had 9 new APIs added to our API directory including a cracked applications and digital books for mobile devices service, a barcode and qr code generator, a bitcoin trading service, a crpyto-currency crowdfunding service and a file hosting and sharing site service. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

AppAddictAppAddict API: AppAddict is an online collection of cracked applications and digital books for mobile devices. The AppAddict API allows users to automate mass uploads via HTTP GET/POST calls. Users must have an AppAddict account with mass uploading permission. Responses are JSON formatted.

Barcodes4.meBarcodes4.me API: Barcodes4.Me is an online barcode generator, capable of creating barcodes of various types and sizes. QR codes can be generated with specified ECC level and size. The Barcodes4.me API provides a RESTful interface for generating barcodes. The API supports full customization including dimensions, text and borders, and color reversal. The API creates .png, .gif, or .jpg files.

BitcurexBitcurex API: Bitcurex is a Bitcoin trading system that allows users to purchase, hold, trade, and sell Bitcoins within the Bitcurex community. The Bitcurex API allows the user to manipulate his or her trading account using trading bots. The API allows calls to get funds, get orders, buy or sell Bitcoins, cancel orders, get transaction history, and withdraw funds. The service uses REST calls and returns JSON.

Crypto::StocksCrypto::Stocks API: Crypto::Stocks is a crowdingfunding platform that allows users to fund business ideas using Bitcoins, Litecoins, or Devcoins. The site provides an avnue to get financing for ideas, as well as invest in projects and earn dividends. The Crypto::Stocks API allows users to buy, sell and trade crypto-currencies. Calls include getting security info, get lists of securities, get dividend history, get orderbook, as well as full trading info. An account is required with service. The services uses REST calls and can return XML or JSON.

HotfileHotfile API: Hotfile is a file hosting and sharing site. The Hotfile API allows developers to automate site functions including file creation/deletion, account management, and user and file data retrieval. Some methods may be called anonymously, some methods require a login, and some require a premium membership.

i.materialisei.materialise API: i.materialise is an online 3D printing service. Users upload a 3D model and i.materialise creates a physical object. i.materialise supports files from most 3D modeling softwares and file formats. Objects are available in a variety of materials.

The i.materialise API allows developers to automate site functions. Currently supported operations include file uploads and materials catalog requests.

inLight RadioinLight Radio API: inLight Radio is a free online radio player that streams music from over 22,000 internet radio stations with more being added continuously by users. When available, the inLight Radio player displays the current song's lyrics and album art. Users can right-click on the album art to purchase the track or album from Amazon, or they can record one or more tracks while they listen.

Developers can access inLight Radio's stations for use in their own internet radio apps by contacting inLight Radio for API details.

PutLockerPutLocker API: PutLocker is a file hosting and sharing site. The PutLocker API allows developers to automate file uploads through a simple POST call. The API supports converting files to streaming, and allows users to specify what folder on their profile the file uploads to.

VirCurExVirCurEx API: VirCurEx is an online exchange for users to buy, sell, and trade bitcoins and other crypto-currencies. The VirCurEx allows users to make calls for bid and currency info, check trades, make trades, review account information, and numerous other calls. An account is required with service. Users attempting to utilize the API without the intention of executing trades will be blocked. The API uses REST calls and will return XML or JSON. An account is required with service.

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