Today in APIs: Evernote Announces API Rate Limits, GTA Releases Supplier API, and 10 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom
Aug. 14 2013, 01:00PM EDT

Evernote has announced that they will begin limiting the Evernote API. GTA released an API that will help hotels be more efficient. Plus: 10 new APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory.

Evernote Announces API Rate Limits

Evernote

Evernote announced yesterday that it would impose rate limits on the Evernote API effective today (August 14, 2013) for new API keys. Existing applications have until November 1 to prepare for the limitation.

The official announcement had this to say about why these rate limits are necessary:

“... our primary goal is to provide a responsive interface for developers and users to use when accessing the data in their Evernote accounts. Since each request made to the API incurs a computational cost, it’s in the best interest of both Evernote and its developer partners that these costs be minimized to the greatest degree possible.”

GTA Releases Supplier API

GTA has released an XML API that will allow hotels to more efficiently track rates and availability. GTA is “a world leader in the provision of ground travel products and services to the fully independent travel (FIT) industry.” Check back for more in detail coverage soon.

10 New APIs

Today we had 10 new APIs added to our API directory including an anti-spam web service, a browser testing service, an online habit building game, an html to pdf conversion service, a uk postcode lookup service and a location verification service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

BotSmasherBotSmasher API: BotSmasher is a web service that aggregates data from five anti-spam resources to verify if IP addresses, email addresses, and names are from legitimate human users. BotSmasher protects against comment spam, forum spam, fraudulent registrations, and other illegitimate actions. The BotSmasher allows registered users to automate the services anti-spam measures, as well as submit information on potential bots.

BrowserStackBrowserStack API: BrowserStack is a service that allows developers to securely test their HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code in real browsers on both Windows and Mac operating systems. This includes not just PC environments, but also mobile devices and tablets. Most popular browsers are available through BrowserStack, including multiple versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

The RESTful BrowserStack API allows developers to integrate BrowserStack's testing functions into other systems and applications.

HabitRPGHabitRPG API: HabitRPG is a habit building game that treats a user’s life like a Role Playing Game. Players can use the site to track daily habits. Players are penalized for indulging bad habits, and rewarded for completing productive tasks.
The HabitRPG provides developer access to the platform through an API supporting HTTP POST, PUT, and DELETE calls. The API can return site and user data, as well as create or edit tasks.

I'mPDFI'mPDF API: I'm PDF provides conversion services to change a web page into a PDF. The services uses REST calls and allows users to render html.xthml, css, jsp, cfm, php, and other site formats into PDF. The site states that no account is required with service, there no usage fees, and the service has a 99.9% up time.

Ideal PostcodesIdeal Postcodes API: Ideal Postcodes is a simple postcode lookup API for UK address. It uses Royal Mail's Postcode Address File, the most accurate address database in the UK.

Locaid ComplianceLocaid Compliance API: Locaid is an enterprise mobile location provider that works with companies to provide Location-as-a-Service. The service aims to facilitate location based marketing, reduce fraud expense, enhance customer experiences, and provide many other services. The Locaid Compliance API aims to help companies, like gaming and gambling companies, that have location-based compliance issues verify users' location within a specific state or territory. The API uses SOAP calls and returns XML. An account is required with service.

PathPath API: Path is a private social networking and content sharing application. Path allows users to share information, photos, videos, and other content with a select number of people. Path also has one-on-one messaging features.

The Path API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Path with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should apply here: https://path.com/developers/apply.

PlacedPlaced API: Placed is a location analytics service. Placed allows marketers and publishers to track what customers physically do in the real world. Affiliates can monetize applications with Placed.

The Placed API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Placed with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://www.placed.com/publisher-solutions/placed-affiliate.

SiteleafSiteleaf API: Siteleaf is a service that allows developers to manage their websites in the cloud. Users can develop their own templates locally or use Siteleaf templates, both of which are built with HTML and Liquid. Websites can be tested locally using the same data as the live sites, and users can invite others to come edit and review their websites. All site data is permanently archived independently from the service.

Siteleaf users can access their data for integration with other sites or apps via JSON-RPC API.

The Old ReaderThe Old Reader API: The Old Reader is a feed reading service that allows users to view their content and share notes and comments with friends who get the same content. Currently, users can search for their friends manually or see which of their Facebook and Google contacts are using The Old Reader. Users can import their feeds from other services and share items on their Facebook timelines. The Old Reader will never make any unwanted posts on the user's behalf.

The Old Reader doesn't have an official app, but they do provide a REST API that allows people to write their own apps that include the reader.

Kevin Sundstrom

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