Today In APIs: Google Play Services Adds Google Maps and Photo Sphere, Clickatell Releases API To Embed SMS Messaging Into Apps and 9 New APIs

Wendell Santos
Dec. 06 2012, 03:00PM EST

Google releases version 2.0 of their Play Services with the additions of Google Maps and Photo Sphere. Clickatell's new Connect API allows developers to embed SMS functionality into their applications. Plus: Building an API support team, iTunes as an API and 9 new APIs.

New Additions to Google Play Services

Google DriveGoogle has released version 2.0 of their Play Services for Android applications with two new APIs; Maps Android and Photo Sphere. With the Maps API, developers can integrate most of the Google Maps for Android functionality into their mobile apps. The Photo Sphere API can be used to create panoramas such as those seen in Street View on Google Maps.

Interested developers can learn more about Google Play services by visiting the Google Services area of the Android Developers site.

Clickatell Connect API To Embed SMS Messaging Into Apps

Clickatell ConnectMobile messaging and global communications solutions provider Clickatell recently released their Connect API. The XML based API makes it possible for third-party web and mobile application users to register and activate a Clickatell SMS service account, buy messaging credits and two way messaging capabilities, and perform other SMS functions all from within the application.

Connect is one of six APIs by Clickatell and is one of 293 messaging APIs in our directory.

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9 New APIs

Today we had 9 new APIs added to our API directory including a big data application builder, internet proxy service, idn url parsing service, credit card number generator, network management analysis service, online booking and reservations platform, online gaming data service, taxi fare finding service, terms of service rating service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

ContinuuityContinuuity API: Continuuity is a service that helps users build applications based on big data. Continuuity offers application hosting in the cloud, tools and features to build applications, and data storage.

The Continuuity API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Continuuity with other applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://www.continuuity.com/sign-up-for-the-beta.

Daily-Proxies.comDaily-Proxies.com API: Daily-Proxies.com is a service that provides users with well-tested and functional proxies for the use with many different Internet applications. An API is provided that lets users import tested and fresh proxies several times per day directly into their own applications, without any manual effort. The API uses HTTP calls and responses are formatted in HTML or Text.

EnClout URL ParserEnClout URL Parser API: EnClout is interested in bringing data together from multiple sources and solve the data silo for businesses. EnClout provides a suite of domain related APIs.

The URL Parser API takes a URL or domain as input and returns parsed IDN (internationalized domain name) records in JSON, XML or HTML format.

FakeCreditCardGeneratorFakeCreditCardGenerator API: FakeCreditCardGenerator allows users to create fake credit card numbers that come with expiration dates and CVV2 numbers. The service is designed to allow people retain their anonymity online, as well as use the fake numbers in programming test environments without risking charging an actual card number. An API key is required for access.

OiDViEW MIBOiDViEW MIB API: OiDViEW MIB API allows users to query the online SNMP MIB database from anywhere in the world. There are thousands of public domain MIBs from hundreds of Network Management vendors in the MIB database. These MIBs are usually updated weekly. To use the API, users need a key which must be included with all requests. It is freely available for non-commercial use by any developer and may be licensed for commercial use. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Rezdy newRezdy new API: Rezdy is an online booking and reservation platform. Users can accept reservations and bookings online through their websites with Rezdy features.

The Rezdy API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Rezdy with other applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://info.rezdy.com/developers.

Sony Online Entertainment DataSony Online Entertainment Data API: Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is a leader in massively multiplayer online games. Some of it's most popular titles include EverQuest, EverQuest II, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, Free Realms, Clone Wars Adventures, and DC Universe Online. The SOE data API allows users to request information directly from SOE regarding the status of a game or game entity (e.g. character, item, spell, etc.). The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and YAML.

TaxiFareFinderTaxiFareFinder API: TaxiFareFinder is a taxi fare calculation ser ice that uses a proprietary algorithm that uses data from over 150 localities, distance, duration, and possible trip factors like traffic, driving speed, urban density, and wait times to determine that rate you pay for a ride. The TaxiFareFinder API uses REST calls and returns JSONP. The service allows users to embed the FareFinder technology into websites and applications.

tos-drtos-dr API: Tos-dr, which stands for Terms of Service; Didn't Read, is a site dedicated to creating greater transparency between websites terms of service and privacy policies and users of the sites. They analyze the legal terms and assign ratings to sites based on how invasive terms are. The Tos-dr API gives users access to database of ratings so they can include them in browser add-ons, web analytics, and other apps. The source uses REST calls and returns JSON. The service is free to use and advanced documentation is available on Github.

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