Today in APIs: The GRAMMYs Chooses Rdio's API to Drive Official App, and 12 New APIs

Eric Carter, Founder & Corporate Counsel, Dartsand
Jan. 24 2014, 02:00PM EST

The GRAMMY Awards have integrated the Rdio API into the GRAMMYs App. Topple Track expands the application abilities of its API. Plus, fitness APIs continue to rise and 12 new APIs.

Rdio API to Power GRAMMYs App

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards takes place this Sunday. Music's biggest awards show has chosen Rdio's API to drive its official app. With Rdio's API, the app can integrate Rdio's library of over 20 million songs. The music streaming business is booming with popular names (e.g. Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music, etc.), but The GRAMMYs chose Rdio and added an official profile to Rdio featuring Grammy nominated artist playlists.

Rdio CEO, Anthony Bay, commented:

“The GRAMMYs iPhone app illustrates the power of Rdio’s API....We are excited to help the music industry’s premier award show experience get even better, and we hope everyone will check out the official playlists on Rdio as well as this cool, new app."

Topple Track Expands API Strategy

Topple TrackTopple Track launched in 2011 as an anti-piracy and content monitoring service. The Topple Track API can be integrated by content owners to track illegal uses of content. The increasingly popular service is currently expanding its API strategy to extend to consumers for innovative purposes such as analytics. For instance, Topple Track recently created a Top 100 DJs list with the Topple Track platform.

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12 New APIs

Today we had 12 new APIs added to our API directory including a passbook pass manager, a voip auto-dialing service, a job posting directory service, a structured scientific ontology service and an intelligent virtual assistant application. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Captain PassCaptain Pass API: Captain Pass is a web service allowing businesses to build, distribute, and manage PassBook Passes. The Captain Pass API provides a RESTful interface for creating, delivering, and updating passes. The API is able to create passes such as coupons, tickets, store cards, member cards, and transport tickets, for all major mobile platforms.

Enterprise Communications DialerEnterprise Communications Dialer API: Enterprise Communications is a call center service provider that offers clients qualified staff, VoiP calling, redundant infrastructure, emergency call monitoring, and many other features. The Enterprise Communications Dialer API allows users to integrate the predictive dialer system into third party applications. An account is required with service.

HistoryFile JobsHistoryFile Jobs API: HistoryFile is a job posting and job listings directory. Employers can add job postings to HistoryFile and users looking for jobs can search HistoryFile for job postings.

The HistoryFile API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of HistoryFile with other websites. The main API function is retrieving the job listings to show up on another website.

Mammalian Adult Neurogenesis Gene OntologyMammalian Adult Neurogenesis Gene Ontology API: The Mammalian Neurogenesis Gene Ontology (MANGO) is a searchable database describing the key stages in the development of adult hippocampal neural stem cells. MANGO is exposed to developers through an API.
The MANGO API accepts HTTP GET requests and returns HTML, XML, or text formatted files. Exposed fields include GeneID, PubMedID, cell stage, effect, evidence, species, type, and expression.

MindMeldMindMeld API: MindMeld is an application by ExpectLabs that serves as an intelligent assistant. MindMeld aims to understand users' conversations and finds information before a user searches for it.

The MindMeld API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of MindMeld with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up for access here: https://developer.expectlabs.com/getAccess.

MoltinMoltin API: Moltin is an eCommerce solution. Moltin offers a variety of eCommerce features such as catalog management, payment acceptance and management, and subscription billing management.

The Moltin API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Moltin with other applications. Some example API methods include managing products, managing payments, and managing users.

MusicGraphMusicGraph API: MusicGraph is a music information service that has millions of music facts that can be used to search for new artists or incorporated into applications. The MusicGraph API uses REST calls, returns JSON, and allows users to make queries to get a list of suggested artists, albums, tracks, playlists, and other categories. An account is required with service.

Podium.ioPodium.io API: Podium is real-time content management service that allows users to push updates and information to user apps and proprietary applications through a single device. The Podium API allows app managers to collect data about users and monitor app performance and well-being so that users can make informed decisions about your products. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON, an account is required with service.

PriceMyLoanPriceMyLoan API: PriceMyLoan serves the mortgage lending industry by providing loan pricing and underwriting services online as a service. The PriceMyLoan API allows users to integrate the mortgage processing service into third party applications. The API can returns a variety of data formats, and an account is required with service.

RoundSky Lead-SellerRoundSky Lead-Seller API: RoundSky is a U.S. based advertising service that specializes in payday loans, title loans, and installment loan products. The company provides its services primarily to direct payday loan lenders, installment lenders, title loan lenders, store fronts, and financial market vendors. The RoundSky Lead-Seller API allows users to integrate third party systems with the lead selling service with RoundSky. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON and XML, the API allows users to access multiple price points with static and revenue share pricing as well as get real-time lead response. An account is required with service.

Spark.ioSpark.io API: Spark.io is a product that allows users to connect all types of electronics to the internet over wi-fi.

The Spark.io API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Spark.io with other applications and devices. Some example API methods include turning the wi-fi off and on, connecting devices, and managing devices.

VivoVivo API: Vivo is a school rewards system, in which educators set goals and students earn points (Vivos) for achieving those goals. Students can then turn in Vivos for various rewards.
The Vivo API allows developers to access information stored within the Vivo system. Exposed resources include user data, transactions, award information, reward management, and search functionality.

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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