Today in APIs: The iZento API Turns Booking Data into Elegant Itineraries, and 11 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom
Sep. 25 2013, 02:00PM EDT

iZento has a new API that helps to process travel booking data in a simple and effective way. Plus: Google looks to drop Netscape plugin API support in chrome, and 11 new APIs.

iZento API turns Booking Data into Elegant Itineraries

iZento, provider of innovative technology for the travel industry, has announced an API to help with itinerary creation. The API, “takes booking data and automatically turns it into comprehensive, interactive professional itineraries and travel documents in less than one minute.”

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11 New APIs

Today we had 11 new APIs added to our API directory including an activity feed service for applications, a crm and project management platform, a mobile application bug tracking tool, an email parsing service and anorwegian species and ecosystem information database. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

CollabinateCollabinate API: Collabinate offers an API that lets developers add activity feeds to applications. The hosted service engine enables activity streams, social feeds, and microblogging for everything from mobile games to enterprise systems. Collabinate allows multi-user applications to become collaborative. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://www.collabinate.com/.

FundpeakFundpeak API: Fundpeak is an investment database provider focusing on managed futures and forex and impact investing. Users can customize and personalize the data they want and run performance reports on investments and funds.

The Fundpeak API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Fundpeak with other applications. The API provides access to individual fields, statistics, portfolios, and charts. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email info@fundpeak.com for API access.

InsightlyInsightly API: Insightly is a client relationship management (CRM) and project management platform. Insightly allows businesses to customize and utilize various CRM and project management features, such as contact information, various dashboards, and social media integration.

The Insightly API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Insightly with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving and managing emails, managing contacts and contact details, and managing attachments and files.

InstaBugInstaBug API: InstaBug is a bug tracking and reporting tool for mobile applications. Application owners and publishers can use InstaBug in their mobile applications to get alerts about bugs in their applications, get bug information on a dashboard, and install instant feedback forms on their applications.

The InstaBug SDK and API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of InstaBug with their mobile applications. Some example API methods include retrieving bug reports, managing account information, and retrieving user feedback.

mailparser.iomailparser.io API: mailparser.io parses and extracts data from incoming emails. mailparser.io can used to extract tracking-numbers, leads or any other kind of data hidden inside the email body or attachment. The parsed results can then be sent to other webservices with HTTP webhooks.

The mailparser.io API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of mailparser.io with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email contact@mailparser.io for more information.

Norwegian Biodiversity Information CentreNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre API: The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (known as Artsdatabanken in Norwegian) is a database of information on Norway's species and ecosystems. It cooperates with museums of natural history, research institutions, nature management institutions, and others to assemble this information and make it available to the public. The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre's API allows users to search for information on an organism by its Latin or Norwegian name via SOAP calls.

Play2ShopPlay2Shop API: Play2Shop is a service that allows gamers to collect points as rewards and pays shoppers with cash back that can both be used for discounts at any of more than 1,000 retail partners.

The Play2Shop API lets developers integrate their games into the Play2Shop Gaming Platform (PGP) which can then keep track the points accumulated by players.

Prep SportswearPrep Sportswear API: Prep Sportswear is an online sportswear store that sells custom high school apparel as well as vintage and pro sports apparel. They also sell clothing bearing the names of golf courses, fraternities, sororities, branches of the military, and more. Prep Sportswear provides a SOAP API that allows users to retrieve lists of available products for a school or team.

ScrapinghubScrapinghub API: Scrapinghub provides users with a variety of web crawling and data processing services. Its APIs allow users to schedule scraping jobs, retrieve scraped items, retrieve the log for a job, retrieve information about spiders, and retrieve autoscraping project specifications in slybot format. The APIs also allow users to upload python eggs and to upload reports that are attached to a scraping job. The Scrapinghub APIs operate via REST calls in JSON or JSONP.

scrazzlscrazzl API: Scrazzl is a social discovery platform for research materials, built to help scientist make improved decisions about research products and solve technical problems.

The scrazzl API provides developer access to structured research product information, including research publications. Product examples might include antibodies, enzymes, chemicals, lab equipment, animal models, or lab software and services.

SetCronJobSetCronJob API: SetCronJob is a Linux-compatible service for scheduling cronjobs, commands that are automatically executed at scheduled intervals. Jobs can be set simply by giving SetCronJob a URL to call and a time interval.

SetCronJob keeps an execution log that stores data for up to 20 execution results, including the time, destination IP, and script output for each result. Users can also choose to receive email notifications when an executed cronjob succeeds or fails.

The SetCronJob API allows users to access their cronjobs, groups, and account settings programmatically via REST calls.

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