Today in APIs: Mimecast Announces New API, Disrupt NY Schedule, and 7 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom
Apr. 24 2013, 01:12PM EDT

Mimecast released a new API that should provide richer eDiscovery. TechCrunch announced the schedule for its upcoming Disrupt NY conference. Plus: Tin Can API version 1.0 released, 3Scale raises $4.2 million to bolster its API management solutions, and 7 new APIs.

Mimecast Announces New API

Mimecast provides cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, security, and continuity. Today the company has announced the release of the Mimecast API. The press release tells us that the new API can, “be seamlessly integrated with other eDiscovery solutions, quickly giving customers powerful search capabilities and comprehensive data intelligence, resulting in reduced compliance risks.” This API could be a great tool for companies looking to archive and manage all the valuable data that is transferred via email.

Disrupt NY API Workshop Schedule Announced

Disrupt NY 2013 is almost here and TechCrunch has announced the schedule for the API workshops. In addition, we now have a better idea of the hackathon prizes that developers will be competing for. Below is the workshop schedule:

  • 2:00pm – Facebook
  • 2:30pm – Box
  • 3:00pm – Evernote
  • 3:30pm – Foursquare
  • 4:00pm – Amazon Web Services
  • 4:30pm – New York Times
  • 5:00pm – Microsoft BizSpark

Make sure to check out the full announcement for more detail on workshops and prizes.

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7 New APIs

Today we had 7 new APIs added to our API directory including an image exchange network service, an image display service, an information charting service, a stock charting service, a financial experience management service and a loan expense calculation service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Endpoint ExchangeEndpoint Exchange API: Endpoint Exchange is comprised of a diverse group of financial institutions, check imaging software developers, and image-item processing outsourcers, is an electronic check image exchange provider for the financial services industry. The Endpoint Exchange API is a set of protocols by which any item processing system can connect to the Endpoint Exchange Network. The API is designed to help developers of check and item processing systems make their systems tightly integrate with the Endpoint Exchange client.

FancyBoxFancyBox API: FancyBox is a tool for showcasing images, multi-media and html content in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page. The FancyBox API allows users to manipulate the padding, margin, opacity, modal, scrolling, and other attributes of the images being displayed. Users can also change and manipulate the displayed content.

HighChartsHighCharts API: Highcharts is a charting library that lets users add interactive charts to a web site or web application. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie, scatter, angular gauges, arearange, areasplinerange, columnrange, bubble, box plot, error bars, funnel, waterfall and polar chart types. The API uses JavaScript. An account with service is required.

HighStockHighStock API: Highcharts is a charting library that gives users access to interactive charts that can be added to a web site or web application. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie, scatter, angular gauges, arearange, areasplinerange, columnrange, bubble, box plot, error bars, funnel, waterfall and polar chart types. Highstock lets users use JavaScript to create stock or general timeline charts, including navigation options like a small navigator series, preset date ranges, date picker, scrolling and panning. The API uses JavaScript. An account with service is required.

LeadFusionLeadFusion API: LeadFusion is a financial experience management solutions service that helps financial institutions build relationships and brand loyalty. The API allows users to exercise full design control over tool calculation inputs and output interfaces. Decouple the financial tool interface from tool calculation and educator content. Embed financial tool functionality into environments such as mobile devices, e-commerce platforms, financial planning applications, and emerging media such as digital television and on-line or interactive video.

MlCalc.com Mortgage Loan CalculatorMlCalc.com Mortgage Loan Calculator API: Mlcalc.com provides mortgage and loan calculators to assist users in determining the expense of loan and mortgage obligations. The site includes a mortgage rate finder, website promotion tools, and mortgage widgets. The mortgage loan calculator API allows users to embed a payment calculator into user websites and applications. User must specify the desired loan parameters in the appropriate calculator form and click generate the code.

OptionsXpressOptionsXpress API: OptionsXpress, by Charles Schwab, is a single platform taht allows users to trade options and futures contracts. Users can manage accounts with the API including order entry as well as any account-related function that is available to users on the optionsXpress website. If it's not available on the website, it's not available via the API. An account is required with service.

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