Today in APIs: ParkerData API, Apiphany API Management Service and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani
Jun. 25 2013, 01:00PM EDT

Developers get access to 20,000+ Garage and Parking Lot Data. Apiphany lowers price point for API Management Service. Plus: Google Webmaster Tools API is likely to have the ability to retrieve Search Queries and Backlinks data, and 10 new APIs.

Parker Data API says "Park Here"

Streetline Inc. has made the task of getting access to garage and parking lot information just an API call away. It has released the ParkerData API that will provide access to more than 20,000+ parking locations across 400+ US Cities. The API provides information such as garage facility location, rates, policy, and hours of operation. Streetline makes use of ultra-low power wireless sensors at individual parking lots and is able to feed information in real-time to the API. Interested developers can sign up for the API at the developer portal.

Apiphany Management Platform at a Dream Price

APIphanyApiphany, provider of API Management solutions, is planning to disrupt the market with a pricing model that makes its API Management Platform available to organizations at a price that will be hard to ignore. The platform will now be available at a price of $50 per month. Apiphany solution helps you to get a customized developer portal, API distribution via their Global Grid and full management of your API via the API Control Center. For more details, contact Apiphany.

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10 New APIs

Today we had 10 new APIs added to our API directory including a content sharing button service, a daily deals aggregator, a digital gift wishlist service, an online shopping service for mothers, an sms messaging service and a google analytics retrieval service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

AddThis ClientAddThis Client API: The AddThis Client API allows users to add and configure buttons for sharing content on their webpages. The API supports both global configuration and per-element configuration, meaning that every button on a page could be made to behave differently. To add a button to a page, users first need to use anchor tags and CSS tags to establish the location and type of button desired. Then, users insert the AddThis Client JavaScript code to create the button.

BowntyBownty API: Bounty collects and aggregates daily deals from hundreds of daily deal sites including Groupon and LivingSocial. Based out of Denmark, Bounty currently targets locations in Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, and the UK. Bounty offers an extensive API for developers. The API serves data as both XML and JSON.

Given.to Given.to API: Given.to is a crowd gifting platform that allows users to create wishlists and invite friends and family to contribute towards items on that list. The Given.to API provides a RESTful interface for making automated purchases of digital content and for returning information regarding automated purchase requests. The API authenticates with OAuth, returns JSON formatted responses, and supports callbacks using webhooks.

GoMummyGoMummy API: GoMummy is Malaysian online sales website that features products for moms, babies and kids. The site offers a wide range of products at discounted prices, along with daily deals and coupons.

GoMummy offers an API for incorporating GoMummy.com content into your own applications. An API key is required and XML is the default response format for all requests.

MessenteMessente API: Messente is a group messaging platform for sending text messages. The service delivers to over 200 countries and across hundreds of different networks. The Messente API allows you to incorporate messaging services into your applications using an HTTP-based PushSMS interface. The API currently supports JSON and XML response formats.

OOchartsOOcharts API: OOcharts is a service that allows developers to retrieve Google Analytics data in a simple way. The service queues requests that would normally exceed the Google Analytics API limits to ensure that data is delivered fast and reliably. Use the OOcharts API to fetch data for a given Google Analytics profile. Authentication is via API key. API Keys can give access to one or more Google Profiles. Data can be returned in both JSON and JSONP format.

RitcRitc API: Ritc is a rule engine API that allows you to use rules to add functionality to your cloud applications and services. The Ritc API offers a way to integrate and automate cloud services and SAAS applications into apps, processes and workflows. The API is organized around 6 resources: rules, triggers, actions, channels, channel functions, and users. The API uses RESTful principles and authenticates API calls using HTTP Basic Auth over HTTPS.

ScrapeLogoScrapeLogo API: ScrapeLogo is a company logo scraping service that allows you to automatically add company logos to your website. The service pulls logos from websites, social networks and public databases. ScrapeLogo offers a simple API based on pure HTML. The API pulls an up to date logo image using the company domain name.

Secunia PSISecunia PSI API: Secunia is an IT security company specializing in vulnerability management. Secunia offers a free Personal Software Inspector for individuals that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs that might leave a PC vulnerable to attack. The Secunia API allows developers to reuse Secunia Personal Software Inspector data for new apps and services. Data is accessed by sending an HTTP GET request to the API.

TradeGeckoTradeGecko API: TradeGecko is an online inventory and order management platform. The TradeGecko API provides developer access to that platform, allowing automated manipulation of data describing customers, orders, inventory, and more. The API communicates over HTTPS and authenticates with OAuth2. HTTP GET/PUT/POST calls are supported and responses are JSON format. The API also supports pagination and filtering of records.

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