Today in APIs: Pinterest API, Ringadoc API and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani
Jun. 18 2013, 01:00PM EDT

Pinterest API continues to be elusive. Ringadoc API streamlines out of office communication between doctors and patients. Plus: SlickText.com readies for an API launch next week and 10 new APIs.

Will We See the Pinterest API?

Pinterest is one of the most viewed API profiles in our directory and it might make you guess that the API is already released. The Pinterest API continues to be awaited by developers and a report from ReadWriteWeb asks Pinterest about why it is taking so long to release the API. Earlier we had reported about the Pinterest Documentation site becoming available and that raised hopes too. But ReadWriteWeb reports that it has been replaced with a 404. In the absence of an official API, Developers are resorting to scraping the site and that does not make for a sound integration. Given that we are in an API economy, the absence of a Pinterest API is a mystery.

Ringadoc API provides Patient-Provider Communication Platform

Ringadoc, a leader provider of systems for doctor-patient communication has released the Ringadoc API that aims to funnel all after hours two-way communication into an easily accessible platform. Given our current lives, an increasing amount of patient-doctor communication happens after hours and to respond effectively, doctors need access to this valuable information and respond to it via various devices. The Ringadoc API allows for capturing every call, conference or consultation that happens outside the office in addition to being able to respond to messages that need follow up. This information can also be imported into other applications for analysis purposes. If you are interested in the API, submit an API Request Form.

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10 New APIs

Today we had 10 new APIs added to our API directory including a website quality management service, a virtual computing service, a social polling and voting platform, a european city transportation and geographic information service and a major european city travel information service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

ActiveStandardsActiveStandards API: ActiveStandards is a SaaS website quality management platform that helps clients control the users digital property, track web content, and reduce operating costs. The ActiveStandards API enables users to integrate the ActiveStandards content quality checks with third-party CMS, and push web stats to an intranet. An account is required with service, an API key is used for authentication.

Bluebox BlocksBluebox Blocks API: Blue Box is a cloud hosting and managed services company. Blocks is their on demand virtual computing resource. This cloud computing solution allows you to build an infrastructure by combining high performance dedicated equipment with on-demand computing resources.

The Blocks API is a RESTful API and supports XML, JSON and YAML response types. API calls allow you to interface with actual block objects, view and create Block templates, view a list of available Block products, and view available locations.

BuzzVoteBuzzVote API: BuzzVote is a user generated social polling and voting platform. Users can create or vote on questions, and share questions and votes socially. The BuzzVote API provides a developer interface to the entire platform, including management of votes, questions, and many aspects of the site’s social component. The API accepts HTTP POST/GET calls, supports SSL, and returns JSON formatted responses.

CitySDK MobilityCitySDK Mobility API: CitySDK is a project that's designed to make it easier for cities to expose useful information to developers. So far, the cities of Lisbon, Helsinki, Lamia, Rome, and Amsterdam have joined the project.

The CitySDK Mobility API exposes information on basic geography, street-level mapping, public transportation, and Amsterdam-specific infrastructure and transportation. Its major data sources include OpenStreetMap, openOV, and DIVV. The CitySDK Mobility API can be used, for example, to discover museums located in Utrecht, get the locations of stops along a given tram line, or retrieve a list of towns located in the Netherlands.

CitySDK TourismCitySDK Tourism API: CitySDK is a project that's designed to make it easier for cities to expose useful information to developers. So far, the cities of Lisbon, Helsinki, Lamia, Rome, and Amsterdam have joined the project.

The CitySDK Tourism API lets users retrieve information on points of interest (POIs), events, and routes for any city that has provided their data to the CitySDK Framework. API users can search for information by category, tag, description keyword, and geographic coordinates.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum API: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is the only museum in the U.S. devoted to historical and contemporary design. Collections and exhibitions are dedicated to exploring the history and culture of design and the decorative arts.

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Collection database provides a REST-ish style API. Use the API to return information about exhibitions, galleries, departments, objects, people, periods, roles, and types from Cooper-Hewitt's Collection database. Access is provided via API key and OAuth access tokens are used to monitor access to the API.

Open GameOpen Game API: Open Game Database is a gamer community that allows users to find, add, and edit information about video games. The database covers the major gaming platforms such as Xbox 360 and Playstation, as well as the Android and iOS mobile platforms. Users can add metadata, screen shots and videos as well as contribute user reviews and ratings.

The Open Game API allows you to download details about thousands of games in the Open Game database. Acquire game assets such as box art, screenshots, and gameplay videos. API calls use REST and access is grated via API key.

Open Knesset User Voting APIOpen Knesset User Voting API API: Open Knesset is an open source project developed by a community of volunteers and born out of the Public Knowledge Workshop, a non-profit Israeli organization aiming to make government information easily accessible to the public. Open Knesset mines data from the Knesset website and presents it in user-friendly, browser agnostic formats.

The Open Knesset User Voting API provides developer access to Members of Knesset (MKs) voting data, as well as allowing applications to post user votes in support or opposition to approved, ongoing, or dismissed bills. Individual and aggregate user voting data may then be contrasted with MK voting data. Among the supported queries is a call calculating the correlation between the voting of each MK and that of a specified user.

PikaPayPikaPay API: PikaPay is a mobile virtual wallet for sending and receiving Bitcoin payments. The PikaPay API provides a RESTful interface for the same wallet functionality as exposed through the PikaPay web interface. The API currently supports payments and payment requests, user details requests, and account setting management. More resources are under construction. All calls require HTTPS.

TraindomTraindom API: Traindom is an online platform that allows anyone to create and market information products. Users can create e-courses, e-trainings, and membership sites. Traindom removes the technical barriers involved in starting an information marketing business and allows users to easily publish content, set up pricing, and manage products and customers.

The Traindom API is a RESTful API with responses delivered in JSON. API supported functions include adding a client, changing a password for a client, activating a client, blocking a client, and deleting a client.

Romin Irani Google Developer Expert Cloud 2014. Romin loves learning about new technologies and teaching it to others. Follow me on Google+

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