Today in APIs: Samsung Developer Conference Registration Opens Next Friday and 19 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom
Aug. 07 2013, 02:00PM EDT

Samsung announced today that its first developer conference will begin registration on Friday, August 16th. Plus: Google Cloud Platform Updates, Move Beyond Enterprise IT to an API Strategy, and 19 new APIs.

Samsung Developer Conference Registration Opens Next Friday

On October 27th - 29th Samsung will host its first global developer conference. The company announced today that registration for the inaugural conference will begin Friday, August 16th at 6 AM PST. Make sure to be prepared for registration, similar events by Google, Apple, and Microsoft, sell out within minutes.

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19 New APIs

Today we had 19 new APIs added to our API directory including a cloud predictive analysis service, a persistent counting service, a searchable dns information database, a travel booking site, a web-based biometric employee time tracking service and a music performance event information platform. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Algorithms.ioAlgorithms.io API: Algorithms.io is a cloud service using machine learning algorithms to deliver predictive analytics to businesses of all sizes. Customers simply upload data, select and run an algorithm, and receive a JSON formatted response. Algorithms.io exposes this workflow through a REST API that allows developers to embed algorithms into their applications.
The API supports HTTP GET/POST/DELETE calls allowing applications to manage datasets, jobs, and account balances.

Count.ioCount.io API: Count.io is a simple counting API that can be used to keep a persistent count of anything the developer wants, such as clicks on a link or conversations between users. Developers can access the API's functions using JSON-formatted REST calls. This API is currently in beta. Interested persons can sign up to receive updates by email.

DNSDBDNSDB API: DNSDB is a database of both passive and authoritative DNS data. Passive data comes from Farsight Security's Security Information Exchange while authoritative data is provided by various zone operators. DNSDB allows users to easily search for individual RRsets and provides additional metadata as well. It can also perform inverse, or RDATA, searches. Developers can use DNSDB's REST API to make automated bulk queries against DNSDB in JSON format.

Fare Buzz Flight GatewayFare Buzz Flight Gateway API: Fare Buzz is a travel booking site, connecting customers to flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages. Fare Buzz provides clients with access to published and consolidator air fares through their Flight Gateway Web Service. This SOAP API can be used to search for and book fares through a 3rd party application or website.

FareclockFareclock API: Fareclock provides web-based employee time tracking services built around biometric verification. Fareclock offers a REST API enabling customers to integrate their service into 3rd party applications. The API delivers employee clock in/out times as well as accompanying metadata. Responses may be JSON or XML formatted.

GigaToolsGigaTools API: GigaTools allows artists, bands, labels, and agents to manage and promote future gigs online. Musicians can integrate their performance schedules with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Mixcloud as well as their own blogs or websites. Labels and agents can use GigaTools to manage all of their artists' schedules from one place, keeping information up-to-date across all personal sites and social networks.

The GigaTools API allows users to retrieve data on upcoming gigs from the GigaTools website. Users can search for gigs by location, venue, date range, or the artist's Soundcloud or Twitter ID.

HollybyteHollybyte API: Hollybyte is an online video platform that offers a solution for managing, distributing and monetizing digital video across multiple channels and devices. Hollybyte offers multiple video uploading options as well as an intuitive interface to sorting, managing and organizing your video content.

The Hollybyte API allows developers create their own rich video sites and applications.

Host Stream SellHost Stream Sell API: Host Stream Sell is a video hosting and streaming solution for providing secure access to your videos. Use the platform to upload, encode, and securely store your videos in the cloud. Access to your videos is permitted using simple API calls in your application. The API enables you to send requests and retrieve information dynamically for display to your users. The API also provides methods to grant and remove access to videos on your website based on a user's unique user ID. Requests are returned in XML or JSON format. An API key is required.

jwmoz Pinterestjwmoz Pinterest API: Pinterest is essentially a virtual pinboard where users can post and share images, which are referred to as "pins." It can be used to collect recipes, project ideas, clothing items, vacation destinations, and pretty much anything else found online.

This unofficial API was developed at a time when Pinterest lacked their own API, circa June 2012. It has recently run into some difficulties since Pinterest made changes to their backend, but it is still capable of retrieving pins via REST calls.

MailerMailerMailerMailer API: MailerMailer is a service that helps users run their email-based marketing campaigns and newsletters. It can be used to create or import lists of recipients and will automatically remove bounces, unsubscribes, and invalid email addresses. MailerMailer also provides an editor for creating professional and visually-appealing email messages from scratch or with a template. Legally required features, such as an unsubscribe link, are automatically included.

MailerMailer also provides users with metrics on the number of opens, clicks, bounces, signups, unsubscribes, and complaints that their emails receive. It uses several authentication technologies to reassure ISPs that users' email messages are legitimate and improve the rate of successful delivery. Developers can connect MailerMailer to their websites or applications via XML-RPC API.

Miami Beach Visitor and Convention AuthorityMiami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority API: MiamiBeachAPI.com is a service of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA) that delivers information on Miami Beach businesses and events. The site is powered by a RESTful API, through which the VCA exposes this information. The free API requires no signup and supports browsing and searching of events and businesses by category. Responses are JSON formatted.

MinifluxMiniflux API: Miniflux is an RSS feed reader that's been optimized for simplicity and readability. It only comes with basic features and does not support social networking. It also eschews ads and pixel trackers. It does, however, provide support for keyboard shortcuts and viewing entire articles directly from the application. Users can download and use Miniflux for free or subscribe to the hosted version, which costs €10. Miniflux can be accessed programmatically via JSON-RPC API.

Sippy SoftSwitchSippy SoftSwitch API: Sippy Softswitch provides a complete network management platform for VoIP (Voice over IP) carriers. Its call-control software allows developers to build VoIP networks that are both scalable and reliable. This software is based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and handles thousands of client networks around the world. Developers can integrate Sippy Softswitch with other software and applications via XML-RPC API.

Tiramizoo.comTiramizoo.com API: Tiramazoo.com is a German product delivery service built for ecommerce. Tiramazoo.com offers both direct integration through a plugin and a REST API. The API is capable of creating or cancelling orders, and delivering service area information. The API communicates over SSL, authenticates with an API token, and returns JSON formatted data.

Traveller MapTraveller Map API: Traveller is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) in which characters travel between star systems to explore, fight, and trade. It is a fairly open-ended game, and players may choose whether to seek out wealth, technology, political power, or new discoveries. Traveller Map is pieced together from several different official maps of the Traveller universe. The map can be accessed and viewed directly through the website, or it can be retrieved programmatically via REST API.

VivochaVivocha API: Vivocha is a cloud-based customer interaction platform that enables businesses to engage with their customers online at the right time and using the most effective communication channel. Businesses can communicate with customers using any combination of VoIP, video, chat, and callbacks as well as collaboration tools such as assisted browsing and form and document sharing.

The Vivocha REST API offers access to the main features of the platform. Use the API to subscribe webhooks to vivocha events, request new contacts, set a custom webservice for checking agent availability, or get information about pending contacts and current status.

Washington State Department of TransportationWashington State Department of Transportation API: The Washington State Department of Transportation uses an API to provide developer access to their traveler information data. The API, accessible through RESTfull HTTP calls or through a SOAP service, is capable of delivering information on border crossings, highway alerts, mountain pass conditions, traffic flow, travel times, ferry information, and much more.

World Travel and ToursWorld Travel and Tours API: World Travel and Tours is a real-time tour marketplace that connects travelers, tour providers, and travel affiliates. World Travel and Tours exposes its activities and tours database to affiliates through an API.
The API accepts HTTP GET calls and provides access to information and booking capabilities for tours and providers. Responses are XML formatted.

yourtaximeteryourtaximeter API: Yourtaximeter is a free online service that calculates taxi fares in the UK. Calculations account for local rates, date, time, passengers, and surcharges. The yourtaximeter API allows 3rd party applications and websites to instantly calculate fares as well as lookup car license plates and confirm that a vehicle is a licensed taxi. The API requires an API Key and returns XML or JSON formatted responses.

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