Today in APIs: ViUX Systems Enhances SmarterTools API Partnership, ez-Xpo Eventbrite Integration, and 22 New APIs

Greg Bates
Aug. 19 2013, 03:00PM EDT

ViUX Systems and SmarterTools renew partnership.  ez-Xpo integrates Eventbrite and launches Open Event Management API. Plus: Nordic API thinkers and builders are gathering in September, leapfrogging constraints on API design, and 22 new APIs.

ViUX Systems Renews Partnership with SmarterTools, Includes Enhanced API Integration

Viux Systems, which provides solutions to companies looking to sell their software products globally, has renewed its partnership with SmarterTools. That collaboration has several facets. Two stand out: it can pre-install and bundle products from SmarterTools, including SmarterMail Mail ServerSmarterStats Business Analytics, and SmarterTrack Helpdesk. Second, it is a reseller and lease-reseller, providing customers with a 10% discount in some cases.

As ViUX Systems's  J.T. Smith explained in the press release, ViUX has completely automated the software install and license provisioning process using the SmarterTools Bundle API:

"Our renewed SmarterTools partnership and enhanced API integration makes ViUX the best source for those seeking SmarterTools software licenses or bundled hosting, such as a SmarterMail Cloud Server."

The bottom line is that, with SmarterTookls, the day-to-day IT operations of businesses and hosting environments can be automated and simplified.

ez-Xpo In Eventbrite Integration & Announces Open Event Management API

ez-XPO specializes in virtual trade shows--no airport security hassles or plane needed! Yet these are events nonetheless, requiring a great deal of pre-planning and management.

As Matt Fok, Founder and CEO of eZ-Xpo explained in the press release, event coordinators get the same never-ending stream of requests from attendees as events on the ground do:

"The new event management API integration helps simplify the logistics of registration and planning for meeting and event organizers. We understand that having a robust, yet easy to use event management system is so important. The integrated tools make management of any event simple."

This means planners can integrate the reporting for event sales, make it possible for attendees to set up their schedules, and simplify registration, among many other tasks.

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22 New APIs

Today we had 22 new APIs added to our API directory including an application backend service, a feed reading service, a file encryption service, an rss feed reader, a quotation sharing service, a social game development platform, a travel booking service and a task and project management service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

backbeambackbeam API: BackBeam is a full-stack backend platform for web and mobile developers. Backbeam provides hosted databases, push notifications, a real-time API, personalized emails, statistics, security, user authentication, and more. The backbeam REST API supports JSON and JSONP and uses a custom authorization system similar to OAuth. API keys are required.

BazQux ReaderBazQux Reader API: BazQux Reader is a feed reader that displays blog posts and comments in one seamless stream. It also allows users to subscribe to Google+ and Facebook pages. BazQux Reader provides support for both viewing full-text article and displaying picture-rich blogs in a mosaic or magazine mode. Users can share articles through social networking sites and email, or they can save articles using services like Evernote and Pinboard. BazQux Reader works well with a variety of mobile and desktop apps due to its Google Reader-compatible REST API.

expressFlowexpressFlow API: ExpressFlow is a file encryption service that enables users to encrypt documents in a browser before pushing them to a cloud storage provider such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box. Just drag and drop files from your computer to the expressFlow website and let expressFlow encrypt them and give back the credentials.

The expressFlow API allows developers to easily integrate complex file-processing tasks into their applications. Built around the principle that "everything is in the cloud," the expressFlow API makes integration easy by keeping the process simple. An API key is required.

FeedbinFeedbin API: Feedbin is a simple RSS feed reader. It allows users to manage their feeds by tagging or renaming them. Users can easily subscribe to new feeds, or they can import and export their feeds between Feedbin and other services. Feedbin supports the use of keyboard shortcuts and gives users the option of viewing the full content of articles from within the reader. This service can be accessed programmatically using REST calls.

FindingsFindings API: Findings allows users to share quotes found online using a chrome extension or bookmarklet. Users can choose between a "clip" option that lets them simply save a quote and a "customize" option that allows them to dress the quote up with a template. Quotes can then be shares across users' social networks. The quotes have links that can take people to their original articles, and the chrome extension allows people to see the highlights and comments made by other Findings users. All quotes found by users are stored on the Findings website where others may peruse and discuss them.

GamedoniaGamedonia API: Gamedonia is a social game development platform that aims to help developers to make better games by offering a scalable, and high availability backend solution with reliable servers and support from specialized gaming staff. The tools Gamedonia offers for creating better games include hosted websites, data storage, game analytics, social network integration, push notifications, and more.

Gamedonia offers an API for programmatic access to Gamedonia functionality. The API is RESTful and uses a JSON storage model. An API key is required.

GTA XMLGTA XML API: GTA-Travel is a global travel product provider that has sourced a broad portfolio of accommodation options, transfer services, city tours, tour guides, excursions, restaurants, and over 45,000 vendors in 185 countries. The GTA XML API allows travel vendors to access the GTA database of travel content for reservation systems or third-party websites and applications. The services uses REST calls and returns XML. An account is required with service.

HiTaskHiTask API: HiTask provides task and project management services for individuals and businesses. It is designed to have an intuitive interface so that users can start creating, scheduling, and assigning tasks right away. The service uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to assign and modify tasks. Tasks can be grouped by date, project, or team member. HiTask also provides file sharing and time management services, and users can get progress reports on individual projects and tasks.

The HiTask API provides remote access to all normal HiTask operations so that they can be integrated into other systems and applications. The API can also be used to import and export data from HiTask, allowing users to create custom reports.

HTML5 PleaseHTML5 Please API: HTML5 Please is a web resource for developers built around a collection of recommendations describing browser support and suggested usage for modern browser features such as HTML5 and CSS3.
The HTML5 API pulls data from caniuse.com and matches it to a user’s UA. Depending on the match, the API either tells the user that their browser is missing critical features required for the page, or simply allows the page to render normally.

IntegraPark PARISIntegraPark PARIS API: IntegraPark offers a suite of services designed for the parking industry. The company provides billing and receivables services, a revenue management system, a cloud-based revenue control application, a meter bagging scheduler, and a full service management system. The IntegraPark PARIS API allows users to access monthly parker information in mobile applications including: permit number, license plate information, reserved space number, parker space provision, and other calls. Contact IntegraPark for detailed API information.

JotFormJotForm API: JotForm is an online form builder that allows users to create and manage forms for websites without coding. Forms created in JotForm can be customized and personalized for different form needs.

The JotForm API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of JotForm with other applications and websites. Some example API methods include managing forms, managing form data, and viewing form reports.

KiuwanKiuwan API: Kiuwan is a cloud service offering from Optimtyh Software that allows developers to analyze and measure the quality of their software. Developers can continuously monitor the quality of their applications for a growing number of programming languages and technologies.

Kiuwan offers a REST API for developers who want to integrate Kiuwan services into their own applications. All data is sent and received as JSON. A Kiuwan account and Kiuwan username and password are required.

NuBotNuBot API: NuBot is a fully automated IVR application testing service. NuBot helps automate testing processes in a range of situations including functional, load, regression, performance, balancing, and back-end testing as well as telephony infrastructure.

NuBot offers a RESTful API for programmatic access to NuBot services. Example use cases for the API include collecting information to be sent to third-party components, gathering metrics to be displayed on a web dashboard, launching a test session from a build process, and getting raw test session data to provide trend analysis over time.

Ost.ioOst.io API: Ost.io ("open-source talks") is a forum where people can discuss open-source projects with other users. It is designed to replace mailing lists, which are currently used by many open-source projects for discussions. Ost.io is closely integrated with GitHub, and users can sign in through GitHub and sync their repositories to the service. Users may choose to receive email notifications regarding new posts in their repositories or in any threads they've commented on (regardless of which repository those threads are in).

QuadernoQuaderno API: Quaderno allows business owners to manage their invoices, expenses, and cost estimates from one online location. Users can create highly personalized invoices that can be designed to be sent out once or on a recurring basis. Quaderno also provides functions for analyzing income statements, calculating taxes, and creating customized reports. Users retain complete control over their information and can export it at any time. Information stored with Quaderno can be accessed by its owners via REST API.

RestaloRestalo API: Restalo is an online restaurant guide that allows users to make real time reservations for restaurants in major cities across Spain,Italy, France, and the UK. Users can find detailed information about each restaurant and can take advantage of exclusive discounts offered exclusively to Restalo’s users.

Restalo offers a RESTful API to affiliates and partners for the search and filtering of restaurants, information about restaurants, offers and availability, booking, restalo coupons, user management, and favorite restaurants. An API key is required.

SiastoSiasto API: Siasto is a team collaboration and project management service. Siasto allows teams to work together and collaborate on Siasto with various features, including project management, workflow management, and team communication tools.

The Siasto API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Siasto with other applications. Some example API methods include managing users, managing teams, and managing project information.

TimeShoutTimeShout API: TimeShout is a event database designed to promote local events through sharing capability and visitor participation, all through community input. The service includes calendars, public submissions, event sharing, as well as event booking and registration. The TimeShout API allows users to use REST calls to get events, event lists, get occurrences, get venue information, get profiles, and get calendars. An API key is required with service.

The API currently has limited beta functionality open to the public.

Uploads.imUploads.im API: Uploads.im is a simple image uploading web service. Users may upload an unlimited number of images to be stored on the server indefinitely. The Uploads.im API allows third party applications to upload images. The API accepts HTTP GET or POST calls and returns JSON(P), XML, or TEXT formatted responses.

VeroVero API: Vero helps users run behavioral email campaigns, which send emails to customers based on their actions. Some situations that the service has been preconfigured to respond to include customers leaving the checkout without buying a product in their cart, customers not returning to the site in more than 30 days, and customers signing up without inputting a key metric. Vero users can also create their own situationally appropriate responses from scratch.

VideoliciousVideolicious API: Videolicious is a video and HD video creation application. Users can make videos from various content and video clips with Videolicious.

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

YounityYounity API: Younity is a cloud-based application that stores and automatically syncs all uploaded files and content across multiple devices. Users can upload and store documents, videos, music, and more to Younity and access from any connected device.

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

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