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Contact validation company Service Objects launched the latest in its array of online tools this week. The DOTS Address Validation-US3 API automatically verifies, corrects and appends address information to contact data records in real time.
When Apple launched its World Wide Developers Conference back in April, the event sold out in minutes, and a lot of people who wanted to go didn’t make it. So Apple reassuringly said it would announce series of tech talks later in the year. Well, here they are.
Scrazzl, social discovery platform for research materials, offers the Scrazzl API which grants developers access to research product information. Scrazzl develops tools that enable scientists to make informed decisions about research products and connect with other scientists to solve technical problems.
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are teaming up to develop specifications for advertising APIs, the trio announced Tuesday. The goal is to make it easier for media buyers to discover, price and order premium digital inventory.
Banking APIs seem to be all the buzz these days. As such Plaid, a startup that is launching what it calls “a modern API for banking data,” received $2.8 million in funding.
Back in July, ProgrammableWeb reported that Dropbox had launched a beta version of the Dropbox Datastore API which provides a new method of syncing and storing data on Dropbox. Dropbox has just announced that the Datastore API is now out of beta and the first stable version of the API has been released.
Kiuwan, cloud based software measuring and analysis solution, has announced the Kiuwan API. Through the API, users can continuously monitor the quality of software applications. With increased quality and performance, businesses can increase efficiency and productivity while lowering cost.
Google Chrome is phasing out all plug-ins based on the Netscape Plug-in API (NPAPI) starting January. NPAPI has a long and rich history. Developed for Netscape 2 in the late 1990s, NPAPI went on to become a popular cross platform plug-in. It was used by many web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Konqueror and Google Chrome.
Play2Shop aims to be the "Ebates with Entertainment and Engagement." Play2Shop rewards gamers with points and pays shoppers with cash back that can both be used for discounts at over 1,000 retail partners. Additionally, the Play2Shop API enables game developers to join the Play2Shop community regardless of platform.
When it comes to providing quality customer service, one of the biggest challenges companies face is making sure their backend systems are able to communicate with each other.
PubNub wants to knock down the barriers to real-time app development. To further its goal, the company, which offers a real-time app development platform through an API, closed $11 million in series B funding last week.
Salutron, the maker of the LifeTrak activity tracker, is launching a public API, so that developers can now interact with LifeTrak data in their own apps. The LifeTrak API supports Android and iOS applications and all current and future LifeTrak activity trackers with Bluetooth. The data you get with the API includes heart rate, all day calorie burn, all day steps, distance, sleep and actigraphy (rest and activity cycles).
Jumpseller allows users to create online stores without technical know how. The Jumpseller API allows users to incorporate Jumpseller features directly with an existing website. An online store typically requires infrastructure, front end and back end set up, ongoing maintenance, and more. Jumpseller aims to take care of such details so store owners can focus on growing business.
In an effort to bring more mobile users into its fold, Constant Contact today announced five new mobile partners in its AppConnect program. The move gives Constant Contact customers access to a new set of mobile email marketing tools, such as mobile email list building, location-aware text check-ins and more.
AT&T has announced the launch of a brand new enterprise-focused API program that allows enterprise customers and solution providers to use AT&T network APIs to create innovative new applications. AT&T has already launched a successful API program that provides developers access to nearly a dozen AT&T APIs including web services such as Call Management, In-App Messaging, Speech, SMS, and Location.
Jawbone, the company that lets you track daily activities through a small UP wristband, announced Thursday it is opening up its UP developer platform to the world. Developers everywhere can now interact with Jawbone data in their own products and services.
When someone says, "invoicing," do you think: "speed"? Debitoor is designed to get a small business up and running fast--so you can start generating those all-important invoices and get paid faster. The Debitoor API allows a third party app to set up an invoice (such as a point-of-sale app). Debitoor is RESTful API with responses in JSON, according to the API documentation. It joins 48 accounting APIs listed in our API directory.
Feedly, one of the most popular alternatives to the defunct Google Reader, has just announced that the Feedly API is now open to all developers. Last month, Feedly kicked off a paid subscription service, Feedly Pro, offering the first 5,000 subscribers a lifetime subscription for $99.99. Feedly raised almost $500,000 within the first eight hours.
The ZeroPush API is an iOS push notification tool designed to deliver more robust service than other notification tools. The company promises fast set up with Apple, Server Libraries for quick server side integration, ZeroPush Cocoapod client side integration, and great documentation for its programmatic interface to iOS notification tools. ZeroPush joins 40 other notification APIs in our directory.
Preva, a personalized fitness experience, announced that it has opened its API up to the developer community. Now, developers can pull in-gym data to incorporate into third party apps and tools. The data available through the API includes workout summaries, lifetime metrics, goals, progress, and more.