API Spotlight: Tax Dollar Tracking, RealizeIt, and A Platform for Talent to Meet Opportunity.

Of the many API’s we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we will launch those 12 into the spotlight, which include the Muvi API for accessing information on movies and celebrities. On top of this accessible knowledge, Muvi users can interact with other users with similar intrests and feel safe with the API’s secure Encryption. To learn more about the Muvi API visit the Muvi site and read the Muvi API blog post

WhatWePayForEver wonder where your tax dollars go? Well, now there is an API for that. The WhatWePayFor API connects to an online database providing federal budget data. With this data, the WhatWePayFor API provides users with an easier viewing experience by breaking down the taxes too what is paid by individuals. To read more about this API please visit the WhatWePayFor API blog post and the WhatWePayFor API site.

Salesforce.comCurrently, integrating data across different applications has become easier thanks to lighter-weight middle ware, web services, and RESTful API’s. The Salesforce.com API aims to make it even easier by essentially treating any portion of their Saas application as a continuous data Feed. In a nutshell, Salesforce.com is taking a different route for data Integration and metadata. To read more about how Salseforce.com is treating their metadata, visit the Salesforce.com site and the Salesforce.com API blog post.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online The Cambridge dictionaries are now available via the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through their API (i.e Cambrdige Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner’s English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner’s Dictionary). To learn more about the API visit the Cambridge site and read the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API blog post.

CCKF RealizeItAll people come in different packages, and so do there learning ability and style.  The CCKF RealizeIt API creates a personalized, adaptive learning experience for a single individual.  The API aids the learner by identifying learning achievements and selecting content that will guide them down the correct learning pathway that best meets the learner’s capabilities. To learn more about the RealizeIt API, visit the CCKF site and read the CCKF RealizeIt API blog post.

Apigee OAuthApigee has released a free enterprise-grade API management platform for the smaller developers. Why just the Smaller developers? Apigee’s free model caps at 3.5 million API calls per month. To put this in perspective for a large developer, Twitter is in the billions of calls per day. On top of this free model Apigee has released a list of upgrades to their Platform. To learn more about the Apigee changes visit the Apigee site and the Apigee blog post.

FlightStatsFlightStats has released the FlightStats Flex API to put the FlightStats’ data in the hands of third party developers. FlightStats’ data covers 99.5% of U.S. flights, and more than 80% of commercial flights worldwide. This was a must-wanted release by travelers worldwide looking for more insight into their flight information. To learn more about the FlightStats Flex API visit the FlightStats site as well as the FlightStats Flex API blog post.

BehanceBehance, the online creative network where creative professionals showcase their work to be discovered by companies internationally, has released the Behance API. The platform is designed to do the maintenance and promotion of ideas for the user, so instead of spending time on that, the users can focus on creating. To see the feature of the API and to learn more visit the Behance site and read the Behance API blog post.

WhyGoHave you ever needed a space for a conference, but couldn’t find one? WhyGo, a public video conferencing service, aims to end that problem with the release of the WhyGo API. Currently, WhyGo has 3,000 and counting facilities within their application. With the API release that number will surely grow and so will the API upon customer request. To learn more about the WhyGo API visit the WhyGo site and read the WhyGo API blog post.

LocalWikiLocalWiki is online open-source platform that allows communities to share local knowledge and other content.  The general idea behind the LocalWiki API is that local communities will combine local data and local knowledge to make applications that are community specific. To learn more about the LcoalWiki API visit the LocalWiki site and read the LocalWiki API blog post.

AppNowGo!Building apps just got easier for the aspiring app builder with the release of the AppNowGo! API. Aimed to make app building easier, the AppNowGo! API incorporates the use of wizards, a simple interface, cloud functionality and even pre-built templates to make app building easier. To learn more about the AppNowGo! API, visit the AppNowGo! site as well as the AppNowGo! blog post.

RunKeeper Health GraphGetting paid to workout is now easier with the GymPact and RunKeeper integration. The resulting HealthGraph API allows users to get paid beyond the gym by counting outdoor activities (i.e. running, biking, hiking etc.) as part of the payment program. This means the outdoor enthusiast can now get paid to be outside. To learn more about the HelathGrpah API visit the HealthGraph documentation and the HealthGraph API blog post.

Be sure to read the next API article: Locu Exposes Rich Business Data with API Launch