Daily API RoundUp: timeBuzzer, Reviewshake, Boltron, Synapse

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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Messaging, and Privacy. Featured today are APIs for tracking time, enabling payment services, and adding reviews services to applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


timeBuzzer allows users to track their time, team, customers, projects, and cost centers. The timeBuzzer API lets users connect to the complete timeBuzzer Service, and get programmatic access to projects, customers, and all time entries. Use the API to create custom templates, projects, customers or tasks, create and edit time entries, and receive new time entries via Webhooks. There is also an optional physical hardware piece (the buzzer, pictured below) that is used in conjunction with selecting tasks to track. The API is listed under the Time Tracking category.

Touch, turn, and click the timeBuzzer for tracking various tasks

Touch, turn, and click the timeBuzzer for tracking various tasks. Image: timeBuzzer

KPN is a telecom company based in the Netherlands. Cubes by KPN is a set of developer building blocks for mobile, desktop, and IoT applications. The CUBES by KPN Healthcare Messenger API allows healthcare professionals to communicate with their co-workers and patients, enabling real-time secure messaging and file sharing. The API is listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.

Convert provides compliance and privacy software for Conscious Business. The Convert Governance API identifies cookies, scripts, trackers, privacy scores, and performance impact of scripts. It can help with implementing the regulations of GDPR and ePrivacy. Interested developers can sign up for API and Documentation access. This API is listed under the Privacy category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Privacy APIs.

Reviewshake is a review management Platform that allows users to manage all their review sites from one place, automate new reviews and track review performance. The Reviewshake Review Scraper API provides a way gather content from over 50 review sites in standard JSON format, including Agoda, Airbnb, Amazon, Avvo, Booking.com and more. Get lists of reviews, send review invitations, and manage widgets with the API, which is listed in our Content category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content APIs.

Companies can send invitations to get customer reviews with Reviewshake API

Companies can send invitations to get customer reviews with Reviewshake API. Image: company

Boltron is an an eCommerce reviews platform. Developers can use the Boltron API to add reviews functions to online stores for clients. The platform's core services are free to stores and merchants to increase SEO and improve sales conversion rates. Use the API to activate merchants, update orders and refund data, and more. This API is listed under the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

Barzahlen is a German payment system that allows users to shop online, select Barzahlen as a payment method, print out a purchase form or receive a purchase form by SMS, then pay in person at a Barzahlen partner store. The Barzahlen Webhooks API allows real-time integrations with Barzahlen payment processing platform. This API sends an HTTPS request to the specified Endpoint when a transaction is paid, canceled or when it expires. A REST API is also available. Both are listed under the Payments category.


Screenshot: Barzahlen

InfiniteLoop has added two more APIs to our directory for auto registration lookups. Mexico Car Registration API enables businesses in Mexico search for vehicle information from it's number plate. Data returned includes the make, model, VIN number, Engine size, age, and more.  Car Registration Peru API turns vehicle information for cars registered in Peru from the number plate of the vehicle. Information returned includes the make, model, VIN number, owner and age of the vehicle. Both APIs are ideal for companies looking to sell car parts, car insurance, or used cars, by being able to quickly and authoritively get technical vehicle information based on car registration numbers. Both APIs are filed under the Auto category.

Synapse is a collaborative research platform. Research teams can use Synapse to share data, track analyses, and collaborate across organizational boundaries. The Synapse API gives developers programmatic access to the Synapse to enable them to can store their data, code, and results. The Synapse API is listed under the Science category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Science APIs.

Synapse API for science research collaboration

Screenshot: Synapse.org

XING is a platform for business networking focused on the European market. The XING E-Recruiting API allows users to post job postings on XING Jobs, as well as monitor the status and performance of those posts. Only XING customers with a valid contract are able to post job ads on XING via API. XING Events (formerly amiando) provides event managing services focused on business networking. The XING Events API for the XING TicketingManager is available to connect websites and software to an organization's events. Use the API to integrate ticket shops and registration into websites and apps, fill the ticket shop with attendee data, connect with CRM and ERP systems, track tickets and analytics, create users and events to automate workflows, and enable mobile applications to validate tickets at an event, plus more. The E-Recruiting API is listed in our Jobs category, and the Events API is listed under the Events category.

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