Today in APIs: Google Maps JavaScript v2 Shutdown Delay, Stage of Life Reaches Milestone, and 5 New APIs

Google is forced to push back the shutdown of Version 2 of the Google Maps JavaScript API. The Stage of Life Coupon API reaches a milestone. Plus: GreenButton releases a REST API and 5 new APIs.

Slow Adopting Developers Delay Google Maps JavaScript v2 Shutdown

Version 3 of the Google Maps JavaScript API was released all the way back in May of 2009. Since then Google has been working toward a full transition that would include the shutdown of version 2. The company views version 3 as a leap forward in reduced latency and increased performance.

The deprecated API was originally scheduled to be turned off on May 19th, 2013, however that is no longer the plan. The delay is a result of “longstanding sites” that are yet to migrate. The new deadline for transition is November 19th.

Stage of Life Merchant Network Reaches Milestone

Stage of Life CouponThe Stage of Life Coupon API is a customer loyalty service that is designed to meet customers where they are in life. The company organizes content by category (small business, shoes, travel, etc.) as well as life stage (students, families, wedding, homeowners, grandparents, Baby Boomers, etc.) This organization allows for more relevant content. Today the company has announced that it has added its 250th national merchant discount and now reaches over 20 Million consumers.

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5 New APIs

Today we had 5 new APIs added to our API directory including a document management service, a data analytics service, a trading and payment service, an options trading service and an investment strategy evaluation service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

CabinetCabinet API: Cabinet Paperless is a workflow, document management, and content sharing service that centralizes information to enhance efficiency, security, and accessibility. The Cabinet API allows users to integrate the document management functionality in third-party applications, streamline and automate management functions, and other functions. The API was built on the .NET Platform.

IndiceeIndicee API: Indicee is a business data analytics service, based out of Vancouver, that provides business users with the technology required to access information and spread across multiple applications. The Indicee API provides users with access to BI platform services such as reporting, data modeling, and data managment solutions. The API uses REST calls and returns XML. For Authentication, Indicee uses API keys, SSL, and OAuth.

KashFXKashFX API: KashFX is a we-based commodities, currency, futures, credit, and equity trading platform that offers browser-based Front-end so that the entire service is accessible via the web. The service has a 3 millisecond transaction time in its futures markets, and also offers trading in energy markets. The KashFX API permits user to access and integrate the trading functionality of the KashFX platform with third-party applications. An account is required with service, the API uses SOAP protocols, and SSL and an API Key are used for authentication.

OptionsHouseOptionsHouse API: OptionHouse is an online trading platform that aims to give its customers an edge through delivering low prices, high speed platform and execution, and low trading prices. The OptionsHouse API allows users to perform calls for authentication, quotes, order preview, order creation, order modification, order cancellation, order status, account positions, account details, account activity, and account cash. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

StrategYardStrategYard API: StrategYard is an investment strategy trial service that allows individuals to test and evaluate potential investment strategies in a simulated environment. The site allows users to work create, test, and delete multiple strategies, see performance metrics and charts, and automate trading strategies. The StrategYard API is a REST based service that returns XML. With it, users can login, get strategies, open position, execute trades, get pending orders, delete strategies, logout, and several other commands.