7 New APIs: From Amazon MapReduce to iPhone Analytics

John Musser, April 12th, 2009

There’s at least one new API added per day here on ProgrammableWeb, and although this week’s new additions varied widely, there was a bit of an “analytics” theme. New analytics-centric web service listings included the WebTrends API, the Pinch API for iPhone developers and the chartbeat API. Also of note are the Amazon MapReduce API and the New York Times Real Estate API. Here’s the full list of new entries:

Amazon Elastic MapReduceAmazon Elastic MapReduce API: Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce, you can instantly provision as much or as little capacity as you like to perform data-intensive tasks for applications such as web indexing, data mining, log file analysis, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics research.

chartbeatchartbeat API: chartbeat.com allows full access to all real-time and historical analytics data that it receives from your domain. We expose this data through a series of calls that return JSON. chartbeat.com reports traffic, uptime, search, among other metrics.

Invoice MachineInvoice Machine API: The Invoice Machine API provides access to their service that lets freelancers and small businesses manage, create and send invoices. As they note, this type of API could be useful in a scenario in which you run an online store and want to send an invoice to your customer each time a purchase is made.

New York Times Real EstateNew York Times Real Estate API: With the New York Times Real Estate API, you can get percentiles and counts for real estate listings and sales in New York City. The API offers aggregate data divided into two sets: listings and actual sale prices. You can get the number of listings and sales per ZIP code, neighborhood and borough, for various building types and date ranges. You can also get percentile prices for listings and sales per ZIP code, neighborhood and borough, again for various building types and time periods.

PinchPinch API: Pinch Analytics is a hosted solution that brings web analytics to iPhone SDK applications. iPhone developers can also use the Pinch Advertising network to integrate revenue generating ads in their apps.

PollDaddyPollDaddy API: PollDaddy, the provider of polling and survey widgets to over 500,000 users who embed these into literally millions of polls on blogs and other web sites have launched their API (last fall they were acquired by Automattic, the parent company of WordPress). It lets you can create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles using their custom templates or by creating your own.

WebTrendsWebTrends API: WebTrends provides analytics and software solutions for finance, retail, media, and other fields. The WebTrends web services provides access to their On Demand Marketing Lab Analytics profile and reporting data.

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April 19th, 2009
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