In addition to the 6 new APIs we reviewed yesterday, another 7 were added to our API directory this week. These includes APIs for collaborative, social translation of site content, a service for personalized apparel, an API for sharing music links on Twitter, a microblogging service that lets users share information by answering the question “What are you trading?”, and finally a very useful API that gives you access to the rich datasets from the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Here are more details on each of these services:
qr.cx API: qr.cx provides a basic API which can be used to harness qr.cx's URL shortening service for other applications. This works by accessing a particular URL on the qr.cx site which accepts the long URL you would like shortened as a parameter. The shortened URL (or various error conditions) will then be returned in the HTTP response.”
Quoqu API: Quoqu is a “microblogging service for traders to share ideas, charts, and information. Quoqu provides market analysis information from user contributions. Quoqu users share information by answering the question "What are you trading?". Users can further interact via Quoqu forums and chat features.”
Twivatar API: Twivatar is a RESTful API to a Twitter user's avatar built out of frustration of external Twitter apps breaking when the avatar url is stored, and then changed by that user later on Twitter – the result is a broken image on that app unless they constantly check for profile changes.
twt.fm API: twt.fm lets you share music, artists and tracks on Twitter. twt.fm generates a track page for you using your twitter page design and you'll be able to tweet it to your followers. The twt.fm API allows users to create tracks on twt.fm.
UN Data API: The UN Data API project is an unofficial API version of the great data made available by the United Nations on the UNDATA site. The aim is to “make this data accessible and reusable in a variety or ways so it can be easily mashed up and recombined into new applications or analysis. The service uses a straightforward REST API hosted on Google's Java AppEngine and makes UNDATA sets easily queryable from any application. Currently we have 62 datasets from the World Health organization on line and we will add more over time. The service is free to use and publicly accessible you just need to sign up for an account to generate access keys. Standard accounts have some limits on usage but if you need more just contact us and we will arrange a higher limit.”