6 New APIs: Find Used Cars, Freelance Workers, Foreclosures, and Mobile Phones

John Musser, November 8th, 2009

This past week we had 6 new APIs added to our API directory. These new web services include the first “foreclosure API”, a basic API for generating random numbers for use in casino software, an used car API to let you search 2 million vehicle listings, an API for geo-locating mobile phones, an API for accessing a large marketplace of freelance workers and teams, and an API for creating print-on-demand postcards. Below is more detail on each of these new APIs:

FairLuckFairLuck API: The FairLuck API is a random number generator intended to help casino software developers test and verify the lucksets created by their server code. By using this API, online games can offer their players total confidence because no cheating is possible.

ForeclosureListings.comForeclosureListings.com API: ForeclosureListings.com combines one of the largest databases of foreclosure listings direct from major banks, mortgage companies, Government, HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others. Their nationwide network of courthouse scouts obtain information as it is filed regarding owners that have just been served with a foreclosure notice (pre-foreclosure). The ForeclosureListings.com APIs let you get the latest 10 Foreclosure Homes in any zipcode, city, county or state and also know if a property in a given address is a foreclosure.

LemonfreeLemonfree API: Lemonfree is an automobile search engine. There are 2 million cars offered for sale. It does not charge dealers or private sellers to list their vehicles for sale. The service offers quality vehicle listings that you can into your own website or project. The Lemonfree API allows you to obtain Lemonfree.com vehicle results for a variety of search queries.

Location-API.comLocation-API.com API: Location-API.com helps developers and mobile service providers to locate mobile phones and other mobile devices connected to the GSM and WCDMA networks.

Geographic coordinates for latitude and longitude are provided from a database that includes cells from 200+ countries and 3.9M cells.

oDeskoDesk API: oDesk is a marketplace for online workteams, with a unique business model for both buyers and providers that looks to guarantee to buyers that an hour billed is an hour worked, while guaranteeing to providers that an hour worked is an hour paid.

The oDesk public API allows developers to access the oDesk platform from outside oDesk.com, search jobs and providers and view detailed work histories of others on your team. Also check your messages and reply to important messages via the API.

TouchnoteTouchnote API: The Touchnote API lets any website that hosts images use to integrate a print-on-demand facility for postcards into their offering. It also lets developers make money by getting paid a share of every card that uses one of their images: 10% of revenue (revenue is all the money that they get paid by the customer for the postcards minus tax). And an introductory offer gives 30% of revenue until March 32, 2010.

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