22 New APIs: Freshmeat, Zatune, Social Search and Recommendation Service

Wendell Santos, June 26th, 2011

This week we had 22 new APIs added to our API directory including a social search and recommendation service, online accounting service, agile project management software, video game price comparison service, online appointment scheduling service, wine search service. In addition, we provided more in depth coverage of the Web’s largest index of open source applications. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

2011 International Computational Billiards Championships2011 International Computational Billiards Championships API: The 2011 International Computational Billiards Championships has the goal to promote the development and aid the evaluation of novel artificial intelligence techniques for computational pool. The pool competition and physics server includes a web service API. The API can be used to request tasks and submit shots, access the database and physics library. It uses XML-RPC protocol.

Atlassian CrowdAtlassian Crowd API: Atlassian is a software company that makes software development and collaboration tools. Crowd is a single sign-on (SSO) application. The Crowd API lets developers connect the service to their own applications. With the API developers can implement functionality such as implementation of applications that take advantage of SSO, user authentication, retrieving, adding, updating and removing users and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

FreshmeatFreshmeat API: freshmeat maintains the Web’s largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and Palm OS software. Thousands of applications, released under an open source license, are meticulously cataloged in the freshmeat database, and links to new applications are added daily. The freshmeat API deals with data gathering and data entry across a number of data types including projects, comments and screenshots. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

HeystaksHeystaks API: HeyStaks is a social search service that plugs in to Google, Bing, and Yahoo! to bring users more relevant results as they search. These results can be recommended to future searchers with similar queries, leading to a more personalized Web search experience. With the HeyStaks API, developers can integrate these community-curated stores of relevant pages into their applications and websites. The API allows developers to allow their users to contribute pages to staks and build their own stores of search knowledge, which can be distributed across the HeyStaks app ecosystem. Exposed functionality includes returning a User’s information, returning the list of Staks that a User is a member of, and returning a User’s list of buddies. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

LiveEnsureLiveEnsure API: LiveEnsure is a SaaS authentication for web, cloud and mobile apps. It helps developers strengthen their existing site or app login process. Developers can use the service each time they authenticate a user through an API call. Users must register with the site to obtain API documentation.

ManageEngine ServiceDesk PlusManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus API: ManageEngine is a producer of Enterprise IT Management Software. The ServiceDesk Plus API allows users to integrate with their network monitoring application. With the API users are given functionality such as: * Adding new request, editing, closing, deleting and viewing existing requests. * Adding new notes to a request, editing, deleting and viewing existing notes. * Adding worklog to a request, editing, deleting and viewing existing worklogs. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

PlanetLab CentralPlanetLab Central API: PlanetLab is a group of computers available as a testbed for computer networking and distributed systems research. It is composed of 1090 nodes at 507 sites worldwide. Each research project has a “slice”, or virtual machine access to a subset of the nodes. The PlanetLab Central API (PLCAPI) is the interface through which the PlanetLab Central database is accessed and maintained. The API is used by the website, by nodes, by automated scripts, and by users to access and update information about users, nodes, sites, slices, and other entities maintained by the database. It uses XMLRPC protocol.

Press Association SportPress Association Sport API: Press Association Sport is the sports branch of the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. Developers can use the API to integrate football data and use it to power websites, live-score tickers, smartphone and tablet apps. The Press Association Sport API lets users get access to high quality football data. Users can access historical and in-game data from all major English and Scottish league and cup competitions. Public documentation is not available.

QuetterQuetter API: Quetter is a website where users can both submit questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users within the community. Quetter provides an API that can be used to integrate Quetter services into another application. Methods exposed allow users to get the newest questions, get answers by question and user and get all genres. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Quick FileQuick File API: Quick File is an online accounting system. The Quick File API is an XML gateway, enabling 3rd Party developers to extend and enhance the Quick File Platform. The API contains all the common methods for building invoices, managing clients, inventory items and credit information. It uses SOAP calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Quotations BookQuotations Book API: Quotations Book is a quotations site that makes available its entire database of quotes (43,000+) as an XML file. It also syndicates content to Freebase/Google.

RIPE DatabaseRIPE Database API: The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and coordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally. The RIPE Database contains registration information for networks in the the RIPE NCC service region and related contact details. The RIPE Database RESTful API provides an interface to the Whois Database and offers developers methods to programmatically manipulate RIPE Database objects. API calls are responded to in XML and JSON format.

ScrumWorks ProScrumWorks Pro API: ScrumWorks Pro is Agile project management software. The ScrumWorks Pro API is a SOAP interface which allows developers to access data in ScrumWorks. The API can be used for building custom reports, integrations or other programmatic access to ScrumWorks Pro data. It uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

ShockedfishShockedfish API: ShockedFish is a price comparison engine for video games across digital download services. The API lets users access this data and integrate it into their websites or applications. It offers functionality such as ordering of results, limiting results by provider and general title search. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Strand Map ServiceStrand Map Service API: The Strand Map Service (SMS) provides an interactive graphical interface that helps K-12 teachers and students understand the relationships between science concepts. The Strand Maps demonstrate the connectedness of ideas and skills that students should develop over time. The maps illustrate learning goals for different grades, and the relationships between goals, for K-12 students across a range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The CSIP API that lets developers search through concept maps and find digital library resource supporting concept maps. Developers can access concept maps in number of formats e.g. XML, OWLLite, SVG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, and JPEG. Developers can use the CSIP to dynamically generate concept maps, fragment of concept maps and locate digital library resources supporting concept maps. The service supports textual as well as navigational searching over the concept maps. Developers can use textual search feature to locate appropriate concepts, list of concepts, concept maps and concept maps fragments. The navigational search allows for searching using relationships between concepts e.g. what is the pre-requisite to a given concept. The API uses RESTful calls and a JavaScript embed to include on your site.

SuperSaaSSuperSaaS API: SuperSaas offers software that allows users to add online appointment scheduling to their site. The SuperSaas API lets users synchronize their database to the SuperSaas database and provide Single Sign-On functionality. The API provides functionality to create, read, update and delete users. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Ticket EvolutionTicket Evolution API: Ticket Evolution provides software solutions that enable ticket brokers to manage and sell tickets in the secondary ticket industry. Ticket Evolution has a RESTful API that lets users sell tickets from within their own website. Documentation is not available.

Tossable DigitsTossable Digits API: Tossable Digits is a service that allows users to purchase private, disposable phone numbers. The Tossable Digits API allows customers to access, create and cancel services offered by Tossable Digits. The API accessible using two methods: SOAP and HTTP. Responses are formatted in JSON and PHP Serial.

Wine-SearcherWine-Searcher API: Wine-Searcher is a search engine of the price lists of 24,909 wine stores around the world. The Wine-Searcher Wine API lets developers integrate the wine search engine with their applications. Potential applications of the API include: * Show the average or min/max prices for wines within a website or application. * Value the wines in a user’s private cellar. * Allow users to see where they can buy a wine. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Wots-OnWots-On API: Wots-On is a free promotional service for Australian events. The Wots-On API allows users to access the database of event information to display within their website or application. With the Developer API users can interface directly with the Wots-On database and allow their site visitors or application users to: * View upcoming events by location, location+category * Search for events by keyword * View a list of Locations with upcoming events All basic event information is shown. including: Event titles, Basic event descriptions, Event dates, Event locations, Event categories, Thumbnail images, and a URL to event information page at wots-on.info. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

Zacks Financial DataZacks Financial Data API: Zacks Investment Research is a Chicago based firm with over 24 years of experience. Zacks provides an API that lets users access the company’s most current consensus data, including earnings estimates, revenue estimates, analyst recommendations, target prices, and long term growth rates for US and Canadian traded stocks, as well as a selection of fundamental company profile data and end-of-day stock price data for US traded stocks. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

ZatuneZatune API: Build mashups, creative websites and mobile applications using our internal database, media files and trends (including Artists, Albums and Songs data; Images, Album Covers and MP3 audio files). All interactions with the ZAMD API require a valid zaTune Account and an active API key. The API calls are implemented as XML over HTTP. The actual call to the API is made with an HTTP GET. zaTune is the only Arabic music API on the web.

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