52 New APIs: 3Scale, Apigee and Daily Deals Aggregation

Wendell Santos, October 9th, 2011

This week we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including a virtual work service, daily deals aggregation service, torrent sharing service, stock market data service, social media advertising service and a video sharing site. In addition we covered 3Scale’s release of three new APIs. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

 Ordr.in Ordr.in API: Ordr.in is a service to help connect restaurants to hungry customers. It helps them find places, determine menus and place delivery orders. The Ordr.in API is a RESTful API that allows developers to easily integrate dozens of restaurants into a single app. The Ordr.in API also lets app developers get paid every time their app generates an order.

2GIS2GIS API: 2GIS is a Russian search engine for companies. Searches can be performed by geographic location, and then displayed on a map, along with detailed company information. The 2GIS API can be used to perform these searches programatically or to integrate 2GIS into developer applications/webpages.

3Scale Account Management3Scale Account Management API: 3Scale enables API owners to integrate API management services into their existing systems. 3scale offers an on-demand infrastructure platform lets businesses capitalize on their Web Services to increase revenues and exploit the full potential of the API technology.

The account management API is a new version of the previous 3scale “User Management” API. It provides full control over all the organizations, developers and applications using the API, integrating service administration features directly to user's back end systems. The API enables Account and Key creation and adding new metrics to an analytics tracker. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

3Scale Analytics3Scale Analytics API: 3Scale enables API owners to integrate API management services into their existing systems. 3scale offers an on-demand infrastructure platform lets businesses capitalize on their Web Services to increase revenues and exploit the full potential of the API technology.

The Analytics API complements the Account Management API and allows users to access statistics on API usage from 3scale’s management system. It pulls out usage statistics for the user's API, either for the whole service or for each application, enabling integration of stats into a user's own internal dashboards or provide enhanced dashboards for your API users. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

3Scale Billing3Scale Billing API: 3Scale enables API owners to integrate API management services into their existing systems. 3scale offers an on-demand infrastructure platform lets businesses capitalize on their Web Services to increase revenues and exploit the full potential of the API technology.

The Billing API complements the Account Management API and allows users to access invoicing information for all users of the API. It opens up access to 3scale’s billing features to enable users to access invoices, line items and payment information for each of their customers with deep integration into their own internal systems. Users can access all the invoices that it issued to accounts, filter them by month, state or account or view single one of them.

Apigee OAuthApigee OAuth API: OAuth API is designed to make it easier to deal with OAuth by letting you quickly and easily authenticate across several APIs. It works by letting you delegate the OAuth dance to Apigee, then use a keychain and client libraries to invoke multiple APIs in a consistent way with less code. The OAuth API supports Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and Salesforce's REST and Chatter APIs, with Java, Javascript and Objective C libraries.

ArtsicleArtsicle API: Artsicle is a website that allows users to discover art and rent original art to display in their homes. Users take a short quiz to begin finding art they like.

The Artsicle API allows developers to access data from Artsicle. The API methods supported are retrieving a list of all products in the database, images of products, information on the product, and a list of all artists included in the database.

BO.LTBO.LT API: Bo.lt is a web service that let's users copy, edit and share web pages and be able to add avatars and comments to the pages they do share. The Bo.lt API is a RESTful API that is available for developers to integrate into their own applications. The API features all of the core functionality of Bo.lt itself, such as sharing and editing webpages. The Bo.lt API uses OAuth for authentication, but if no user is logged in/authenticated, a default Guest User account can be used.

BugHerdBugHerd API: BugHerd is a bug tracking service that allows users to report and describe, assign, and track bugs. BugHerd essentially becomes an invisible part of a customer's website where only administrators can see the functionality to report bugs within the website.

The BugHerd API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of BugHerd. Some example API methods include listing, creating, and managing projects, listing users, listing and creating comments, and listing, creating, and managing tasks.

City of New OrleansCity of New Orleans API: Data.Nola.Gov makes datasets for the City of New Orleans accessible. Categories include demographic data, geographic reference, and more. The website also provides several data view options, calendars, and eventually access to forms.

Data.Nola.Gov uses the Socrata Open Data API, which supports a RESTful protocol and returns responses in a variety of formats including JSON and XML.

CloudFactoryCloudFactory API: CloudFactory is a service that allows businesses and developers to integrate a virtual factory for all types of digital work such as tagging images, moderating content, generating sales leads and transcribing audio content. The work is done virtually by workers around the world.

The CloudFactory API is what allows developers to integrate jobs and work into other applications and sites. Some example API methods include accessing jobs and status of jobs, account information, worker information, and adding and editing job and account information.

ConnexionsConnexions API: Connexions is global repository for open educational materials including textbooks, teaching materials and learning materials. Connexions provides content repository of modules, collections, and lenses; viewing, printing, and content feeds; and authoring tools.

The API uses REST, JavaScript, and XML-RCP protocols and returns responses in XML.

ConvertAPI Web2ImageConvertAPI Web2Image API: Web2Image lets developers create a screen capture image from any URL. The ConvertAPI Web2Image API is a pay-per-credit API that allows website URLs to be converted into various image formats. Available image formats are BMP, TIFF, JPG, and PNG. Pricing begins at $15 for 1,000 calls.

ConvertAPI Web2PDFConvertAPI Web2PDF API: Web2PDF lets developers create a PDF file of a web page from any URL. The ConvertAPI Web2PDF API is a pay-per-credit API that allows website URLs to be converted into PDFs. Developers can manipulate many different settings: orientation, page size, margins, cover pages, and more can be set with the Web2PDF API. Pricing begins at $15 for 1,000 calls.

D&B DirectD&B Direct API: D&B Direct provides subscription based access to D&B's database of over 200M companies worldwide. D&B Direct is on-demand cloud access to high quality business data that enables users to: seamlessly integrate D&B data into corporate applications, enhance the quality and completeness of data within business databases, provide on-demand business data to the entire enterprise, search teh D&B database. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

DailymotionDailymotion API: Dailymotion is a video sharing site. Users can upload and share their videos, as well as view video content from other users, content producers, and networks and studios.

The Dailymotion API allows developers to access and integrate Dailymotion's functionality and content. Some example API methods include uploading, sharing, and playing content, view, create, and edit data about video content, and embedding the Dailymotion player into other sites.

Data.CookCountyIL.GovData.CookCountyIL.Gov API: Data.CookCountyIL.Gov is the web portal for the Cook County, Illinois Government. Data related to courts, economic development, health care, public safety, and more, is available through the website and API.

Data.CookCountyIL.Gov uses the Socrata Open Data API, which supports a RESTful protocol and returns responses in a variety of formats including JSON and XML.

Data.ed.govData.ed.gov API: Data.ed.gov is a website providing information about Department of Education grants. Datasets, performance statistics, and other data is provided by and accessible through the site. The website is part of the Open Government Initiative.

Data.ed.gov provides data via CSV, JSON, XML, and the Socrata Open Data API. Data sets are split between K-12, and colleges & universities.

Data.OK.govData.OK.gov API: Data.OK.gov is provides easier access, transparency, and accountability to Oklahoma State Government information. Data related to agriculture, education, social services, transportation, and more, is available through Oklahoma.gov and its API.

Oklahoma.gov uses the Socrata Open Data API, which supports a RESTful protocol and returns responses in a variety of formats including JSON and XML.

DFT.BA DFT.BA API: DFT.BA (stands for "Don't Forget to be Awesome) is a link (URL) shorten er. Links can also be customized with unique names.

The DFT.BA API allows developers to access DFT.BA functionality and information. Some example API methods include shortening links, expanding links, and retrieving link statistics.

DIDWWDIDWW API: DIDWW is a service that provides local phone numbers in numerous countries and cities. DIDWW also provides call forwarding to VoIP, mobile phones, and other phones around the world.

The DIDWW API allows developers to access and integrate DIDWW functionality and information into other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving regions and rates, creating and editing orders, and getting service details.

DigitaliserDigitaliser API: Digitaliser.dk is an effort to help with the digitization of Denmark. It brings together key resources, recommendations and guidelines on IT, communication and IT development. The goal is to strengthen cooperation to digitize Denmark between public and private parties.

Digitaliser.dk is also a social networking platform. Users have the opportunity to produce and store content, expose content so that others can see it and share knowledge about projects, specific tasks or relevant news and topics.

The API exposes parts of Digitaliser.dk's underlying data giving users both both read and write functionality. It uses RESTful calls and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON, TXT, RSS, HTML and PNG images. The site and documentation are in Danish.

eSignal Market DataeSignal Market Data API: The eSignal suite of products provides global, real-time market data and decision support to individual investors and traders worldwide. With The eSignal products users get access to stock, futures, Forex and options market quotes. The eSignal market datafeed provides real-time, streaming data from North America and more than 125 other global exchanges.

The Market Data API allows users to integrate real-time or delayed data into a variety of financial applications, including front office user applications and back office automated systems. It is suited for applications that require financial market information for trading, analysis, portfolio pricing and other market-critical operations. The Market Data API offers access to all the data managed by the eSignal network. Full documentation is not publicly available.

FenopyFenopy API: Fenopy is a torrent sharing site. Users can upload and download torrents of music, movies, TV shows, applications, games, books, and more.

The Fenopy API allows users to access information and functionality from Fenopy. The API methods include searching torrents by categories and other data, finding fake torrents, and listing fake torrents.

FreespreeFreespree API: Freespee is a call tracking and pay-per-call service based in Europe. Some features of Freespee's services include combining call metrics, call tracking and analytics, and integration into CRM and CMS platforms.

The Freespee API allows developers to integrate and build on Freespee's functionality and access the information from Freespee. Public documentation is not available.

GaggleAMPGaggleAMP API: GaggleAMP is a social media and social network amplification service. With GaggleAMP's service, clients can spread their social media messages further by having their stakeholders "amplify" the messages, sending them to other people with trackable links to get clickthrough rates and other analytics.

The GaggleAMP API allows developers to access the functionality of GaggleAMP. Public documentation is not available on their website, but developers can register for free to get access to the documentation. Some example API methods include posting messages, accessing message status and analytics, and accessing clickthrough data.

GigwalkGigwalk API: Gigwalk is a service that allows people to post "gigs" of collecting information using their mobile phones and instantly send the information back to the requester. People can accept gigs and get paid for collecting the information.

The Gigwalk API allows developers to access the data and functionality of Gigwalk. Some example API methods include retrieving gig information, getting gig details, and getting task results.

GlitchGlitch API: Glitch is a web-based massively-multiplayer game. The Glitch API allows the user to expand and extend the game. The API provides information about players, skills, locations, times, dates and more. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Go ProcessingGo Processing API: Go Processing offers solutions to support online payment through mobile devices. Their API allows users to recharge mobile phones, DTH and data cards in India for more than 14 service providers. API calls include service data request, service transaction request, transaction status and support request. The API uses RESTful calls and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON and HTML.

gzaasgzaas API: Gzaas is a web service that lets users create custom, full screen messages using custom typography. These messages then be associated to links that can be posted anywhere and shared with others.

Home Energy SaverHome Energy Saver API: Home Energy Saver (HES) is a service of the US Department of Energy, developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), that provides recommendations to homeowners for upgrading and improving their energy consumption.

LBNL created a suite of APIs for HES that may be licensed. A 60-day, non-renewable license is available. The APIs use the SOAP protocol.

JunoTradeJunoTrade API: JunoTrade is an online stock trading site that allows investors to buy stocks online for a low, flat per-trade fee. JunoTrade has an equities and options stock market API which supports order entry and quotes. Functionality of the RESTful API includes RealTime quote for a specific symbol, placing all Equity Order Types, placing all Option order Order Types and retrieving the status of an open order.

LionyzerLionyzer API: Lionyzer is a web site analytics service that analyzes content, environment, current popularity and other parameters, assigns a grade and provides helpful advice to improve a site. The API allows third party applications to integrate with the service. It provides calls for classifying a site and returning a report summary. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

MegaPhone LabsMegaPhone Labs API: MegaPhone offers a platform that lets audiences interact with screens in realtime using phone calls, mobile websites and mobile applications. The platform receives phone calls and translates key presses into control commands. These commands can be used to help make television and videos interactive.

The MegaPhone Labs ActionScript SDK allows users to create real-time, social, interactive video content on any screen, in any household, anywhere.

OpenSesameOpenSesame API: OpenSesame is a platform for buying and selling eLearning courses. OpenSesame users can manage their eLearning courses, create and edit eLearning courses, and sell their eLearning courses to others, as well as buy eLearning courses.

The OpenSesame API allows developers to access and integrate information and functionality from OpenSesame into other applications and sites. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving course and catalog information, integrating OpenSesame with other accounts, and accessing metadata about courses.

PhotopollPhotopoll API: Photopoll is an application that allows users to take and share photos for instant feedback from their friends and followers. Users can take photos, customize them, share them with their friends, and poll their friends for their feedback.

The Photopoll API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Photopoll to build other applications. Some example API methods include listing and creating polls, accessing votes on polls, listing friends and users, and creating and showing comments.

QuantterQuantter API: Quantter is an application that allows users to track their goals and daily activities like reading, writing, or running while their friends cheer them on. Quantter requires a Twitter account for use and sign in.

The Quantter API allows developers to access the data and functionality of Quantter. Some example API methods include creating "efforts" (activities and progress), getting user efforts, listing efforts, and accessing users via email, Facebook, Twitter, or user ID.

Record Setter URDBRecord Setter URDB API: Record Setter is a site that compiles and lists world records. Record Setter displays current record holders and writes posts about them, sometimes with videos of the record being set. Site visitors can learn how to break records and view current challenges.

The Record Setter URDB API allows developers to access and integrate the information and functionality of Record Setter into other applications and sites. Some example API methods include retrieving user information, retrieving world record information, viewing information by a variety of categories, and viewing past record holders.

RI.gov Open DataRI.gov Open Data API: RI.gov is the web portal for the Rhode Island State Government which provides data searches, license renewals, and more. The API provides access to datasets, calendars, weather and more, to be incorporated into third-party software and applications. The API uses RESTful calls and returns responses in XML.

RoboWhoisRoboWhois API: RoboWhois is a cloud-based service that provides a RESTful API to access WHOIS records and domain related information with a unified, consistent interface. Developers can use the API to lookup WHOIS information for a domain and retrieve the WHOIS record; access WHOIS data using a consistent, well-structured, HTTP-based interface; retrieve WHOIS details parsed as convenient JSON structure. The API uses HTTP calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

RubyGemsRubyGems API: RubyGems.org is the Ruby community's gem hosting service. Developers can publish their gems and install them. The API lets users interact with the site and find out more information about available gems. Functionality includes querying or creating gems to be hosted, querying download stats, managing gem owners and notifications and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and YAML.

ScienceBaseScienceBase API: ScienceBase is a service U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) which provides a collaborative data catalog and data management platform for USGS scientists and partners. Access to the ScienceBase Catalog is available through the API using the SOAP protocol.

SmartDebitSmartDebit API: SmartDebit provides direct debiting services for businesses and companies to accept debit payments on websites for bill payment, service payment, or for recurring product orders.

The SmartDebit Direct Debit API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of SmartDebit into other applications and sites. Example API methods include creating and managing debits and set ups and accessing other account information. Public documentation is not available. Those interested should email sales@smartdebit.com for more information.

SMS FreedomSMS Freedom API: SMS Freedom is a bulk text messaging service that allows customers to send numerous text (SMS) messages to groups at one time. Messages can be sent via web interfaces, mobiles, SMTP, and SMPP platforms.

The SMS Freedom API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and information from SMS Freedom. Some example API methods include sending messages, receiving confirmation of messages sent, accessing delivery status, and pushing messages out.

SofanaticsSofanatics API: Sofanatics is a virtual sports fan network platform. Sofantics provides a social platform where football (soccer) fans can come together to watch matches together.

The Sofanatics API allows developers to embed Sofanatics functionality and information. Some example API methods include embedding matches on other sites and embedding specific events on other sites.

SquarespaceSquarespace API: Squarespace offers a fully hosted software platform for creating and maintaining a website, blog, or portfolio. It uses a WYSIWYG editor and templates that let users create and edit the look and functionality of their web sites. The Squarespace XML-RPC API lets users post to Squarespace using a third party application.

Stock Market DataStock Market Data API: Stock Market Data offers an API that lets users view a snapshot of the latest stock market data in various Web 2.0 formats such as JSON, RSS, ATOM, MDDL (Market Data Definition Language – XML for Market Data) and CSV. Currently SMDAPI supports NASDAQ Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange, India (NSE). The API uses RESTful calls.

TextinglyTextingly API: Textingly is a web-based text messaging service. Users can receive texts from their customers and respond in real-time.

The Textingly API allows developers to access the data and functionality of Textingly. Some example API methods include adding and removing contacts, viewing conversations, sending text messages, and linking a conversation to a URL.

ThinglinkThinglink API: Thinglink is an image interaction service. Thinglink provides functionality to transform photos and images into links that lead to other things on the web.

The Thinglink API allows developers to embed Thinglink's functionality into other sites. Developers can specify image attributes, share links, and mass embed in other sites.

TipprTippr API: Tippr is a local daily deals aggregation web site. The Tippr API exposes the site data and allows developers to integrate it with their own web sites or applications. Data includes listing of channels and a listing of current offers for a specified channel. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and YAML.

TxtlocalTxtlocal API: Txtlocal is a service that provides group text messaging for individual use, marketing and advertising purposes, or other functions, such as appointment reminders. Pricing is dependent on the number of texts, so customers can use Txtlocal for either a small group of people or large, depending on their needs.

The Txtlocal API allows developers to access and integrate Txtlocal information and functionality into other sites and applications. Some example API methods include sending text messages, receiving text messages, and checking credit balances.

Washington State Corporations SearchWashington State Corporations Search API: The Washington Secretary of State Corporations Division provides online services and information related to corporations in the state of Washington such as registering new businesses, renewing LLC or nonprofit businesses, searching for businesses, and more.

The search API allows access to search and information retrieval on corporations data. Results are returned in XML and JSON.

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3 Responses to “52 New APIs: 3Scale, Apigee and Daily Deals Aggregation”

October 21st, 2011
at 6:56 am
Comment by: IT support UK

making a websites is easier through the help of web tools. These are not expensive yet, very useful to increase the sale of a web store.

December 16th, 2011
at 6:00 am
Comment by: angel

The average consumer also has access to these deals. They think very highly of them too.

November 5th, 2012
at 6:41 pm
Comment by: Arielle

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