This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory including an online payment service, image recognition service, backend-as-a-service platform, video hosting and publishing platform, crowdsourcing platform for startup funding and an app translation management service. We also previewed New York City’s thrid annual BigApps conference. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
500px API: 500px is an online community for photographers and fans of photography. Photographers can upload their pictures to share with other 500px users, and all users can browse and search the photo collection for discovery and artistic inspiration.
The 500px API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and content of 500px. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving photos, uploading photos, and finding users.
AbleSMS API: The AbleSMS API allows users to automate the sending and receiving of SMS messages by integrating AbleSMS services directly with the user's business applications, websites or in-house software.
The SOAP API can be used to delete messages in a SMS inbox, send and retrieve messages, and generate reports on inbox and messaging activity.
AlsaMarketing API: AlsaMarketing is an online marketing platform. AlsaMarketing offers lead tracking applications, integrations with CRMs, report generation, and lead management.
The AlsaMarketing API allows developers to access AlsaMarketing functionality into other applications. Public documentation is not available; the API is a feature of AlsaMarketing accounts.
ApnaCircle API: ApnaCircle is a business and career networking site based in India. Users can access job listings, connect with colleagues, classmates, and peers, and join online communities based on interests and industries.
The ApnaCircle API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of ApnaCircle in other applications and services. Some example API methods include setting alerts for jobs and users, accessing messages, searching jobs and schools, and searching users.
Bistip API: Bistip is a service that connects travellers with people who need or want items bought in other places. Bistip lets users post their upcoming trips so other users can see if someone is going to a place where they want something from. Users can request the travellers buy whatever the item is that they want.
The Bistip API is read-only but allows developers to access content from Bistip. The available API methods are retrieving a list of upcoming trips and retrieving a list of items wanted.
Boliven Publications API: Boliven is the leading information portal for R&D, IP and business development professionals with over 100 million peer-reviewed documents to help identify technologies, clients, partners, opportunities and ideas. Amongst its documents Boliven publications include 35,000,000+ references, 5,500+ publications from Crossref, NLM Pubmed. The Publications API lets users create custom searches on the Boliven patent database and show details of the patent document texts that are returned. This data can be integated into a user's website or application. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Bongo API: Bongo provides transit schedule information for Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and the city of Coralville, Iowa. Realtime location information as well as estimated arrival times are accessible via the Bongo API. The API is RESTful and returns responses in XML, JSON, and JSONP.
BookingSync API: BookingSync is a vacation rental booking system that lets users manage and synchronize vacation rental bookings. It keeps all of a user's bookings in one place, so that they can manage their calendar and clients. It automatically updates advertising portals and improve search ranking. With the API, users can create, read, update and delete information such as bookings, clients and rentals. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
CloudMine API: CloudMine is a backend-as-a-service platform that removes the need for mobile app developers to build fully custom backend solutions for their applications. It offers a set of RESTful APIs that allows developers to create backend solutions for their applications. Solutions include schema-free data structure storage, user account creation and management, and server-side business logic. Responses are formatted in JSON.
CodeStock 2011 API: CodeStock was a two day event for technology and information exchange. Created by professionals for professionals, the event featured sessions for developers, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs as well as panel discussions and live podcasts. The CodeStock data API lets users access CodeStock information and integrate it into their website or application. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Cortexica API: Cortexica is an image recognition service. Some of their products include WineFindr, which allows users to compare prices of wine based on images and a video recognition application that allows users to take screengrabs of video.
The Cortexica API allows developers to access the functionality and content of Cortexica. Some example API methods include uploading images, matching images, and retrieving image information. Public documentation is not available; developers must register for access.
Cutcaster API: Cutcaster is an online marketplace for stock photography, illustrations, and graphics. Artists can share and sell their photos, illustrations, and graphics, and buyers can search and buy the images.
The Cutcaster API allows developers to access and integrate Custcaster functionality and content into other applications. Some example API methods include searching for images, embedding images into other sites, and selling images under other brands. Public documentation is not available; developers who are interested should contact email@example.com for more information and access to the API.
data.nasa.gov API: Data.NASA.Gov is an Open Data project that is part of the NASA Open Government Initiative. Data.NASA.Gov opens up access to NASA datasets, including categories such as aeronautics, earth and space sciences, engineering, climate, and more. The data catalog is continually growing and the API provides access to current and future datasets.
The API is RESTful, returning responses in JSON format.
Econz Eservice API: Econz Eservice is a Mobile Field Service Dispatch and Work Order Management System that works on Cell Phones, Smart Phones, and Tablets. Eservice is web-based software that enables a field service team to receive and respond to customer work orders.
The Eservice API allows authorized users to directly connect their system to the ECONZ EService Job Management and Wireless Dispatch system. The interface allows jobs to be created, updated, dispatched, progressed, and completed. In addition, it also allows for the creation and maintenance of customer, resource, and employee data.
Econz Timecard API: Timecard is a mobile timesheet software solution that enables employees to log time, attendance, and job information remotely via their mobile devices.
The Econz Timecard API is a SOAP based service that allows users to integrate their current systems with Timecard software and services. The API provides methods for retrieving, updating, and deleting data stored on the Timecard server.
Framesocket API: Framesocket is a video hosting and publishing platform. Framesocket works with websites, tablets, and mobiles. Framesocket also offers analytics about video consumption and visitors.
The Framesocket API allows developers to access and integrate Framesocket's functionality into other applications and services. Some example API methods include integrating videos into web, phone, and tablet applications, playing videos, measuring analytics and traffic, and managing accounts.
GEOSPAN API: GEOSPAN is a visual geographic information service. They offer multiple products including aerial imagery, street level inventories and imagery, location geocoding, and GIS feature extraction.
The GEOSPAN API allows developers to access images and information from GEOSPAN. Some example API methods include integrating viewers into other applications, extracting coordinates, cropping images, and creating map overlays. Public documentation is not available. Interested developers should sign up here: http://www.geospan.com/product-api.asp.
Getsocio API: Getsocio is a social commerce platform. It allows users build a group buying or daily deal website. Getsocio also has coupon printing features, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration.
The Getsocio API allows developers to access Getsocio content for aggregation. The available API method is listing deals and deal information on other applications and sites.
Grow VC API: Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) is a crowdsourcing platform for startup funding. In addition to posting opportunities for startup funding, Grow VC has online communities and forums to help startup entrepreneurs.
The Grow VC is currently in beta and public documentation is not available. Developers interested in the API and building applications on top of the Grow VC platform should sign up here: http://www.growvc.com/blog/api-beta-program/.
Hayoo! API: Hayoo! is a search engine that provides a search interface to the documenation of various Haskell packages and libraries. Holumbus is a Haskell library which provides the basic building blocks for creating indexing and search applications. This includes a framework for distributed crawling and indexing as well as distributed query processing. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Idealista API: Idealista is the leading real estate portal in Spain. They provide a simple search API that exposes all of the site data. Search data includes address, price, pics and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Illinois 2010 School Report Cards API: The Illinois 2010 school report cards API allows users receive detailed data about public schools and school districts by appending the string ".json" to any Chicago Tribune school webpage.
The response of this call will be a dictionary of data for that school, gathered from the Illinois State Board of Education's yearly reports. The API will also return lists of schools for a given district, city, or county. Additionally, the API provides limited support for searching by school name or latitude/longitude pair.
InstantEncore Maestro API: InstantEncore is a marketing platform and online community for the classical music community at large. It provides concert calendars, an online music and video file database, and aggregation of classical music "buzz" around the internet.
InstantEncore offers the Maestro API for accessing data and incorporating it into third-party applications. There are a number of pricing packages for the API. The Maestro API is RESTful and returns responses in XML and JSON formats.
InterWorx License API: The InterWorx Hosting Control Panel is a Linux based dedicated server and VPS control panel. InterWorx allows users to easily build a load balanced cluster of servers, expanding their web hosting options. The InterWorx License API can be used to manage InterWorx licenses. Both SOAP and XMLRPC API interfaces are available.
ITIS Web Service Description API: ITIS is the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. The ITIS was created to improve the organization of and access to taxonomic data of biological species and their hierarchical classification. ITIS provides an API to access such data as common and scientific names, kingdom names, geographic divisions, and much more.
Jolkona API: Jolkona is a platform to make giving more social. Jolkona allows donors to find projects, give to projects, and receive feedback on how their donation was implemented. The Jolkona API gives users the ability to integrate the platform with their site or application. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
LetGive API: LetGive provides developers, bloggers, content publishers, and e-tailers with the tools to integrate giving into their websites and mobile apps and eliminate the regulatory hassles associated with third party fundraising.
LetGive’s API allows users to embed charitable giving in their applications. Users have the option to choose to support any of the causes listed in the partners page. In return, these partners will market user applications through their distribution channels. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
Macroglossa API: Macroglossa is a search engine that compares images. Users can upload photos or images that they aren't sure what they are to determine what the images contain. Macroglossa compares images to return search results based on five search categories.
Macroglossa offers three levels of APIs for developers: free, basic, and premium. The free API has limited use, but basic and premium do not. The premium API also offers custom services. Public documentation is not available until the sign up process is completed. Interested developers should register here: http://www.macroglossa.com/api.html.
MassDOT MBTA API: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). has released a series of static and real-time data sets and feeds. The primary static data set is the MBTA's GTFS file. Real-time service alerts are provided directly by the MBTA. Feed data is available in XML, JSON, TXT, RSS and KML formats.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit API: Metro Transit of Minneapolis/St. Paul is the online portal to the Twin Cities' network of buses, light rail, commuter trains, and other transportation resources. An API to access route, bus direction, and bus stop information, as well as bus schedule times. The API is available through Appspot. It is a RESTful API which returns responses in JSON format.
Museum Victoria API: Museum Victoria is the science and culture museum of the state of Victoria, Australia. Museum Victoria operates the Melbourne Museum, the Scienceworks science museum, the Melbourne Planetarium, and the Royal Exhibition Building. Museum Victoria provides the "History and Technology Collections Online." An API is available to access these collections. It is a RESTful API and returns responses in JSON and XML.
MyShowroom.TV API: With myshowroom.tv users can set up their own tv studio or broadcast live programs or pre-recorded shows. Users can also broadcast from other places like outdoor places, social events, festivals, clubs, concerts etc. The service can be used also for special purposes like e-learning or security services. The API exposes some of the functionality of the site such as retrieving live and recorded shows, retrieving user information and friends and more. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.
NYC Open Data API: NYC Open Data is a collection of 750 New York City public datasets made available by city agencies and organizations. Some of the popular data includes parking facilities, federal stimulus expenditures and electric consumption by zip code. Also included are Open 311 service requests, health and education data.
OneSkyApp API: OneSkyApp is a translation service for mobile and web applications. With the OneSkyApp platform, users can get quotes for how much translation will cost, receive translation help and support, and get their applications translated into other languages.
The OneSkyApp API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of OneSkyApp into other services and applications. Some example API methods include uploading and downloading translations, managing account information, and retrieving information on translations, projects, and users.
OpenDataPhilly API: OpenDataPhilly is the online portal to the city of Philadelphia. Datasets are available for categories such as Arts/Culture/History, Elections/Politics, Parks, Public Safety, Transportation, and more. APIs are available for a number of datasets; select desired data and sort by the API filter for more information.
PayPal Invoicing API: PayPal, the global leader in secure, online payments is now offering Invoicing APIs that provide an all-in-one business invoicing solution that streamlines invoicing and payments.
Merchants, developers, and business service providers can use the Invoicing APIs to create and send electronic invoices. They can dynamically create, deliver and manage digital invoices and track, record, and reconcile payments. The APIs use REST or SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and NVP.
Peecho API: Peecho is a service that allows users to create print products from their digital content. Users can use Peecho to create photo books, magazines, and other print documents from their online digital content.
The Peecho API allows developers to access the functionality of Peecho. Some example API methods include creating orders, editing orders, and batch format documents and content.
PHL API: PHL is the API of Philadelphia Geo Data. Determine zones, districts, and wards based on a street address. View some datasets on a map. The API is powered by GeoCouch, is RESTful and can return responses in JSON.
Reciprocal Research Network API: The Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) is an online research environment that provides access to First Nations items from the Northwest Coast and British Columbia. Records of items in museums around the world are available. Create online collections, collaborative projects, and related discussions.
The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON and XML.
Roar Engine API: Roar Engine is a platform that gives users the ability to quickly build social games and monetize them. It lets users create social game mechanics using core building blocks that can be combined to build a range of popular and custom gameplay systems. The Roar API lets users access the meta-data and game logic. The API uses HTTP calls and responses are formatted in XML.
Sierra Trading Post API: Sierra Trading Post is a retailer that specializes in offering discounts on popular outdoor clothing brands and outdoor gear.
The Sierra Trading Post API allows developers to access Sierra Trading Post's data and functionality. Some example API methods include searching products, listing brands & departments, filtering, accessing reviews, sorting and automatic affiliate's deep links generation.
Some Murrays Website Summaries API: Some Murrays is a service developers can use to parse the content of web sites in any way they need. This web service is used to extract text from, and parse, websites. It uses RESTful calls and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON, TXT and HTML.
Spree Commerce API: Spree Commerce is an open source e-Commerce platform. Spree provides hosting and server solutions, as well as merchant accounts and payment platforms.
The Spree Commerce API allows developers to access the functionality and content of Spree. Some example API methods include searching, listing and viewing orders and order information, and updating orders.
Stripe API: Stripe is a service that allows users to accept payments online, specifically developers. With the Stripe application, users can keep track of payments, search past payments, create recurring charges, and keep track of customers.
The Stripe API allows developers to access the functionality of Stripe. Some example API methods include sending invoices, accepting payments, managing subscription billing, and editing and managing account information.
SubHub API: SubHub is a website creation platform based on Drupal. SubHub offers their users to create and manage online content and websites. Websites created with SubHub are customizable and optimized for search.
The SubHub API allows developers to access SubHub information and functionality to build new applications. Some example API methods include creating advertising applications, integrating eCommerce functionality, and accessing social sharing features. Public documentation is not available. Interested developers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and access to the API.
TeleNav GeoCloud API: The TeleNav GeoCloud API provides a RESTful interface to the TeleNav Cloud for Location Based Services including geocoding, maps, routing, local search and TeleNav Client integration.
TeleNav Share API: The TeleNav Share API is designed to help users easily send an address from a website or a mobile application directly to their phone. Developers can use this API to place a "Send to Phone" option next to address listings. TeleNav Share's API supports SOAP, as well as REST via HTTP GET/POST, and can accommodate both XML and JSON data formats.
TeleNav Track API: The TeleNav Track API is a SOAP-based interface that, when paired with a mobile client service, allows companies to persistently monitor and gather information about their mobile workforce.
This API enables companies to dispatch jobs to mobile devices, send and receive wireless forms, track events and locations of GPS-enabled cell phones, get location-based alerts, and gather custom reports from connected mobile devices.
Telesocial API: Enables mobile voice calling within social networks. Authenticates devices to linked Facebook, Twitter, iTunes users via social network user accounts, allowing users to opt-in to calls to/from linked users, set up "TalkSpace" voice conferences, leave voicemail. Phone number remains anonymous because authentication uses social network accounts.
The Oxford Celtic Coin Index API: The Celtic Coin Index is the online incarnation of the Celtic Coin collection at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford University. The collection began in 1960 and contains photographs and information about coins held in Britain's museums. Coins are still being found and added to the collection.
The API is RESTful and returns responses in JSON, XML, geoRSS, KML, RSS, and CSV.
TransLink API: TransLink is the transit authority for Vancouver (British Columbia). Route and schedule information are available via Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format and accessible with a JSON-based API (read and agree to the terms of service for access to the API documentation).
Travel IQ API: Travel IQ is an online travel booking service based in Germany. The Travel IQ API offers developers programmatic access to the functionality offered by the site. This functionality includes hotel booking, translations, hotel and flight search and location data. The API uses RESTful calls and responses can be formatted in XML, JSON, JSONP and YAML. The site and documentation are in German.
TripSay API: TripSay is a travel website where users share their trips and connect with traveling friends to exchange insider tips. The TripSay API lets users run the same queries they would run on the site but integrate the functionality with their own web site or app. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.
UC Davis Online Directory Search API: The UC Davis Online Directory Search API is allows developers to perform basic search on the public data within the UC Davis Online Directory system from within their application via REST with a JSON interface. The documentation details the proper URL request and JSON response formats.
All data returned from the API will be filtered to only return records that are not marked private or protected. The API will return various directory information, including a person's primary listing and the first device/address results for that listing.
Videofy.me API: Videofy.me is a video management and publishing service for websites and blogs. Features include CMS integration, video sharing, and advertising opportunities.
The Videofy.me API allows developers to access the Videofy.me functionality. Some example API methods include uploading and embedding videos, creating Videofy.me widgets, and allowing users to browse the video collection.
Wave Accounting API: Wave Accounting is an online accounting service. With Wave Accounting, users can automatically import their bank and credit card statements into the platform, review purchases and types of purchases, run reports on expenses and finances, and categorize their expenses.
Wave Accounting is currently building their API and is looking for developers to help and be beta testers. For more information, email email@example.com.
Wikispaces API: The Wikispaces API can be used for the advanced management of Wikispace wikis.
This SOAP API is composed of six WSDL files. The WSDL files provide authentication, user, space, page, tag, and message services. The WIkispaces API is fully compatible with PHP, PERL, Python, ASP, and C#.
Zoopla API: Zoopla is a real estate and property search engine and information platform for properties in the UK. Users can search for properties that are for sale or rent, find out information about the properties, and price information on the properties.
The Zoopla API allows developers to access the functionality of Zoopla. Some example API methods include searching and listing information on properties, accessing area value graphs, and retrieving property listings.