This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile image editing service, mobile payment service, small business phone service, indoor mapping service, hotel reservation service and online meeting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Aepona API: Aepona is a service that brings mobile data and intelligence to the cloud. Aepona also offers mobile payment hosting and solutions, as well as billing tools. Other Aepona products include monetization platforms for web and mobile application providers.
The Aepona API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Aepona into other applications and services. Some example API methods include accessing customer information, finding people on networks, and initiating mobile payment and billing services. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should register for API access here: http://developer.aepona.com/.
Agree'nSign API: Agree'nSign is an online signature service. Agree'nSign lets users create and sign secure, legally binding documents online. The signature process can also be tracked with their service.
The Agree'nSign API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Agree'nSign with other applications. Some example API methods include creating and sending documents, accessing user and contact information, and returning contract information.
AskGeo API: Interactive map, web API and Java library for finding out the time zone information for a given location (latitude and longitude). Submit latitude and longitude, and the API returns the unix (Olson) time zone ID, the Windows Standard Name for the time zone, and the current offset from UTC.
Aviary Mobile API: Separate from its flagship Aviary API, an embedded photo editor, this API lets developer add Aviary’s photo editing functionality right into their own app. The SDK lets users access functionality such as one click photo editing, crop, rotate, sharpen and much more. The API is implemented via SDKs made available by Aviary. Currently SDKs are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
Örebro kommun API: Örebro kommun (Örebro municipality, Sweden) provides an online portal to government data and information, including waste & recycling, libraries, transit, politics, sports & culture, business, tourism, and more. Much of this information can be mapped and a RESTful API can also retrieve this data in XML and JSON. The site and documentation are in Swedish.
Bango Direct Billing API: Bango’s Direct Billing API is designed to allow mobile applications and web sites to request payments directly from their users. Price and offer details are displayed without leaving the application or web site, simplifying the experience for the end user. Behind the scenes, the API interacts directly with Bango’s billing platform to collect and process payments.
This SOAP API operates over HTTPS, and requires an account with service for access.
Barcodesoft API: The SOAP web service streams bar codes in one of the following formats: BMP, GIF, JPeg, TIFF and PNG. It supports most linear and 2D barcode symbologies: Code39, Code128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8, Bookland, ISBN, POSTNET, Code93, Code25, Interleaved 25, Codabar, MSI / Plessey, Data Matrix, PDF417, QR Code, and Aztec Code.
Battlefield 3 Stats API: bf3stats.com is a website that provides up-to-date, cross-platform stats for almost every facet of Battlefield 3, a modern combat game by Electronic Arts. bf3stats now provides an API for retrieving stats from their database, allowing developers to integrate BF3 stats into their software or application.
Developers must create an account on the site, and then register their application before they can integrate their app with bf3stats. Several of the API methods are only available to users with registered applications, though simple player and global lookups are possible without an API key.
This API operates via HTTP POST, and returns data in JSON.
BeeBole API: BeeBole is an online time tracking and billing application. BeeBole offers timetracking and reporting features, as well as budget assignment and billing for time worked.
The BeeBole API allows developers to access the data and functionality of BeeBole for integration with other applications and customizing applications. Some example API methods include searching and returning company lists, employee lists, attendance records, and managing time records.
CallWithUs API: Web-based API allows service users to check account balance, get calling rate(s) to a specified phone number, retrieve call history and DID minutes, and initiate a web callback to the specified phone number (Click to call). The service is intended to give web visitors a free way to contact the site provider. Also provides SMS send services.
Carloadboard API: The site matches car carrier services with shippers needing to transport vehicles via truck. The web service allows for posting of requests for loads needing transport, editing an existing request, and deleting a request. The web interface allows carriers to bid on load requests, assignment of loads to carriers, and tracking of shipments en route.
CarQuery API: CarQuery is an API which provides general automobile information including year, make, model, trim, and specifications. CarQuery currently provides data for over 49 thousand vehicles produced from 1941 through 2012, for 151 manufacturers, and growing.
Citrix Online GoToMeeting API: GoToMeeting by Citrix Online is an online meeting service that allows users to have online meetings with up to 25 people. GoToMeeting allows for video conferencing, attending online meetings by smart phones, desktops, and tablets, and audio conferencing.
The GoToMeeting API allows developers to integrate GoToMeeting functionality with other services and applications. Some example API methods include creating meetings, accessing attendee and organizer information, and updating information on meetings, organizers, and attendees.
Citrix Online GoToTraining API: GoToTraining by Citrix Online is a service for holding online, interactive training. Up to 200 participants can attend any online training session. GoToTraining allows users to share materials online, optional charging for training, and reaching trainees remotely.
The GoToTraining API allows developers to integrate the functionality of GoToTraining into other services and applications. Some example API methods include creating training sessions, managing training sessions, accessing registration details, and retrieving attendee information.
Citrix Online GoToWebinar API: GoToWebinar by Citrix Online is a webinar service that allows users to create and host webinars for up to 1,000 people. Presentations for the webinars can be done from the user's desktop computer.
The GoToWebinar API allows developers to integrate the functionality of GoToWebinar with other services and applications. Some example API methods include creating webinars, creating and managing sessions, register participants, and access participant information.
FaceCash API: FaceCash is a mobile payment platform that allows users to pay for goods and services with face recognition technology at merchants that accept FaceCash. FaceCash also offers mobile coupons for participating merchants.
The FaceCash API allows developers to integrate FaceCash functionality with merchant's point of sale applications and other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with a FaceCash account.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheets API: Part of an effort by the UN's Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization to modernize, improve, and streamline the global flow of information about fishery statistics, fishery resources, and stock status and trends. Web services are part of establishing an open and interoperable platform based on XML, HTTP and REST to make available selected information from the organization's Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheets. The API gives access to lists of fact sheets by domain and international language, fish stocks by species and geographic area, etc.
Fishbowl API: Fishbowl is an inventory management tool for Quickbooks users. By integrating Fishbowl with Quickbooks, users can manage their inventory, monitor the manufacturing process, and track their goods.
The Fishbowl API allows developers to access and integrate Fishbowl functionality into Quickbooks and other applications. Some example API methods include listing inventories, accessing invoices and purchase receipts, managing orders, and tracking inventory.
FreshDesk API: Freshdesk is an on demand customer support software that works across multiple support channels. Support channels include email, phone, websites and social networks. The Freshdesk API allows users to interact with their helpdesk in multiple ways. With the API users can connect to the helpdesk, populate data, extract data into other applications and even develop their applications to integrate with their Freshdesk helpdesk. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
Gnip API: The Gnip API provides notification of activities (events) occurring in a variety of services and, whenever possible, a guid that identifies the activity itself vis a vis the service it was created on. Activity examples include a user "tweet" (twitter), a user "dugg" (digg), a user creating a blog post, etc.
There are two primary roles that API users fall into; Publishers and Subscribers. You may be one, the other, or both depending on your situation. Publishers push data into the system and subscribers consume data from the system.
Gnip also provides access to Twitter firehoses for non-display purposes, sometimes with a fee.
Golf Channel CRM Tee Time API: The Golf Channel's tee time reservation engine gives access to yield-managed tee time inventory for effectively priced golf course rounds. Its nonexclusive agreement allows developers to combine services from their choice of providers. The service claims to book more online tee time reservations than any other provider in the United States. It pays partner sites $1-$2 per round booked, depending on monthly sales volume.
GXchart API: The GXchart API is a web service that allows users to automatically generate graphs and charts. When a user provides the GXchart API with the data they want visualized, the service will return a URL to an image with the charted data. Data can be passed to the GXchart API either through URL, or using SOAP.
Charts created with GXchart will be deleted from their servers after 10 minutes, so users must save a copy for their later use. Use of GXchart is free, and there are no signup requirements.
How'd They Vote? API: How'd They Vote? is a non-partisan resource providing information about how Canadian MPs have voted and statements they've made in Parliament. Information is taken from Hansard and made available on the website and through a RESTful API. Responses are returned in XML and JSON, and in English or French.
HyperOffice API: HyperOffice is an online collaboration software. The suite of tools includes project, contact and document management, email and calendar features. These features (also called portals) are exposed in the HyperOffice API, a set of web services that allow customers, resellers, and partners to control portals. The APIs allow third party services to access data, enter data into the system, and even sychronize data using the date-range specific queries.
Hyperpublic API: Hyperpublic is a platform that collects geographic and local information from the web. Hyperpublic collects open data on places and points of interest, local deals and events, and other geo data that can be integrated into location-aware applications.
The Hyperpublic API allows developers to access Hyperpublic geo data for integration with other applications and to build other location-aware applications. Some example API methods include listing places, creating places, showing deals, listing deals, and managing information about places, deals, and events.
iGolder API: The service is private club for electronic exchanges of gold between members as investments or as payments. Members can optionally be listed in the public directory and disclose their feedback reputation scores. The site is strategically, technically and financially independent of any bank, government or corporation. The platform was entirely built and financed by the owners, who are professional software developers, as a corporation registered in Belize. The API allows members to check account balance, generate transaction history, send payments to other members, and process payments for shopping cart purchases.
Infobip API: Infobip is a mobile solutions service. Services offered by Infobip include bulk SMS messaging, 2-way messaging, mobile payments, number checking, and text feedback platforms.
The Infobip API allows developers to access and integrate Infobip functionality with other applications and services. Some example API methods include sending messages, accessing message information, and accessing reports regarding messages.
InVox API: Cloud-based service supporting business phone systems for small and medium-sized companies. The web-based phone designer tool allows users to build business telephone systems and advanced IVR systems without installing any new software or hardware using a visual drag-and-drop interface without programming. Data integration capabilities include real-time data exchange. Applications can scale to handle tens of simultaneous calls.
JunglePay API: JunglePay is a mobile and phone payment and billing service. JunglePay is supported in 80 countries and they also offer SMS capabilities. JunglePay can be used on mobile or web applications for payment and billing services.
The JunglePay API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of JunglePay with other applications and services. Some example API methods include listing and managing payments, sending SMS messages, and accessing user information.
LIBRIS API: LIBRIS is an online search service of the National Library of Sweden. Search national, academic, and several public libraries of Sweden for books, periodicals, articles, maps, posters, printed music, electronic resources, and more. The site and documentation are in Swedish.
Use the Xsearch API to access data from the catalogs in MARC-XML, Dublin Core, JSON, RIS, MODS, and RDF formats.
Livebookings API: Online reservation software and marketing tools for 9,000 restaurants in 23 countries, mostly U.S. and northern Europe. The API provides third-party developers with access to all inventory data about participating restaurants, including description content, special offers, table availability, and more. It also provides booking and cancellation functionality. Applications using the API must require that a user accept Terms and Conditions for booking a restaurant before finalizing the booking.
Locker Project API: The Locker Project is a service that allows users to control their private, personal information, storing them in "lockers" that they can choose to share with others or not.
The Locker Project API allows developers to access the data and functionality of the Locker Project to build applications with the data. Some example API methods include accessing a user dashboard, retrieving diary entries, and managing permissions to access the data.
LotVantage API: LotVantage provides web solutions for auto dealers to expand and enhance their listings on a variety of online platforms such as eBay, craigslist, Backpage, and others. LotVantage specializes in helping dealers through the entire process of managing automotive sales on the web, from online inventory management to customer interactions.
The LotVantage API provides programmatic access to many of the features of their online portal, including user and dealership management. This is a RESTful API that returns data in XML format, and requires an API Key for access.
mail2 API: The mail2 Email Marketing API is a REST-based email delivery and tracking service that allows users to add email list management functionality into other applications. The API allows users to extend the functionality of their applications by integrating email marketing components to their existing services.
Use of the mail2 API requires installation of the Tessitura platform. The overall service provided by mail2 is tied to the Tessitura platform; Tessitura focuses on identify patron segments based on their transactional history, while mail2 identifying segments based on patron engagement history.
This is a RESTful web service with a JSON response type. The mail2 API requires an account with service and an API key for access.
Malmöfestivalen API: Malmö Festival is an art, music, and culture festival which occurs in downtown Malmö, Sweden's third-largest city. An API is available to grab information about the festival including: festival schedules, event locations, lists of acts, news articles about the festival, and more. The API is RESTful and returns responses in XML, JSON, and JSONP. The site and documentation are in Swedish.
Micello API: Micello is an indoor mapping service. Micello offers indoor maps of venues, such as shopping malls, airports, hospitals, and museums. Micello indoor maps can be used for integration with outdoor maps, as well as navigation and wayfinding.
Navnelabarotoriets (Name Laboratory) API: Navnelabarotoriets (Name Laboratory) is a Dutch website that assists in finding baby names. Input parts of names (e.g. names beginning with "ja*" or names ending in "*vor") and results will show suggestions from the Family Protection Agency list of approved names. Links are provided to more information about each suggested name. The site and documentation are in Danish.
A RESTful API is available to retrieve approved names, statistics on names, forename charts, and number of people named per year with a given name. Responses are returned in XML, JSON, and JSONP.
Open Data Euskadi API: Open Data Euskadi is the government data portal for the Basque Autonomous Community in Spain. The site provides access for publicly available datasets from a variety of government agencies.
Open Data gencat API: Open Data gencat is the Open Data project of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya), Spain. Available on the site are datasets and more for administrative procedures and services; statistical data such as economic indicators, grants, public employment, and more; geographic and cartographic information; images and video of Catalonia; weather data; news; transport and mobility; and more.
The data is available in a number of formats (proprietary: Microsoft Word and Excel, SHP (ESRI); and open: PDF, ODF, CSV, XML, TMX, RDF-XML, KML-KMZ). A SOAP-based API is available for accessing data in most formats.
OpenAid API: OpenAid is aimed at reducing poverty. OpenAid.com is a website which tracks aid within Sweden and with partner countries, with the goal of opening this data for use in making more beneficial and efficient aid decisions.
An API is available to access the data from the OpenAid project. It is a RESTful API returning results in JSON.
OpenRouteService API: The API implements a route-finding service for cars, pedestrians, and bicycles based on Open Standards and Open Geodata. Coverage varies depending on data contributed. It also adds several location-aware services created from OpenStreetMap data: Geocoder/Reverse Geocoder, Directory Service, Accessibility Analysis Service, and Emergency Route Service. Please contact the providers prior to using the API. They are interested in spreading the usage of OpenRouteService in academic and non-profit projects.
OptimalPayments Netbanx API: Online payment service that supports PCI-compliant worldwide merchant accounts for accepting major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and JCB. The service provides a secure, proprietary online payment gateway for processing payments and risk management services. Customized solutions are available for both large international businesses and government agencies. Methods support secure submission of card information, authorization, payment processing and confirmation, and payment cancellation.
Pathway Commons API: The API provides a convenient point of access to information about biological pathways involving a specified physical entity (e.g. protein or small molecule) collected from public pathway databases. It gives machine-readable access to the same information browsed and searched by biologists and downloaded by computational biologists in BioPAX format for global analysis. Users can also download and install the cPath software to create a local mirror. All data is freely available, under the license terms of each contributing database.
PaymentExpress API: Components integrated in a site allowing it to accept payments from its own secure server. The site must have its own SSL certificate. The solution is certified by Visa and MasterCard, ensuring merchants are PCIDSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant. Allows merchants to customize the look and feel of their payment pages.
PDFremix API: PDFremix is a service that allows users to upload PDF documents and "remix" them by adding and removing pages, combining multiple documents, and reordering pages.
The PDFremix API allows developers to access the functionality of PDFremix and integrate it into other applications and websites. The API methods are loading PDF documents and saving the remixed versions at another URL.
Personal API: Personal (www.personal.com) enables you to control all the digital information about you and your life. You own everything in your Personal Vault, and can decide who in your Personal Network has access to what when.
The Personal API allows developers to build applications and websites leveraging the powerful functionality and data in Personal to improve customer acquisition and retention. Interested developers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
plentyMarkets API: plentyMarkets is a self-described "all-in-one eBusiness solution" operating out of Germany. plentyMarkets operates through the web portal of its parent company, plentySystems. The services provided by plentyMarkets focuses on helping users expand their web presence and run online businesses by providing services to aid in logistics, payments, statistics, and market exposure.
The plentyMarkets API allows programmatic access to a variety of functions provided by plentyMarkets' web-based software, including customer, item, and order management. This is a SOAP based API that returns data in XML, and requires an account with service for access.
Please note that, while plentyMarkets provides extensive API documentation in English, the majority of their site is in German.
Politwitter API: Politwitter is an aggregator of Twitter feeds from Canadian politicians and other people tweeting about Canadian politics. In addition to Twitter content, Politwitter also aggregates other types of media containing posts and articles about Canadian politics including: Facebook posts, news articles about MPs, blog and Google+ posts, Hansards, photos, and videos.
Politwitter offers an API to retrieve detailed information about MPs and specific tweetstreams. A Federal Riding EDID API is also available. Please contact the owner for details and access to these APIs.
PowerPay API: PowerPay is a payment solutions provider for both eCommerce and point-of-sale scenarios. Solutions include credit card machines and terminals, merchant account credit card processing and more. The PowerPay API can be integrated with any existing software service, giving users the ability to accept all types of electronic transactions through a secure, web-based payment gateway. It provides functionality such as providing real-time shipping quotes, storing customer and transaction profiles, processing recurring payments and email receipts. The API uses HTTP Post calls.
Real Estate Cloud MLS API: Real Estate Cloud provides various services for real estate listings and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Their API currently provides services for searching and retrieving real estate data.
This is a REST-based API that returns data in JSON, and requires an API key for access.
Seasoo API: Seasoo Corporation is an online invoicing company that aims to create a sustainable business environment by providing paperless invoice solution to small enterprise and freelancers. Seasoo offers developers a RESTful API for integration with Seasoo Online Invoicing system. Documentation is not publicly available.
Skanetrafiken API: Skånetrafiken is the transit website for Skåne County, Sweden. Skånetrafiken provides traffic planners and bus schedules for city and regional buses and trains, as well as map routes, current line types, and choice of type of service. This information is also available through a RESTful API, returning results in XML.
Social Networks Software API: Social Networks Software is an online software that allows users to create and build their own social networks. The social networks can be customized for specific groups, companies, and languages.
The Social Networks Software API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Social Networks Software with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving photos and videos, editing photo titles, and accessing user information.
SpatialStream API: The API provides a series of programming interfaces to simplify the integration of advanced spatial intelligence into existing applications. It creates a SaaS geospatial platform for developing location-aware information applications on top of common mapping platforms. The service was designed to facilitate the rapid development of embedded GIS and consumer mapping applications without needing to be a GIS expert. In addition to REST services, specialized client APIs are available to work with Google and Bing map controls.
Spotzot API: Spotzot is a deal targeting platform where brands and publishers can reach customers with deal offers and loyalty programs. Their campaign tools are customizable and offer reporting tools to assess how the marketing and advertising campaigns are working.
The Spotzot API allows developers to access and integrate Spotzot deals and functionality with other applications. Some example API methods include searching and listing deals by location, merchant, and categories, listing top promotions by merchants, and displaying relevant deals based on customer information. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact Businesszot@spotzot.com for an API Key and access.
SveaWebPay API: Online payment service, either credit card or direct bank account transaction, support online store transactions. Also supports invoicing and installment payment services, as well as telephone payments. Headquartered in Sweden. Methods include order creation, lookup, payment, and cancellation as well as payment plan proposal, approval, and cancellation.
Teleku API: Cloud-based RESTful web service API supports building phone applications that answer inbound calls and initiate outbound calls (phone, Skype, or SIP), interact with Web applications, and send/receive SMS text messages. XML or JSON responses from your Web pages over HTTP trigger PhoneML, TwiML, and VoiceML scripts to deliver interactive voice response (IVR) telephony applications. Options include playing MP3 or WAV files, speaking text-to-speech prompts, collecting digits and spoken commands, recording audio, dialing numbers, transferring calls, etc.
thePort Support Community API: thePort is a social media company that specializes in infusing elements of its social applications into an organization's existing systems and processes. Solutions provided by the port include their social-oriented CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform and CMS (Content Management System).
This API allows remote and programmatic access to various aspects of thePort's support community. This RESTful API operates over HTTPS, responds in XML or JSON, and requires one of two different API keys to access various methods.
TicketLeap API: TicketLeap is a portal for selling tickets and promoting events. TicketLeap's services for ticket sellers include branding, social marketing, technological integration, data analysis, and live support.
The TicketLeap API allows programmatic access to TicketLeap's publicly accessible information. Users are able to retrieve information about events, organizations, and performances listed on TicketLeap.
This REST based API returns data in JSON, doesn't support HTTPS, and is accessible with a free API key.
Trailer Addict API: TrailerAddict offers movie trailers in high-definition. Users have the ability to embed trailers in HD anywhere. TrailerAddict lets users find trailers by film, genre, actor, actress and more. The TrailerAddict API gives developers the ability to embed trailers with variables such as width, offset, trailer count, trailers by which film and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
TripAuthority API: XML API from Alliance Reservations Network for hotel availability, rate details, bookings, and cancellations. The API provides tools for an experienced developer to implement the back end for a hotel reservation booking engine: integration with static content and search interface, availability request with rate information (including multiple currency display), request for detailed information, reservation request, and canceling a reservation.
V.me by Visa API: V.me by Visa is an online payment service that lets users purchase goods and services without sharing credit card information with the seller. Businesses can offer their customers the option to pay with V.me on their websites, and customers can pay with any credit card.
V.me will be launched in early 2012, but developers can now sign up for beta access to their APIs, sandboxes, and documentation to begin integration and testing of V.me's functionality into other applications and websites. Interested developers should sign up here: https://developer.v.me/ for access.
Weather2 API: Free API for delivery of XML and JSON weather feeds for global locations specified by latitude/longitude, Postcode, or Zipcode. Options include current weather condition and 2-day forecast information for multiple global locations, 7-day forecast information for any single global location, and snow report data (where available) plus 6-day forecast information for any single ski resort or mountain location.
WizIQ Virtual Classroom API: WizIQ offers a rich set of intuitive tools for online teaching including virtual classroom, student recruitment tools, and payment collection mechanisms. Developers can use the WizIQ API to integrate WizIQ with their website, CMS or Learning Management System. Functionality exposed by the API includes conducting live classes to multiple users, taking attendance, uploading and managing content and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
XWebCheckout API: An e-commerce checkout Service that provides data storage and data access layer functionality for storing and retrieving orders. The service design emphasizes minimizing application hosting fees by eliminating the cost of maintaining a database, while providing shopping cart functionality. Methods support adding an order, checking status on an order, updating or deleting, and processing payment.
YorApi API: YorApi is a platform and service that allows developers to create REST APIs, host them on the YorApi platform and launch their mobile applications built on top of their own APIs. The YorApi API itself allows developers access to the functionality of the site in order to build tools that build APIs.
YorApi is in private beta; interested developers should sign up here: http://www.yorapi.com.
ZNISMS DND Checker API: ZNISMS is one of the SMS providers in India, providing a number of services for sending standard and bulk SMS messages. The ZNISMS DND Checker API allows users to check if a number is on India's national Do Not Disturb registry.
This REST-based API enables users to check a single phone number per query, and returns a code that indicates if the number is in the DND registry. Users must have an API key to use this service, which allows for up to 1,000 queries an hour per user.