81 New APIs: Boliven, DealsGoRound and Open Government Data

Wendell Santos, January 22nd, 2012

This week we had 81 new APIs added to our API directory including an online repository of medical device information, address book contacts import service, open government data database and sharing platform, online marketplace for daily deals, rating application and a project management platform. In addition we looked at an unexpected SIRI app and the effect of Usergrid’s acquisition.

5Min Videopedia5Min Videopedia API: 5Min Videopedia is an online collection of instructional videos and how-to videos. Videos on a variety of subjects and in numerous categories are included in this online directory of videos.

The 5Min Videopedia API allows developers to access and integrate the videos and functionality of 5Min Videopedia with other applications. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving videos, requesting videos by category, and accessing daily statistics about the videos.

Abundant AtomicClockAbundant AtomicClock API: The AtomicClock API returns the current time in Universal Time (UT), sometimes referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Presumably, the timepiece that the API references is an atomic clock, but insufficient documentation is given to be certain.

Abundant Barnes & Noble PriceAbundant Barnes & Noble Price API: The Barnes & Noble Price API allows users to determine a book's retail value. Given the ISBN for a book, this API returns the book's cost (given in U.S. dollars) if purchased from Barnes & Noble.

This is an unofficial API and is not recommended, hosted, or maintained by Barnes & Noble.

Abundant DeadOrAliveAbundant DeadOrAlive API: The DeadOrAlive API keeps track of which celebrities are dead or alive. Enter a famous person's name, and the API will report whether or not they still live. DeadOrAlive can also tell you which celebrities were born or died on a given date. There's also a "Today's Birthday's" function that returns the names of celebrities born on the current date.

Abundant World PopulationAbundant World Population API: The Population Around the World API returns the human population for 227 countries or for the world. This SOAP-based API refers to the U.S. Census Bureau for its population data.

Airbrake DataAirbrake Data API: Airbreak is an online error reporting service that aggregates errors generated by external applications, and prepares them for review and analysis. Airbreak's error reporting service features error dupe detection, auto resolve, error RSS feeds, and can be deployed over multiple distinct projects. Airbreak is also compatible with GitHub, allowing developers to link code in their Airbreak error stack traces to the corresponding locations on GitHub.

The Airbreak Data API provides access to error reporting data generated by connected applications via an XML-based, RESTful API. Users can try Airbreak for free for a limited time, and can subscribe to a tiered service plan if they wish to continue using the service.

Airbreak NotifierAirbreak Notifier API: Airbreak is an online error reporting service that aggregates errors generated by external applications, and prepares them for review and analysis. Airbreak's error reporting service features error dupe detection, auto resolve, error RSS feeds, and can be deployed over multiple distinct projects. Airbreak is also compatible with GitHub, allowing developers to link code in their Airbreak error stack traces to the corresponding locations on GitHub.

The Notifier API allows developers to connect their applications to the Airbreak error aggregation service. Airbreak's web services are RESTful, use XML, and support SSL.

Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB API: Amazon DynamoDB is a scalable NoSQL database homegrown by the Amazon team. Developers set their write and read capacity to match the number of reads and writes their system needs. Like all NoSQL databases, DynamoDB is not relational. So, don't expect joins or other complex queries.

The Amazon DynamoDB API contains methods for all the things you would expect from a database: create, update and delete tables; create, update, delete and retrieve items from a table.

Like other NoSQL databases, Amazon DynamoDB API is RESTful, with data returned as JSON.

AttendStarAttendStar API: AttendStar is an online event ticketing and promotion service. AttendStar allows users to create, promote, and sell tickets online, collect buyer information, access reports on sales, and scan tickets at the events.

The AttendStar API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of AttendStar with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include searching and managing events, accessing event information, and searching and managing tickets and ticket information.

Australian Bureau of MeteorologyAustralian Bureau of Meteorology API: The service from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology provides real-time weather forecasts and observation reports. Data provide national summaries and local reports of temperature, precipitation, wind, barometric pressure, and significant weather events across Australia. The service can also provide text forecasts and warnings for Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. UV index and agricultural reports are available, as well.

AverittAveritt API: Averitt Express is a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with over 100 facilities across 18 states. Averitt Web Services provide XML feeds to a developer's website or internal systems. The feeds include: real-time rate quotes specific to a user's account, real-time shipment status by PRO, transit times throughout the U.S. and Canada, retrieval of shipment-related images and documents. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

BadgevilleBadgeville API: Badgeville is an online service for customer loyalty and referral incentives and programs. Badgeville uses social networks and social gaming for customer loyalty programs.

The Badgeville API allows developers to access and integrate Badgeville with other applications. Some example API methods include managing reward programs, accessing customer behavior information, and managing user information. Public documentation is limited.

Blizzard Community PlatformBlizzard Community Platform API: Blizzard is a developer and publisher of entertainment software including World of Warcraft (WoW). Blizzard allows their community of gamers to create extended communities outside of the game by exposing key sets of data. The Blizzard Community Platform API provides a number of resources for developers and Wow enthusiasts to gather data about their characters, guilds and arena teams. Users can also retrieve information about realms, gather data on current auctions and items. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

Blockchain Block ExplorerBlockchain Block Explorer API: Block Explorer is a service that provides information on bitcoins and block chain data. Block Explorer also allows users to manage their online bitcoin currency with online wallets.

The Block Explorer API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data from Block Explorer with other applications. Some example API methods include accessing chart and block information, listing charts and blocks, and manage bitcoin transactions.

Boliven Boliven API: Boliven is an online repository that users can search to find information on medical devices and technology. Information included about medical devices include patents, publications, companies, clinical trials, and news releases for purposes of research and development, business development, and intellectual property issues.

The Boliven API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Boliven with other applications and to create other applications. Some example API methods include searching and retrieving patent data, accessing publications and resources, and listing medical devices.

BusinessRadarBusinessRadar API: BusinessRadar is an Italian company that provides an international, online portal for discovering and facilitating business deals. Users interested in buying or selling can leverage this free site to post leads for business and trade partnerships.

The BusinessRadar API allows developers to search, retrieve, and post business leads programmatically. Queries can search and retrieve data by keyword, nation, date, number of leads, or business category. This SOAP-based API requires a BusinessRadar account for access, but is otherwise free to use.

CartoDBCartoDB API: CartoDB is a geospatial database on the cloud. CartoDB allows users to make their data geolocal and map the data, as well as import geospatial datasets to create location-aware applications.

The CartoDB API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of CartoDB with other applications and to create other applications. CartoDB offers a SQL API, as well as tile maps API. Example API methods include creating maps, performing queries of geospatial data, and rendering maps.

ChemBankChemBank API: ChemBank is a database that stores information on hundreds of thousands of small molecules and on hundreds of biomedically relevant assays. The ChemBank API allows users to download all the project, assay, plate, and well measurement data within ChemBank. Substructure and similarity search services are also provided.

China Historical GISChina Historical GIS API: The service maintains a geographic information database of historical information related to placenames in China. The placenames are cross-referenced by spelling variants comprising 250,000 or more records referring to more than 175,000 locations, including 50,000 places significant in Chinese history. Information provided documents historical events linked to the places specified.

API methods support queries against the same database accessed by search tools on the CHGIS website. Queries can specify placenames as romanized ASCII strings of UTF-8 encoded Chinese characters (either simplified or complex glyphs). Responses can be limited for particular date ranges, if desired.

China Web DBChina Web DB API: The service maintains a structured wiki about internet and technology use in China. The site documents Chinese websites and their uses, internet activities, and technology trends. Wiki data are open to public editing and available either via the site itself or to other applications using the API.

API methods currently support access to the database of Chinese websites specified by URL, providing some or all of site logo, English-language description, screen shot, and traffic data. Future plans include API methods for access across categories of data.

Civic Commons MarketplaceCivic Commons Marketplace API: The Civic Commons Marketplace is an online database where users can upload, share, and use open data from governments. The Civic Commons Marketplace aims to help governments and civil organizations build upon and improve public service through open data and open technology.

The Civic Commons Marketplace API allows developers to access and integrate data and functionality from the Civic Commons Marketplace with other applications and to create new applications and services. Some example API methods include searching data and documents, accessing resources, and managing comments and user information.

CloudSponge Address BookCloudSponge Address Book API: CloudSponge is online software that lets users import address book contacts from most major applications. The CloudSponge API lets developers integrate the service with their own web sites or applications. The API imports address book contacts from multiple sources through a single integration point. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

Codebump Zip CodesCodebump Zip Codes API: Zip Codes provides an API for searching zip code, city, and area code databases for Canada and the U.S. Possible uses include locating offices, demographic research, and address validation. The "User-Defined Places" feature allows the storage of custom locations in the Zip Codes database so that they can be queried just like a regular zip code or city.

CollegiateLinkCollegiateLink API: The service provides tools to help college staff manage co-curricular activities such as student clubs, organizations, and interest groups, including student registration as organization members, event management, allocation of fees, and group communication. Student officers get tools for roster management, officer elections, tracking community service hours, and related tasks.

API methods support listing campus organizations, membership rosters, all memberships for a specified student, and officer positions. Methods also support event listing, scheduling, and management

DataONEDataONE API: The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is an NSF funded project in the DataNet program with the goal of implementing and deploying core services and infrastructure to improve the long term accessibility and re-use of data collected through NSF funded and other research projects. The API provides a point of access to this data allowing users to retrieve and perform actions on it. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML, JSON and CSV.

DealsGoRoundDealsGoRound API: DealsGoRound is an online platform that allows users to sell their "deals" from other daily deal sites that they are unable to use. Users can buy deals that other users are selling. DealsGoRound also offers a "deal wallet," where users can organize their deals.

The DealsGoRound API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of DealsGoRound with other applications and to create other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email api@dealsgoround.com for more information and API access.

DeepFitnessDeepFitness API: The service gives access to a library of articles on fitness and nutrition, including exercise options, sports, and diet. Articles, written by trainers and fitness authors, consist of informational and motivational text with links to publications and other online resources.

API methods support access to article text as random selections or by topical tag: Exercise, Fat Loss, Health, Injury, Motivation, Nutrition, Sports, Supplements. Methods also allow retrieval of topical tags applied to articles.

DesertHail Geodata ServiceDesertHail Geodata Service API: The DesertHail Geodata Service API allows users to retrieve elevations (in meters) in a grid, line, or point as defined by latitude and longitude coordinates. Users can also retrieve the distance (in kilometers) between two coordinates. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

DeskMetricsDeskMetrics API: This service logs usage of applications, either desktop or web, to track real-time information about user interactions with the system. It records and reports on bugs encountered by users, user task sequences, rates of feature usage, location of use, system configuration and environment, install/uninstall rates, and other usage patterns.

API methods support monitoring application start and stop, software events and their duration, install and uninstall. Methods also allow definition of custom events to be tracked. A separate data extport API allows access to and reporting on analytics data logged by the service.

Edtuit GeoPerksEdtuit GeoPerks API: GeoPerks is an API that allows developers to access the functionality and data of GeoPerks location-aware reward and deal application. GeoPerks can be integrated with other applications and used to create other applications to display and list discounts and rewards by location of user memberships from companies, organizations, and other members-only services.

EPA Project CatalogEPA Project Catalog API: The EPA's Project Catalog API provides summary information on research projects such as the period of record, characteristics monitored, and the names of stations used. Users can search for projects by Organization ID, Project ID, Station ID, or Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC).

EPA StationEPA Station API: The EPA Station API provides information for all monitoring locations within a user-determined geographic bounding box. The API allows users to quickly pull station locations for mapping, return station counts for a given geographic area, or obtain detailed station information.

EPA Station CatalogEPA Station Catalog API: The EPA's Station Catalog API provides a summary of information on water quality monitoring stations such as the station's name, period of record, and result counts by characteristic type. This API operates over both SOAP and HTTP GET protocols.

EPA Watershed SummaryEPA Watershed Summary API: The EPA's Watershed Summary API provides a summary of information for the types of data available within a given watershed, which is identified by an 8-digit HUC (Hydrologic Unit Code). This data includes which organizations have data, the number of stations, and result counts by characteristic type.

GeneCruiserGeneCruiser API: GeneCruiser provides a single point of access to genomic information freely available from multiple public data sources. With GeneCruiser, users can find variations in genes or find the gene to which a variation is linked. Users can also convert genes to Affymetrix probe identifiers and use those identifiers to retrieve requested information. The GeneCruiser API allows users to access the GeneCruiser functionality from within their own applications.

GeoGratisGeoGratis API: GeoGratis is an online platform that holds geospatial data, maps, documents, and other geographic resources from Canada.

The GeoGratis API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of GeoGratis with other applications and to make other applications. Some example API methods include searching maps, retrieving maps, and retrieving geospatial data.

GeoNet QuakeGeoNet Quake API: The service tracks over 15,000 earthquakes annually in and around New Zealand. It provides location and magnitude within 30 minutes for over 250 significant quakes felt across the region each year. Reporting stations detect events in the southwest Pacific Ocean but do not provide sufficiently accurate readings, so reports are limited to events in or closely adjacent to New Zealand.

The API accepts queries stated in QuakeML (a flavor of XML), KML, or GeoJSON format specifying date range, location boundaries specified by latitude and longitude, and magnitude range. It returns matching reports by reporting station, with epicenter location and magnitude data.

GreenLight DataGreenLight Data API: GreenLight Data specializes in providing data services for U.S. bankruptcy records and stock trade history. GreenLight's bankruptcy records service is offered through their UNICER (Universal Court Electronic Records) database, which allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal bankruptcy courts.

With a paid account, users can submit unlimited queries to the GreenLight UNICER database, both online and through their SOAP or HTTP-based API's. Two services are provided by the GreenLight API: single-record lookup – using a zip code and the last four digits of a social security number – and search, which allows queries to the UNICER database by name, address, filing date, and more. Both the lookup and search services are available via SOAP, while HTTP only supports lookup.

iHOP GeneticsiHOP Genetics API: The service logs published papers on gene models and protein sequencing, then makes them available via hyperlinked graphics depicting the gene and protein links. Users can follow links from protein to protein and access relevant published reports. The service logs protein sequencing information across links spanning more than 2,700 species, 110,00 genes, and 28 million individual sequences. Users can also post paper references, linking them to proteins and genes discussed.

API methods support interaction with the service for specific gene identifiers from a selection of databases, either across organisms or within a specific organism. This allows applications to incorporate information for specific genes in other web resources, either full abstract and iHOP functionality or just summaries for individual genes and proteins.

IM GroupIM Group API: Based in the UK, the I.M. Group imports and operates vehicle franchises throughout the UK and Europe. The API provides users with access to vehicle information as well as the latest news, events and special offers. Currently vehicle information is limited to Subaru but there are plans to add more information. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

InsumaFocusInsumaFocus API: InsumaFocus is a versatile, customizable search engine that is capable of searching through intranet servers, internet domains, databases, or the user's web portals simultaneously. The InsumaFocus API allows this search engine to seamlessly integrate with users' portals using SOAP.

Documentation is primarily available in English, although much of the Insuma website is accessible in both English and German.

Invested.inInvested.in API: Invested.in is a platform for crowdfunding. The Invested.in platform can be customized based on customer needs for their online fundraising. Invested.in can be hosted on the user's server or on Invested.in servers.

The Invested.in API allows developers to access and integrate the Invested.in functionality with other applications, as well as creating new features and applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should inquire here: http://platform.invested.in/contact-us.

IPAddressLabsIPAddressLabs API: IPAddressLabs is an IP address geolocator service. IPAddressLabs returns the geolocation of website visitors in real-time. Information returned includes city, country, zip code, area code, ISP, and latitude and longitude.

The IPAddressLabs API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of IPAddressLabs. Some example API methods include returning geolocation information, getting ISP information, and returning company or organization information if available.

Ireland Revenue Customs and ExciseIreland Revenue Customs and Excise API: Ireland's Office of the Revenue Commissioners exists to collect taxes and duties and implementing Customs controls. The Customs & Excise API exposes functionality of the Revenue On-Line Service (ROS). The service gives users a secure way to file tax returns, pay tax liabilities and access their tax details online. Functionality exposed by the API includes the ability to file returns online, make payments by laser card, debit instruction or by online banking for Income Tax only, obtain online details of personal/clients revenue accounts, calculate tax liability, conduct business electronically and claim repayments. The API uses SOAP calls and responses are formatted in XML.

JotlyJotly API: Jotly is an application that allows users to rate everything. Users of Jotly can rate photos, places, and view other Jotly users that are nearby with a map view. Originally, Jotly was a parody of all of the rating apps out there, but then they actually developed the application.

The Jotly API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Jotly with other applications and to create other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving user information, signing up for Jotly, and accessing lists of "Jots."

KIT VideoKIT Video API: KIT digital is a provider of end-to-end video management software and services, helping users do everything from storing to broadcasting videos. The KIT Video platform is a cloud-based video asset management system that lets users to produce, manage, and deliver multi-screen social video to their audiences.

The KIT Video API exposes functionality of the KIT Video platform programmatically, allowing users to manipulate and gather data about channels (containers for lists of videos), manage comments, search and upload videos, manage users and videos, and control advertisements. The API also has specific methods for interacting with exclusively iPhones. This API returns data as XML, JSON, or JSONP.

LiveDesignerLiveDesigner API: The service allows creation of designs for logo clothing and other personalized promotional products. It accepts input of design parameters and outputs a production file to control automated embroidery or printing machinery.

API methods support generation of graphics and graphics templates for lettering and for other designs in either scaled vector graphics (SVG) formats or in formats specific to embroidery machines. Methods also support creation and management of order fulfillment files to complete production of items bearing specified designs.

MagmaMagma API: Magma is an online repository for video content. Users can search, find, and watch videos in a variety of genres and on various subjects. Users can also discover video content and browse the top 100 videos of the web at the current time.

The Magma API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Magma with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include searching videos, retrieving information about videos, retrieving embedding links, and getting information about video channels.

MarkifyMarkify API: Markify is a search engine for trademarks registered in the US and in Europe. Markify customers can search for trademarks, set up recurring searches for trademarks, and "watch" trademarks over time.

The Markify API allows developers to access and integrate the Markify data and functionality with other applications. Available API methods are searching for trademarks and returning information on trademarks.

MatchCollegeMatchCollege API: The service provides information about U.S. colleges and universities. It allows search and results filtering by state, degree sought, careers supported, and other criteria. Results provide information about admissions requirements, tuition and financial aid available, housing choices, and more.

API methods support submission of a search query specifying a location by ZIP code, city, and state. Results returned include institution name, location by latitude and longitude, address, contact options such as phone and web URL, degree programs available, average class size, and funding options.

MetaCDNMetaCDN API: The service hosts content, including media assets, in the cloud and delivers it, with control of appearance and branding, across multiple platforms. Service features include video encoding and streaming, template management for appearance as delivered, and fast delivery from distributed cloud storage resources.

API methods support user account management as well as CRUD functions (creating, retrieving, updating, deleting) for media elements and other content. Methods also enable creation and management of branding templates for delivery of content, including media. The oEmbed API exposes content for access by third-party sites, if desired.

Metro Transit NexTripMetro Transit NexTrip API: Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering a network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as additional resources for those using alternate forms of transportation. The NexTrip API provides users with real time data about vehicles at a specified stop. Data can include departure time, gate, route, terminal, direction and more. Information in the NexTrip API is updated every 30 seconds to reflect real-time changes in transit service. It uses HTTP calls and responses can be formatted in XML and JSON.

MphoriaMphoria API: Mphoria works directly with merchants both large and small to accumulate deals that can be provided to tech savvy consumers online and through mobile devices. Mphoria does all the work collecting deals and configuring images for cross-device compatibility, leaving developers free to focus on developing their deals apps and integrating with the Mphoria API.

Mphoria's web services expose the functionality to search and filter all the deals provided by their platform, allowing developers to customize the deals that appear to end users by location, store, category, delivery method, and more. Mphoria is continuing to expand their API, working to provide grocery coupons that can be saved on a digital "loyalty card" and redeemed electronically at the store.

MTA Bus TimeMTA Bus Time API: MTA Bus Time uses GPS and wireless communications technology to track the real-time location of buses. MTA Bus Time can be used to find the location of the next several buses that will arrive at a stop. The project currently covers all bus routes in Staten Island and will be expanded to other NYC boroughs with expected completion in 2013. The API provides calls that let users track any or all vehicles in the system in real time and also monitor real time information about a particular stop. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

MyRobotsMyRobots API: MyRobots is a cloud robotics hub for connecting robots and intelligent devices to the internet, allowing them to be remotely monitored and controlled. The cloud-based robotics provided by MyRobots enables real-time monitoring of your robots and other public robots, providing a wide range of possibilities as data can be shared and used interactively between different machines.

Registering your robot with MyRobots will provide a unique channel for your robot to interact and exchange data with the web service, which then lets you begin sending and receiving data to your devices via the cloud. Additionally, the API exposes functionality for you to create public status messages for your robots, and also enables the generation of custom charts to instantly visualize your robotic data.

NDS Service Delivery PlatformNDS Service Delivery Platform API: The NDS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) can be used with any existing set-top box and headend. It offers connectivity between TV content, apps and online information. With it, users can deliver contextual or related online content to companion devices and smart TVs.

The SDP contains APIs that allow developers to write client-side applications for devices such iOS or Android tablets or for applications on the set top box. The SDP gives developers access to information stored within the TV platform. This information includes programming event schedules, VOD catalog, and user preferences. The APIs allow users to do things like manage recordings on their DVR and change the channel through independent applications on companion devices. Documentation is available upon registration and the service is currently in beta.

New Zealand Post TrackingNew Zealand Post Tracking API: The service from New Zealand Post tracks parcel delivery for most categories of packages carried by the postal network. It is intended for integration with e-commerce websites and other applications that need parcel tracking. Tracking notification and shipping/rate lookup APIs also are available.

Tracking API methods support submission of a single tracking code or multiple codes in a single request. Methods are available to submit mock requests without valid tracking codes to verify service output and to simulate various error conditions to help program application responses.

ONEsiteONEsite API: Supporting such clients as FOX Entertainment, Panasonic, the NBA, and THQ, ONEsite is an organization that specializes in the design, creation, and implementation of community websites and social applications. ONEsite offers a wide range of services to its clients, revolving around the establishment of online communities and social web presence. Their services include setup and customization of the ONEsite community platform, development of new features, integration with new and existing systems, application development, management of social web presence, and mobile development.

ONEsite's API is offered in both REST and SOAP, and allows for finely-grained control over services provided by the ONEsite platform. The ONEsite web services were created with a service-oriended architecture to facilitate the integration of external services with ONEsite features such as comment hosting RSS feeds. Full documentation is available with registration and login.

ONVIFONVIF API: ONVIF is a non-profit organization acting as an open industry forum and the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products. The ONVIF API is a suite of SOAP/XML schemas that let developers automatically generate client and server side stubs. Services are grouped by device management, analytics, display, media, search and more.

OpenCarDataOpenCarData API: OpenCarData collects, stores and disseminates real world OBD (On Board Diagnostics) auto data. This data provides the real time status of an individual car or group of cars. The API consists of methods to store, retrieve and interpret car related data. Data includes trip information, listings of cars, fueling data and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.

PowershopPowershop API: The service provides information about electrical power consumption and access to electrical service from multiple providers within New Zealand, in areas where options are available to consumers. Information supplied helps users monitor their power use and understand provider options for both residential and business customers. In this way, the service promotes conservation and conscious choice among electricity suppliers.

API methods support retrieval of customer account information, including electrical meter readings. Provider service information is also available, with offer pricing for available service providers.

qrd.byqrd.by API: Qrd.by is a service that generates QR Codes of any URL and helps users track when, where and from which device they have been scanned. The qrd.by API lets users shorten URLs and retrieve statistics for each of their shortened URLs. Registered users can use the API to add additional geo information like Longitude und Latitude to the QR Code. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

RavelryRavelry API: The service creates a portal for social interaction among knitting, crocheting, and fiber arts hobbyists with tools for planning and tracking projects. In addition to discussion forums and interest groups, it supports documentation of knitting projects underway and planned, a catalog of designs and patterns with bookmarks and user reviews, and user yarn stash inventory.

API methods support social interaction among site users such as forum discussions by topic, management of friend lists and subscriptions, and messaging among individual users. Methods also allow maintenance of project lists, including work underway, completed, and queued for future completion. The API supports planning for knitting projects with access to databases of patterns, yarns, and supplies as well as updates to individual yarn stash records.

SendBulkSMSSendBulkSMS API: SendBulkSMS provides tiered service plans for sending and receiving both individual and bulk SMS messages. Features supported by SendBulkSMS include SMS delivery in over 200 countries, number validation, customizable sender identities, address book integration, delayed sending, templates, and contact management.

Their API lets developers integrate their systems with SendBulkSMS's services, allowing programmatic sending, receiving, and scheduling of SMS messages. The API also exposes functionality for checking account balances and managing contacts. This web service is available via HTTP, SOAP, and SMPP.

SifterSifter API: Sifter is a bug and issue tracking platform. Sifter provides an online dashboard for teams and organizations to manage and track bugs and issues that display progress, people working on the bugs and issues, and lists all issues.

The Sifter API allows developers to access the data and functionality of Sifter. Currently, the API is read-only, but they plan on making write access available as well. The current API method is searching and displaying project information.

SimpleNameSimpleName API: The service checks submitted New Zealand (.nz) domain names against registry databases and returns registered or unregistered status and registration expiration. Information is provided free of charge for limited requests, or an API key will be provided for fee-based access at higher volumes with priority access.

API methods accept strings for New Zealand domain names, up to 25 per request, and return registration status.

Social ReportSocial Report API: Social Report is an analytics solution for tracking social networks, websites, blogs, and short links. Social reports allows users to get reports about membership, demographics, interests, geography, education, employment, and a variety of other factors surrounding the characteristics of a user's online social presence.

The API allows users to create and manage projects within their Social Report account, add or remove other accounts to their projects, register customers to their account, and run reports. This is a REST-based API that returns all data in JSON. API access is dependent on subscription to one of the top two Social Report payment plans.

Space Physics Interactive Data ResourceSpace Physics Interactive Data Resource API: The service provides access to historical data, images, and descriptive metadata about solar terrestrial physics. It is intended to enable generation of space environment models and forecasts describing solar flares and events plus other features of weather in space via unified web-based access to a distributed database network and Java middle-ware servers.

API methods support retrieval of data and metadata, specified by format and date range. Methods also support image plotting with specification of parameters like image width and height, scale and data labels, colors, date range of data to plot, etc.

Topics.ioTopics.io API: Topics.io is an online tool that allows users and developers to access a variety of online content from numerous sources on different topics. This content can be aggregated in one place and used in various applications.

The Topics.io API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of Topics.io with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include searching for content topics, subscribing to content topics, and creating topics.

TrelloTrello API: Trello is an online project management and collaboration platform. Users can manage their projects on Trello boards that display the various aspects of their projects, such as what has been done and who is working on what.

The Trello API allows developers to access and integrate the data and functionality of Trello with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving project information, managing user information, and viewing lists and tasks.

TroveTrove API: Trove is a platform for users to connect all of their online accounts and applications. Trove allows users to create one single login for one platform that allows them to manage their online content and privacy from one online location. For developers,

Trove offers an API to access user data from a variety of sites in one location for integration with other applications and to create new applications. Example API methods include accessing user data and content, retrieving photos and other content, and accessing user status updates and check ins from a variety of sites.

TwitSproutTwitSprout API: TwitSprout tracks a user's social media activity across their Twitter and Facebook accounts. It then delivers dashboards that measure and visualize social media activity. This data can be tracked in comparison to competitors to measure to success of social media campaigns. Smart notifications, custom branding/white label and integration via an API are also available. Documentation is not public but developers are asked to contact the provider for more details.

Unglue.itUnglue.it API: Unglue.It is a service, currently in alpha, that gives individuals and institutions a place to join together to free ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses. Among other things this allows out of print books to be made available for consumption in a free and legal manner. Via the web site, users can discover books, add them to a personal wishlist, comment and share. Additionally users can pledge to support a campaign to fund relicensing of works. The API makes some of the data from the site available for developers to integrate into their applications. Full documentation for the REST/JSON API is available upon registration.

UsergridUsergrid API: Usergrid is a cloud-based data platform for managing application objects and data for mobile and rich client applications. The Usergrid API gives users a core set of application objects that let them complete tasks such as managing users and powering interactions. A data storage system is provided for storing, searching and retrieving both content and object collections. The platform also gives users the ability to log data and track it in realtime to perform data analytics. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

VIES VATVIES VAT API: A value added tax (VAT) identification number is an identifier used in many countries, including the countries of the European Union, for value added tax purposes. The VIES VAT API allows users to verify the validity of a VAT identification number issued by any Member State of the European Union.

XWeb Content ManagementXWeb Content Management API: XWebServices is an SOA Services firm focused primarily on financial services, health care and real estate. The Content Management API provides a suite of services that let developers integrate content management functionality into their applications. The suite includes blogging, FAQs, forums, news articles and survey/polls. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

XWeb FinancialXWeb Financial API: XWebServices is an SOA Services firm focused primarily on financial services, health care and real estate. The Financial services API gives the developer a standards-based approach to lookup FedACH Participant RDFIs. By using the API, developers can enable their applications to retrieve a specific Participant, validate a Routing Number, retrieve a list of Participants by a specific FRB Number, Telephone Area Code, State or Zip Code as well as retrieve a list of all the Servicing FRBs (Federal Reserve Banks). The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

XWeb LeadXWeb Lead API: XWebServices is an SOA Services firm focused primarily on financial services, health care and real estate. The Lead API provides lead management functionality when integrated with other applications. The API gives developers data storage and data access layer functionality for storing and retrieving leads. Functionality includes allowing applications to display a specific lead record, all lead records, leads entered within a specific date range, leads entered by a specific source, as well as perform data manipulation on individual lead records. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

XWeb Real EstateXWeb Real Estate API: XWebServices is an SOA Services firm focused primarily on financial services, health care and real estate. The Real Estate API allows developers to integrate and manage the Uniform Residential Mortgage Loan Application (Form 1003) within their own applications. Via the API applications can display a Mortgage Loan Application, a "queue" or list of complete and incomplete Mortgage Loan Applications, a "queue" or list of Mortgage Loan Applications created within a specific date range, a "queue" or list of Mortgage Loan Applications by a specific representative, as well as perform data manipulation (add/update/delete) on individual Mortgage Loan Application records. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

XWebEmailValidationXWebEmailValidation API: XWebServices is an SOA Services firm focused primarily on financial services, health care and real estate. The email validation service lets developers integrate with their own web sites and applications. The API provides real time validation of email addresses for purposes such as fraud prevention, email campaign effectiveness, account confirmation and improved customer service. The API uses SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML.

ZenbuZenbu API: The service gives access the content and functions of the provider's New Zealand-specific search and business directory website. Listings for businesses and places are returned matching a user-supplied keyword, and a find-nearest function highlights matches that are local to a specified location.

API methods accept a query term and result count to be displayed; returned data provide matching listings. Find-nearest methods add input for the location by latitude and longitude, then return location-specific matches.

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