49 New APIs: Huffington Post, SNTMNT and iKnode

Wendell Santos, July 8th, 2012

This week we had 49 new APIs added to our API directory including a video sharing service, sentiment analysis of financial Twitter feeds, political opinion poll results, application backend service and sports betting information service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

360 Business Tool360 Business Tool API: 360 Business Tool is a Danish system for businesses to manage a variety of operations. 360 Business Tool offers CRM functionality, budget information, time and invoicing functions, and employee management.

The 360 Business Tool API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of 360 Business Tool with other applications. Some example API methods include managing customer information, retrieving statuses, and recording time. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with accounts.

APIphanyAPIphany API: APIphany is an API management and hosting platform. APIphany offers users API management, API statistics information, API testing, and API monitoring.

APIphany offers developers portals and consoles for API testing, building, creation, and monitoring. Developers can manage their API and account information and functionality.

Australia PostAustralia Post API: The service provides postal delivery to locations in Australia. Integrations are available to review and specify delivery options, calculate postage cost, and complete payment for delivered purchases.

API methods support listing and specification for available delivery services, based on the sender and recipient location with address validation, delivery date and time, and other specifications. Methods also support calculation of shipping cost based on options chosen. The SecurePay API manages collection of funds for purchases and payment to the sender.

AxleAxle API: API Axle is an API management and hosting solution. API Axle also offers an API for users to access and use.

The API Axle API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of API Axle with other applications and to create new applications and APIs. Some example API methods include managing API keys, listing statistics, and retrieving lists.

BETDAQBETDAQ API: The BETDAQ website allows users to place bets on sports such as horse racing, soccer, American football, rugby, and golf for real money. The site also offers poker and other online gambling games. Being based in the UK, BETDAQ deals primarily in euros and British pounds. The BETDAQ API allows users to interact with the website's betting functions programmatically.

BioLitBioLit API: BioLit is a searchable database of biology-related articles. It provides an enhanced view of articles that includes semantic data and links to biological databases based on article content. Currently, all articles in the BioLit database are from the PubMed Central archives. These articles have been filtered to remove those that do not contain research-related content. BioLit's search functions can be accessed programmatically via REST API.

BobikBobik API: Bobik is a web service for scraping websites in real-time. Bobik allows users to collect and retrieve information from websites automatically and in real-time.

The Bobik API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Bobik with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include creating and setting scraping jobs, managing account information, and retrieving scrapes.

BookieBookie API: Bookie is a web bookmarking service. It is under development as an open source alternative to Delicious, another popular bookmarking service. Bookie can import users bookmarks from Delicious and browsers such as Chrome, and offers a bookmarklet app for browsers. Once users bookmark a page, Bookie will store a copy of its content to allow users to run fulltext searches. Users can query their saved content with several relational database systems such as MySQL, Sqlite, and Postgresql. Bookie’s API exposes the site’s web-content parsing function. It is a RESTful API that users can post URLs to and will return readable JSON-formatted data.

Carrier PigeonCarrier Pigeon API: Carrier Pigeon is an email marketing solution that enables users to create, deliver, and manage email campaigns via a simple user interface or API. Users may create and manage an unlimited number of subscriber lists, as well as retrieve campaign reports that include a comprehensive array of metrics. Carrier Pigeon is flexible with regards to e-mail design, allowing users to implement templates, bring in their own HTML code, or start from scratch with Carrier Pigeon's canvas HTML Word-like editor.

Claude Hussenet AnagramClaude Hussenet Anagram API: Anagrams are a type of word play in which the letters of a word or phrase are rearranged to produce a new word or phrase, using all of the original letters exactly once. The Claude Hussenet Anagram API allows users to retrieve anagrams.

This API is poorly documented.

ClerkClerk API: Clerk is a cloud-based hotel management system. It offers a variety of plans to meet different-sized hotels’ needs. Clerk’s plans include several tools for room and reservation management. These tools are exposed on a dashboard for hoteliers to store customer accounts, keep track of billing, and more. Their API can integrate with other desktop of web based business software. It exposes search functions for room and other basic information about a hotel. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON and XML-formatted data.

CodeanywhereCodeanywhere API: Codeanywhere is a browser-based code editor with an integrated FTP client. All popular web formats are supported, including HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and XML. Users can log on to Codeanywhere with any computer or smartphone and have all of their servers (FTP, SFTP, and Dropbox) and files waiting for use. Codeanywhere is compatible with all major browsers.

Direct Mail ManagerDirect Mail Manager API: Direct Mail Manager is a direct mail marketing service. Business can employ the service to provide their audience with marketing postcards. The Direct Mail Manager system integrates with users’ business software, such as a CRM database and payment solutions software. The Manager itself comes with a dashboard and reporting functions for campaign assessment. Their API is a REST-based way for business to import or retrieve customer information, and is designed for software integrative purposes. All responses are returned in XML.

DotgoDotgo API: Dotgo is a mobile publishing technology. It is a markup language for creating custom text messaging services. Users can create messages, keywords, schedules, and more to automate text-messaging communications with their audience. The API exposes integrative functions of the service, allowing developers to connect Dotgo’s publishing technologies with business’s content management systems, web sites, and more. It is a RESTful API that returns XML-encoded data.

DrawbridgeDrawbridge API: Drawbridge is a service for both advertisers and publishers for mobile application advertising. Advertisers can target their audiences with different ads for different applications and publishers can monetize their applications and content.

The Drawbridge Reports API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Drawbridge with other applications. Some example API methods include running reports on campaign statistics, managing account information, and editing and creating reports.

Emergent OneEmergent One API: Emergent One is an API building, creation, and management platform. Customers can build and create their APIs with Emergent One. Emergent One offers developers a development portal, with API documentation, API analytics, and API management services.

ePostcodeePostcode API: The service provides an address search service that returns a standard delivery address and unique identifier for a specified shipping address. It also provides street names and identifiers in a specified area, the distance between specified postal codes, and geographic information for the area of a specified postal code.

API methods support submission of an address string, with returned data resolving that input to a unique identifier and standard version of the delivery address. Methods also support searching for street names and other geographic information in a postal code. Distance between postal codes is also available.

FavatarFavatar API: Favatar is a favicon hosting service. Favicons graphically represent a webpage’s hyperlink to users. With Favatar, web developers can retrieve permanent URLs for the favicons associate with their sites. The entire service is an API. Developers register for an API key and send requests including the URL of the website whose favicons they want accessed. Favatar will return an ordered list of all the icons it can find at the specified address. The Favatar API is REST-based and returns JSON and JSONP formatted data.

Friday-AdFriday-Ad API: The service posts classified ads for private sales of a wide range of items and services and across a long list of locations within the U.K. It provides an interactive form for specifying product categories, locations, display formats, and other variables, then generates iframe code to be inserted on another website. SOAP APIs also provide integration possibilities.

API methods support retrieval of information about products advertised, sellers placing ads, and locations served. Methods also return categories within the service that provide the best match for a free-text keyword submitted with the request.

Grou.psGrou.ps API: Grou.ps is a service that allows users to create their own social networks. Grou.ps allows organizations, companies, schools, and other groups create their own private social networks to keep their employees, students, members connected.

The Grou.ps API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Grou.ps with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include managing account information, managing user information, and retrieving network information.

HachiHachi API: Hachi is a social networking service that allows users to connect with people from a variety of other social networking services, as well as meeting and connecting with new people from their social and business circles.

The Hachi API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Hachi with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should email info@gohachi.com for API access.

HackSenseHackSense API: H.A.C.K. is the Hungarian Autonomous Center for Knowledge. It is a hacker space created to provide infrastructure and community space for those looking for project ideas and information. The HackSense API shows the current status of the physical space and the timestamp of the last change in HTML, XML, TXT, CSV, and RSS formats. It can also show the website's history in HTML, XML, and CSV formats.

Huffington Post PollsterHuffington Post Pollster API: The Huffington Post is a news website and blog featuring content covering many areas including politics. The Pollster API from the Huffington Post gives users access to resutls from opinion polls going back to 2004 as well as current opinion on a range of tops and candidates. Data that can be accessed by users is categorized into charts, single chart and polls. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

iKnodeiKnode API: iKnode is a backend-as-a-service platform. iKnode allows users to create backend applications for either web or mobile.

The iKnode API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of iKnode with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include managing account information, retrieving space information, and accessing user information.

Indaba MusicIndaba Music API: Indaba Music is a network for musicians. It is a network that enables collaboration and discussion for musicians at any point of their career. Artists can post their own material for comments and advice, or listen to and provide feedback for others. Their API exposes Indaba’s functions for posting content and initiating meetings, recording sessions, and more. It is a RESTful API that returns XML, JSON, and PLIST-formatted data.

InfostradasportsInfostradasports API: Infostradasports is an online service that provides a variety of data and information on various sports. Information includes sports publishing rights, distributing sports content, and general sports information, including information about the 2012 summer Olympics.

The Infostradasports API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Infostradasports with other applications and to create new applications. The data can be retrieved in various languages. Some example API methods include retrieving sports lists, retrieving match and game information, and retrieving sports scores.

MediaPlatformMediaPlatform API: Mediaplatform provides a platform for utilizing video media for purposes of archiving and sharing across the web. Provides solutions to problems involved in the production, delivery and management of digital video content.

The API allows integration with enterprise portals like Microsoft SharePoint, IBM WebSphere, and Oracle WebCenter as well as social business software such as Jive and Yammer for cross-platform compatibility.

MobFoxMobFox API: MobFox is an independent mobile advertising service. It provides services for publishers and for advertisers. Through their network of both, MobFox finds targeted outlets for businesses’ marketing campaigns. Businesses’ advertisements can be integrated with a numerous applications and websites. The MobFox API exposes the reporting data retrieval and remote account management functions. It is a RESTful API that returns XML-formatted data.

MySociety GazeMySociety Gaze API: The Gaze API collects location information from users without using maps or postcodes. Instead the API uses place names to help identify locations, alternate locations and more. Users can use the API to search over 2.2 million places and 3 million names and supply additional contextual information to disambiguate common place names. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in CSV.

OpenGeocodingOpenGeocoding API: The service intends to accumulate address and geocoding information for locations worldwide via a participatory contributions by users. It crowdsources geocoded address data, such as postal addresses matched to location coordinates, then it gives web-based access to the repository for applications worldwide, focused especially on serving developing countries.

API methods support retrieval of data upon request specifying, country code, province, city, district, and street. Data inputs are invited via bulk upload.

OpenPhotoOpenPhoto API: The OpenPhoto Project is a web-based tool for aggregating and centralizing personal photos. It is an open source project that allows users to retrieve all of their photos from photo hosting sites like Flickr and Picasa, and store them in one personal online location. Once all the pictures are located and moved to a central storage place, they are also backed up. Their API is REST-based and exposes the OpenPhoto’s file organization functions. It returns JSON-formatted data.

Panelesms SendPanelesms Send API: The Panelesms website provides a service for distributing short message service (SMS) advertisements. The Panelesms Send API allows users to send SMS ads or to schedule when they are to be sent. It uses SOAP calls in XML format.

The Panelesms website is provided exclusively in Persian (Farsi).

PaylinePayline API: Payline is a French service for making secure online payments. It acts as a go-between for websites and financial institutions, providing the user's customers with a highly secure page for entering their payment details. Payline then encrypts and sends that data to the user's bank for payment. Payline is a multi-channel solution that works with any bank and includes tools to fight against online fraud.

The Payline website is provided solely in French.

Pinnacle SportsPinnacle Sports API: Pinnacle Sports is an online service that offers sports odds and other information for betting on sports. Pinnacle Sports offers information on multiple sports, including football, soccer, baseball, rugby, and the 2012 summer Olympics.

The Pinnacle Sports API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Pinnacle Sports with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving lists of sports, retrieving lists of leagues, and retrieving sports feeds.

Places.sgPlaces.sg API: Places.sg is an online directory of businesses and places of interest in Singapore. Places.sg also allows businesses to add their promotions and deals in one place.

The Places.sg API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Places.sg with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving business lists, retrieving business information, and retrieving promotions and deals by business.

RegExLibRegExLib API: RegExLib is a library of regular expressions. It contains more than 3400 expressions from over 2000 contributors around the world. Users may search the library for an expression to perform a particular task, or they may contribute a new expression that they’ve figured out.

The RegExLib API allows users to retrieve a list of regular expressions or to retrieve information on a specific expression. The API also allows users to search for regular expressions matching a given query term. The RegExLib API operates via SOAP calls using the XML data format.

Screenshots.comScreenshots.com API: Screenshots.com provides collections of screenshots from around the Internet. Their automated system monitors web pages for visual changes and captures new images of each change. This provides them with an extensive collection of the change of a website’s visual presence over time. Users can add their sites to the Screenshots.com capturing queue, and search for images by keyword or domain name. The Screenshots.com API exposes the image collection to developers and allows them to display selections on their web sites. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-formatted data.

Shoothill PostcodeShoothill Postcode API: The service provides latitude/longitude location for a specified U.K. postal code. The coordinates are supplied in format suitable for online mapping or use in distance calculations between pairs of postal codes.

API methods support submission of a U.K. postal code in the Ordnance Survey's Code-Point(R) format. Returned data provide a Boolean indicator of retrieval success, and if successful a latitude-longitude pair formatted according to the WGS84 coordinate system.

SignalFire PostcodeSignalFire Postcode API: The service provides geocoded location information for a specified U.K. postal code. Also available is a reverse geocoding service that supplies postal code geocoding information for a location in the U.K. specified by latitude and longitude.

API methods support lookup of location information based on submission of a U.K. postcode as a string including the standard space. Methods also support the reverse process, with submission of latitude and longitude strings to retrieve a postal code and related geocoding information.

SNTMNTSNTMNT API: SNTMNT is a company that provides sentiment analysis of Twitter feeds to give investors and traders advice on the best performing stocks. SNTMNT offers a suite of three APIs.

The Trading Indicator API gives traders hourly and/or daily buy & sell signals for all S&P 500 stocks based on analysis of Twitter feeds. Each signal is accompanied by a confidence interval.

The Financial Sentiment API is able to understand the financially themed language used about financial markets. It uses an algorithm specifically trained and optimized for investor sentiment and jargon.

The Brand Sentiment API can classify sentiment in social media messages surrounding brands.

Interested developers can contact the provider for more information.

SocialStockSocialStock API: SocialStock is an application for brands and places to reward their customers. SocialStock allows users to connect their social networking accounts and earn rewards for buying products, visiting stores, and being a customer.

The SocialStock API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of SocialStock with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://beta.socialstock.com/apiaccess/.

StesCodes Address Book ImporterStesCodes Address Book Importer API: Grabs email contact information (name, email, address, phone number) from a variety of mail service servers. Ability to export grabbed address information into a .csv file and confirm info through a pop-up screen.

The API allows for multiple language integration, has a fully customizable UI and no OAuth redirects. A DLL version is available as well. 18 mail and message services (ex: Gmail, Hotmail, ICQ, AIM) are supported.

Study Island DictionaryStudy Island Dictionary API: Study Island is an online service for educational enhancement. It provides tools for every grade level, and it readily conforms to state standards for education. One tool that Study Island provides is the Dictionary API, which allows users to look up words programmatically via SOAP calls.

SunglassSunglass API: Sunglass is a cloud-based CAD and 3D design tool. Sunglass offers users tools for collaboration with other users for designing and building 3D objects.

The Sunglass API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Sunglass with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should sign up here: http://www.sunglass.io/demo/apiaccess.html

University of WarsawUniversity of Warsaw API: The University of Warsaw API is managed by the USOS, which is a student management system for universities in Poland.

The University of Warsaw API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of USOS and the University of Warsaw with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include returning information on classes, sending emails, and accessing user information. API can return responses in either English or Polish.

UploadCareUploadCare API: UploadCare is a file uploading and storage service. It allows users to add a functionality to their website or application that permits end-users to upload files. It also provides a function for resizing images on the fly. UploadCare's services may be accessed via its APIs, which are provided in REST and JavaScript formats.

VicurexVicurex API: Vicurex is an exchange platform for bitcoins and other cryptocoins, such as devcoins, namecoins, and more. Vicurex hosts an exchange rate platform for USD and Euro comparisons with the cryptocoin currencies. Users can exchange USD and Euros for the cryptocoins or cryptocoins. Vircurex provides APIs for executing transactions and retrieving information about them. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON and XML-formatted data.

WibiDataWibiData API: WibiData is platform that allows websites and companies to store and analyze all of their user data from across their websites and applications.

The WibiData API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of WibiData with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with user accounts. Interested developers should sign up here: http://www.wibidata.com/product/get-wibidata/.

WiseNETWiseNET API: WiseNET is an information management solutions provider for registered training organizations based in Australia and New Zealand. They help vocational training institutions grow their business with information technology that supports educational programs and customer/student relations. They offer a range of products, including cloud-based financial workflow streamlining, customer satisfaction surveys, professional consultation, and more. WiseNET’s API is REST-based and exposes their data posting and retrieval functionality. It returns XML and JSON-formatted data.

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