Today in APIs: Gnip Provides Access to Every Public Tweet Ever Tweeted, Developers Release Applications That Leverage Passbook, and 22 New APIs

Kevin Sundstrom, September 19th, 2012

TwitterGnip released it’s Historical PowerTrack for Twitter today, which provides access to every Tweet ever written. Release of Apple’s iOS 6 leads to several applications popping up that leverage Passbook. Xignite provides a tool for tracking IPOs. Plus: SMS Messages Secure Enough for SWAT, Stripe begins global payment quest with Canada expansion, and 22 New APIs.

Gnip Allows Access to Every Public Tweet Ever Tweeted

Yes, you read that correctly. Gnip has released it’s Historical PowerTrack for Twitter, which will provide access to every public Tweet ever written. This will give unprecedented transparency to companies that are hoping to analyse public perception of their brand. VentureBeat snagged an interview with Gnip COO, Chris Moody, who had this to say:

“There are a handful of companies that have collected some portion of Twitter data,” said Gnip COO Chris Moody. “We were able to do it because we partnered with Twitter on it.”

Cataloging all this data is an incredibly achievement considering that in June 2012 Twitter was receiving 400 million Tweets per day.

Developers Quickly Release Applications That Leverage Passbook

Apple released iOS 6 today and along with it came Passbook. Passbook is an application that allows users to store boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more all inside of the one device that most people can’t live without. Developers are eager to take advantage of this new feature and APIs have begun to pop up that will leverage this powerful iPhone application. The Passdock API is among the APIs in this first offering. Passdock allows users to create and generate “passes” and content For Apple’s Passbook.

Passbook will lead to the development of more payment tools in the future; for now you can check out all of the payment APIs we currently have in our directory.

Xignite Provides Powerful IPO Tracking API

Xignite has 56 APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb directory and it looks like we may have to add one more. This time Xignite is releasing the XigniteIPOs API. This tool will allow developers to track IPOs as they are filed, priced, and introduced into the market.

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22 New APIs

Today we had 22 new APIs added to our API directory including an app hosting and development platform, a semantic instructional standards service, a supplier for libraries and book retailers, a currency exchange rate and information service, an event listing management platform, a dc place finder and address verification service, an italian citizen tax id reference service and a favicon retrieval service. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

30Loops30Loops API: 30Loops is an infrastructure development platform for web services. Its features support a simplification of web app deployment. It does this by providing tools for building from backend software, hosting the infrastructure, and scaling it vertically or horizontally. 30Loops also provides usage metrics and analytics. The 30Loops API exposes integration functionality for developers to connect various backend resources and deployment tools. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-encoded data.

Achievement Standards NetworkAchievement Standards Network API: The service provides listings of educational standards by topic, instructional level, and school agency or other jurisdiction setting the standards. Hierarchically organized listings define specific learning outcome statements expected for learners at varying levels of education. Consistent formatting allows interconnection of educational standards from different jurisdictions and providers, allowing for consistent description of achievement levels across instructional settings.

API methods support requests specifying a topic and educational level. Methods return XML metadata describing matching standards logged in the system, including standard identifier, name, text statement, and source jurisdiction. Returned data can be filtered further to match particular needs.

Baker & Taylor EDIBaker & Taylor EDI API: Baker & Taylor is the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital content and value-added services. It supplies books and media to libraries and retailers, along with services for managing their collections.

Baker & Taylor provides an EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) service for retrieving book information by ISBN and for performing a stock status check by ISBN or by UPC and Customer ID. This service can be accessed using the Baker & Taylor EDI SOAP API.

Cloanto Currency ServerCloanto Currency Server API: Cloanto’s Currency Server is an exchange rate information and currency conversion service. Users can employ it to convert between currencies, to retrieve the currency for a given country, to discover whether a currency is active, to find the smallest unit of a given currency, to find out when the exchange rate of a currency was last modified, and more. The Cloanto Currency Server API employs SOAP calls issued in XML format.

crowd.fmcrowd.fm API: crowd.fm is an application and platform for users to create, edit, share, and publish event information. crowd.fm offers event creation and editing features that then allow users to publish the updated information across various applications and platforms.

The crowd.fm API allows developers to access and integrate the event data from crowd.fm with other applications. The available API method is retrieving all published and forthcoming events and event information.

DC Location VerifierDC Location Verifier API: The DC Location Verifier is a service for locating residences, streets, intersections, blocks, persons, etc. within the DC area, often through the use of an AID (Address ID) or SSL (Square, Suffix, and Lot). The DC Location Verifier can also be used to verify addresses or to retrieve information on specific parking meters and street lights. These services are provided by the District of Columbia itself and can be accessed programmatically using a SOAP API.

DevLeap Codice FiscaleDevLeap Codice Fiscale API: DevLeap, an Italian technology consultation group, provides a web service for matching an Italian citizen with their Codice Fiscale. A Codice Fiscale is a tax identification number used in all interactions with government agencies and public administration in Italy. It is a unique identity code similar to the National Insurance number (NI) in the UK or the Social Security Number (SSN) in the US.

The DevLeap Codice Fiscale API provides users with a programmatic method for retrieving a citizen’s information from their Codice Fiscale and vice versa. This API uses SOAP calls issued in XML format.

The DevLeap website is offered in both English and Italian.

FviconFvicon API: Fvicon.com offers an API that allows users to retrieve favicons from website URLs. Some API methods include retrieving favicons from specified websites, editing the format of the favicons, filtering the type of favicon returned, and retrieving image sources.

GeOAPGeOAP API: GeOAP is a web service provided by Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. It exposes various GIS (Geographic Information System) methods, as well as a mapping service. GeOAP’s SOAP-based API can be used to find the distance between two addresses or between one address and the nearest station, either in a straight line or along a navigable route. API calls are also provided for more basic map controls such as scrolling, centering over an address or the station nearest a given address, and returning to the previous map display.

The GeOAP website and all API documentation are provided solely in Japanese.

hubermedia eTouristhubermedia eTourist API: Hubermedia is a website for facilitating the exchange of information useful to tourists and the tourism industry. eTourist is one of hubermedia’s services. The eTourist API provides programmatic methods for managing room and apartment assignments, catering service information, notifications, customer reviews, points of interest, etc. The API can be accessed using SOAP calls issued in XML format. The hubermedia website and API documentation are provided solely in German.

InteliVideoInteliVideo API: InteliVideo is an instructional video platform. Producers of educational and instructional videos can use the platform to host their content. InteliVideo recommends its services to support digitization of DVD and VHS back catalogs. This allows the media to be more conveniently monetized and accessible to producers’ audience. InteliVideo provides an API that exposes the hosting platform. It is a RESTful API that returns either JSON or XML-encoded data.

IntrepidBioIntrepidBio API: IntrepidBio is an information-processing web service. They cater specifically to institutions researching biological sciences. The platform automates information processing for large amounts of biological information such as genetics, polymorphism, and other extensive sequences. They also host information for search and reference purposes. IntrepidBio offers an API that allows institutions to develop control systems for the importation and exportation of their data. This allows researchers to centralize their dataload before and after processing it with IntrepidBio’s web-based software.

MetricFireMetricFire API: MetricFire is an app-metrics tool. Developers can use it measure performance and usage metrics from their apps. Its features include different data modeling options and data transformation for variance of perspective. It also allows users to stylistically customize their graphs for reporting purposes. The MetricFire API exposes the data from metrics and analyses for developers to export. It is a RESTful API that returns JSON-encoded data.

NewsinappNewsinapp API: Newsinapp is an application that pulls in newsfeeds from a variety of sources and on various topics into other applications, blogs, and sites.

The Newsinapp API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Newsinapp with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include searching topics, creating and managing topics, listing topics, and retrieving the latest news on topics.

Pearson dkimagesPearson dkimages API: Pearson’s dkimages is a collection of many images for download. Images can be searched by keywords, topics, and subjects.

The Pearson dkimages API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Pearson dkimages with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include finding images, listing images, showing images, and purchasing images.

RockTech CloudMate PlatformRockTech CloudMate Platform API: RockTech is a provider of software adoption solutions. Their products help businesses streamline the introduction of new enterprise software. Their CloudMate platform helps train employees on how to use important software and webservices, such as LinkedIn. It will also provide metrics on employee The CloudMate API exposes instructional modules that allow trainers to proctor employees’ progress.

Seika Code PublishSeika Code Publish API: Seika product codes were developed by OFSI (Organization of Food-marketing Structure Improvement) to help identify and exchange information regarding fruits and vegetables for sale in Japan. Seika standard product codes are similar, though not identical to, Bejifuru codes. The Seika Code Publish API enables users to publish Seika product codes. This API functions using SOAP calls issued in XML format. The website and all API documentation are provided only in Japanese.

Swift-Kanban Swift-Kanban API: Kanban is way for developer teams and organizations to visualize their work, identify and eliminate problems and achieve operational improvements in terms of throughput and quality. The Swift-Kanban API allows developers access to the Swift-Kanban web services. These services cater to IT, Ops/, DevOps teams, project management teams and etc. It aims to improve the process of any team project type. Functionality includes SOAP protocol and XML response formats.

TauliaTaulia API: Taulia is a supply chain management and vendor service that allows users to integrate supplier data into current workflow solutions, send e-invoices and business documents, and build discounting capabilities. The API also enables users to get lists of recently created or updated documents, perform analysis of invoices and request early payment, programmatically access all of the Taulia Vendor Portal functions, and connect with messaging systems to stay in contact with customers and suppliers. The service uses REST calls. Submit a request to gain access to the SDKs.

VegGuideVegGuide API: VegGuide.org provides a user-rated directory of vegan, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly restaurants and stores around the world. The site is searchable by location and by business. The VegGuide API allows users to add new restaurant,stores,comments, images and all parts of the core data structure. The API also allows users to search by region and get reviews of entries. The service uses REST calls and returns JSON.

ViralNinjasViralNinjas API: ViralNinjas is a user acquisition platform built to help businesses leverage their customer love to viraly increase their customer base. The ViralNinjas API is at the core of the platform, allowing users to integrate features into server applications of various technological environments through a restful interface.

Web Scrape MasterWeb Scrape Master API: Web Scrape Master provides an API for retrieving data and content from websites on the internet. The API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Web Scrape Master with other applications. The main API method is retrieving data and content from specified websites.

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September 19th, 2012
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Comment by: Anthony

My team is very excited to share the dkimages API from Pearson! Please ping us at @PearsonAPI on Twitter if you have any questions!

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