API Spotlight: Hoppit, Orchestrate.io, and Truecaller APIs

Matthew Scott, May 26th, 2013

Stremor Liquid HeliumOf the many APIs we published this week, nine were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those nine, which included the Liquid Helium APIs. Stremor, the heuristics startup behind the APIs, aims to create a summarization framework for long form content. By applying language indicators such as cause, conclusion, relevance, and emotion, Liquid Helium can make accurate decisions about decreasing form length. To learn more about the Liquid Helium API visit the Liquid Helium site as well as the Liquid Helium API blog post.

HoppitThe Hoppit API is a restaurant aficionados dream. Designed to provide pictures and information about the “mood” of a restaurant, Hoppit allows users to scroll through different images to find restraints that are coinciding with their current mood. The Hoppit API simply allows developers access to this functionality. More importantly, it allows access to the largest repository of high-resolution restaurant photography and Vibe data. To learn more about the Hoppit API visit the Hoppit site as well as the Hoppit API blog post.

Oh Hey WorldIf you have ever traveled, you know the importance of letting people know you’ve reached your destination. The Oh Hey World API allows users to share their location across multiple social networks, via text and email, through a single application. It also gives developers access to this functionality for integration of their choosing. To learn more about how the Oh Hey world API is simplifying the location sharing process, visit the Oh Hey World site as well as the Oh Hey World API blog post.

Orchestrate.io is a brand new start up focused on creating an API designed to eliminate the need for databases when building applications. Databases pose a few problems, one of them being scalability. The types of applications being built today are always stretching the limits of productivity and how quickly information can be accessed. The Orchestrate.io API will provide developers with the ability to create applications that include database functionality without the need to manage the databases. To learn more about how Orchestrate.io achieves this, visit the Orchestrate.io site as well as the Orchestrate.io API blog post.

The Trucaller API gives developers access to the 600 million numbers Truecaller has in its directory. Developers can utilize the API to perform reverse number lookup, which means they input a number, call the API, and the API returns the name behind the specified number. Users of Trucaller upload their contact list, and then specify privacy settings. If someone tries to contact an individual, they get complete discretion to accept or deny it. To learn more about the Truecaller API visit the Truecaller site as well as the Truecaller API blog post.

SayRoomHave you ever wished to respond to a picture with actual audio of your emotional reaction? The Say Room application does just that. By connecting social media content from Instagram, Tumblr, and Pintrest, Say Room allows users to create audio responses to the images they see. Each response is analyzed to decipher emotion and sentiment to truly know how the user is feeling. The Say Room API provides developers access to the audio messages, and analyzed results. To learn more about the Say Room API visit the Say Room site as well as the Say Room API blog post.

ScreenheroScreenhero is an application that allows users to share their screen, and any application on their computer, with users from around the world at any time. The Screenhero Web API allows developers to integrate the screen hero functionality into their site or application. Essentially bringing collaborative screen sharing functionality to their applications. To learn more about the Screenhero API visit the Screenhero site as well as the Screen hero API blog post.

Mobile and Embedded cameras and sensors lack user control. Meaning users don’t have much access to manipulate features such as sensors, flash, lens, and various other features. The Khronos group has announced the planned creation of an Camera Control API that would give developers the means to control basic camera functionality. To learn more about the planned Khronos Camera Control API, visit the Khronos site as well as the Khronos API blog post.

TweetVueIf you are on Twitter, you would know there really isn’t any way to share full conversations with other people. TweetVue came upon this realization and decided to make it possible with the TweetVue API. The TweetVue API gives developers access to this conversation data so they can also share it. Specifically, if developers integrate this functionality into their application their users will be able to use it. Otherwise people will have to download the Firefox extensions. To learn more about the TweetVue API visit the TweetVue site as well as the TweetVue API blog post.

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