Today in APIs: OneMusicAPI Update, Interactive Data API and 9 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 7th, 2013

OneMusicAPI aggregates various online music data APIs. Interactive Data launches Financial Data API. Plus: Nexmo’s SMS API goes International and 9 New APIs.

OneMusicAPI Update adds MetaData and Cd Based Queries

OneMusicAPI, that aims to provide a low-cost Music MetaData API has launched a new version of the API with additional text metadata and support for CD applications via a new disc-based query. The OneMusicAPI provides aggregates various online APIs to provide developers with a single API to access more than 3,00,000 albums.

They currently aggregate data from MusicBrainz, Cover Art Archive, Wikipedia and Discogs. The new textual metadata added to the API comprises release and artist names, genres, year of release and track names, positions and track artist data. To gain access to the API, you can sign up for the API Developer Key. The API is RESTful with JSON data format and developers get 1000 lookups to test the API after which tiered pricing kicks in.

Interactive Data Launches Financial Market Data API

Interactive Data, a leading provider of Market Data Services has launched an API to help financial firms to tap into their data sets around price discovery, trading, portfolio pricing, risk management and other analytical operations. The API provides access to tick-by-tick Level 1 and Level 2 data, which covers around 450 data sources and newswires. For firms with sophisticated charting requirements, the API exposes more than 10 years of adjusted end-to-end historical and minute bar data and 40 days of tick-by-tick data.

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9 New APIs

Today we had 9 new APIs added to our API directory including a miniature printable publications service, an online booking platform, a webcam video recording service, a bitcoin to giftcard service and a billing and recurring payments platform service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

BERG Cloud Little Printer PublicationsBERG Cloud Little Printer Publications API: Little Printer is a miniature printer that is designed to print a specific type of small-sized publication. These publications can cover any number of topics and can be personal or generic, finite or ongoing. They could deliver a daily sudoku puzzle, notify the subscriber of train delays, or provide a recipe of the week. People can subscribe to their favorite publications and choose a time of day to have all of their subscriptions printed at once, like a miniature newspaper.

The Little Printer Publications API allows users to retrieve information and samples for a given publication. If necessary, it also allows them to input information to customize the publication or authenticate with a third party for access.

BookerBooker API: Booker is an online platform that allows companies and service providers to offer online booking for appointments, reservations, and other services.

The Booker API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Booker with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

CameraTagCameraTag API: CameraTag is a service that lets developers give their websites the ability to record videos from visitors’ webcams. This is accomplished by using a single line of JavaScript code to embed the non-branded CameraTag recorder. Recordings are done in HD, and developers can choose their preferred recording format. The HTML interface is fully customizable, and CameraTag handles video streaming, thumbnail generation, and transcoding for the developer.

CoinCardCoinCard API: CoinCard is a service that allows users to submit Bitcoins and receive giftcards in return. The CoinCard API can convert Bitcoins into giftcards and allows users to structure requests to include the type of giftcard, the card amount, the currency to put the card in, the email to send the giftcard to, and a test run. The API uses REST calls and returns JSON.

FusebillFusebill API: Fusebill is an online platform for billing, payments, and subscription plans for recurring payments. Fusebill offers automation for invoicing and receiving payments.

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

Heap AnalyticsHeap Analytics API: Heap Analytics is a service that automatically gathers information on users and user behavior on websites. Heap Analytics collects user data and user behavior data such as page views, click throughs, and form submissions.

The Heap Analytics API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Heap Analytics with other applications. Some example API methods include returning data, managing account information, and running data reports.

SenddrSenddr API: Senddr is an online platform that allows users to create, send, manage, and share invoices across multiple applications. Users can send and receive purchasing invoices with Senddr.

The Senddr API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Senddr with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact partners@senddr.com for more information.

VizuVizu API: Vizu, a Nielsen company, allows brands and companies to gather real-time information about their customers and audiences. Vizu offers tools to measure and track digital brand advertising.

The Vizu API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Vizu with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account service.

WowzerWowzer API: Wowzer is a video interview application. Wowzer offers video interviewing tools and platform for companies to interview job candidates over video.

The Wowzer API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Wowzer with other applications. Some example API methods include viewing applications, retrieving candidate information, and managing account information.

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