API Spotlight: Onehub, Ecobee, Ringadoc, and Converser APIs

Matthew Scott, June 22nd, 2013

ConverserOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which include the Converser API. The Converser API is a communication platform that brings businesses and developers in better contact with their customers and users. Functionality includes the creation of offers, polls, questions, and compensations to be sent to the customer at will. On top of this, real time tracking when users are actively using and application with the Converser API. To learn more about the Converser API visit the Converser site as well as the Converser API blog post.

Chatting on Twitter can become difficult when thousands of people are tweeting. Crucial information or even a conversation could be missed due to the vastness of the chat. The Twubs API provides developers with a central hub where tweets, pics, and videos are streamed into a branded page. This page allows users to track and follow each specific Twitter conversation they may be a part of. To learn more about the specifics of the Twub API, visit the Twub site as well as the Twub API blog post.

FramebaseFramebase was created by a team of frustrated developers stemming from the difficulty of adding videos to applications. As a result, the Framebase API was created. It gives developers the power to upload, record, and play videos in any application with as little as two lines of code. This cross-format, cross- device API also provides metrics to me sure the success of developer videos, social implications, etc. To learn more about the Framebase API visit the Framebase site as well as the Framebase API blog post.

SocureDigital identity fraud is a growing issue as more and more people begin to share personal information online. To combat this, Socure, an identity fraud detection service, released the Socure API so developers could integrate their fraud detection tools into their applications. These tools consist of artificial intelligence and a proprietary machine that use social behavior patterns to create algorithms that in turn determine fraud. To learn more about the Socure API visit the Socure site as well as the Socure API blog post.

dimpleThe Dimple API is designed for business analytics and powered by D3 (Data-Driven Documents). However, the API simplifies the complexities of integration D3 so even developers with little to no D3 knowledge gain access to creating dynamic graphical representations of data sets. The most fundamental tools used to create charts include chart, axis, series, and storyboard. To learn more about how the Dimple API bridges the void between analysts and scientists, visit the Dimple site as well as the Dimple API blog post.

ActiveStandardsActiveStandards is an SaaS website quality management platform. In other words, they provide website owners with tools to optimize their website, then track the websites progress as changes are made. The ActiveStandards API allows developers to integrate these optimization tools to assure that the changes and content they add to their site moves them in a positive direction. For example, error fixing, managing files, usability, SEO. legal standards, web standards and etc. To learn more about the ActiveStandards API visit the ActiveStandards site as well as the ActiveStandards API blog post.

The Ringadoc API puts patients in contact with their doctors even after normal business hours are over. It works by having an automated answering service that ranks each call be emergency, then the service notifies the doctor who has the liberty to choose how they will take care of the issue. If the condition is urgent, the service will take more urgent action to put patient in contact with doctor. To learn more about the specifics of the Ringadoc API, visit the Ringadoc site as well as the Ringadoc API blog post.

Keek is a social video network that providers users with the ability to share short 36 second video updates. The Keek API gives developers access to the public Keeks, search, user profiles, clusters, and more data that is publicly shared. Although the API is constantly being updated, the current version of the Keek API offers data on public statuses, entities, users, keels, and comments. To learn more about the Keek API visit the Keek site as well as the Keek API blog post.

Thermostat control company Ecobee has recently released their public API, giving developers the ability to let their third party apps read, adjust, and acquire information about home thermostats. Ecobee wants developers to play around with their API and create better solutions for home thermostat monitoring. To learn more about the Ecobee API visit the Ecobee site as well as the Ecobee API blog post.

OnehubOnehub is a file sharing application with an emphasis on security, control, and customization. The Onehub API gives developers access to data on behalf of the clients who have hired them for a service. Not to worry, the 256-bit encryption and features like role based permission and controlling downloads and uploads still give all the privacy power to the Onehub users. The API simplifies the process of sharing sensitive information with developers. To learn more about the Onehub API visit the Onehub site as well as the Onehub API blog post.

How are youHow Are You?, the UK-based free service for NHS patients and healthcare professionals, has released the How Are You API. The API gives developers the ability to integrate How Are You functionality into their third party applications. Meaning users of third party applications can create, update, and share their How Are You online health records when necessary. The goal of the API is to create more efficiency between patient and doctor for all NHS members. To learn more about the How Are You API visit the How Are You site as well as the How Are You API blog post.

The Gravity R&D API helps developers make the correct personal recommendations to their clients. Through tracking users content, interactions, and big data about add content, the API can generate information about specific things a user tends to like receiving. Businesses can then create personalized ads for that user instead of sending mass ads that may be less effective. To learn more about the Gravity R&D API visit the Gravity site as well as the Gravity API blog post.

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