API Spotlight: Hackpad, Ubivox, and Droplr APIs

Matthew Scott, July 6th, 2013

HackPadOf the many APIs we published this week, six were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those six, which include the Hackpad API. Hackpad is a collaborative tool that allows groups of people to edit a document in real time. The API simply makes this functionality available for developers to integrate into their apps or websites. Offering a similar interface to that of Google Docs, Hackpad allows users to login to the service through their Google, email, and Facebook credentials. To learn more about the Hackpad API visit the Hackpad site as well as the Hackpad API blog post.

Practice Fusion has launched their Medical Imaging API, giving imaging services the ability to share, compile, and organize client images on a single interface.  The idea for the Imaging API came after much success with Practice Fusion’s lab API, giving clinical labs the same functionality as the Medical Imaging API, just on a different scale. To learn more about the Medical Imaging API, how it should gain traction, and specific functionality, visit the Practice Fusion sight as well as the Practice Fusion API blog post.

DroplrSharing information in real time is becoming the new norm. The idea of getting information instantly, especially files with vast amounts of information, is something the Droplr API is focusing on. It allows developers to incorporate file sharing in their applications. However, there is one catch, Droplr has the complete discretion to grant or deny anyone API access based upon their idea that all applications must benefit Droplr users. To learn more about the Droplr API visit the Droplr site as well as the Droplr API blog post.

ubivoxThe Ubivox API allows developers to integrate a number of the Ubivox email marketing services into their web browser. This allows developers to create, manage, and track the success of their campaigns without any addition software. Functions include email, subscription, account, data, media, and etc. To learn more about the Ubivox API and all of the various possible uses of their API visit the Ubivox site as well as the Ubivox API blog post.

The release of the Firefox 23 Beta means more than just a new Firefox. Along with the news comes the release of the Social API to the public and all its social developers. This gives all social developers the ability to seamlessly implement a sidebar into the Firefox toolbar without much coding. The most common way to use the API is to create toolbars for pre-existing apps; giving their users much needed tool bars. To learn more about the Firefox Social API visit the Firefox site as well as the Firefox API blog post.

ContentfulThe Contentful API is a presentation agnostic platform that allows content to be distributed across devices and applications. Unlike other content management systems, Contentful allows users to customize how their data is presented and isn’t impossible for non-technical users to use. Furthermore, Contentful was designed to pioneer the “API-frist” business model, requiring start-ups to deliver quality API’s as their first business move. To learn more about the Contentful API visit the Contentful site as well as the Contentful API blog post.

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