Today in APIs: One Hour Translation’s API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 10th, 2013

OneHourTranslationOne Hour Translation launches API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The G Adventures API integrates small group tours with third party apps. Plus: SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna, and 11 new APIs.

One Hour Translation’s API Brings Developers Together

One Hour Translation, the human translation service for business has integrated with Google Play and offers an API for its Translation Memory Cloud (TMC). The goal is efficiency: with the TM API, developers can translate string by string. These in turn are collected more efficiently, localized and in context.

Oren Yagev, cofounder and vice president pointed out that the average localization cost is less than $100 per language:

The important thing about our new TM API is future application text updates.By using the API, developers can easily translate only the strings that are not already translated, thus saving time and money when the application is updated.

The API documentation covers every thing needed to get going, from API keys to client libraries and more.

G Adventures API Launches Small Group Tours to an App Near You

G AdventuresG Adventures specializes in getting off the beaten path to put travelers up close with local culture and do it in a sustainable way. The goal of G Adventures transcends tourism; their mission is to change people’s lives. The Gadventures API gives developers access to trip information.

The documentation for the REST API covers the usual items a developer comes to expect, like auth keys, tour and booking resources, use cases, and libraries. But it also discusses something new, the Sherpa Agency Code. That may sound vaguely like cloak and dagger speak, but it is a G Adventures’ specific agent identifier, issued to every agency authorized to book G Adventure tours.

API News Your Shouldn’t Miss

11 New APIs

Today we had 11 new APIs added to our API directory including an online appointment booking service, a facebook sdk enhancements service, an online database of ant species images and information and a qr code creation and scanning service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Acuity Appointment SchedulingAcuity Appointment Scheduling API: Acuity Appointment Scheduling is an online appointment booking service that can be accessed via mobile devices by both users and clients. Clients can book their own appointments or classes online and even pay in advance. Acuity users can accept appointments and payments through their own websites or through the free scheduling pages Acuity provides. They may also create discount codes and gift certificates for appointments through Acuity. Acuity Appointment Scheduling automatically accounts for timezone differences, records appointments in Google, notifies users of new appointments, and sends reminder emails to clients.

Acuity users can easily export data, such as client information and appointment schedules, from the service. Client information that has been collected can be used to create custom forms that will take less time to fill out. Acuity can also generate reports about appointments, revenue, staff, or locations over any time range. Developers can interact with their appointment schedule programmatically via REST API.

AmplifierAmplifier API: Amplifier is provided by a user account on packagist. Amplifier is an extension of Facebook PHP SDK. It was designed to cut down development time on some tasks like whether a person liked a page or provides support for a particular extended permission. The API information is available through a user account in Packagist and is hosted on github.

AntWebAntWeb API: AntWeb is a community driven, online database of ant images, specimen records, and natural history information. The site’s goal is to publish high quality images of all of the world’s ant species. AntWeb exposes its data to the public through its API. The API allows developers to programmatically query for specimens by taxonomy, specimen code, decimal coordinates, or by days since the specimen was entered into the database.

BeeTagg QRBeeTagg QR API: BeeTagg is a mobile tagging service that allows users to tag physical objects and link them with internet resources. Users can create, organize, and track QR codes in a variety of formats. BeeTagg works on many platforms and has excellent detection capabilities. Developers can access BeeTagg’s functions for creating, editing, managing, and rendering codes programmatically using the BeeTagg QR API.

G AdventuresG Adventures API: G Adventures provides small group tours around the globe with a focus on delivering authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner. The G Adventures API provides real-time developer access to trip information. This information can be used to create trip research and booking solutions.

Privacy CAPrivacy CA API: The Trusted Computing Group defines specifications that allow computers to exchange information about their hardware and software configurations via the internet. This allows computers to trust each other more, but it also raises some concerns over privacy. Privacy CA allows users to protect their privacy while still establishing remote trust by letting them obtain certificates verifying their trustworthiness. There are three levels of certification that Privacy CA offers and validates. Certificates can be requested and validated programmatically via REST API.

SilobreakerSilobreaker API: Silobreaker provides workflow support and content management services for all kinds of users, including corporate, government, and military organizations. It provides both front-end and back-end services for handling structured and unstructured content. Silobreaker can aggregate content of many kinds from both internal and external sources and then analyze this content using semantic and statistical text mining services. Results can be served in a variety of ways. Users may also search through content using advanced filters to reduce the number of results and improve their relevance.

Twinword Category RecommendationTwinword Category Recommendation API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools.
The Twinword Category Recommendation API is a web service for e-commerce sites. Developers use a simple GET call to pass a product category, and the API responds with a weighted list of related categories. The API can also be mapped to partner product categories.

Twinword Visual Context GraphTwinword Visual Context Graph API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools.
The Twinword Visual Context Graph API is able to deliver diagram information for visualizing concepts or creating mind maps. Developers pass a word with a simple GET call, and the API responds with a structured list of contexts and word relationships.

Twinword Word Association QuizTwinword Word Association Quiz API: Twinword creates tools to collect data describing the ways in which people associate concepts. The tools include word association tests, the word graph dictionary, e-commerce recommendations, document detection, and more. Twinword provides a series of APIs that expose some of these tools.
The Twinword Word Association Quiz API delivers customized word association quizzes intended for games and e-learning software. The API allows calls to specify a level of difficulty for the quiz, as well as a grade or exam (SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc) upon which to base the quiz.

ValidasValidas API: Validas is a service for mobile operators and resellers that helps select the best plans for customers who are upgrading devices or switching operators. They provide a Customer Data Acquisition API, which imports and normalizes customers’ billing data. From their wireless bill, Validas extracts the current plan’s features and contracts, details on the user’s device, current usage data, and the user’s demographic information.

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