Postmaster, a technology company that specializes in small package logistics optimization, has just announced the addition of a new Box and Bin Packing feature to the Postmaster API. Earlier this year, Postmaster launched a beta version of the Postmaster API which helps businesses integrate and optimize the shipping process when using carriers Fedex, UPS, and USPS.
Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll illuminate those eight by throwing them into the spotlight. The eight included the LifeTrak API. LifeTrak allows developers to integrate activity tracking into their applications. These activities consist of calorie tracking, heart race, steps, distance, and the ability to see progress over a range of dates. Life Track sells for between 50 and 100 dollars and is waterproof up to 90 feet. The API is available for both iOS and Android unlike similar products that are only open to a select few developers.
Contact validation company Service Objects launched the latest in its array of online tools this week. The DOTS Address Validation-US3 API automatically verifies, corrects and appends address information to contact data records in real time.
Of 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 included the CoolClimate Calculator API. CoolClimate is a survey that allows users to answer various carbon footprint related questions to get an estimate on the tons of carbon they emit into the environment each year. The API gives developers the freedom to integrate this survey with third party apps. On top of emission estimates, the survey provides information on how to decrease carbon emissions. To learn more about the CoolClimate Calculator API visit the CoolClimate site as well as the CoolClimate API blog post.
ABOL Software, a web-based shipping service, has launched its iabol API for online retailers who want to integrate a multicarrier solution into their existing tools.
Developers can extend the Guild Wars MMO via API now. Save on small parcel shipments via Postmaster API. Plus: New Firefox release opens up Social API and 10 New APIs.
Our API directory now includes 92 APIs. The newest is the EasyPost API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the FedEx API. We list 19 FedEx mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of shipping APIs.
This past week 10 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 44 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 4Shared, Allociné Movie, AOL Pictures, Bing Maps Search, Blinkx, car2go, ChannelAdvisor, Endicia Label Server, NetSuite, Petfinder, SPEEDY Express Delivery Services, UKMail, Yahoo Mail and Yandex. The most often used APIs this week are Australia Post, Google Maps and HotelsCombined. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Search (7 APIs, 7 mashups), Shipping (7 APIs, 7 mashups) and Mapping (5 APIs, 6 mashups).