This week we had 98 new APIs added to our API directory including an online dictionary, enterprise collaboration and social networking service, White House petition data, campaign management service, and standardized open data resource. In addition we covered a new API status board. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
APIs enable incredible customization. No longer are customers locked into a specific interface or feature set: they can modify and augment core functionality as they see fit. It is incredibly liberating, but just deploying any old API isn’t enough. You need to really understand how people use your API. Luckily, you can group most API usage into one of two buckets: reading and writing.
Fourteen year-old SurveyMonkey is catching up with a newly-launched SurveyMonkey API to access user surveys and the data within them. It appears the time the company waited to expose its API was well spent. The initial offering includes OAuth and full survey response data.
TrueSample, SurveyMonkey’s validation technology, released the TrueSample API that allows developers to qualify survey responders to achieve effective results. The technology driving TrueSample ensures that people are who they claim to be and only take a survey once, all while eliminating those who choose random answers and unqualified responders. The TrueSample API provides pre and post survey data as well as real-time feedback to provide industry leading insight into surveys of all types.
Nimble, a social CRM and SaaS provider, has just announced the launch of a new Contact API and App Marketplace making it possible for developers to create engaging third-party applications using the Nimble platform.
The Streak API integrates its client relationship management (CRM) platform into other applications like MailChimps and Wufoo. The API’s webpage reveals that it requires an API key and uses HTTP Basic Auth. The request format supports Create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) with response in JSON. The purpose of the API is to manage CRM relationships through your application.
This week we had 96 new APIs added to our API directory including a Craigslist posting interface, business card manager, photo and image collection, personalized learning service and email database scrubbing service. We also covered an API for Your DNA and whether the Tin Can API will force some to rethink current LMS. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Showcase your Location app in the second edition of Foursquare Global Hackathon. CardShark, an API for Business Card transcription. Plus: RunKeeper at Quantified Self, Build an App on the human genome via the 23andMe API and 14 new APIs.
Not since a battle axe grand prize have we seen a contest give away something so intriguing. Face.com, makers of a free photo recognition API, aren’t giving away an iPad or laptop to the top developer in their contest. They’re giving that developer a job.