API Spotlight: OneId, Quandl, and Surveys with the SurveyMonkey API

Matthew Scott, March 3rd, 2013

OneIDOf the many APIs we published this week, eleven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eleven, which included the OneID API. OneID aims to end the problem that many people have with too many usernames and passwords. It does so by combing a users security keys into one big, encrypted “blob.” Apparently this information is more secure than normal user authentication practices and is callable via the OneID API. Once a users information is in the blob, OneID authenticates a user when they are trying to log into a site by confirming three different digital signatures on different devices. To learn more about OneID functionality, visit the OneID site as well as the OneID API blog post.


iSpeech Launches Platform for Publishers That Provides Tools to Convert Text-Based Content Into Quality Audio

Janet Wagner, February 27th, 2013

iSpeechiSpeech, a leading provider of speech technology solutions and mobile applications, has just announced the launch of the iSpeech Publishing Platform which makes it possible to convert text from books, websites, mobile applications and other text-based content into human quality audio. iSpeech also provides a suite of Text to Speech APIs and SDKs for developers to use in web and mobile applications.


225 Utility APIs: Google Translate, Bit.ly and uClassify

Wendell Santos, January 9th, 2013

Google TranslateOur API directory now includes 225 utility APIs. The newest is the Longdo Dict API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Translate API. We list 41 Google Translate mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of utility APIs.


73 Voice APIs: Twilio, Skype and Tropo

Wendell Santos, April 10th, 2012

TwilioOur API directory now includes 73 voice APIs. The newest is the Ivona API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio API. We list 340 Twilio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of voice APIs.


Best Mashups from PennApps 2012 Hackathon

Guest Author, January 18th, 2012

College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester.

This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.


18 New APIs: Gravatar, Internet Radio and Semantic Analysis

Adam DuVander, May 8th, 2011

This week we had 18 new APIs added to our API directory including a speech recognition service, dining deals search service, email marketing service, album cover archive, online avatar service, temporary email service, social reading record, image manipulation service, SMS group message service and semantic text analysis service. We covered the API for ethical product ratings more in-depth on the blog. Below is more detail on all 18 of these new APIs.


41 New APIs: Rotten Tomatoes, Email Marketing, Expedia and Image Editing

Adam DuVander, May 1st, 2011

This week we had 41 new APIs added to our API directory including a digital watermarking service, link bookmarking service, blogging service, movie information and reviews database, spelling correction service, helpdesk service and rss feed reader.

We covered some of these in more detail in these posts:

Below is more detail on each of these 41 new APIs.


54 New APIs: Wikipedia, Live Chat, Text-to-Speech and Cloud Collaboration

Adam DuVander, March 6th, 2011

This week we had 54 new APIs added to our API directory including a speech recognition service, business instant messaging software, blogging platform, event listing service and URL shortening. We looked more in-depth at some of these, including Wisconsin Transit Tracker, a Geo API for Wikipedia and Cohuman’s API Contest. Below is more detail on each of the 54 new APIs.


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