Today, Google announced GeoJSON support for the Google Maps API. GeoJSON is an open source file format that eases visualization creation. The thought behind GeoJSON support lies in the data format’s ability to simplify code.
Google has released a new version of the Google Visualization API that features new chart types including sankey diagrams, calendar charts and annotation charts. The release also includes new features and improvements such as string to number conversion in datatables, the ability to export corecharts and geocharts as PNGs, and crosshairs for scatter, line and combo charts.
RetailNext, in-store analytics market leader, announced a set of enterprise APIs that retailers, shopping centers, business partners, and others can integrate with existing hardware systems to utilize RetailNext’s analytics capabilities. RetailNext delivers analytics usually limited to ecommerce outfits to brick and mortar stores for better insights. The API is hardware agnostic; so, users can leverage existing infrastructure.
Slice, the ultimate online shopping assistant, has launched the Slice API. The Slice API allows third party apps to integrate Slice features such as price drop alerts, tracking packages, spending tracking, email receipts and more. Slice is currently recruiting developers to test the API and build apps upon the Slice platform. Slice is dedicated to changing the way online shoppers interact with the products they buy online, and the Slice API sits at the heart of its mission.
Mind42, a mind mapping web application, has launched the Mind42 API. Mind mapping is a process that collects ideas and then arranges them in a graphical way. The tree or star-like graphical depiction that Mind42 creates illustrates the connection between different ideas or topics. The Mind42 API allows developers to access, create and edit maps on Mind42 from third-party applications.
FedTax’s TaxCloud, the internet’s only free sales tax service, now integrates with Stripe. Stripe will be TaxCloud’s initial partner for TaxCloud.js, TaxCloud’s new sales tax management API. Stripe merchants can now easily comply with any sales tax law in the US, regardless of state, with no extra charge to merchants.
Play2Shop aims to be the “Ebates with Entertainment and Engagement.” Play2Shop rewards gamers with points and pays shoppers with cash back that can both be used for discounts at over 1,000 retail partners. Additionally, the Play2Shop API enables game developers to join the Play2Shop community regardless of platform.
Jumpseller allows users to create online stores without technical know how. The Jumpseller API allows users to incorporate Jumpseller features directly with an existing website. An online store typically requires infrastructure, front end and back end set up, ongoing maintenance, and more. Jumpseller aims to take care of such details so store owners can focus on growing business.
The Invisiblehand API brings this cleverly named browser add-on focused on finding the lowest price for something that the user is shopping for to a wider audience. Constantly updating prices on millions of products from books to air fares, Invisiblehand stands out for its ability to learn about new products it hasn’t seen before. The documentation indicates this is a RESTful API with JSON responses.