The use of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) as a means to access
previously siloed information for use in applications and projects is
increasingly dramatically in popularity. Many companies are releasing their own
API's in the hopes of getting developers to mashup and integrate data into their
own projects. Below are three API's released this week that are certainly worthy
FormSpring has created an API
to enable programmers to add, edit and retrieve data stored within their
FormSpring account and currently returns data in XML, JSON and serialized PHP.
The full launch of the API is scheduled for mid-September.
iWebTrack Holdings Inc. launched an
API-based private-label/branded reseller program that lets partners resell
iWebTrack’s service to their customers under their own private label.
Those seeking business opportunities can partner with iWebTrack and own their
own turn-key, web analytics business, with complete back end and billing
integration for as little as $400 a month.
SharedBook has launched an Open API Challenge to encourage development of
extensions from third party applications that flow text, photographs or other
content into SharedBook’s Reverse Publishing Platform for on-demand output.
SharedBook’s API allows you to integrate online content into a structured book
product that can be previewed and purchased, or personalized further.