HackWaterloo is sold out! and I know that everyone is just waiting to find out which APIs will they be playing with come Saturday. This is our first API release. We are still considering a number of additional APIs and we will announce them later this week.
As you know with our hack events: you can use any API you wish to use during the Hackhaton but to be eligible for any of the HackDays prizes (to be announced shortly), you will need to use at least one of the APIs provided – so now in alphateical order we bring you the first API release:
FreshBooks supplies online billing services, allowing freelancers and small businesses manage their cashflow and get paid faster. The FreshBooks API allows 3rd party developers to expand and build on the FreshBooks platform. Access FreshBooks account data using HTTP and XML to create web and desktop applications that integrate with a FreshBooks account. The API documentation is online and implementation examples are a plenty!
Idée, the good folks who brought you TinEye – the greatest reverse image search engine ever! – will be providing access to their multicolor search called Piximilar. You won’t be seeing the documentation for this API until you show up on Saturday. The API basically allows you to index images and make them searchable using colors. Very much like their multicolor lab where you get to search 10 million creative commons Flickr images by color!
Idée, will also be providing access to a second API: PixMatch. PixMatch can basically be thought about as your private TinEye. Given an image to look for PixMatch locates identical or modified images within or between image collections. Again access to the API and documentation will be provided at HackWaterloo.
Engage with PostRank data and services. The PostRank Data Services API enable access to content and engagement metrics from the PostRank Content Stream and the Engagement Stream. The APIs are categorized based on which stream the underlying data set is derived from. The documentation for the API is currently available.
SwiftMint, built by Homick Labs, is a cross platform in-app purchasing engine for app developers looking to provide free or paid digital content, virtual goods, services and subscriptions from within their native mobile applications. Typically, the cost and development time of adding in-app payment features to mobile applications has meant that developers focus on building their app first and monetizing it later. With SwiftMint, developers can use the SwiftMint SDKs to quickly and easily provide the ability for app users to download new content like audio, video, images, ringtones. This allows developers to generate revenues in the first version of their apps. The Swift API documentation is available here.
Yellow Pages Group is Canada’s largest directory publisher. The YellowAPI powered by the Yellow Pages Group provides access to a large database of Canadian business content and allows direct streaming of local search content including video, photos, ad thumbs and more. Get geo-localized listings for map overlays and proximity search. The API allows anyone to build their own applications and mashups by providing dynamic local business data. Get documentation for the YPG API.
Zip.ca is the place movie lovers turn to, no matter what they’re looking for. Whether it’s action, comedy, drama, anime, Bollywood, or a great TV series, Zip.ca has it all. Zip.ca’s online DVD library is stocked with everything from the biggest new releases to obscure older favorites, allowing members to rent what they want to watch, when they want to from the comfort of their own home. 82,000+ titles and counting! Zip.ca’s API is now available.