HackREGINA APIs Announced!

Here’s the complete list of APIs available at HackREGINA this Saturday, March 17th!

iQmetrix Software’s XQ API - XQ Interactive Retail transforms the in-store experience with applications that engage, educate and guide shoppers through the process of buying a mobile device.  XQ draws customers in, keeps them engaged and facilitates the sales process for staff. By offering shoppers compelling and user friendly in-store apps that deliver information to identify the device and price they want, XQ truly creates the ultimate customer experience.  The XQ API provides endpoints for managing and accessing content and analytics.  The API documentation can be accessed at developers.iqmetrix.com

GB Internet Solutions’ GasBuddy API - GasBuddy.com is the leading source for local gas price information for North America.  The GasBuddy API will allow you to search local gas prices by geo location, city, zip code or postal code.  There will also be access to detailed station information.  The API is implemented using HTTP and JSON.  Documentation and examples will be provided at the event.

Yellow Pages Group’s YellowAPIYellow 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.

FreshBooks APIFreshBooks 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!

Idee Inc’s TinEye APIIdée, 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. But you can certainly start dreaming about the multicolor applications you can be creating. The API basically allows you to index images and make them searchable using colors. Very much like the 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 large image collections. This is the API to use if you wish to launch a mobile application where you take a photograph of say a wine bottle label and get back information about that wine. This is exactly what Snooth does using the PixMatch API. Again access to the API and documentation will be provided at HackVAN.

City of Regina’s Open Data API- The City of Regina is pleased to provide a number of data sets for developers to explore and use for HackRegina. This data should provide the opportunity to create applications limited only by an imagination. The City’s data sets will provide location and descriptive information for the City of Regina’s geographic features, recreation, schools, roads, landuse, political and community boundaries. The data sets will be available for download in various formats for use as tabular or spatial information.  More information about the City of Regina Open Data API can be found on their website.  HackRegina is the City of Regina’s first opportunity to sponsor a Hackfest. We envision our developer community creating useful and innovative applications that our citizens and visitors will appreciate.

12 Mar 2012, 5:11pm
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  • HackREGINA Location Sponsor

    Innovation Place - Innovation Place is home to approximately 40 clients in six buildings, employing more than 1,600 people.

  • HackREGINA Event Sponsors

    iQmetrix Software - At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer.

    GB Internet Solutions - We’re proud parents to GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com, and while we don’t like to play favorites, the GasBuddy app has over 30 million downloads!

  • HackREGINA Community Sponsors

    YellowAPI - Our curated local search API is built off of the strength of the Yellow Pages database of over 1.5 million geo-localized business listings and associated rich content.

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.

  • HackREGINA API Sponsors

    eHealth Saskatchewan - eHealth Saskatchewan employees and consultants are committed to making a difference for Saskatchewan residents by supporting health care providers through making important clinical information available electronically.

    Cashtie - InComm’s new Cashtie API opens up access to retailers point of sale (POS) systems, allowing any approved developer to sell online goods to consumers at these high value retail locations—opening up the possibility for web and mobile applications to accept cash payments for virtual goods, services and utilities at top retailers.

    Twilio - Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.

    Wit - Wit allows you to build a Siri-like speech interface for you app in 5 min! It's an API that turns speech or text into JSON.

    Windows Azure - Add a cloud backend to your apps in minutes, enabling your apps to reach every user on every platform. With support for popular languages and open REST APIs, you’ll be ready to integrate Windows Azure into your apps in minutes. Use any of Windows Azure’s APIs to complete your hacks. You’ll need to activate a FREE trial or your MSDN Windows Azure benefits prior to using Windows Azure.

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