Oct 26, 2012

8 Highly Useful APIs for Your Websites

API is the acronym used for the term application programming interface which can be defined as a specification which is intended or made for the purpose of being used as an interface by components of software. They use it primarily to communicate with each other. It is a set of request messages of HTTP.

It also comes along with a definition of the structure which is expresses in XML or may even be expressed in JSON. API’s on the web help in modifying the way the content and services are consumed and also influenced. There are a lot of API’s that are available on the internet each of them having different functions. Some of these help in creating a chart from the data that is given and it also helps in embedding it in a particular web page.

Some of these API’s also help in finding the local street addresses and also names of various places.  One of these API services named as the Amazon A3 storage makes it possible to store files on the internet. Using this you can not only store but retrieve any amount of data.

1) Tropo

Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.

Tropo makes it simple to build phone and SMS applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps.

2) Amazon Web Services 

Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

3) Janrain

4) Developers – Google

5) Webshotspro

WebShotsPro.com is a service for webmasters to include advanced website screenshot technology on their websites. We have been generating screenshots for over two years and have crafted a robust and scalable screenshot generation info structure.

6) Developer Yahoo

Yahoo! PlaceFinder is a geocoding Web service that helps developers make their applications location-aware by converting street addresses or place names into geographic coordinates (and vice versa).

PlaceFinder recognizes a large number of place formats and returns rich geographic data about each result, including geographic coordinates, address components, and WOEID. The WOEIDs returned by the service can be passed to Yahoo!’s GeoPlanet API for further geographic enrichment and discovery.

7) Google Webfonts

Google Web Fonts provides high-quality web fonts that you can include in your pages using the Google Web Fonts API.

8) Disqus

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