A while ago, a tool called API Buddy (see more about JSON Geo IP API, a database of IP addresses that are associated to cities along with other relevant information like time zone, latitude and longitude) was developed by Omar Shamas to help in the access to BigBlueButton”s API. It has been extremely useful for us during development and also for the monitoring of our servers. An API access provides access to backend, raw data which, with the assistance of a programmer, you are then able to manipulate into the format you best prefer. Software developers are responsible for designing products that are powered by API’s. There are API’s created for libraries, operating systems, applications, programs, and many others, to define their “language” and resource request conventions. Routines, object classes, data structures, and protocols are created in the specifications which are used to communicate between the provider’s program via the API to the consumer program.An API is used in different contexts. It can be considered general, specific, language-dependent, or language-independent. A general API means that a full set of an API is in the library of a programming language like for example a Java API. For it to be specific, means that the API addresses a specific problem for example, Google Maps API. The API is language dependent, which is only available by using the elements and syntax of a particular language. A language-independent API is called from several programming languages that may be provided as remote procedure calls or web services. Our geocodeapi.io enables you to perform geoparsing and geocoding at scale. We provide worldwide data. To dig deeper, an API describes the way a certain task is performed like in procedural languages. Nowadays, modern programming languages provide documentation associated to an API in digital format that’s easy to consult on a computer.

An API is different from a protocol but an API may be an implementation of a protocol. A protocol defines a typical way of exchanging requests and responses in a common passage while an API provides a library that may be used directly without any transport but an exchange of simple information through function calls. If an API is an implementation of a protocol it is based on certain proxy methods for remote requests that underneath rely on the communication protocol. API’s are used for different applications, programs, and operating systems and are programmed for different purposes as well. They can be used for the web, multimedia, user interface and others. APIs are essential to companies like phone service providers which integrate with other systems and take control of their system. Phone companies make it easy to pull raw data from their sites, allowing you to rebrand the data or just view the data in the format of your liking. Even get your reports as an RSS feed! Even download call recordings and link to your in-house account format if you’ve white labeled services. In other words APIs keep systems of companies providing communications organized and working well.

zenserp.com provide you with SERP data, that are as similar as possible to human search behaviour as possible. Hence, our API offers much more than the classical organic & paid search results. In its simplest definition, API is a particular set of rules, codes, routines, protocols, tools, and specifications software programs use as communication with other software programs. This gives access to use services and resources of another software program that implement that API. It is an interface for different software programs, which assists in their communication, just like how an interface enables communication between computers and humans.An API access provides access to backend, raw data which, with the assistance of a programmer, you are then able to manipulate into the format you best prefer. Software developers are responsible for designing products that are powered by API’s. There are API’s created for libraries, operating systems, applications, programs, and many others, to define their “language” and resource request conventions. Routines, object classes, data structures, and protocols are created in the specifications which are used to communicate between the provider’s program via the API to the consumer program.Sometimes an average person needs to know more information about a website. For instance, you may have gone to a specific website looking for more information on a certain topic. You find plenty of information on the site, but you have a few more questions you can’t seem to find the answer to. If the website doesn’t offer contact information, you may feel stuck. In this case, you can use a free Whois API to find out how to contact the website owner.

When new SERP types are released by search engines, we add them to our Google Search API as soon as possible.

A few months ago we developed a similar application that was integrated in our load balancer. Since it”s tightly integrated with the load balancer and our network”s infrastructure, it is only available to administrators. But today we are releasing it for everyone to use!

The application is available in the link below and it follows the same idea of the API Buddy: it provides links to all API calls casino online in a BigBlueButton or Mconf-Live server. To avoid confusion, the application was named API Mate — another idea borrowed from the API Buddy :)

  •  Access the API Mate here

API Mate Screenshot

It has a few things more than the API Buddy though:

  • Updated with all calls in BigBlueButton 0.8 (recordings, for instance).
  • The user casino online can set “meta_” parameters or even any other custom parameter you might need (useful when developing something new in the API).
  • Has links to the mobile API and links to join a conference from Mconf-Mobile or BBB-Android (links with the protocol “bigbluebutton://”).
  • The interface is more dynamic: the links are automatically updated when the parameters are updated by the user.

Moreover, the API Mate was developed using a small javascript library that we called bigbluebutton-api-js. In short, it is a library that gets the address and the salt of your web conference server and returns links to all API calls possible. Getting the links, you just need to show them in an interface such as the API Mate”s. This library is open source and it”s available on GitHub.

We hope this tool will be as useful for other people as it is being to us. Ideas and suggestions for improvement are always welcome, of course!