StrikeIron offers hundreds of commercial data services ("Data as a Service") such as Online Sales Tax, Currency Rates, Stock Quotes, Geocodes, Global Address Verification, Yellow/White Pages, MapQuest Driving Directions, Dun & Bradstreet Business Credit Checks, and much, much more.
Each StrikeIron web service shares a standard SOAP (and REST) API, making it easy to integrate and manage multiple services. StrikeIron also manages customer billing for all services in a single account, making it perfect for solution providers. Get started with free web services at http://www.strikeiron.com/sdp.
StrikeIron's services may be used through the
PHP 5 SOAP extension
alone. However, using StrikeIron this way does not give an ideal
PHP-like interface. The
Zend_Service_StrikeIron component provides a lightweight layer on
top of the SOAP extension for working with StrikeIron services in a
more convenient, PHP-like manner.
The PHP 5 SOAP extension must be installed and
enabled to use
Zend_Service_StrikeIron component provides:
A single point for configuring your StrikeIron authentication credentials that can be used across many StrikeIron services.
A standard way of retrieving your StrikeIron subscription information such as license status and the number of hits remaining to a service.
The ability to use any StrikeIron service from its WSDL without creating a PHP wrapper class, and the option of creating a wrapper for a more convenient interface.
Wrappers for three popular StrikeIron services.