Supported by Etalab, hosts the French government's open datasets. The state, local authorities, and private entities pursuing a public mission may upload their datasets as well. Therefore, data recorded in conjunction with a public service mission is the type that may be uploaded into the system for others to browse. The data spans a wide array of French societal information, including tax, demographic, budgets, grants, planning, crime, housing renovations, tourism, elections, agricultural data, and more. As a public service, groups are encouraged to share their datasets so that innovative applications may interpret the data. The API requires an API key for access, and all HTTP calls return JSON formatted responses.

AlchemyAPI Face Detection and Recognition

The AlchemyVision Face Detection and Recognition API accepts an image file or a URL as an input. The API will scan a photo to detect facial locations and can recognize individuals present within a photograph, such as celebrities. The API documentation divides the API into the Image API, for detecting faces in uploaded images, and the Web API, for recognizing faces in internet-accessible content. The extracted metadata can be returned in both XML and JSON formats.


TypeTalk is a social messaging and team collaboration service developed by Japan-based nulab. TypeTalk offers a platform for for social engagement with the ability to post, comment on content, like, archive, and create topics & groups for conversations. With the TypeTalk API, developers can retrieve public user profile information, post and read messages, upload content, receive notifications, and more. For a full set of actions, developers can visit their well-documented API reference calls. Developers can register their app with nulab in order to receive an authorization code and integrate the TypeTalk API into their 3rd party website or application. TypeTalk is also available as a web application, Android, & iOS app.


mTrip develops mobile solutions for the travel industry. The mTrip API can be used by tour operators, travel agencies, and their partners to sync client-side data systems with the mTrip platform. The mTrip API could be used to add traveler's trip information into a 3rd party application, including data on transportation options, activities, accommodations, and more, tailoring specific travel guide information to Individual travelers.

dandelion dataTXT-SIM

dataTXT-SIM is an experimental semantic sentence similarity API, optimized on short sentences written in several languages (Italian, English, German, Portuguese and French at the moment). With this API users are able to compare two sentences and get a score of a semantic similarity. It works even if the two sentences don't have any word in common, and it accepts also URLs as input values.

ArcGIS: Spatial Analysis Service

ArcGIS REST API: Spatial Analysis Service helps developers to access, create, and share maps, apps, and information when they become members of the cloud-based collaborative environment. With the Spatial Analysis service, users can summarize data, find locations, enrich data, analyze patterns, use proximity, and manage data. Each category contains license, request URL, requested parameters, responses, and results supported in JSON. As developers explore each area, they can find examples with detailed descriptions.

Esri ArcGIS Mapping and Visualization

With ArcGIS REST API Map Service, users can access content of a map hosted on a server. The site offers visual displays with updates, resource hierarchy, request parameters, and JSON response examples. This mapping service could be useful if developers intent to access functions such as dynamic drawing, query, and search through the server ArcGIS. If they decide to use the map service root URL, they will find network analysis and vector editing tools. More information available via e-mail, forum, and social media.

Esri ArcGIS Location-Allocation Service

ArcGIS REST API Location-Allocation service assists users to choose locations from a list of facilities based on probable interactions. The site offers required parameters that include demand points, tokens, and facilities. The website also shows optional parameters that include analysis_region, target_market_share, and travel_mode. Users can access a data coverage page and code examples with JSON responses for various requests.

Twilio Client

Twilio Client allows browsers and devices to receive and send voice calls. This API could be valuable to integrate softphones, web conferencing, and click-to-talk services in applications. The site shows a quickstart guide in PHP where users can make calls from a browser, receive calls in a browser, and make calls between two browsers. Some of the prerequisites include a browser that supports Twilio client, an account, a web server to test the sample code, and a Twilio helper library. The library can be found in a redirected link and the code can be downloaded in a zipfile.

Twilio Voice

Twilio, a cloud communications company, offers Twilio voice, an API that can access phone accounts, numbers, calls, texts, and recordings. This could be helpful particularly for developers who want to gain new customers, because the service provides a wide variety of methods to understand clients' information. This API is about voice in telephonic environments. The site displays guides for calls, call queues, messaging, phone numbers, usage, accounts, and applications. Users can receive support through Twilio forum.