Daily API RoundUp: Mode Analytics, Text2Data, College Scorecard, Plenar.io, PokeAPI

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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, SQL, and DevOps. One highlight today is the PokéAPI, which can access a Pokémon database. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


College Scorecard, run by the U.S. Department of Education, helps students find and compare potential schools and financial aid packages. The College Scorecard Data API integrates school, academics, admissions, students, and repayment methodologies into web services. We've listed this API under Education. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Education APIs.

Mode Analytics provides SQL editor, Python notebook, and visualization builder for data analysis. Developers can use the API to integrate analytics into applications, to create charts and report data. This API is listed under the SQL category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of SQL APIs.

Mode Analytics overview / video: Vimeo/Mode

ThousandEyes provides network intelligence software. Developers can integrate with the ThousandEyes API to get access to data about users, alerts, tests, agents, and BGP monitors. The ThousandEyes API is listed under the Monitoring category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Monitoring APIs.

The PokéAPI, from independent developer Paul Hallett, provides integration with an extensive Pokémon database. Version 2 of the API offers resources such as locations that can be visited within the games, Pokémon abilities, and evolution chains. This consumption only RESTful API requires no authentication, and has a daily rate limit of 300 requests per resource per IP address. The PokéAPI API is listed under the Games category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Games APIs.

Plenar.io is a global hub for datasets, scientific and otherwise.The Plenar.io API integrates datasets into applications, in addition to be an open data service itself created for educational and scientific purposes. We've liseted this API is listed under the Open Data category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Open Data APIs.

Plenar.io open datasets accessed via a map
Access open datasets from around the world, centrally located on one map via Plenar.io API / image: Plenar.io

Voiceably provides unlimited extensions and SMS messaging. Developers can use the Voiceably API to integrate business phone systems into applications. The Voiceably API is listed under the Telephony category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Telephony APIs.

CognitiveSEO helps users detect unnatural links, analyze and track site competitors, understand link building strategy, and optimize content marketing. Developers who integrate with the CognitiveSEO API can gain search results insights about their websites and applications such as keyword campaigns, competitor knowledge, rank tracking, and social visibility. This API is listed under the SEO category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of SEO APIs.

Get better search optimization with CognitiveSEO API
Get data about backlink analysis, content audit and rank tracking with CognitiveSEO API / image: CognitiveSEO

Text2Data helps users analyize company documents and social media trends with a scalable platform. Developers can the Text2Data API to integrate sentiment analysis of text into applications. The Text2Data API is listed under the Natural Language Processing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Natural Language Processing APIs.

The Berlin Public Transport REST API offers access to the Public Transportation Agency of Berlin and Brandenburg (VBB). This API does not have call limits, does not require an API Key, and requires applications to have HTTP access control (CORS) enabled. Functionality includes routes, locations, and stations information. This API is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

Puppet Enterprise provides IT automation and DevOps software solutions. Puppet API integrates software as a service functionalities, targeting developers and IT teams. Access facts, server information, events, and metrics with the API. The Puppet API is listed under the DevOps category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of DevOps APIs.

Notion collects metrics and data to help teams track better. The Notion API integrates historical metrics data. The Notion API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

Notion Team Intelligence data overview / video: Vimeo/Notion

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