The Japanese Hiragana Conversion API allows developers to integrate its features into their application, enabling the application to convert a Japanese web page written in Kanji characters into a page written only in Hiragana characters. This API is from NTT Resonant, provider of Goo, which is an internet search engine that crawls and indexes Japanese websites.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Genetics, Japanese, Astronomy, and Patents. Highlights today include several APIs for Japanese search engine Goo, and an API for accessing near-earth objects data from NASA. Here's a rundown of what's new.