The USNO Astronomical Applications API provides a way to query the Astronomical Applications Department for data and images. The API allows users to query the USNO calculators to integrate within a Web page or mobile application. This includes services to; generate a cylindrical map of the Earth, create a view of the Earth with daytime and nighttime areas shaded, compute the dates and times of a list of primary moon phases and more.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Politics, and Security. Highlights include the Checkly API for monitoring APIs and the Contrast Security API to help thwart cyber attacks on applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.