The Web Shrinker Website Category API returns categories for a given URL, hostname, or IP address. Web Shrinker makes this same information available as a downloadable category database for those performing lookups without internet access. If the user's request is not yet categorized, Web Shrinker will crawl it, categorize it, and make the information available. The API also integrates with the Web Shrinker screenshot service to get images of the 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.