Daily API RoundUp: Airbnb, LIFX, Flow.ai, FormAPI

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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Entertainment, and Internet of Things. Highlights include a developer tool for automated PDF creation and APIs for weather reports designed to target and engage users. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Airbnb is a vacation rental and room rental service that allows users to rent out their houses or rooms to travellers. Airbnb has officially announced the Airbnb API. The Airbnb API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Airbnb with other applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not yet available, and interested developers need to apply for access. This API is listed under the Rentals category.

LiFi Labs produces LIFX multicolored LED Wi-Fi smart lights. The lights feature vivid colors, and are controllable via a smartphone or other remote devices. The LIFX API is an IoT solution that allows developers to build tools for interacting with LIFX devices. The API triggers messages that prompt physical lights to perform actions. This RESTful API is listed under the Internet of Things category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Internet of Things APIs.

LIFX overview Video: LIFX/LiFi Labs

ZeroBounce provides data validation services for email marketing campaigns. The ZeroBounce API returns email validation results including address, status, substatus, account and more. The E-mail Validator checks the validity of each email for proper formatting and provides spam trap detection, disposable email detection, summary reports, catch-all domain detection and more. The ZeroBounce API is listed under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

iyzico provides secure cross-border payments solutions. Deployment of the iyzico iyzipay RESTful API simplifies the integration of online payments functionality in web applications. Interested developers can sign up for a free Sandbox account to test and verify their integrations. The API is listed under the Payments category.

The Internet Video Archive (IVA) is a provider of movie trailers, video game trailers, TV previews, images, metadata and editorial services. The IVA Entertainment Express API allows access to IVA's library of video assets, movies, trailers, TV series, music videos, game trailers, images, metacritic, showtimes, and more. It includes functions for analytics, movie tickets, charts, external ids, search and more. We've categorized this API in the Entertainment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Entertainment APIs.

Use IVA  Entertainment Express API to let app users discover movies, TV shows, and video games

Use IVA Entertainment Express API to let app users discover movies, TV shows, and video games Image: Internet Video Archive

Ad Sales Genius provides ad sales CRM software to publishers and media companies. The Ad Sales Genius API in REST architecture returns advertising sales data including accounts, rates, advertisers, agencies, contracts, invoices, contacts, locations, payments, and schedule. The API is listed under the Sales category.

Flow.ai provides a platform to make conversational Artificial Intelligence more accessible. Flow.ai provides a WebSocket based API that allows developers to send and receive messages from Flow.ai in real-time. It enables users to manage automated interactions and step in with human supervision, design and create conversational user interfaces with a drag and drop interface, integrate services and customize workflows and connect with customers across different channels. Flow.ai API is listed under the Natural Language Processing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Natural Language Processing APIs.

Thread Genius is a visual search and image recognition API for fashion and style focused applications. Developers who integrate the Thread Genius API can enable applications to tag photos with stylistic concepts, find shoppable products within the photos, perform a visual search on social media images, or search against other photos. The API includes functions for catalogs, prediction, search and more. We've categorized this API under the Fashion category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Fashion APIs.

Thread Genius API allows apps to recognize similar products from an image

Thread Genius API allows apps to recognize similar products from an image Image: Thread Genius

ShipperHQ is an ecommerce shipping platform that offers live rates and support for over 30 carriers, including FedEx, USPS, Australia Post, UPS, Cerasis, DHL, XPOLogistics, and others. The ShipperHQ API supports the integration of the ShipperHQ functionality in ecommerce and ordering applications as well as back office systems and other related operations systems. Retrieve rates and data about shipping methods with the API. The API is listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

Holiday Extras is a portal for UK airport hotels and other travel information including car hire, insurance, lounges, and parking. The Holiday Extras API makes it easier for users to search and book Holiday Extra products. Integration of the API enables applications to book airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, car hire and travel insurance. The Holiday Extras API is listed under the Travel category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Travel APIs.

1WorldSync is a provider of product content for retail, food service, healthcare, consumer electronics and more. The company helps companies worldwide manage and share their product information for buying and selling. The 1WorldSync Catalog1 API allows developers to build apps that access 1WorldSync’s product content. The company's Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform enables data sources to manage and transfer digital content such as images, PDF files, and videos. The 1WorldSync Digital Asset Management API allows users to upload, host, and manage digital assets. Both APIs are listed under the Products category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Products APIs.

Weather Unlocked provides weather data solutions for advertisers, retailers, and developers, including targeted weather reports and APIs. Weather Unlocked Local Weather API provides localized weather reports. The Weather Unlocked Ski Resort API allows developers to include SKI Resort Snow Report and Mountain Forecast data in applications. Weather Unlocked WeatherTrigger API provides access to historical data up to seven days back, current data, and forecast data up to seven days ahead. The APIs are listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

FormAPI is a tool for developers to generate PDFs by posting data to an API. The FormAPI makes it easy for developers to fill in PDFs. Their template editor is full-featured, and supports many different field types. A JSON schema is provided for every template, and FormAPI makes sure that API requests contain valid data. FormAPI supports both fillable and scanned PDFs. When users upload a PDF with a fillable form, all of the existing fields will automatically import. This API is listed under the PDF category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of PDF APIs.

FormAPI Demo Video: YouTube/FormAPI

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.
 

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