Daily API RoundUp: Alexa, Kitsu, GeoDB, LivePerson

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Thirty-One more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Artificial Intelligence, and Location. Featured today are APIs for LivePerson customer service chat services and an API for creating and managing Alexa Skills. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Kitsu is a Anime social sharing and recommendation service. The Kitsu API allows individuals to easily query Anime. It can help users discover new Anime and make sure they will not to miss the latest episodes or series. The Kitsu API is listed under the Entertainment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Entertainment APIs.

Query a massive Anime catalog with Kitsu API
Query a massive Anime catalog with Kitsu API Image: Kitsu

Alexa is the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and provides a set of abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices using voice commands. The Alexa Skill Management API provides RESTful HTTP interfaces for programmatically performing Alexa skill management tasks like creating a new skill or updating an interaction model. Developers can programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) tool. The API is listed under the Artificial Intelligence category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Artificial Intelligence APIs. Get more information from our list of articles pertaining to Alexa.

Workato is a business workflow automation and integration service. The Workato REST API allows developers to integrate functions such as retrieve connections, retrieve and manage jobs, and manage users. The Workato API is listed under the Automation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Automation APIs.

Page.REST is an HTTP API that is used to extract content from any web page as JSON. Get the title, description, open graph, embedded content or any other information available at a given public URL. The default request grabs site's title, description, logo, favicons, canonical URL, status code, and Twitter handle. The API is useful to build chatbots, site monitoring tools, marketing tools, and more. This API is listed under the Extraction category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Extraction APIs.

 

 Page.REST API handles Selector queries, embedding, and Open Graph content requests
Along with basic data returns, the Page.REST API handles selector queries, embedded, and Open Graph content requests Image: Page.REST

The WhoisXmlApi Email Verification API allows developers to programmatically ensure email deliverability and quality. The API performs syntax, DNS, SMTP, and advanced validation and verification checks against email addresses. It can be used to segment potentially dangerous emails and verify new user registration. Developers can make up to 1,000 queries per month for free. This API is listed under the Verification category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Verification APIs.

Blik is a connected logistics company that offers tools and features to track inventory and manage logistics. The Blik REST API, plus the API documentation, is available for integration for registered users. The Blik API is listed under the Logistics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Logistics APIs.

Several more Intrinio APIs have been added to our directory in the Financial category. The Intrinio TSX Venture NEX Stock Exchange Prices API provides programmatic access to a data feed of end of day stock prices for all securities trading on the TSX Venture NEX Stock Exchange in Canada. Data is available back to 2007 and is updated daily. Intrinio Canadian National Stock Exchange Prices API is a data feed that provides end of day stock prices (EOD) from the Canadian National Stock Exchange. Similar APIs from Intrinio are also available for Madrid Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Prices, XETRA German Stock prices and Munich Stock Exchange. Data such as high, low, close, and volume for each stock as well as adjusted prices for splits and dividends are returned via each of these APIs.

Wirefree Thought offers GeoDB, a REST-based global city and region data consumable platform. The GeoDB API can return city details, countries, country details, region details, and currencies in JSON format. Developers need to request an API Key. The API uses hypermedia (HATEOAS) for friendly paging results. The GeoDB API is listed under the Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

The International Postal Code API allows users to search postal codes within a radius, search postal code location data, and calculate the distance between two postal codes. The API currently supports 74 countries. The API is free for up to 250 requests per month, and incremental fee is charged above 250 requests. The International Postal Code API is listed under the Postcodes category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Postcodes APIs.

Sophtron is a data aggregation service armed with machine learning technologies for automation. The Sophtron Banking and Billing API allows access to clients' financial data including account detail, balance, due date, transactions. Account types include bank, credit card, utility, internet, phone, and any other online bill payment accounts. The Sophtron Banking and Billing API is free for development usage and commercial usage up to 10,000 requests a month, and is listed in our Banking category.

The Corelight Sensor is a network traffic and data sensor rooted in the Bro open-source network monitoring framework. The Corelight API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Corelight with other applications. Public documentation is not available and API access comes with account service. The API is listed under the Networking category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Networking APIs.

Corelight Sensor
Corelight Sensor is "Engineered to be the fastest Bro appliance available" Image: Corelight

Indogsm provides cell phone tracking capabilities in Indonesia and SE Asia. The Indogsm Cell Phone Tracker API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Indogsm with other applications. Developers need to register for access. The Indogsm API is listed under the Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

LivePerson is live chat customer service messaging service for brands. The company provides real time customer engagement solutions and APIs for implementation. We've recently added 13 APIs from LivePerson for developers. They include:

LivePerson Messaging Operations API simplifies the extraction of call center conversation data using parameters such as account, agent, and skill level.

LivePerson Operational Realtime API delivers real-time data about the performance of a contact center on the basis of account, skill, and agent levels.

LivePerson App Engagement API allows developers to determine the eligibility and availability checks for any consumers from external applications.

LivePerson Automatic Messages API identifies and modifies automatic messages by brands between agents and visitors. The API is a handy solution for transforming automatic messages into LiveEngage, especially if the translation of the messages was performed by external vendors.

LivePerson Agent Metrics API delivers analytical performance data of messeging agents including current status, conversation volumes, and skills.

Other APIs for LivePerson include: LivePerson Engagement Trigger API, LivePerson Engagement History API, LivePerson Validate Engagement API, LivePerson Engagement Attributes API, LivePerson Predefined Content API, LivePerson Predefined Categories API, LivePerson Messaging Interactions API, and LivePerson IVR Engagement API.

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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