Daily API RoundUp: Amazon Lex, Simility, Otto Radio

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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Artificial Intelligence, and Security. Featured today are APIs for fraud detection by Simility, and conversational bots from Amazon Web Services Lex. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Amazon Lex is built on the same deep learning technologies that Alexa is, and allows developers to create conversational interfaces and conversational bots. The Amazon Lex REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionalities of Amazon Lex with other applications and to create new applications. Amazon Lex is currently only available through a preview and interested developers can register for access. This API is listed under the Artificial Intelligence category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Artificial Intelligence APIs.

Amazon Lex is introduced at the December, 2016 AWS re:Invent 2016 event Video: YouTube/Amazon Web Services

Simility is a service that combines human analysis and machine learning to assess the fraud risk of a device based on its behavior and characteristics. Developers utilizing the Simility API can detect fraudulent behavior in emails, images, comments, and transactions, and is useful for securing banking, payments, and other financial applications. This API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Monaca provides tools for developing HTML5 hybrid mobile applications. The Monaca Cloud API provides a browser-based development environment as a service. It provides Cordova development from a Web browser without any setup, and allows developers to create, compile, build and transpile projects. The API is listed under the Application Development category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Application Development APIs.

Otto Radio provides podcast discovery and listening applications and technology. Their recently released Otto Everywhere API allows developers of IoT applications and content distributors to integrate personalized audio content from top news outlets and podcast publishers. With the API, developers can enable apps to display stations, audio URL, audio duration, category, description, and source. This API is listed under the Podcasts category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Podcasts APIs.

Example uses of the Otto Everywhere API

Example uses of the Otto Everywhere API Image Credit: Otto Radio

With the FundraisingBox API, developers can enable applications for non-profits to collect donations via cellphone, QR-code, or bitcoin. The platform also provides features for social media, recurring donations, analysis, crowdfunding and much more. Documentation is in German. This API is listed under the Funding category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Funding APIs.

HotelsPro is a travel and tourism marketplace for travel professionals worldwide. The HotelsPro Coral API offers dynamic interaction between online hotel systems and HotelsPro's customers. The API provides methods for content delivery, searching, reservation and cancellation. Developers can also update inventories, fetch hotel information, and obtain booking lists. The API is listed under the Hotels category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Hotels APIs.

Hyber is a Switzerland based software development firm that offers a messaging platform designed for client-business communication. The Hyber API integrates PUSH, Viber and SMS messaging functions into applications. The Hyber platform features international coverage, end-to-end data security, and 24/7 support. This API is listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.

Centrify provides identity security products for employees, customers, partners, privileged IT admins and outsourced IT. Their products aim to prevent cyberthreats found on cloud, mobile, and on-premises. The Centrify API provides methods for granting permissions, user management, device management, and much more. The Centrify API is listed under the Identity category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Identity APIs.

Bexio provides business software for small businesses and startups. The Bexio API integrates accounting, invoicing, and ordering features into business applications. The Bexio API is listed under the Business category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Business APIs.

The Cosmic JS API allows developers to access and manage their content for use in Web-based or internet-connected applications. Developers can deploy Web apps from any public Git repository as well as their own private repositories. With an upgraded bucket, they can add unlimited custom domains. Developers can use the Cosmic JS dashboard to manage content, drag and drop media, and build content relationships. The API is listed under the Content Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content Management APIs.

AirHex is a user experience and marketing content service for air travel. The AirHex Airline Special Offers API allows developers to programmatically query a database of airlines special offers. This database includes daily updates of 85,000 special offers with departures from over 200 cities around the world. The API is listed under the Air Travel category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Air Travel APIs.

AirHex API for travel deals

AirHex API for travel deals and airline special offers Image Credit: AirHex

The Persistent Oracle Identity Governance (OIG) API allows developers to create applications that extend the Oracle environment. Methods are available for authentication, access, approvals, users, certifications, requests, entitlements, self registration, and more. This API is listed under the Authentication category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Authentication APIs.

EquityBank Group is a financial services holding company in the African Great Lakes region. We've added two APIs provided by EquityBank to our growing list of Banking APIs. They include:

The EquityBank Transactions API for integrating payments into banking applications. With it, developers enable apps to purchase airtime, transfer money, get payment status, and create merchant payments.

The EquityBank Identity API provides functions for identity access into banking applications. Developers can change passwords and obtain merchant access tokens with this 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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