Daily API RoundUp: AWS Lightsail, Wallarm, Linkpulse, The New York Times Archive

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Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Security, News Services, Payments, and Calendars. Featured today is an API from UtilityScore, a service that provides a score for projected utility costs to interested home buyers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

The New York Times Archive API allows developers to retrieve past New York Times articles dating back to 1851. Users can get all articles for a given month as a JSON object by passing the desired year and month (both are required parameters). The API is listed under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

RentalSource is an apartment, house, and vacation rental search portal. Developers can utilize the RentalSource API to get vendor listings of rentals in XML format. The RentalSource API is listed under the Rentals category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Rentals APIs.

Get data about thousands of rentals in Canada and the USA with RentalSource API

Get data about thousands of rentals in Canada and the USA with RentalSource API Image Credit: RentalSource

DaisyCon is an affiliate marketing network. With the DaisyCon API, developers can access statistics, update transactions, and subscribe to affiliate programs. They can also retrieve financial information with affiliate links to a client's site. DaisyCon API is listed under the Marketing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketing APIs.

Castle provides a platform for application developers to protect their apps and users from hackers and other malicious attacks. Castle can analyze user and site behavior to reveal suspicious activity. Manage users, authentication, and events with the Castle API. The Castle API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Wallarm is a security platform that detects and defends against threats against applications and APIs. Theeir solution provides a Web application firewall (WAF) and vulnerability scanner. The Wallarm REST API allows developers to integrate the service and set up searches, manage users, and retrieve events and event logs. This API is also listed under the Security category.

Wallarm API security features

Wallarm security features Screenshot: Wallarm

Amazon Web Services Lightsail offers developers virtual private servers (VPS) and associated features such as virtual machines, storage, DNS management, and data transfer. The Lightsail API allows developers to access virtual private servers through Web Services. API methods include managing hosted domains, retrieving data from Lightsail, and managing server functions. The API is listed under the Hosting category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Hosting APIs.

Linkpulse specializes in analytics tools for news providers. The Linkpulse REST API in JSON format allows dashboard customization and algorithm creation for analytics. The Linkpulse API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

Linkpulse is an API for news analytics

Get custom quality vs. clicks analysis based on traffic, click ratio, ad impressions, and other parameters with Linkpulse API Image Credit: Linkpulse

Chatfuel allows users to create bots for chat and messaging without coding. The Chatfuel REST API allows developers to integrate Chatfuel chat functions with other applications and servers. The main API methods are sending messages and sending images. This API is listed under the Chat category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Chat APIs.

Adform is an open source digital media advertising platform. The Adform Inventory API provides logos, deals, and creative classifiers for developers. The Adform Orders API integrates buyer orders into Web services. Developers can include name, start date, end date, budget, campaign ID, and active status. Adform Campaigns API allows retrieval of campaign budgets, duration, viewability, impressions, and duration data. Adform APIs are listed as Advertising APIs. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Advertising APIs.

Developers can integrate the Kloudless Universal Calendar API (now in public Beta) to easily connect calendars to other calendars or software. Kloudless allows developers to add multiple software services to applications using Kloudless "Connectors", of which Kloudless handles the backend integration. Coming soon are for the Universal Calendar API are connectors for Google Calendar, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Salesforce, and Apple calendars. This API is listed under the Calendars category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Calendars APIs.

Paylike is an online payment service that works with any screen or device, including mobile devices and tablets. Paylike can handle both single and recurring transactions in 47 currencies, and contains a virtual POS and test environment. The Paylike API allows developers to accept payments online using Visa or MasterCard. It is listed in the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

Rival IQ provides social media analytics and intelligence services. The Rival IQ REST API allows you to retrieve social data, including individual posts, daily metric summaries, period metric summaries and more. The API is listed under the Social category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Social APIs.

BuiltWith provides website technology trends and information to users. Their technology allows users to detect technology such as which CMS, Frameworks, Ad Media and Ecommerce solutions were used to construct a website. The BuiltWith Trends API integrates data trends from websites such as names, description, links, and coverage of technology trends. The BuildWith Relationships API integrates the connection between website tagging and IP addresses. BuildWith Lists API provides website metadata such as company name, city, email, and telephones. Builtwith APIs are listed under the Web Site Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Web Site Management APIs.

UtilityScore provides utility cost information for real estate and homes by address. The UtilityScore REST API allows application functions such as displaying utility costs and scores on real estate listings, searching by utility scores, and retrieving utility costs and scores on other websites. The UtilityScore is based on local utility rates, home age, home size, and regional climate. A score of 100 means low utility bills, and is the highest score. This API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

UtilityScore works by scoring home utility costs and calculating costs of remodel projects Video: UtilityScore

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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