Daily API RoundUp: Bing Maps, Figma, Atlas of Living Australia, Expeditors

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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Sports, Stocks, and Nature. Highlights include an API for the Figma design tool and and several APIs for Integration with Bing Maps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Figma is a browser-based interface design tool. The Figma Web API allows developers to connect their applications, websites, and internal tools directly to Figma's design Platform. The API currently supports view-level operations on Figma files with methods for colors, constraint, layout, effect, and much more. The API is listed under the Design category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Design APIs.

View a design on multiple devices with the Figma API

View a design on multiple devices with the Figma API. Image: Figma

Expeditors is a global logistics technology company. The Expeditors Shipment Tracking API returns shipment, tracking, distribution, Container, order management, and US custom declaration data in JSON format. Use the API to integrate with Expeditors platform and to retrieve data for active shipments and shipments completed in the last 120 days. The Expeditors Shipment Tracking API is listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

The Boggio Analytics Football Prediction API allows developers to get predictions for upcoming football (soccer) matches, results for past matches, and performance monitoring for statistical models. Use the API tor retrieve data such as average bookie odds, team strength index, stadium capacity, results for past matches, and distance between teams. This service covers the Union of European Football Associations, Asian Football Confederation, North Central American and Caribbean Association Football, Oceania Football Confederation, South American Football Confederation, and Confederation of African Football. The API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

Morningstar Premium API allows users to get Morningstar premium data for free. Use this API to enable applications to query specific stock tickers to retrieve data such as fairValue, Assessment, assessment date, uncertainty, moatTrendEvaluate, lastClose, company profile and more. This API is provided by an independent developer and not associated directly with Morningstar, Inc. investment management company. It is listed in our Stocks category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Stocks APIs.

Bing is Microsoft's search engine which includes a mapping platform. We've recently added five Bing Maps APIs to our Mapping directory and listed them here.

Microsoft Bing Maps Query API enables application users to do map searches based on area, location, route, property type (such as restaurant), property ID, and more. With the API, users can search for all restaurants within 10 kilometers that serve Italian food and request that only the restaurant name and location information is returned.

Microsoft Bing Maps Distance Matrix API assists in calculating travel time and distances in many-to-many scenarios with an optional travel-time histogram.

Microsoft Bing Maps Geocode Dataflow API allows to create a Geocode job and upload data, get status of a Geocode job, download Geocode job results, and add a Geocode dataflow response description.

Microsoft Bing Maps Snap to Road API allows developers to specify GPS points including geocoordinates. Data can be collected along a route to return a corresponding a set of points that snap to the most likely roads and name that the vehicle or asset has traveled along.

Microsoft Bing Maps Truck Routing API returns vehicle data, considering vehicles that exceed the standard size, speed limits, legal requirements for the transportation of goods including hazardous materials and road restrictions.

Bing Maps API

Screenshot: Microsoft

Atlas of Living Australia is a collaborative online project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources in Australia. . The Web Service allows users to gather species data of wildlife, plants and other data based on location. The organization provides several APIs for integration that we have listed in our Nature catgory and listed here.

Atlas of Living Australia Regions API is a Explorer web service to explore a region from a predefined set of regions or custom region. This includes state, territory, local governments, bio regions and more.

Atlas of Living Australia NSL API is a National Species Lists web service for retrieving taxon concepts, names, publications and references.

Atlas of Living Australia Layers API is an intersect web service for interacting with geospatial layers and provides spatial search capabilities.

Atlas of Living Australia DigiVol API is a crowdsourcing web service for the volunteer Portal. The API exposes data to identify and tag images of animals, collections, transcribe text from historical documents, and more.

Atlas of Living Australia BIE API provides search web services for species data, names and profiles.

Atlas of Living Australia Collectory API is a registry web service for interacting with attribution information.

Atlas of Living Australia Lists API is a species web service for for creating and editing lists of taxa.

Atlas of Living Australia Dashboard API is a dashboard web service for giving data breakdowns across a range of applications. The web service itself allows users to create custom dashboards and drag and drop modules for a custom layout. Data is vast and includes records by territory, most recorded species, dna barcode, conservation status, records by instution, and much more.

Explore records, regions, and other species data with the Atlas of Living Australia APIs

Explore records, regions, and other species data with the Atlas of Living Australia APIs. Image: Atlas of Living Australia

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