Daily API RoundUp: Bing Maps, Flowplayer, CloudMade

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or Source Code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Six APIs, a connected car client Library, and a number of source code samples for Bing Maps have been added to the directory in the past day. Here are the highlights.


The NYC Department of Education has a number of different datasets such as school handbook information, district boundaries, health services, test results, demographics, park maps, and more. The datasets are available in various formats. Innovative NYC Schools API allows developers to access these resources. We’ve primarily categorized the Innovative NYC Schools API under the Education category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Education APIs.

Medicast provides home health tech solutions for healthcare providers, hospitals, and patients. The Medicast REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Medicast with other applications. Public Documentation is not available; API access comes with account service. We’ve primarily categorized the Medicast API under the Medical category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Medical APIs.

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Flowplayer is a video hosting and delivery Platform. Developers can use the Flowplayer Drive API to integrate video sharing, uploading, publishing, encoding, and metrics tools into applications. The REST API accepts calls and returns responses in JSON and authenticates via API Token. It is free for account holders with videos less than 4 minutes, and with Flowplayer branding. We’ve primarily categorized the Flowplayer Drive API under the Video category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Video APIs.

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BitPagos is an online payment platform that allows businesses to accept Bitcoin and credit card payments. The platform is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Integrate the BitPagos REST API to add a payment button, create a checkout page, and retrieve transactions. We’ve primarily categorized the BitPagos API under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

Razorpay is an online and mobile payment platform for individuals and businesses in India. The Razorpay REST API allows developers to access and integrate functions like retrieving payments, capturing payments, and retrieving refunds of a payment. We’ve primarily categorized the Razorpay API under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Payments APIs.

Xverify verifies email addresses. The Xverify API checks each email address to make sure the username is actually registered at the domain given. The platform comes with built-in fraud protection to make sure none of the addresses are from temporary accounts or linked to known fraudsters. We’ve primarily categorized the Xverify API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Email APIs.


CloudMade provides solutions for Connected Cars, including content services, navigation, predictive learning, and analytics. The CloudMade APIs and tools provide geo developers with a rich mapping platform. CloudMade Python Library by CloudMade assists developers in working with the CloudMade API. With this tool and library, modules found for the API include: Routing, GeoCoding, and Tiles.

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The Katana® Social Analytics Engine by Ninja Metrics provides social measurement of influencers based on predictive analytics and automated social graph analysis. The Katana Analytics API allows developers to measure the value of social contributions in applications and games. Five libraries to help developers consume the API have been added to ProgrammableWeb’s directory. They are: Katana Android Library, Katana iOS Library, Katana PHP Library, Katana Java Library, and Katana JavaScript Library, all from Ninja Metrics.

Source Code

A number of source code samples for developing with Bing Maps have been added to the Source Code area of the directory. To use these samples, Bing Maps SDK, Windows 8, and Visual Studio are needed. There are three highlights. Microsoft Bing Maps SDK C# Landmark Events: this sample source code demonstrates how to handle the LandmarkTapped event using the C# programming language and the Bing Maps SDK. Microsoft Bing Maps SDK C# Traffic: this Sample Code shows how to create a traffic layer overlay on a Bing map control by using the Bing Maps SDK and C#. Microsoft Bing Maps SDK C# Rotate Map: this source code sample demonstrates how to create and rotate a bird’s eye map on Bing Maps.

Be sure to read the next Mapping article: Daily API RoundUp: AWS Workspaces, Konekt, AddThis, Citymaps