Daily API RoundUp: BioID, SlipStream, ApilityIO

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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, DevOps, Reputation, and Security. Highlights today include the ApilityIO API for confirming legitimate vs. fake users, and the Slipstream multi-cloud management API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


CloudSploit is a security and configuration scanner that supports the detection of threats to a user's AWS account. Developers can use the CloudSpoilt API to trigger interactions between applications and the CloudSploit Platform. The API sends requests and returns responses in JSON format. The API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Apility provides IP blacklist checks and other services that allow developers to know if their users are legitimate. The ApilityIO REST API returns data of legit and fake users with IP blacklists, email and domain analysis, custom algorithms, and API queries. Apility includes CORS restrictions and IP address restrictions, in addition to autonomous system lookup, objects, and errors as resources. This API is listed under the Reputation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Reputation APIs.


Screenshot: Apility

SendX is a provider of email marketing automation tools and other marketing solutions. The Integration SendX JavaScript API simplifies the addition of contacts or addition of emails or initiation of drip sequences to them. It also makes it easier to associate tags with contacts and update custom fields. The SendX API is listed under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

BioID Web Services (BWS) is a webcam based biometrics service for cloud, web, and mobile application developers. The BioID SOAP API enables applications for liveness detection, yicketless check-in and fraud prevention with face, eye or voice recognition and similarity search. The technology features advanced anti-spoofing mechanism and anonymous binary data processing. This API is listed under the Identity category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Identity APIs.

BioID API compares 2 live facial images against a photo ID

BioID API compares 2 live facial images against a photo ID, and insures the live images are from a live person and not a photo Image: BioID

Slipstream is a multi-cloud application management platform. The SlipStream API in REST architecture uses HTTP protocol to access the Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI). The API is useful for developers looking to run any application in any cloud, and supports Big Data, DevOps and Smart City strategies. The API is listed under the DevOps category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of DevOps APIs.

The Internet Video Archive (IVA) provides movie trailers, video game trailers, TV previews, images, metadata and editorial services. We've recently added several APIs from the service to our Video category. The are as follows:

Internet Video Archive Recommendation API integrates movies and TV show ratings into applications. IVA's partnerships and prior integration of the third-party recommendation engines (such as XroadMedia) allows the company to provide customers with a full range of options for expediting the development of recommendation applications using the API.

Internet Video Archive (IVA) Availability API is an access Portal to OTT availability data on a particular program. This data is generated on the basis of an IV MovieId or showId. The API is useful for sharing information about the streaming, purchase, or rental sites for movies, theatrical, and other entertainment content.

Internet Video Archive (IVA) Ratings API provides access to metadata, scores, and third-party reviews (such as reviews from Metacritic).

Internet Video Archive Media API provides access to IVA’s treasure trove of multi-format encoded videos. The API transmits requests and responses in JSON or XML format.

Internet Video Archive Movie API provides access to vast collections of images and video content as well as metadata suitable for entertainment, content discovery, or recommendation system.

Internet Video Archive Movie Showtimes API facilitates access to theater and ticketing information as well as scheduled movie show times. Use the API to optimize visitor experience in your website by creating a one-stop-shop for information about theatrical content such as movie trailers and show times.

Internet Video Archive (IVA) TV API provides access to metadata, images, and video content of TV programs. It can be used to customize an electronic program guide (EPG) or deployed when creating exciting title pages. The API is equipped with the functionality for organizing TV entertainment metadata into preferable formats such as series, seasons, or episodes.

Internet Video Archive Video Analytics API supports near real-time accessibility to the video engagement data in your website or applications.

Internet Video Archive Theatrical (IVA) API provides access to specific subsets of IVA’s vast catalog theatrical content such as movie trailers, and clips. It simplifies the addition of movie trailers, interviews, clips, production photos, and other theatrical trailers in entertainment products or service offerings.

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