Daily API RoundUp: Blitzr, Batch, Signpost, Plus Quip, Repustate, Mondo SDKs

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We've added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Music, Notifications, and Sports. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Quip document creation service, Resputate reputation service, and Mondo online bank. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Blitzr is a music discovery Platform. Blitzr's database contains most artists, labels, albums, and tracks released. The Blitzr API allows developers to access music recommendations and information programmatically. We've listed this API under the Music category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Music APIs.

Blitzr API allows developers to access music recommendations
Blitzr API allows developers to access music recommendations, information, and external sources programmatically / image: Blitzr/Google Play

Batch offers a platform with a focus on notifications. It features retention analysis, reward analytics, and more. The Batch Transactional API is used to send notifications to specific users by using a device token or user IDs. The Batch Translation API is listed under the Notifications category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Notifications APIs.

The pdflayer API (from apilayer) offers a customizable HTML to PDF conversion system. This system features a full CDN, personalized support, and extended statistics. pdflayer is REST based and uses API Keys for Authentication. This API is listed under the PDF category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of PDF APIs.

pdflayer API creates PDFs from any website URL
pdflayer API creates PDFs from any website URL / image: pdflayer.com

The Cricket Match API provides detailed information and scorecards for Cricket matches. It also offers information about live matches in list form with basic details. A Player API is in development. The Cricket Match API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

The Varmail API gives developers the ability to POST emails to their inboxes programmatically and allows them to integrate this Function into their own projects and applications. This API is offered free of charge. Varmail API is listed under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

The Signpost API provides programmatic access to the Signpost CRM and marketing platform. It is designed to help local businesses get feedback, new customers, referrals, reviews, and repeat business. The Signpost API is listed under the Customer Relationship Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of CRM APIs.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

Quip is a word processor enabling document creation on any device. The Quip API enables documents to be downloaded or uploaded as HTML, allowing developers to write custom document importers and exporters. Several SDKs for communication with the API were added to the Library including the Python SDK and Node.js SDK both provided by Quip. The Quip Go SDK by developer Matt DuVall allows users to upload lists, documents, and spreadsheets in business environments. And the Quip Ruby SDK by developer Jaqueline lets developers implement documents, spreadsheets, and lists into Web services. Resources include installation and usage.

Repustate's API lets developers create their own tools to monitor social networks and blogs for keywords or phrases, by exposing a natural language and sentiment extraction API. A Java SDK, C# SDK, and PHP SDK are provided to aid in API interaction for improving business reputations through social media sentiment analysis.

Mondo is a mobile-first bank and banking application. The Mondo REST API is a banking API that allows interaction with users' accounts. Interactions include listing and retrieving transactions. The Mondo GO SDK by developer Stephen Whitworth provides GO bindings for the Mondo REST Banking API. It organizes and offers full support for Mondo objects such as Transactions, Merchants and Addresses.

Be sure to read the next Music article: Daily API RoundUp: Apple Music, Microsoft Intune, Lokalise, Nexosis, Unblu