Daily API RoundUp: BullPay, Star Wars Quotes, FutureMargin

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.

Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Hardware, and Networking. Highlights include APIs for retrieving digital content from the University of California, and an API which returns the elevation of an application user. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


BullPay is a global Blockchain data service provider. Longhorn by BullPay API allows developers to add blockchain support to their applications. The API enables developers to retrieve including and historical transactions, summaries, and auditing data for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash, and Dogecoin. The API currently offers 12 endpoints for sending transactions, retrieving summaries, and more. The API is listed under the Cryptocurrency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cryptocurrency APIs.

Arrow Electronics is a marketplace for electrical engineers with a variety of quality components. The company serves as a supply channel for more than 150,000 original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers. The Arrow Electronics API provides product resources such as manufacturer's information and order details. The Arrow Electronics API is listed under the Hardware category.

SW Quotes API returns random quotes from characters in the Star Wars Universe. Developers can use the Star Wars Quotes API to integrate The Force into applications. We have listed this API in the Movies category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Movies APIs.

The Force is with this API

The Force is with this API. Image: Lucasfilm

University of California Digital Library (CDL) provides connections to vast print and online collections within the UC and beyond. The California Digital Library EZID (easy-eye-dee) API provides an easy way to obtain, describe, and manage long-term identifiers for digital objects. It can be accessed via a web User Interface ( UI) and a web Application Programming Interface (API). A few account management functions can be accessed from the UI only, but otherwise, all of EZID's functionality is available through the API. It is in the Library category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Library APIs.

Elevation-API is a REST API for delivering free and low-cost elevations. Developers can use this API to enable app users to find out their current elevation. One kilometer, 90-meter and 30-meter resolutions can be retrieved with the API. It is listed in our Geography category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Geography APIs.

Tophatter is a live online auction site. The Tophatter APIcan be used by merchants to manage inventory and fulfill orders. The API returns JSON data about products, variations, orders, auctions and performance.This API is listed in our Auctions category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Auctions APIs.

FutureMargin Demand Forecasting API provides statistical sale forecasts for ecommerce stores. Demand estimations are provided automatically every day using historical data and Machine Learning. This JSON API can be quickly integrated with a customer's internal inventory management and ERP software and is built for retailers with a large number of SKUs.Access to this API and it's Documentation requires emailing the provider. The FutureMargin API is listed under the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

UdpAPI.com offers an API that allows the transmission and proxying of UDP data packets via this HTTP based REST interface. You select the destination, port, and data to be sent, and this API will send the data to the required destination via UDP/IP. The API is listed under the Networking category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Networking APIs.

Wavefront by VMWare provides real-time analytics and cloud-based monitoring. The Wavefront API is a REST interface that provides metrics, monitoring information, messages, and user data. Several chart types are supported including line chart, point plot, and stacked area charts. Wavefront Webhooks API offers real-time notifications and alerts across platforms in order to execute auto-remediation scripts or customized actions. The APIs are filed in our Cloud category.

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