Daily API RoundUp: CarmaLink, ShieldSquare, Family Watchdog, Crimsom Hexagon, UBC Open Collections

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We've added fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Weather, Security, and Identity. Featured today is an API for integrating with CarmaLink fleet and equipment management Platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


lknSuite offers online productivity tools for sales. It includes tools for social media management and engagement, to do lists, and social monitoring for brands platform. The lkn.li API allows users to shorten and track URLs for social media management purposes. The lknSuite API is listed under the URL Shortener category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of URL Shortener APIs.

Exoscale is a cloud service provider based in Switzerland. It features SSD servers, object storage, and protection with the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act. The Exoscale Compute REST API is based on Apache Cloud Stack. We've listed this API under Cloud. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cloud APIs.

CarmaLink is a small biz fleet and equipment management service. They provide sensors for cars that gather data for safety and efficiency. The CarmaLink GPS RESTful API integrates vehicle tracking data into apps. The CarmaLink API is listed under the Internet of Things category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Internet of Things APIs.

CarmaLink GPS API
CarmaLink API provides data such as detailed mapping of a fleet's coverage / image: CarmaLink

Kehalim is an application monetization platform focused on contextual and semantic automation. Their Text Classification API offers page level accuracy, 3000 categories for content, and multilingual support. This API is listed under the Classification category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Classification APIs.


Dark Sky Forecast API can be used to integrate weather predictions into applications. API methods are available for current conditions, minute-to-minute forecasts, hourly, and daily forecasts. The forecasts are available in multiple languages. This API is listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

OpenChannel provides APIs and tools for businesses to accept app submissions from developers, moderate their app marketplace and distribute apps. The OpenChannel API allows developers and partners to build applications, plugins and bots. This API is listed under the Marketplace category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketplace APIs.

ShieldSquare protects online businesses from spam, content theft, web scraping, and bot abuse. ShieldSquare API can help to prevent price scraping from commerce sites, ticket scalping, content theft, and other intrusive actions, and improve SEO. The ShieldSquare API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Family Watchdog is a free service to help locate registered sex offenders in your area. Family Watchdog API allows users to integrate name and location search of sex offenders into apps. The service covers USA, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. The Family Watchdog API is listed under the Identity category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Identity APIs.

Family Watchdog API for sex offender data
Get data about convicted sex offenders such as their proximity to schools as shown on this map with Family Watchdog API / image: Family Watchdog

The University of British Columbia Open Collections Library contains about 200,000 items such as digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, and theses. Access data to run queries, perform analytics and build apps via UBC Open Collections API. This API is listed under the Library category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Library APIs.

Crimsom Hexagon can analyze social media using sentiment analysis and other Big Data algorithm avenues. The Crimson Hexagon API integrates social data measurements into Web services and mobile applications. The API is listed under the Social category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Social APIs.

Box Office Buz from Geek Suite specializes in news about movies, gaming, comics, and gadgets. Box Office Buz API is used to obtain images and information from TV shows, games, and movies. This API is listed under the Entertainment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Entertainment APIs.

Box office buz screenshot
Get news, videos, images and other information about science fiction- and comics-related TV shows, games, films with this API / image: Boxofficebuz.com

Brave New Coin (BNC) provides Bitcoin data services for trading insight--including Bitcoin price charts, historical data, and Blockchain consulting. BNC Liquid Index API provides historical data for Bitcoin market trading, and features daily T-WAP and V-WAP, and 30 second indexed ticks. Bitcoin B-WAP API is built on the BNC BLX (Bitcoin Liquid Index), and features Bitcoin blockchain transaction search, and scalability. And their Digital Currency Tickers API provides index price for more than 100 digital currencies and assets. These APIs are listed under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

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