Daily API RoundUp: Cat Facts!, Bottender, Whitepages Pro

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Twenty-three APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Animals, and Bots. Highlights are several APIs from Sabre travel agency software and Whitepages Pro APIs for gathering data about phone numbers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


The Cat Facts! API allows users to send a daily cat fact via text message and comes with a countdown clock until the next fact is sent. Developers can use the API to create and view a list of fact recipients. They can also add cat facts of their own. The Catbot auto-replies when recipients text back. Developers can view the conversation between Catbot and their recipients and add new recipients by talking to the Catbot. This API is based on the original Cat Facts API, which is now deprecated, and is listed under the Animals category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Animals APIs.

Cat Facts!

Screenshot: Cat Facts!

Yoctol Bottender is a bot building Platform. The Bottender API simplifies the development of a chatbot system on a different platform by allowing developers to consolidate a variety of methods into a single object such as session or event. This API is listed under the Bots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bots APIs.

Whitepages Pro provides APIs that return phone, email, people, address, and IP data. The company provides the following APIs for developers' use in third-party applications.

WhitePages Pro Find Person API identifies, enhances, and updates records from a data attribute. By using a RESTful GET API Request, developers receive every record related to a given name. A Find Person request allows to identify a single person and find details including demographics, location, and phones associated with that person.

WhitePages Pro Lead Verify API returns data to know if a lead is a real person and can be contacted. In one query, developers can validate lead data like name, phone, email, and address.

WhitePages Pro Phone Intelligence API returns phone data to help identify fake account sign-ups, inform risk models, and segment and analyze databases.

WhitePages Pro Phone Reputation API blocks and filters spam. It knows in real time when a number is behaving badly across the voice and SMS channels in real-time based on reputation level of 1 – 4. By using a RESTful GET API request, developers receive a reputation level and details including what spam, scams and fraud activities are associated with the phone number.

This API lets developers know if a phone number engages in spam, fraud, or other risk factors. Video: Whitepages Pro

The Whitepages Pro APIs are located in our directory under the Identity category.

Denoti is a provider of financial data aggregation services and applications that focus on finance and North American bank rates. The Denoti service provides latest updates and notifications of changes to thousands of rates and prices across financial markets. Developers can use the denoti Bitcoin CryptoCurrency API Endpoint to access the last recorded value representing the price of Bitcoin cryptocurrency for a given day. This API is listed under the Cryptocurrency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cryptocurrency APIs.

ServiceRocket is a software adoption company. Use the ServiceRocket Scaffolding API to access the schema of an Atlassian Confluence page's form and use it to write content to that form. It supports the Integration, Scaling, and automation of Atlassian Confluence forms. Atlassian Confluence is a corporate team collaboration platform. The RESTful API conveys requests and responses in JSON format, and is listed under the Software-as-a-Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Software-as-a-Service APIs.

Sabre Travel Network is a technology and booking company for the travel industry. Sabre provides a travel marketplace (GDS) targeted for travel agents and other professionals, with technology to optimize booking for airlines, hotels, car rentals, and more. We've added several APIs provided by Sabre to integrate with the company's services to our Air Travel category. These include:

Sabre Advanced Calendar Search API returns the lowest published fares and flight itineraries for a given city pair. The API retrieves up to 192 days of fare data for a given city pair and length of stay available, and returns up to 200 low fares with the corresponding flight itinerary and fare breakdown for each lead fare.

Sabre Airports at Cities API returns the major airport, rail station and other codes that are associated with a single a multi-airport city (MAC) code.

Sabre Alternate Airport Shop API defines up to 20 airports per origin and/or destination, and returns the lead fare with the corresponding flight itinerary.

Sabre Alternate Dates API enables applications to specify multiple itinerary options and date pair combinations. It provides more itinerary choices within each data pair.

Sabre Bargain Finder Max API finds the lowest available priced itineraries based on a specific date. Developers would need to contact a Sabre Account Representative to activate this API.

Sabre Destination Finder API returns the lowest published fares available to destinations from a given origin.

Sabre Enhanced Air Ticket API can issue multiple Air Tickets and EMDs into a single call, multiple PQRs in one call, and more than one PTC in the same transaction with installments.

Sabre Fare Range API returns the median, highest, and lowest published fares within a 4 weeks time period.

Sabre InstaFlights API retrieves roundtrip or one-way flight itineraries with published fares and fare breakdowns for a given city pair and departure date.

Sabre Lead Price Calendar API returns the lowest published fares each of the next 192 calendar days for a given city pair.

Sabre Low Fare Forecast API forecasts whether the lowest published fare will rise, fall or stay the same within the next 7 days.

Sabre Low Fare History API returns each day of the past two weeks' lowest published fares for a given city/date pair.

Sabre Seat Map API in beta stage displays seat map with prices, for a given carrier code, flight number, class of service, board point, off point, and departure date.

Sabre Top Destinations API retrieves the top booked leisure destinations from a given origin.

Sabre Travel Seasonality API returns a traffic volume rating for each week of the year for a given destination.

Be sure to read the next Air Travel article: Lufthansa's Open API Adds Booking Capabilities