Daily API RoundUp: Cisco Umbrella, DSYNC, LoopMe

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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Background, and Messaging. Also new to the directory are SDKs including ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Cisco Umbrella is the company's Secure Internet Gateway in the cloud. The Cisco Umbrella Investigate API integrates cloud security and allows the querying of the Umbrella DNS database. With the API, developers can get data returned such as domain status, pattern search, and other security information. This API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

LoopMe is platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to drive mobile video adverstisement delivery. The LoopMe Reporting API offers ad campaign statistics from user accounts. The API supports filters by granularity, country and publisher's platform. The API is listed under the Video category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Video APIs.

Yoti is an identity system that can reduce fraud and improve customer experience in online platforms and face to face interactions. The Yoti system is used to verify customer login information without passwords, to integrate identity checks and for in person age checks. The Yoti API is listed under the Identity category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Identity APIs.

This short video explains how the Yoti application can verify indentity Video: YouTube/Yoti

UPCCodeSearch.com provides a service for looking up product names and barcodes. The UPCCodeSearch API returns product names for over 120 million products, plus it validates UPC, EAN and ASIN codes. The API is offered free, and is categorized in our directory under Products.

Bedrebest is a Norway based financial services firm. The Bedrebest REST API offers personal finance products that can be integrated with third-party applications. Bedrebest supports a variety of services including credit cards, loans, mobile subscriptions, insurance and savings accounts. JSON is the preferred format for data exchange and OAuth 2 for authentication. The API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Yodlee is a data aggregation and analytics platform for digital financial services. Developers can use the Yodlee Webhooks API to provide notifications (HTTP callbacks) about events to customers. Methods are available for creating, updating and managing event subscriptions and more. The Aggregation API is designed for clients who need permission based access and bank level security to access their customers bank, credit card, investments, loan accounts and other financial data. This API is also listed under the Financial category.

DSYNC is an IPAAS system that syncs data across applications. Developers can use the DSYNC API to sync data between ERP, inventory, CRM, accounting, website, point of sale, inventory and website. Some of the systems supported include: Magento, Revel Systems, SAP, Unleashed, Shopify, ZOHO, Salesforce, Netsuite, and CSV uploads. DSYNC has a free 14 day trial and several pricing plans available. The API is listed under the iPaaS category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of iPaaS APIs.

Cincopa is a multimedia platform provider of comprehensive media skins. The platform enables users to create, host, deliver and manage enhancements to websites and applications. Cincopa Javascript API provides a way to perform manipulations with media galleries on the client's side. It allows users to configure a media platform using Cincopa's Runtime API (rtAPI) documentation and filed under the Media category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Media APIs.

Verified First provides background screening services of potential hires to employers. The Verified First API allows users to initiate, order, and view results for background checks, drug screens, verifications and more. An XML gateway provides access to a variety of background screening data products. Screening such as thorough multi-agency criminal checks, credit reports, social security address traces and more is provided with the API. It is listed under the Background category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Background APIs.

Russian Car Number Plate Lookup API allows users to receive details of a car's make, model, age, an indicative image of a car, a partial VIN number, and if the vehicle is wanted by the Russian Police via a plate number or photo of a registration plate. We've listed this API under the OCR category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of OCR APIs.

Speechmatics provides its cloud-based services on a range of languages. The Speechmatics API offers a transcription platform to integrate with existing applications. The Speechmatics API enables app users to upload audio files in 20 different languages for transcription. It supports various audio and video formats including MP4, and WAV. The API is listed under the Transcription category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transcription APIs.

Text Captcha Decoder API enables applications to solve captchas automatically. The service is available with multiple pricing plans. This API is listed under the Captcha category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Captcha APIs.

Friendbuy offers a customer referral platform that supports referral funnel data, templates and conversion data. The Friendbuy API The API provides queryable campaign data, user data, and support for native mobile applications. Developers can also use the API to access shares, conversions and referral codes. The Friendbuy API is listed under the Referrals category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Referrals APIs.

Developers can use the SMS Fusion API to enable applications with several messaging capabilities. API methods are available for real-time reporting, 2-Way SMS, automated sequences, URL opt-out and personalized messages. The API allows developers to queue SMS messages and perform HLR look-ups. SMS Fusion offers 4 pre-paid plans which vary according to the developer's needs. The API is listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.


ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK allows a mobile application to use text from documents and common objects. All the user needs to do is point the smartphone at the required information , and the data would be immediately extracted. On-screen images are processed in real time, eliminating the need to take a photo and save it.

Enable apps with real-time OCR via ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK Video: YouTube/ABBYY

Be sure to read the next OCR article: ABBYY Announces New Mobile Web Capture SDK


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