Daily API RoundUp: Cloud Foundry, LogoGrab, Modernizr, Rebilly

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We've added seven APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Recognition, Browsers, and Invoicing. Here's a summary of what is new.


LogoGrab identifies a brand and provides mobile access to digital brand content by taking a photo of the logo on a product. The LogoGrab API works as an augmented reality component to identify brands and is targeted for marketers and advertisers.

LogoGrab mobile scanner API
LogoGrab scanner can be added into any website or application with this API / image: LogoGrab


We've categorized the LogoGrab API under the Augmented Reality category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Augmented Reality APIs.

To improve User Experience, developers can implement the Mozilla Page Visibility API to send a visibilitychange event to determine when a user is not looking at tab or has minimized the window. For example, if a user is watching a video but switches to a different tab, the video will pause until the user returns to the tab. We've categorized this API under the Browsers category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Browsers APIs.

Cloud Foundry is an open-source, multi-cloud, multi-vendor standard for cloud applications. The Cloud Foundry API allows developers to upload and run applications in the cloud and manage them throughout their lifecycles. We've categorized the Cloud Foundry APIunder the Cloud category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cloud APIs.

Invoiced is a is a cloud-based company that develops accounts receivable tools for users. The Invoice Generator API offers a PDF file conversion system that can be integrated with existing apps. Webhooks from payment gateways can be used during PDF generation. Invoice data is not stored online. This API is listed under the Invoicing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Invoicing APIs.

Prevent Disposable allows users to prevent fake emails from accessing a database. The API can classify domains as either valid or disposable. To verify how the API works, developers can enter an email address for verification purposes (the email will be changed to another domain to ensure users' privacy). We've categorized the Prevent Disposable API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

Rebilly offers a Platform to integrate applications with recurring/subscription billing services. The Rebilly REST API offers multi-currency support, data portability, and several other features. The Rebilly API is categorized under Billing. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Billing APIs.

Modernizr detects patterns in browsers, particularly useful to customize future user's experiences. The Modernizr API allows developers to recognize HTML, CSS, and JavaScript from a website. It is written in JavaScript with JSON protocols. This API is listed under the Recognition category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recognition APIs.

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