Daily API RoundUp: CoachHire, Tierion, Alerta, BetterWorks, ChargeIO, Bucky Box

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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Notifications, Music, Goals, and Credit Cards. Highlighted today are an API for Digital Bible Platform and BetterWorks goal platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Manufaktura Controls develops software components for visualizing and processing music. The software is designed specifically for use by libraries, archives, musical institutions, and IT companies. The Manufaktura Controls API provides users with methods for displaying musical notes on many .Net platforms, including ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, and Universal Apps. The Manufaktura API is listed under the Music category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Music APIs.

Manufaktura Controls API for music visualization
Manufaktura Controls develops "music typesetting components for Web, desktop and mobile applications." which can be imported via API / image: Manufaktura Controls

The Open Source Initiative API is used to build applications that are "license aware", meaning that any business can determine if the license is open source or not. The API stores a list of service identifiers which allows a user to take a Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) ID, and know if it is approved by calling the Open Source Initiative API. This API returns specific information about a license such as if it is obsolete, popular or OSI Approved. This API is listed under the Licensing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Licensing APIs.

Alerta is a notifications platform that combines alerts from the same environment together to avoid duplicates in order to see only the most recent ones. The Alerta API allows notifications to have multiple custom attributes and be tagged for monitoring purposes. The following alert sources are supported: Syslog, SNMP, Nagios, Zabbix, and Sensu. The Alerta API is listed under the Notifications category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Notifications APIs.

BetterWorks uses S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) to help users formulate and achieve their business goals. The BetterWorks API allows developers to integrate enterprise goal-setting software into their applications. BetterWorks provides a single platform from which users can manage their strategic plans, collaborative goals, and ongoing performance conversions. BetterWorks API is listed under the Goals category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Goals APIs.

minimesos is an experimentation and testing environment for the Mesos cluster manager. It can create clusters which receive assertions from the REST-based API; after tests are done, the clusters are destroyed. minimesos comes from Container Solutions, an Amsterdam based software consultancy that offers R&D, and training services. The minimesos API is listed under the Testing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Testing APIs.

The Digital Bible Platform is a large repository of Biblical rich content. Users can access the Bible in more than 800 languages, get premium Bible audio, and get Bible videos designed for deaf viewers. The Digital Bible Platform API is a free service that lets users access Bible text, audio, and video programmatically. This API is listed under the Religion category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Religion APIs.

Digital Bible Platform API
The Digital Bible Platform provides simple API calls for access to Bible Text, Audio, and Video / image: Digital Bible Platform

Apizee is a French SaaS firm that offers video-conferencing, enterprise collaboration, and telemedicine deployment streamlining. The Apizee ApiRTC API is a WebRTC platform that adds real-time text, audio, and video capabilities to third party applications. The platform features visual collaboration, plugin-free Web based communication, and presence-based text messaging. The ApiRTC exchanges information in JSON format. This API is listed under the WebRTC category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of WebRTC APIs.

CoachHire is a journey management company providing access to accommodations for business, events and shuttle services with various travel options including Coaches, Mini Coaches and Mini Buses. Developers can utilize the CoachHire API to manage and access journey details, destination, quotes and booking. The CoachHire API is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

ChargeIO is a payment processing platform for ACH and credit card payments. The ChargeIO Merchant API is used to access and edit merchant and accounts information, and it allows accepting and refunding payments to bank accounts and cards. Additionally, secure storage and customer information retrieval are supported. The ChargeIO Merchant API is listed under the Credit Cards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Credit Cards APIs.

Bucky Box is a local food delivery platform for enterprises such as vegetable box delivery, artisan breadmakers, community supported farming, food co-ops, and recipe bag subscriptions. The Bucky Box API allows access to the service from third party systems and shopping carts. Users can also embed it as a turnkey system for channeling new customers along with new orders into the Bucky Box ecommerce platform for food distribution. We've listed this API in the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

Bucky Box API for local food delivery
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Bucky Box food delivery platform API allows distributers to manage customers, shipping, and more / image: BuckyBox

virtualQ API is a waiting service for voice calls. The virutalQ service can reduce waiting hold times. Callers receive notice when a call agent is available via text, Web or call back. Other options are to leave feedback after every call. It is also available to place a request via mobile app. The virtualQ API is listed under the Customer Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Customer Service APIs.

Roq.ad provides technology that can match devices to people and people to households. The Roq.ad Cross-Device User Identification API lets users submit a list of device identifiers and get back a list of identifiers that belong to the same users as those on the input list. This service complies with Germany's consumer privacy laws. This API is listed under the Advertising category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Advertising APIs.

Tierion is a Blockchain applications building engine. They have three APIs for use with the system. Tierion Hash API helps manage Authentication and API requests using JSON and REST. It works with Tierions data APIs to anchor data in the Blockchain. Tierion Explorer API will allow users to retrieve and publish public data. And Tierion Data API uses Blockchain to securely collect, verify and store data.

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