Daily API RoundUp: Cognitec, Udger, HotspotSystem, IJENKO, Infinispan, Untappd, Mixpanel

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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories like Recognition, Wi-Fi, and Home Automation. Also new are SDKs for Mixpanel mobile analytics and Untappd, a social applicaiton for beer. Here's a summary.


Cognitec provides face localization and tracking for images and video streams. It supports multiple algorithms for 2D and 3D data. The Cognitec Facial Recognition API allows developers to integrate its facial recognition capabilities into apps.

Add face recognition ability to apps with Cognitec API

Compare images from video or stills to multi-million image databases with Cognitec API / image: Cognitec

We've categorized this API under the Recognition category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recognition APIs.

The Udger Cloud Parser is a data analytics API. This API detects and connects a variety of devices, client SW, and operating systems to Udger servers for real-time data acquisition. This RESTful API is intended for small volume detection operations. This API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

HotspotSystem provides hotspot management to businesses who offer internet to their customers. HotspotSystem API allows developers to implement hotspot features into mobile applications and to bill for internet usage. We've categorized the HotspotSystem API under the Wi-Fi category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Wi-Fi APIs.

Use the IJENKO IoE² API to build end user smart home applications such as smart heating and light and music automation. This RESTful API can also be used for analytics and data crunching or for creating a broad spectrum of applications syncing smart devices with the IoT. We've categorized the IJENKO API under the Home Automation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Home Automation APIs.

Infinispan is an open Platform developed by Red Hat. It's written in Java and serves as a distributed cache, but can also be used as a NoSQL key/value store or object database. Infinispan API allows developers to integrate data storage into applications. The API offers transactions, events, querying, and distributed processing. This API is listed under the Caching category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Caching APIs.

Dyn provides email services with monitoring, optimization, and internet intelligence. Dyn Email API allows to integrate email features into applications. Developers can call methods in HTTP/ HTTPS formats and obtain responses in JSON, HTML, and XML. API Key access is available. We've categorized the Dyn Email API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

Visible Measures True Reach API allows developers to explore campaign-level details for any piece of branded video content using its YouTube or Facebook URL. Retrieve the total number of creative executions, video uploads, views, comments, ratings, and more with the API. The Visible Measures API is listed under the Advertising category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Advertising APIs.

Captcha Solutions is a captcha decoding Web Service offering solutions based on a flat rate per captcha solved. This RESTful Captcha Solutions API is designed to solve a large variety of a captcha challenges for a broad spectrum of applications. This API is categorized under Captcha. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Captcha APIs.

SDKs & Libraries

Mixpanel is a Web service that lets companies track how users engage with their Web sites in real-time. The Mixpanel API allows users to post and access the data that Mixpanel is analyzing. This is a RESTful API and responses are returned in JSON format. Mixpanel provides Python SDK, an iOS SDK, and a JavaScript SDK for API implementation.

Untappd is a mobile Web app that allows users to share information about beer and places to enjoy beer. The Untappd API gives developers insight into the Untappd data and how to visualize to consumers. API details cannot be accessed without logging into the site, but we have added several SDKs for use with the API that were provided by independent developers. They include: Untappd PHP SDK by Jason Austin, Untappd Go SDK by Matt Layher, Untappd Node.js SDK by Glen R. Goodwin, and Untappd Ruby SDK by Chris Mar.

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