Daily API RoundUp: Facebook Pages, Lockitron, Unofficial Pinterest, Lockitron

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We've added 6 APIs to the directory in categories such as Home Automation, Messaging and Social, among others. Also new to the directory: a JavaScript SDK for Pixabay. Here's a summary of the latest additions.


Lockitron is a keyless lock for homes and businesses. Locks can be locked and unlocked through applications and sensors. The Lockitron REST API allows developers to access Lockitron for integrations. API methods include retrieve, manage, lock, and unlock locks, plus manage keys and users.

Lockitron's technology is explained in this video / YouTube/lockitron

We've categorized the Lockitron API under the Home Automation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Home Automation APIs.

Apsalar is a mobile ad Platform that measures the effectiveness of the user's mobile app media vendors. The Apsalar Summary Reporting API allows developers to get reports on ad campaigns and events. It also collects user actions data to enlighten developers on the conversion process. This API is listed under the Marketing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketing APIs.

The Pinterest Mini API is an unofficial API that allows developers to extract the URLs of pins on any board or page on Pinterest. Pinterest is a social pinboard service where users can "pin" web pages and images they like on virtual pinboards that may be either public or private. We've listed this API under Extraction. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Extraction APIs.

Tyntec provides SMS services suitable for sending mission-critical and secure messages. The Tyntec API allows developers to integrate Tyntec's SMS functions into their own applications. It supports Unicode, ASCII, Latin-1, and Binary message encoding. We've categorized the Tyntec API under the Messaging. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of ccc APIs.

Ontotext is a provider of semantic software. Their Twitter Analytics API is a named entity recognition service for Twitter data. With the API, developers can analyze for sentence splitting, tokenisation, abbreviations and shortened word forms frequently found in Tweets ("brb", "ttyl", "gr8", "2day") and more. We've listed this API under the Tweets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tweets APIs.

The Facebook Pages API allows developers to manage facebook pages from their applications and to publish and send content such as videos, images and links as a page. Also with the API, developers can access tokens and permissions, and add related apps to pages. We've categorized the ccc API under the Social category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Social APIs.

SDKs & Libraries

Pixabay is a user driven provider of public domain photos, illustrations and vector graphics. Their RESTful API interface allows for for querying and retrieving images from Pixabay's directory of over 500,000 photos. The Pixabay JavaScript SDK by Yola wraps the API to access data, useful to implement images search features into applications. Resources include installation, development, and API. An example usage contains code to find results within Pixabay.

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