Daily API RoundUp: GitHub, Findaspot, Mapfit, Beekeeper

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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Location, and Machine Learning. Featured today is the GitHub Security Advisory API and an API for obtaining FEMA flood zone data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


GitHub recently released an API that can provide data on vulnerabilities aggregated from millions of projects. GitHub Security Advisory API provides access to a curated database of security vulnerabilities aggregated from across the web. The GraphQL API enables users to request information with API methods to retrieve commits, language, organization, team, users and more. It is listed in our Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Findaspot is a geolocation services company based in Los Angeles. The Findaspot API helps users decide where to meet others, by determining ideal meeting places. The Findaspot API returns a paginated list of locations based on Yelp category filters. The service can find an ideal spot based on multiple origins and destination categories (restaurant, bar, gas station, etc.). This API is listed in our Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

Findaspot API finds the best meeting places between a group of users

Findaspot API finds the best meeting places between a group of users. Image: Findaspot

Mapfit is a high-accuracy mapping platform. The Mapfit Geocoding API can be accessed through POST requests with building, entrance type, locality, latitude, longitude, postal code, and street address as optional parameters. The Mapfit Directions API returns addresses, location, and the option to get direction via coordinates in JSON format. Developers wishing to migrate from Google Maps can contact the company to obtain an API Key. The Mapfit API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

Beekeeper is a communication and collaboration platform optimized for non-desk workers. The Beekeeper API is in REST architecture returns JSON data to help workforces in collaboration projects. API methods include archived messages, comments, conversations, files, groups, photos, profiles, streams, and models. The Beekeeper API is listed under the Collaboration category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Collaboration APIs.

Beekeeper is Digitizing the Non-Desk Workforce - Video: YouTube/Beekeeper

National Flood Data provides updated flood zone information which includes annual percentage of flood, base flood elevations, and more. The National Flood Data API offers up to date FEMA flood zone data in different formats to cover a variety of partner use cases. Data can be specific to a single point or an entire parcel boundary. The API uses JSON for responses and API Keys for authentication. This API is listed under the Water category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Water APIs.

FluidDATA is a podcast discovery platform. The FluidDATA Podcast Monitoring API enables users to obtain podcast transcript snippets that can be matched to specific search filters. Developers need only to specify a keyword in order to get the relevant transcript stream. This API is listed in our Podcasts category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Podcasts APIs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon Personalize API is a service for contextual personalization and recommendations based on machine learning. The API provides a way to create a custom algorithm, remove a campaign, describe an event tracker, and return a list of datasets. It can be procured for applications for better search results, managing email campaigns, and sending notifications. This API is listed in our Machine Learning category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Machine Learning APIs.

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