Daily API RoundUp: Google, Bing, Flexport, nFusion, Mux

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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including TV, Search, Logistics, and Video. Featured today is the Google Activity Recognition API which can monitor physical activities of users and improve performance. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Optimizely is an experimentation platform. The Optimizely Event API returns experiment event data regarding visitors, snapshots, and decisions, for developers to display in web, mobile, and server-side applications. The Optimizely Event API is listed under the Testing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Testing APIs.

Bing Custom Search offers users access to targeted web search experiences. The Bing Custom Search API delivers an ad-free search engine. Examples of custom parameters include limiting searches to specific domains, subsites, and webpages. It was recently released along with another Microsoft Cognitive API through the Azure Portal. The Bing Custom Search API is listed under the Search category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Search APIs.

Utelly helps users discover TV and video content and find out where to view it. Utelly covers listings from major networks and on-demand services including: Netflix (UK and US), Amazon Prime, Amazon Instant, iTunes, Now TV, TalkTalk TV Store, Google Play, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and others. The Utelly API enables users to search and query content that will return specific programs, availability, and where to view them. This API is listed under the TV category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of TV APIs.

Flexport is a freight forwarder focused on air, ocean, truck, and rail carriers. Features of the service include an all-in-one dashboard, global logistics offices, advanced freight tracking, transparent pricing, collaboration tools, and supply chain analytics. The Flexport REST API offers global air and ocean freight and shipping data through their online portal. Developers can access shipments, purchase orders, invoices, and products with the API. The Flexport API is listed under the Logistics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Logistics APIs.

Flexports services include booking and tracking global freight shipments

Flexports services include booking and tracking global freight shipments Image: Flexport

Crelate is aprovider of staffing and recruiting software. The Crelate API (Beta) allows developers to integrate Crelate's talent recruiting software for staffing agencies into their own applications. This service is an all-in-one recruiting CRM and applicant tracking system. The API provides methods for retrieving, updating, tagging, and managing jobs, contacts, companies, notes, and more. The API is listed under the Human Resources category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Human Resources APIs.

Mobileforms offers mobile data and information collection solutions such as forms and surveys. The Mobileforms API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Mobileforms with other applications. API and documents access comes with account service. The Mobileforms API is listed under the Forms category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Forms APIs.

The Microlink API converts links into information in order to enrich content, obtain palette colors, take screenshots, and more. The API detects the following information: author, date, description, image, logo, favicon, publisher, URL, and title. For pricing, Microlink offers a free plan which limits requests to 1,000 per day, and a Pro plan that includes 10,000 requests per day. The API is listed under the Extraction category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Extraction APIs.

ApiLeap is a Chrome based screenshot API to make images from web pages and HTML. The ApiLeap API is can capture near pixel perfect screenshots of webpages or portions of webpages. We've listed ApiLeap under the Screenshots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Screenshots APIs.

Stickers are similar to animated emojis intended for messaging services. The Stickeroid AI API is a cloud platform for stickers based on neural networks that translates text to sticker for most any situation of conversation. The API can replace about 250,000 words into stickers. Developers can use the API to query sticker type, id, full image or thumbnails, size of images, and more. The API is listed under the Artificial Intelligence category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Artificial Intelligence APIs.

Sticker AI API

Sticker translation examples Image: Stickeroid AI

nFusion Solutions provides financial market data visualization and integration services. The nFusion Solutions Precious Metals API allows developers to get realtime and historical spot prices for precious metals, including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. It also offers exchange rates for major currency pairs and exchange rates for cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, and LTC. This API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

AddressFinder is a New Zealand based company that provides eCommerce companies, organizations, developers and customers with tools for Addresses. The AddressFinder Autocomplete API returns data available in the database to return matching addresses by the autocomplete feature. The AddressFinder Verification API returns data of a verified address according to a precise database that rejects spelling mistakes and errors to match a valid address record. The AddressFinder Reverse Geocode API returns data of a near address when developers make a call to GPS coordinates including longitude and latitude. And the AddressFinder Points of Interest API returns a list of matching points of interest with associated addresses after developers call a partial name of a location.

MUX provides a way to monitor video streaming performance with just a few lines of code. The Mux Video API allows developers to POST a video to Mux Video and GET a URL ready to publish across platforms and form factors. The MUX Video API enables users to summarize video performance, track video playback down to the individual view level, and evaluate which browsers, devices, regions, CDNs, players, ads and videos are creating the most problems for viewers. The API is listed under the Video category.

Ulvis provides a free URL shortener. Ulvis URL Shortener API can interact with other sites and allows users to pass up to 3 variables such as id, custom, password, or type to control the application response. The API is listed under the URL Shortener category.

Botsociety offers solutions and platforms to build and manage bots. The Botsociety API is available to registered developers to access and integrate the functionality of Botsociety with other applications and to create new applications. Public documentation is not available. The Botsociet API is listed under the Bots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bots APIs.

The Google Activity Recognition API will enable applications to detect users' physical activity using low power signals from multiple sensors in the device. It automatically detects activities by periodically reading short bursts of sensor data and processing them using machine learning models. This API is listed under the Motion category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Motion APIs.

Google Activity Recognition API helps developers understand what users are doing physically Video: YouTube/Google Developers

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.
 

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