Daily API RoundUp: Google FactCheck, Happy Scribe, COVID-19, Rivery, NASA, Netsparker

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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Coronavirus, B2B, and Medical. Highlights include an API for fact checking information from Google, and an API for automating transcription services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Netsparker is a web security Platform. The Netsparker APITrack this API enables client applications to view and manipulate and automate vulnerability scan tasks. With the API, agents, audit logs, scan policies, vulnerability, and websites' data can be integrated into a web application. It is listed in the Security category.

Google FactCheck Tools include the Google FactCheck Claim Search APITrack this API, which checks the validity of information published for the web. The API, in Alpha stage, aims to verify data to avoid fake news and misinformation, preventing consternation and confusion. The Fact Check Explorer can fact search results from the web about a topic or a person. This API is listed in News Services.

Google FactCheck API

This demo of Google FactCheck Explorer is checking Coronavirus rumors. Screenshot: Google

Rivery is a business data Integration platform that facilitates the process of extracting from various sources and converting to analytics-optimized information. The Rivery APITrack this API allows developers to interact with various company resources. The Rivery API is listed under the Data category.

NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine offers the Clinical Table Search Service APITrack this API to provide ICD-10-CM codes, ICD-9-CM codes, and their associated terms for more than 2,400 medical conditions. ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases, codes provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for medical coding and reporting in the United States. The API returns the codes plus full term and word synonyms for the diseases. It is listed in the Medical category.

NASA provides APIs for Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) including NASA Vesta Trek WMTS REST APITrack this API, NASA Moon Trek WMTS REST APITrack this API, and NASA Mars Trek WMTS REST APITrack this API. The APIs allow developers to access map layers for Vesta using the OGC RESTful Web Map and Tile Service (WMTS) protocol. WMTS is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map tiles over the internet.


Screenshot: NASA

Two more APIs have been added to the Coronavirus category. COVID-19 Nepal APITrack this API returns COVID-19 information associated with statistics and patients. The API supports district data, travel data, daily case changes. Information is sourced from Nepal's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and reputable news channels. COVID-19 Kerala APITrack this API returns Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) outbreak information in Kerala, India. The API provides a timeline of the number of positive cases when the first cases were reported until the latest date. Additionally, the API offers cases per location, and cases per location for the specified dates.

Happy Scribe is an automatic transcription and subtitle generator. The Happy Scribe APITrack this API enables users to automatically submit files for transcription, and manage existing transciptions. The API supports more than 120 languages and variants. This platform supports video and audio files, offers advanced punctuation, and identifies speakers. This API is listed in the Transcription category.

Amentum Trapped Radiation API is a set of models that calculates the fluxes of radiation belts and plasma particles in near-Earth space. Developed by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, the API wraps the original Ae9Ap9 code (version 1.50.001) and is for use in space system design, mission planning, and other climatological applications. It is filed under Astronomy.

Automata provides lead generation and sales processes tools including keyword searches across corporate websites, and Geo-targeted advertising. Automata Market Intelligence APITrack this API returns lists of similar companies based on the specified website, and company search results. It is listed in the B2B category.

Blockchain Exchange enables developers to make applications for discovering the newest tokens, plus trading, depositing and withdrawing currency. The Blockchain.com Exchange APITrack this API enables users to receive market data, request balance information, and interact with the trading system in real-time. This is a Cryptocurrency API.

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