Daily API RoundUp: Google My Business, Stackshare, Netbeast, Facebook Insights, Bot APIs

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or source code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Application Development, Location, Financial, Design and others. One highlight is an API from Google My Business that can help enhance visibility of businesses in Google Maps. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

The Google My Business API allows business enterprises to create and edit locations for purposes of updating or publicizing their physical addresses. The API enhances the visibility of the location of a business in Google maps and search results, making it suitable for integration with online advertising apps. The Google My Business API is listed under the Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

Google My Business API
Create and edit locations in Google My Business with this API / image: Google

Telepat is an application development platform which features document feed management, live event interaction, and big data and social graphs support. This API pushes updates and events to devices instead of waiting for a third party application to make API calls and obtain information. The Telepat API is listed under the Application Development category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Application Development APIs.

Stackshare is a service designed to help developers discover and discuss software tools and services with their peers. The Stackshare API (Beta) allows developers to discover new software tools, compare tools side-by-side, and share their own development stacks programmatically. The Stackshare API is listed under the Tools category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tools APIs.

Stackshare API allows you to compare software stacks
See a company's entire software stack and compare with yours via this API / image: Stackshare.io

The Netbeast API is a builder platform for automating the deployment of IoT applications. The API uses automated dashboard controls to synchronize the functioning of IoT devices and appliances. The multifunctional attributes of the API stretch to OS hosting capabilities for embedded devices such as Beaglebone and Raspberry Pi. The Netbeast API is listed under the Internet of Things category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Internet of Things APIs.

Facebook Insights API is an interface that can retrieve statistics on advertisements. The API can access ad metrics about a Facebook Page. API methods are included for ad campaigns by time, calls to action, clicks, video views, cost for video views, country, deeplink clicks, audience demographics, newsfeed impressions, and much more. This API is listed under the Marketing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketing APIs.

The MLB GameDay XML Data Python API comes from independent developer Zach Panzarino. It transmits and interprets real time data of live MLB baseball games. The API provides live updates of the progress of each game, such as scoreboard changes, player statistics, etc. from the start to the end. This API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

Bots are everywhere these days, thus, so are Bot APIs! We've added a number of APIs to the Bots category in our directory in the past few days including the following:

Teamchat is a mobile and Web messaging platform for teams and businesses of all sizes. The Teamchat Bot REST API allows developers to create bots to work on Teamchat.

Slack is a tool for managing team communications. The Slack Bot REST API allows developers to build bots and bot users for Slack.

Polly is a bot provider that allows users to create and execute polls through a bot and integrate with Slack. Documentation of the API is not available to the public so interested developers can contact Polly for details.

Line is a voice and video call, messaging, and chat application. The Line Bot REST API allows developers to build, manage, and deploy bots for the Line platform.

GroupMe is a messaging and chat platform. Developers can create and manage bots with the GroupMe Bot API.

See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bots APIs.

Houzz is an online platform for home decoration and remodelling, offering products, ideas from photos, and services for homeowners. The Houzz API allows integration with other applications, but public documentation is not available. Interested developers should contact Houzz for API access. The Houzz API is listed under the Design category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Design APIs.

Houzz interior design ideas site has an API
A screenshot of the Android Houzz app from Google Play / image: Google Play/Houzz

Digitzs provides payment processing tools for apps. Manage merchants, customers, and payments with the Digitzs API. The Digitzs API is listed under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

Crowdynews is a social media content curator and aggregator. The Crowdynews Content API and Crowdy News Control API let publishers have more control over the social media content that is being published in their applications. The Crowdynews APIs are listed under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

The Ireland Central Statistics Office (CSO) StatBank REST API allows developers to access and integrate a number of Ireland statistics and demographic databases for use in other applications. The main API method is retrieving datasets by categories and various census years. This API is listed under the Demographics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Demographics APIs.

The DealsRace Deals Picker API allows developers to integrate a price comparison system into their existing applications. The API provides price comparisons, coupons, and deals for more than 1000 e-commerce stores in over 25 countries. DealsRace also provides information and reviews of e-commerce sellers for free. DealsRace API is listed under the Discounts category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Discounts APIs.

The Intersection Observer REST API provides an interface for developers to get the position and visibility of DOM elements relative to a container element or to browser top level viewport. The API is listed under the Application Development category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Application Development APIs.

The Kite Connect API enables developers to build a complete investment and trading platform of their own or perform trades programmatically. It includes methods for executing orders in real time, managing portfolios, streaming live market data, and more. Users will need a Zerodah trading account to get started with the API. This API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Two more APIs have been added to our growing list of APIs from Microsoft Cognitive Services. They are:

The Microsoft Cognitive Services LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service) API allows developers to add conversational intelligence to applications. The technology offers understanding of user intent; for example, a travel agent application can add voice recognition and understanding to aid in the booking process.

The Microsoft Cognitive Services Linguistic Analysis API processes language for part-of-speech tagging and parsing. Developers could implement this tool for mining customer feedback, interpreting user commands, or consuming Web text.

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