Daily API RoundUp: Google Page Lifecycle, Supermetrics, Help Scout, Amazon GameOn

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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Analytics, and Media. Highlights include an API for Amazon GameOn Admin Console and the Google Page Lifecycle API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Amazon GameOn is a set of APIs that are built on the Amazon Web Service cloud infrastructure for designing games. Amazon GameOn Admin Console API allows developers to create and manage their tournaments. It provides a way to host leaderboards, multi-round competitions, and leagues in any of the countries where AWS exists, and on any operating system, device, surface, or screen size. API methods are available to create competitions using the admin console, enable end-users to create competitions in-game, award in-game prizes, award real-world prizes and more. The AWS GameOn Admin Console API is listed under the Games category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Games APIs.

Google Page Lifecycle API allows users to access application lifecycle features that are common on mobile operating systems to the web. It provides lifecycle hooks to handle browser interventions without affecting the user experience. This allows browsers to freeze and discard background pages in order to conserve resources. It is based on a W3C Web specification created to manage the lifecycle of web pages. The Google Page Lifecycle API is listed under the Standards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Standards APIs.

Supermetrics is a reporting tool for PPC, SEO, social and web analytics. The Supermetrics API returns marketing metrics data for business intelligence applications. It is integrateable with over 40 marketing platforms including Google Analytics and Facebook. Developers may contact the provider for more information and documenation. This API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

Supermetrics API

Screenshot: Supermetrics

Pilot FM Radio is an initiative created by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to strengthen broadcaster and media services. The Pilot FM Radio API is used to connect existing applications with their radio service. Radio streaming can be easily initialized with an object with the following parameters: API Key, authentication URL, INABEventListener, and context. The Pilot FM Radio API is listed under the Media category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Media APIs.

Help Scout is a help desk customer service solution that presents as regular email to customers, without any visible ticket numbers or log-in requirements. The Help Scout API allows developers to programmatically read and write data hosted with Help Scout. The Help Scout Docs API provides a way to read and write data to an account holder's Docs sites. The Help Scout Mailbox Webhooks API allows users to create and configure up to one webhook per company. The webhook can be configured to receive multiple event notifications. Help Scout APIs are listed under the Customer Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Customer Service APIs.

Integrate with Help Scout help desk software via REST APIs

Integrate with Help Scout help desk software via REST APIs. Image: Help Scout

Fono API (fonoAPI) returns JSON data about mobile device descriptions, including model brand, processor, and weight. Over 8000 different descriptions are available. The Fono API is listed under the Mobile category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mobile APIs.

Developers can use the Amazon Alexa Skills Shopping and To Do List API to retrieve to-do list and shopping list data from Alexa devices. In addition, developers can enable Alexa customers to create and manage custom lists. The Alexa Shopping and To Do List API is listed under the Artificial Intelligence category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Artificial Intelligence APIs.

Bikewise is a crowdsourced platform for reporting information about bike incidents such as crashes, accidents, hazards, and thefts. The BikeWise API returns GeoJSON data with bike incidents, including IP address, address, zipcode, city, and longitude and latitude. The API is listed under the Cycling category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cycling APIs.

etrieve data about bike theft and other incidents with Bikewise API

Retrieve data about bike theft and other incidents with Bikewise API. Image: Mapbox/OpenStreetMap/Bikewise

RevenueCat provides mobile Subscription and purchase tracking tools. The RevenueCat API provides a way to make purchases by accessing the RevenueCat mobile framework. It implements in-app building for all platforms and handles syncing purchase tokens with the RevenueCat server. Developers can access the API via four available SDKs: Unity, React, Android, and iOS. A RevenueCat Webhooks API is also available.

Linkpreview provides a REST service for previewing details about web links. Developers can use the Linkpreview API to input any URL and return JSON formatted title, description and preview image. The Linkpreview API is listed under the URLs category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of URLs APIs.

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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