Daily API RoundUp: Google Sheets, ConfigCat, Ask Kodiak, Dispatch Labs

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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Cryptocurrency and Spreadsheets. Featured today is an API for Insurance brokers to Fetch data about policies and customers, and an API for sonar imaging. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Dispatch Labs is a ledger technology and Blockchain protocol provider that facilitates the upload and control of programmable files (artifacts). The Dispatch Labs Disgo API is a REST Platform that provides applications with transaction, account, and artifact information. Applications that can benefit from a Decentralized, data-centric blockchain include aircraft manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, learning management systems and more. The API is listed under the Blockchain category.

Dispatch Labs

Screenshot: Dispatch Labs

Ask Kodiak is a platform for commercial insurance providers to simplify the process required to find coverage. Brokers can search for eligible carrier markets, and carriers get unique analytics about what agents and brokers are searching. Ask Kodiak REST API enables application users to search for insurance products, companies, profiles, and NAICS information. The Ask Kodiak API is listed under our steadily growing Insurance category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Insurance APIs.

LUSID by FINBOURNE is an open, scalable financial management platform. LUSID is a REST-based API that provides programmatic access to transactions, instruments, portfolios, holdings, and entity properties. Data provided by LUSID is segregated at the client level. The FINBOURNE LUSID API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Google provides the Google Sheets API for developers to read, write, and format data in Google Sheets. Users can build pivot tables, enforce cell validation, set frozen rows, adjust column sizes, apply formulas, create charts, and more. The API offers full control over the content and appearance of spreadsheet data. The API has been listed under the Spreadsheets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Spreadsheets APIs.

Australia's Consumer Data Right now has a working draft of standards. Data61, a digital research organization and part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has released two APIs that support consumer driven data sharing. CSIRO Data61 Banking API provides account data, transactions for a specific account, direct debit authorizations for multiple filtered accounts, and more. CSIRO Data61 Common API enables applications to obtain basic and detailed information on customers that authorize the current session. Both APIs are listed in our Standards category.

ConfigCat is a service for configuring applications, backends, websites, and other programs in the cloud. The ConfigCat Webhooks API allows real-time notifications related to software deployment, team management, and settings. ConfigCat offers a free to start plan with Webhook support. The ConfigCat Webhooks API is listed under the Integration category.

Apigate provides API Gateway hubs in four continents for services such as direct carrier billing, voice, messaging, mobile money, location and identity. The Apigate SMS API provides access to a controlled, end-to-end messaging service that features methods for effective customer engagement. Developers need to contact the provider for API access, details, and Documentation. This API is listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.

Ukulele Chords provides a source of Ukulele chords and scales that includes popular modes, tabs and more. The Ukulele Chords & Scales API allows webmasters to query the ukulele-chords.com database to find scales that fit a specific chord progression. It returns; scale charts, formulas, images and more. The Ukulele Chords API is listed under the Music category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Music APIs.

Sound Metrics is a provider of underwater acoustic technology with imaging sonars such as the ARIS Explorer. The Sonar Metrics API can be used to programmatically access a sonar imaging platform. Sonar imaging is used for evidence recovery (law enforcement), pipeline inspection, construction, military, fish surveying and other tasks. This API is accessible by using C# or F# calls, and SDKs are provided by Sound Metrics. The Sound Metrics API is listed under the Water category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Water APIs.

Detailed video of chinook salmon gently milling over a river bed

Detailed video of chinook salmon gently milling over a river bed. Image: Sound Metrics/Alaska Department of Fish & Game

The Brønnøysund Register Centre is an agency entrusted by the government of Norway to manage a registry of individuals and businesses regarding data services and the development of electronic services, especially for trade and industry. The agency offers the Open Data Device Registry API to provide a way to assign an organization a number for unambiguous identification of devices. This API is RESTful and enables data sets registration within the Unit Register Database for Legal Entities and Other Devices. Methods are available to retrieve lists of links to other services, search for devices, get a specific device and more. This API is listed under the Open Data category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Open Data APIs.

Coinlore is a provider of cryptocurrency price rankings, charts, widgets and other tools. The Coinlore Crypto API provides cryptocurrency ticker information. Developers can retrieve data such as crypto name (ie Bitcoin) ID, symbol, US dollar price, rank, market cap, and more with the API. It is filed under Cryptocurrency in our directory.

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