Daily API RoundUp: Google Trends, Windows Store, WeatherBug, TheDailyWTF, GetSentiment, Gravity Forms

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We've added 12 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, News Services, Weather, and Bitcoin, among others. Highlights today include a long awaited API for Google Trends data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

WeatherBug offers weather data from its network of over 8,000 weather observation stations. The WeatherBug Pulse API allows developers to retrieve live weather conditions, forecasts, lightning, and severe weather warnings for all U.S. zip codes. The WeatherBug Pulse API is listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

Retrieve lightning data with WeatherBug Pulse API
Data available with WeatherBug Pulse API includes lightning strikes / image: WeatherBug

Microsoft has released the Windows Store analytics API, through which app owners can access app information from the Windows Store without logging into Dev Center. It can be used to obtain data associated with in-app product (IAP) acquisitions, errors, app ratings, and reviews. This API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

The Google Trends API, which is now available to developers, offers a layer for Google Trends data. Use it to retrieve keyword popularity data by location and date. Methods include returning current trending topics by location, top 30 searches of the last month, or data by category. The Google Trends API is listed under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

Also listed under the News Services category, TheDailyWTF API allows developers to retrieve articles from TheDailyWTF, a website that focuses on disasters in development such as poor coding. Retrieve articles based on ID, author, series, randomly, or when they were submitted with the API.

Gravity Forms is a form plugin for websites powered by WordPress. It allows users to build forms without having programming knowledge. The Gravity Forms API allows developers to create, read, update, and delete forms, entries, results. This API is listed under the Forms category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Forms APIs.

GetSentiment is a text analysis tool for customer feedback. The GetSentiment REST API allows developers to retrieve customer feedback and social media analysis, and manage customer relationships. The API performs keyword extraction, categorization and sentiment analysis of text. The GetSentiment API is listed under the Sentiment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sentiment APIs.

Demo of GetSentiment
GetSentiment text analysis detects and analyzes key phrases, sentiment and intention in reviews / screenshot GetSentiment.io Demo (review via Yelp)

CoinSecure is an API that aims to provide developers with a secure way to facilitate transactions with Bitcoin. Developers can use the API to offer features such as bitcoin security, trade free exchanges, and platform support within applications. The CoinSecure API is listed under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

BookingShow is an events ticketing platform based in Italy. The BookingShow API allows users to search events and buy tickets on the BookingShow platform. Protocols include HTTP, JSON, REST and XML. The site is written in Italian. The BookingShow API is listed under the Tickets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tickets APIs.

DomainTally is a domain name intelligence platform that provides Alexa Ranking, PageRank, MozRank, SEM Score, etc. DomainTally API allows developers to access WHOIS records, website data, and domain metrics for any website. The DomainTally API is listed under the Domains category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Domains APIs.

Countersoft's Gemini is an issue and bug tracking system. The Gemini Countersoft API integrates monitoring features into apps such as company workflow, automation, and reporting. It is available in JSON and REST protocols. The API is listed under the Project Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Project Management APIs.

The AtoM API allows developers to access part of the AtoM dataset. AtoM (Access to Memory) is a Web-based, open source tool for archival description and access. It is designed to work in a multilingual, multi-repository environment. The AtoM API is listed under the Storage category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Storage APIs.

Pacejet is an enterprise shipping platform. The Pacejet shipping software API provides RESTful integration to quote, buy, and track shipments. Additional formats include JSON, XML. It supports 50+ parcel, 3PL carrier, LTL/freight services. We've listed this API under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping 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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