Daily API RoundUp: Google's ARCore, PushRadar, Easy Blockchain

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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Backend, and Location. Highlights today include Google's ARCore, which gives Android users AR without specialized Tango hardware. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Google's ARCore aims to bring augmented reality to Android handsets and other devices. The ARCore API can be accessed via SDKs for many of the most popular development environments. With the API, AR features like motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation are accessible. ARCore works with Java/OpenGL and the Unity and Unreal engines. Read more about ARCore here. ARCore is listed under the Augmented Reality category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Augmented Reality APIs.

View a preview of a new SDK called ARCore from Google VR/YouTube.

Spectrum provides Artificial Intelligence algorithms for moderating content. The Platform aims to prevent cyberbullying and promote thoughtful content. The Spectrum API can be integrated to flag content found on forums, chat channels, blogs, and other sources as inappropriate or toxic, and offers dashboard support with information such as user discussion index, and member retention. The Spectrum API is listed under the Monitoring category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Monitoring APIs.

magayo provides data solutions for sports, lottery, weather, finance, and other platforms. The magayo Goal Football API allows developers to integrate football data for matches, livescores, match results, and team standings into applications. It supports the Integration of data for the leading soccer leagues in Europe and other regions including English Premier League, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Spain's La Linga, and Italy's Serie A. The magayo API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

PushRadar offers an integrated dashboard with analytics, and paid plans with different daily limits. The PushRadar API delivers real-time notifications with several features including SSL protection, advanced targeting, and unlimited channels API pricing depends on connections per month. The PushRadar API is listed under the Notifications category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Notifications APIs.

PushRadar API
Screenshot: PushRadar

The Easy Blockchain API enables users to store entries within blockchains. It hides the complexities of the underlying technologies, such as the different complex calls, wallets, coins, etc. The Easy Blockchain API is blockchain agnostic. Currently it stores entries using different blockchain technologies, such as Factom, Multichain and Ethereum. The API is listed under the Blockchain category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Blockchain APIs.

Sixgill provides enterprise Internet of Things services. Sixgill Sense offers tools that process sensor data which enable the development of enterprise applications. The Sixgill Sense Platform API can be used to build applications that require IoT sensor health functionalities, and fraud detection (via smart location for identity verification). The API is listed under the Internet of Things category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Internet of Things APIs.

Acquire, analyze and act on sensor data streams with Sixgill Sense
Acquire, analyze and act on sensor data streams with Sixgill Sense Image Credit: Sixgill

IP Sidekick is a geolocation API that returns information about an IP address. Developers can integrate the API to customize content based on an application visitor's location, or display their country. The API is listed under the Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

Akeneo is an open source Product Information Management (PIM) system designed for retailers. The Akeno API enables developers to connect to the PIM system. It helps to centralize technical and marketing information of catalogs and products. Manage data regarding products, categories, attributes, media files and more with the API. Also available is the Akeneo Authenticate API, which provides a way to authenticate users and handle authorizations in third party applications. Both Akeneo APIs are listed under the eCommerce, category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce, APIs.

Akeneo PIM
Some industry analysts believe "PIM is the new CRM" Image: Akeneo

NexchangeIO is a secure open source crypto-to-crypto exchange service for Bitcoin, Litecoin Ethereum. The Nexchange API provides cryptocurrency exchange with methods for retrieving currencies, pairs, latest ticker, ticker history, and more. The ccc API is listed under the Cryptocurrency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cryptocurrency APIs.

SonarQube provides developers with services for continuous inspection of code quality. This open source platform to perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells and security vulnerabilities on 20+ programming languages including Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++, COBOL and more. The SonarQube Web API provides access to SonarQube functionalities from applications. A SonarQube Webhooks API is also available. Both APIs are listed under the DevOps category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of DevOps APIs.

Hasura allows developers to build scalable backend services. Hasura offers BaaS microservices APIs with permissions that enable data services, Authentication, file management, and contact/notifications. Hasura also features logging, monitoring, and disaster recovery for applications in production. The Hasura API is categorized in the Backend category.



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