Daily API RoundUp: Honest Renter, SearchMan, Enketo, Appaloosa, Marvel Comics SDK

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Six APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories including Recognition, Background, Search and Healthcare. Also added were several SDKs for email marketing firm Klaviyo, ecommerce service Whiplash, and one unofficial PHP SDK for the Marvel Comics API. Here's a rundown of the new additions.


Meerkat (a Brazilian company with a similar name, but is not the video streaming Platform) is a Machine Learning firm that provides image recognition, people tracking, and facial expression inference products. Their Facial Recognition API features facial landmarks extraction, confidence level inference, and surveillance setup.

This Meerkat API can recognize Luke Skywalker
The Meerkat Facial Recognition API recognizes celebrity and character faces / image: Meerkat

The Meerkat Facial Recognition API is listed under the Recognition category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recognition APIs.

Honest Renter provides a personality test for screening potential property renters. Honest Renter API is targeted to developers of apps for property management staff and resident screening companies. Use the API to programmatically access test results information.

Programmatically access Honest Renter reports via their API
A sample report of results from Honest Rental's personality test / image: Honest Renter

We've listed this API under the Background category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Background APIs.

The SearchMan App Store API allows developers access to the iOS App Store and Google Play store. SearchMan offers access to a database of over 3.5 millions apps and their relevant metadata. This API is filed under the Search category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Search APIs.

Enketo is an open source service specializing in offline Web forms and survey tools. The Enketo API allows developers to access forms, documents, and survey data for Integration into Web services and mobile applications. We've categorized the Enketo API under the Forms category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Forms APIs.

True Vault is a HIPAA compliant, secure database for healthcare industry. The TrueVault Users API allows developers to create new users, following HIPPA privacy standards of patients' personal information. We've primarily categorized this API under the Healthcare category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Healthcare APIs.

Appaloosa is a mobile app management and distribution service for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The Appaloosa API allows developers to customize app stores, send push notifications, and get app analytics. The Appaloos API is listed under the Applications category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Applications APIs.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

Marvel Comics SDK by Keith Casey is an unofficial, supplemental Library for the Marvel Comics API. This SDK is written in PHP and designed to add data to the preexisting Marvel Comics index of characters, comics, etc.

Klaviyo is an email marketing service that allows companies to send targeted and transactional emails to their audiences. The Klaviyo API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Klaviyo with other applications. The company provides many SDKs for developers, including a Swift SDK, PHP SDK, Ruby SDK, and Python SDK.

Whiplash is an order management system that stores and ships eCommerce products for online merchants. The Whiplash API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Whiplash with other applications. Five SDKs for use with the API were added to the directory recently. They are Whiplash Node.js SDK by developer Thomas Reggi, Whiplas Java SDK by developer Joe Lallouz, Whiplash Python SDK by Fulfil.io, and the Whiplash PHP SDK and Whiplash Ruby SDK, both from developer Mark Dickson.

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