Daily API RoundUp: Hypothes.is, SmartyStreets, Capital One, iDigBio, hyScore.io

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Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Science, Banking, Mapping and Annotations. Highlights today include the Hypothes.is API for accessing a Platform that aims to annotate the web. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


i-Boating is a provider of ENC (Electronic Navigation Charts), Bathymetric maps, & depth maps for inland waterways/lakes. i-Boating GPS Nautical Charts and Fishing Maps API allows developers to use ENCs as a base map for their web applications. ENC maps can also be integrated into native apps using their platform specific SDK. This API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

i-Boating GPS Nautical Charts and Fishing Maps API

Add Electronic navigation charts/marine maps to apps via i-Boating GPS Nautical Charts and Fishing Maps API Image Credit: Bist

One Codex is a platform for microbiologists to rapidly assess their samples. It provides access to the world's largest index of bacterial, viral, and fungal genomes. The One Codex API allows developers to integrate a genomic search and data platform into their own applications. Use the API to index, search, and compare complex samples. One Codex API is listed under the Science category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Science APIs.

iDigBio stand for Integrated Digitized Biocollections. It is a national online repository and community for biological/paleontological collection data. Scientists utilize iDigBio to digitize and share data and images for millions of biological specimens. The iDigBio API allow access to biodiversity collection data, with methods for curating and searching data, research tools, and dashboards to access information about millions of biological specimens. This API is also listed under the Science category.

Get WHOIS data in either JSON or XML format with the WhoisJson API. Data for all domains can be obtained quickly and is updated every week. WhoisJson API is listed under the Domains category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Domains APIs.

Get domain data with WhoIsJson API

Get domain creation dates, owners, contact information and more with WhoIsJson API Image Credit: WhoIsJson

Capital One 360 Bank Account Starter API enables users to open 360 Savings Accounts. An app can pass in the applicant's information, Capital One performs all the eligibility / identity checks for the applicant, and then returns a status and new account number and routing number if the account has been created. This API is listed under the Banking category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Banking APIs.

Verify Bank Account.com API allows users to verify that a bank account is valid based on its sort code (routing number), and account number, or alternatively based on BIC / SWIFT and IBAN numbers. It is based on the same bank verification technology as Stripe, and is functional in 22 countries, including the USA, UK and Australia. The API is also listed under the Banking category.

SmartyStreets is a processing tool for addresses. The service provides functions for USPS and International address verification, validation, and autocomplete. The SmartyStreets Download API provides access to the packages that developers need to operate SmartyStreets APIs. Its access is restricted to developers that have purchased SmartyStreets’ Enterprise. The SmartyStreets US Extract API provides an Endpoint for locating and authenticating US addresses in the arbitrary text input. The SmartyStreets US Zip Code API supports the combination of city, state, and ZIP Code field entries in address lookup and verification queries for US locations. SmartyStreets Verify International Addresses API allows users to authenticate physical locations of residences, buildings, or premises located in international locations. These APIs are listed under the Addresses category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Addresses APIs.

Hypothes.is an open platform for content annotations on the web. Developers of education, science, or other collaborative applications can utilize the Hypothesis API to allow apps to create, Fetch, update, delete and search for annotations. The Hypothesis API is listed under the Annotations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Annotations APIs.

Hypothes.is origins and overview Image Credit: YouTube/Hypothes.is

Dinero is an accounting platform for businesses. The Dinero API allows Integration of the platform and programmatic control including billing and cloud sharing for documents. The firm is from Denmark and the website is in Danish. The Dinero API is listed under the Accounting category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Accounting APIs.

hyScore.io provides multi language keyword extraction services via the hyScore API. Their algorithms, which driven by natural language processing, can extract, score and weight the most valuable keywords and provide them in a simple JSON response format. Currently the platform supports 12 languages with more to come. This API is listed under the Keywords category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Keywords APIs.

BlockCypher provides infrastructure for Blockchain applications. The BlockCypher Analytics API allows developers to extract data and patterns from blockchains programmatically. This API is in pre-Beta and currently only supports Bitcoin Mainnet. This API is listed under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

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