Daily API RoundUp: Ice and Fire, Dorsal, Financial Times, VolunteerMatch, FengShui

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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel and Safety. A Highlight today includes an API to access a database of information about the universe in George R. R. Martin's popular fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


The Ice And Fire API allows access of quantified and structured data from the universe of A Song of Ice and Fire, which is a series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist George R. R. Martin, and also the basis for HBO series Game of Thrones. The Ice and Fire API is listed under the Books category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Books APIs.

The Dorsal API allows developers to access media, reports, and other information from Dorsal, a community that allows users to instantly alert others to shark sightings or attacks in their area. Users can submit shark reports via apps, Facebook, and Twitter. The Dorsal API is listed under the Emergency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Emergency APIs.

Screenshots of Dorsal shark sightings app - API available
Developers can get access to data about shark sightings from Dorsal via API.
image: Google Play/Fruitful Technologies

Pyton is a travel technology company (recently acquired by Amadeus). The Pyton Leisure Portal API is for booking and selling holiday tours and packages. This API can be integrated into travel websites, call-centers, and agencies & also provides tools for creating custom tours. This API is listed under the Travel category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Travel APIs.

The Financial Times is a news publication that focuses on business and economics. The Financial Times API is available in two versions. The first version provides access to articles, slideshows, and blog posts. V2 (beta), provides access to information about FT articles, blog posts, and FastFT posts. We've listed the Financial Times API under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

VolunteerMatch helps people find causes to volunteer for, with a database of 100K+ nonprofits located around the world. The VolunteerMatch API allows developers add volunteer content, search, and registration to their online systems. VolunteerMatch API is listed under the Charity category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Charity APIs.

The Callinize API allows developers to retrieve call events and information about those events. Callinize is provided by Tenfold, a service for connecting a user's CRM and phone system to help enforce sales best practices. It can automatically log every call made to a CRM. The ccc API is listed under the Customer Relationship Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Customer Relationship Management APIs.

NASA Meteorite Landings API gives users access to a comprehensive dataset of all known meteorite landings. The dataset offers 34K meteorites place of landing, type of meteorite, coordinates of discovery, size of meteorite, and more.

Also from NASA: The Fireball And Bolide Reports API gives developers access to a database Fireballs (meteors) and Bolides (combusted meteors). The database only includes those provided by U.S. Government sensors. Data queries allowed are date and time, peak brightness, latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity of the fireball.

fireball events from February 6, 2016
Get data about fireball events such as this one from February 6, 2016.
image: ©Gerd Baumgarten - Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at the University Rostoc

Both of these APIs from NASA are listed under the Astronomy category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astronomy APIs.

The FengShui API allows developers to integrate compatibility properties into apps using JSON protocol. FengShui Calculators available with the API are Kua Number, Sign Compatibility, Four Best Directions, Child gender, Flying Star, and Four Pillars. We've listed this API under the Astrology category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astrology APIs.

Fypp is a real state Platform that focuses on European properties. This platform lists places for sale, vacation rentals, and offers from hotels. The Fypp API is in beta stage, and currently offers property listings, and historical data. The Fypp API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

The allmysms HTTP API allows developers to send SMS over HTTP or HTTPS. Allmysms is a French bulk SMS service that provides international messaging, real-time acknowledgement, and STOP management. They also offer a SOAP API. allmysms APIs are listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.

Agency Analytics is a marketing platform for agencies that provides reports with SEO tools, social media, Web, and PPC analysis. The Agency Analytics REST API allows users to access market analysis features in JSON outputs. The Agency Analytics API is listed under the Marketing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketing APIs.

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