Daily API RoundUp: Inside Elections, OceanDrivers, Preferral, DaisyBill, Shotzr

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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Billing, Voting, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API that returns nonpartisan analysis for US elections and an API that provides marine weather and conditions information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Preferral is a service to grow your user lists. Preferral APITrack this API enables users to implement an application invite list with in-built referral. This service includes dashboard with real-time updates, exportable CSV functionality, and free unlimited projects. This API is listed in the Referrals category of the ProgrammableWeb API directory.

Preferral API

Screenshot: Preferral API

Linescape is an ocean Container sailing schedule database. Linescape APITrack this API enables users to query shipping schedule data in real-time from more than 100 carriers. Methods are available to retrieve vessel, contacts, carriers, ports, schedules, locations, calls, usage and more. Interested developers can sign up for a two week trial period. The API is listed in the Shipping category.

OceanDrivers provides ocean data software including real wind time information, ocean weather and real time current measurements. The OceanDrivers (OD) ODWeather APITrack this API offers weather data about the ocean including currents, wind and swell from, aemet, Ocib Bahia de Palma Buoy, Easy Wind and other weather stations. This data is useful for yacht club and other applications. It is listed in the Marine category.

Datanews provides an API for searching and monitoring recent and historical news coverage. The Datanews APITrack this API consists of several endpoints for searching and monitoring. Using the API you can monitor a number of keywords and receive updates once they appear in recent news coverage. This API is listed in News Services.

Shotzr is an image intelligence Platform for marketers. The Shotzr Image APITrack this API retrieves images based on parameters such as location, subject matter, orientation, photographer, colors. API methods are available to find similar images or trending images, find by contributor, manage collections, and more. A free version with up to 100K images is available for social media use, or pro versions with up to 70 million images. This API is listed in the Images category.

Shotz API

Screenshot: Shotzr

DaisyBill is a service that aims to "solve the problems of workers' compensation billing." The DaisyBill APITrack this API enables developers to integrate with a workers compensation administration service. API methods are available to manage records billing, claims, calculations, contacts, attachments, and much more. The DaisyBill API is listed in the Billing category.

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales provides nonpartisan analysis and research for USA elections. The Inside Elections APITrack this API returns XML formatted responses about seat ratings for Senate, House, governor and presidential candidates. Ratings are based on Pure Toss-up, Toss-up/Tilt Democrat, Lean Democrat, Democrat Favored, Currently Safe Democrat, Toss-up/Tilt Republican, Lean Republican, Republican Favored, Currently Safe Republican, Toss-up/Tilt Independent, Lean Independent, Independent Favored, Currently Safe Independent, and Not Up This Cycle. The API is listed in the Voting category.

Zabo is an API for connecting any cryptocurrency account - both exchanges and wallets. The Zabo Webhooks API provides event updates about new account connections and transaction history. Find this API in the Cryptocurrency category.

EmergDet Emergency Vehicles Detection APITrack this API is able to detect and localize lit beacons of emergency vehicles (police, ambulance, fire fighters) in a given input photo. This technology is useful for smart traffic lights and other smart city features. It is listed in the Recognition category.

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