Daily API RoundUp: London Theatre Direct, Bookboon, RocketReach, Plus TwitchTV, Pandorabots SDKs

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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Auto, Books and Booking. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Pandorabots bot building Platform and TwitchTV social gaming platform. Here's a rundown of the new additions.


London Theatre Direct is the official ticket agent for all of London's major theatres. The London Theatre Direct API allows developers to access its booking system, which includes ticket and pricing information, and full booking for major venues in places such as London and NYC. This API is listed under the Tickets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tickets APIs.

Bookboon is a service for downloading free e-books and textbooks. The Bookboon API makes bookboon.com books available to 3rd parties that want to have bookboon books integrated into their own applications. The API provides tools for categorizing, browsing, and searching. The Bookboon API is listed under the Books category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Books APIs.

RocketReach crawls the Web for information about people. The RocketReach API can retrieve peoples' contact information such as email addresses, phone numbers, and profile info from social websites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Angel.co, and Crunchbase.

Get contact information for professionals with RocketReach API
RocketReach crawls the web for contact information / image: RocketReach

We've categorized the RocketReach API under the Extraction category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Extraction APIs.

Norwegian Car Registration Lookup API Norwegian Car Registration Lookup is an API that allows users look up car number plates in the Norway. For instance, users of the application would enter a car registration plate like "YE 82198", and it would return that the number plate belongs to a 2010 VW Jetta. The API uses SOAP XML standard format (ASMX), ideal for .NET applications, but also suitable for PHP. This API is provided by Open Merchant Account Ltd, an Irish app development company. The company also provides several other similar auto plate registration APIs for other countries. They include UK & Irish Car Registration Lookups API, Search French License Plates API, Car Registrations in Portugal API, Swedish Car Registration Search API, Car Registrations in Spain API, Dutch Car License Plate Lookup API, Finnish Vehicle Registration Searches API, and Danish Car Registration Number API. We've categorized these API under the Auto category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Auto APIs.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

TwitchTV is a video game broadcasting and chat community featuring gaming personalities, players, tournaments, leagues, and commentary. The TwitchTV API, composed of a REST API and a JavaScript SDK, provides access to TwitchTV data, including user, channel, and team information. The TwitchTV Python SDK by developer Jeffrey Wilges offers basic communication with the API, useful for developers interested to implement video streaming into game applications. The TwitchTV Node.js SDK by Jaime Bueza communicates with the API. Developers can retrieve a list of games, channel information, and stream data. Code to run test is available on the site.

Pandorabots is a platform for building and deploying chatbots. The Pandorabots API provides API access to the bot hosting platform. They offer the following SDKs available on Github: Java SDK, Ruby SDK, Go SDK, PHP SDK, Python SDK, and Node.js SDK.

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