Daily API RoundUp: MapmyIndia and BoldChat

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We’ve added ten APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Tools, Sentiment, Chat, and Mapping categories, among others. Also added were three libraries for Spectra Logic. 


AddThis provides content sharing services and tools for user engagement. The AddThis Smart Layers API allows developers to configure and customize the “Smart Layers” displayed on their webpages. Smart Layers are features that float over user’s webpages and provide sharing, following, and content recommendation functions. With the API, developers can enable or disable layers, customize text labels, specify a theme, and choose what services appear. We’ve primarily categorized the AddThis Smart Layers API under the Tools category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Tools APIs.

Hedvig is a technology storage and cloud service for businesses. They provide a single, unified storage Platform that provides block, file, and object storage that deploys in the cloud. The Hedvig REST API allows developers to access the functionality of Hedvig for Integration with other applications and services. Public Documentation is not available; API access comes with account service. We’ve primarily categorized the Hedvig API under the Storage category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Storage APIs.

BoldChat by LogMeIn provides companies with live, human, customer service chat and messaging functions. The BoldChat REST API lets developers add BoldChat functionalities and chat event data to other systems, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Ticketing integration software. In addition, developers can export data into external systems for analysis and reporting.

image: BoldChat website

We’ve primarily categorized the BoldChat API under the Chat category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Chat APIs.

Babelfly is a natural language processing service that provides sentiment and disambiguation of text. Input text, and the service narrows down the meaning of that text. The Babelfly API is in both HTTP and Java. We’ve primarily categorized the Babelfly API under the Sentiment category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Sentiment APIs.

Four mapping APIs from MapmyIndia Maps have been added to the directory. MapmyIndia provides mapping solutions, tracking solutions, and GPS navigation and GIS services for India. The MapmyIndia JavaScript Maps API allows developers to install, customize, and integrate interactive maps with applications. The MapmyIndia REST Routing API allows developers to access the route functionality, with methods like calculating and retrieving route information based on addresses and points of interest in India. The main API method for MapmyIndia REST Geocoding API is retrieving geocoding information for addresses and points of interest in India. And the main API method for MapmyIndia REST Reverse Geocoding API is retrieving addresses and other information from posting geocoding coordinates in India.

image: MapmyIndia maps screenshot

All of the MapmyIndia APIs are primarily categorized under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Mapping APIs.

VineOS from Vine Global makes tools for online retailers that connect to third-party e-commerce APIs like Paypal, Magento, and Google Analytics. Use the VineOS Product Catalog Import API to facilitate international e-commerce business. Use the API to upload your CSV-supported product catalog to a VineOS platform and have Harmonized System Codes and duty rates assigned to SKUs in the catalog. The VineOS Product Catalog Import API is categorized under the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of eCommerce APIs.

The VineOS Currency Conversion API converts over 165 currencies. Currency rates are updated every hour, and the API is free and open to the public to use. We’ve primarily categorized the VineOS Currency Conversion API under the Currency category. See ProgrammableWeb’s complete list of Currency APIs.


These three recently added libraries from Spectra Logic interface with the Spectra Logic DS3 API, which leverages Amazon S3 operations to facilitate the transport of data objects to and from tape for archival storage.

Use the official Spectra Logic DS3 C SDK to access their deep storage and data transfer tools. This SDK has the following dependencies: libxml2, libcurl, and libglib-2.0.

The official Spectra Logic DS3 .NET SDK supports the DS3 operations for the transfer of data to tape for archival storage.

And finally, Spectra Logic DS3 Java SDK can be directly included into a Maven or Gradle build for installation. See the SDK documentation for setup instructions and code samples.

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