Daily API RoundUp: Mastercard Blockchain, Pricefy, Outreach

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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sales, Screenshots, Automobiles, Payments, Documents and Astrology. Also new to the directory is the Mastercard Blockchain Core API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


A Blockchain is a transaction database that supports online transactions via a Decentralized network. Global payments company Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up its internal blockchain API to developers. Documentation is currently available for the Mastercard Blockchain Core API, which allows users to run their own blockchain nodes, define transaction types, manage participation in a blockchain network, write custom scripts for blockchain applications, do real-time reconciliation and more. Documentation is not yet available for two other APIs that are listed on the Mastercard developers page, the Smart Contacts API and the Fast Pay Network API.

Ricardo Sota, Manager at Payments Innovation for Mastercard Labs, explains the new Blockchain APIs Video: YouTube/Mastercard

Outreach.io is a sales engagement Platform. The Outreach API is available to add personalized sales engagement capabilities to business oriented applications. Outreach features solutions for outbound and inbound sales, and recruiting functionalities. Developers can connect applications in order to retrieve diverse information such as call disposition, prospecting, tasks, and user data. The Outreach API is listed under the Sales category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sales APIs.

Pricefy.io offers free price monitoring software. The Pricefy API is in beta, and allows users to monitor competitor's products prices in any country, currency or marketplace, on a daily basis. Users can also monitor an e-commerce competitor directly, just using a marketplace username or website URL. The Pricefy API is listed under the Prices category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Prices APIs.

Integrate apps with the Pricefy API to get comparison prices

Integrate apps with the Pricefy API to get comparison prices across marketplaces Image: Pricefy.io

Screen.rip is an API to take web site screenshots. Developers can use it to generate automatic screenshots for landing pages, support articles and more. The API has functions for custom scripts such as cropping only part of a webpage. Users can also generate PDF screenshots, resize the viewport, capture pages behind log ins, and export as either PNG or JPG. The API provider offers pricing of 10,000 screenshots for seven dollars. This API is listed under the Screenshots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Screenshots APIs.

Nix Info is a web development firm based in India. The company provides various APIs for application features such as messaging, ticketing and payments, including: the Nix Info Money Transfer API, which offers a secure immediate payment service that only requires IFSC codes and A/C numbers, and the Nix Info Tariff Plans API which offers card recharges and bill pay integrations.

From the development team at Infinite Loop comes the Argentinian Car Registration API. This API allows developers to get more than 50 data fields, including make, model, age, and region, for a vehicle with an Argentinian number plate. It covers all 13.8 million vehicles registered in Argentina. Also from Infinite Loop, the Chilean Car Registration API is available, with allows access to a database of 4.2 million registered vehicles. The API lets users verify the technical specifications and ownership of a vehicle. The home pages for both of these APIs are provided in Spanish, and both APIs are listed under the Auto category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Auto APIs.

The White Label Daily Horoscopes API by ContentSticky provides daily horoscope feeds that are designed to attract large page views and visitors. The professionally written astrology text is programmed to auto-update itself. The API makes it easier for developers to control and determine the design, structure, style and overall layout of horoscopes display on websites. Users can also integrate the Horoscopes Feeds functionality through a simple copy and paste installation of a predesigned script or through the more flexible installation with PHP Library. This API is listed under the Astrology category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astrology APIs.

EDocGen is a platform for generating documents such as legal forms, invoices, and proposals from templates by populating them with XML, JSON, Excel data. The EDocGen Document Generation API integrates template documents' creation and delivery features. Developers can work from the backend or web embed. The EDocGen API is listed under the Documents category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Documents APIs.

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