Daily API RoundUp: MediaBeacon, Transcriptic, Armchair Analysis NFL Data, NameShouts, M-Files

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We've added nine APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sports, Conversions, Science, and Transporation. One highlight today is the MediaBeacon API for programmatic access of digital asset management services . Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Armchair Analysis provides Big Data analysis tools for the National Football League (NFL). Armchair Analysis NFL Data API provides data regarding individual player statistics by game and career and team-based statistics. Data not offered with any other service such as yards-after-catch, dropped passes, and team formations on each play is included. Data is updated daily during the season. This API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

Word Cleaner is a Word-to -HTML conversion tool which provides users with the ability to create their own templates, use and edit built-in templates, perform bulk uploads and downloads, view and edit converted files in HTML, convert and copy files to clipboard, and store files online for reconversion. The Word Cleaner API allows developers to convert Word documents into clean HTML within applications. The API is listed under the Conversions category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Conversions APIs.

CURO Payments is a company regulated by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) that specializes in handling financial transactions between customers and online retailers. The CURO Payments API allows merchants to integrate payment functions into online shops. The CURO Payments website is offered in both Dutch and English. This API is listed under the Transactions category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transactions APIs.

MediaBeacon provides digital asset management (DAM) solutions for government, education, museums, brand owners, media, and publishing companies . The MediaBeacon API allows developers to build custom workflows that integrate MediaBeacon's services and automate user actions. The API can also perform data synchronization, use a scheduled action to change metadata, modify assets for output, get metrics on users interactions with assets, and push notifications. MediaBeacon API is listed under the Content Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content Management APIs.

Overview of the MediaBeacon API with company CTO Jason Bright / video: YouTube/MediaBeacon

Transcriptic is a Science-as-a-Service company, enabling researchers to conduct bioinformatics research from their web browser. They focus on making life science research easily accessible. The Transcriptic REST API enables developers to access a fully automated laboratory, and program test runs. The Transcriptic API is listed under the Science category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Science APIs.

The Jam API enables users to Parse a website into a JSON accessible API via CSS selectors. It features element properties and corresponding arrays. Sample Code is available in Node.js and Ruby languages. The Jam API is listed under the Parsing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Parsing APIs.

NameShouts helps you make great first impressions with your business contacts by making sure you pronounce their names right no matter where they are from in the world. NameShouts API allows application users to get crystal clear pronunciations of names from a large database pronounced by Native Speakers. Contact the provider to obtain more information about the NameShouts API. The NameShouts API is listed under the Customer Relationship Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of CRM APIs.

M-Files is a solution for Enterprise Information Management (EIM). M-Files API is a collection of classes and operation interfaces. Each class represents a feature or data item of the M-Files system. With the API, you can access, modify and create documents stored in an M-Files vault. You can also perform searches and display documents and other objects, access and modify metadata, document workflows, and much more. The M-Files API is listed under the Documents category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Documents APIs.

AddTransit provides transit tools such as vehicle tracking and converting raw schedule data into GTFS format. The AddTransit API enables easy Integration between the AddTransit GTFS, GTFS-Realtime and Ticketing functionality and other systems. The AddTransit API is currently in beta, and is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

Be sure to read the next Conversions article: ConvertAPI Provides Online File Conversion Via REST API