Daily API RoundUp: MetGIS, Yelp GraphQL, Smart Flow

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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Recommendations, and Video. Highlights today include APIs from Twitch, Yelp, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Twitch is a video game and program streaming platform. The TwitchTV Video Embed API allows you to embed Twitch live streams, VODs, and Clips in your Web site. The API allows for embedded live streams in iframes, or non-interactive frames. The API is listed under the Video category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Video APIs.

Yelp recently introduced the ability to query its API data through GraphQL, a graph query language. The Yelp GraphQL API offers reviews, photos, and locations information about businesses for application developers. The GraphQL API returns the exact data as specified by the developer, allowing a single customized call to receive several pieces of related information. The API is listed under the Recommendations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recommendations APIs.

Start Magazine is a Magazine-as-a-Service solution that allows developers to get licensed content for applications. The Start Magazine API allows customization of a magazine via content, ads and user management. Developers can gain access to the API documentation by signing up for an API key. The solution allows apps to create revenue by providing news, finance, sports, celebrity, lifestyle and other content available in many languages. This API is available from Celltick, a mobile marketing and engagment company. The API is listed under the Content category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content APIs.

MetGIS means "meteorology geographical information systems" and provides accurate weather forecasts via weather data that is combined with detailed terrain data. The MetGIS Weather API provides access to precise weather data that is especially useful for mountainous and/or remote areas. MetGIS forecasts can be delivered in JSON or JSONP format and include graphical (and photograph) weather data of very detailed terrain. The API is listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

Example forecast data of Mount Nanga Parbat available from MetGIS APIs
Example forecast data of Mount Nanga Parbat available from MetGIS APIs Image Credit: MetGIS

Smart Flow makes software for vetrinarians to help manage their animal patients. The Smart Flow Sheet API allows veterinary service providers to track workflows and manage or automate operations in their clinics. Developers of vet clinical applications can use the API to simplify the integration in-patient and outpatient treatment tracking functionalities. This API is listed under the Animals category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Animals APIs.

NantHealth helps clinicians select the best treatment for a patient's unique diagnosis and complies with the patient's health insurance plan. Their eviti Web API provides access to Healthcare related data that includes with methods for advisor transactions, analyzer runs data, cancer stage and type data, clinical trial data, complexity, drug data, and more. The API is listed under the Healthcare category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Healthcare APIs.

SuperSaas is an online appointment scheduling service. The SuperSaas User Database API provides authentication to sign in and manage users. The SuperSaas Availability API allows retrieving a list of free spaces in XML format for reading, creating, updating, and deleting appointments. And SuperSaas Agenda API, which allows developers to implement appointments based on agenda availability. The SuperSaas API is listed under the Scheduling category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Scheduling APIs.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro/WMATA) has provided APIs to developers to create transit applications. The Washington Metro Real Time Bus Predictions API returns data of next bus arrival times at a stop. And the Washington Metro Bus Route API integrates bus stop information, route and schedule data, and bus positions. It is available in JSON and XML formats to perform callbacks under API Key authentication. Methods include path details, routes, schedule, stop search, and bus position. The ccc API is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

Get predictive data about bus routes with this API
Get predictive data about bus routes with this API Image Credit: WMATA

Social SEO Team helps startups and small businesses with result-oriented SEO and Link Building Solutions. The Social SEO Teams Link Building API allows developers to integrate with link building services for websites. The API allows customized link building solutions and simple access via a control panel. Use the API to automate SEO link building for unlimited number of clients, create custom SEO reports, integrate other SEO tools, create back-links and more. The API is listed under the SEO category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of SEO APIs.

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.
 

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