Daily API RoundUp: Microsoft Azure Digital Twins, ScrapingNinja, 15Five, DonorDrive

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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Identity, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for IBM Watson enabled branded assistants and an API for trivia from the Jeopardy TV show. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Microsoft Azure Digital Twins provides management capabilities for IoT applications. The Microsoft Azure Digital Twins API supports filtering and navigation throughout a spatial graph. The API supports components for physical locations, devices, sensors, resources, types, collections, and users. OAuth 2.0 is supported for Authentication. Requests that return collections support generic OData system query options. The API is listed under the Internet of Things category.

IBM Watson Assistant API allows developers to interact with IBM Watson's service for integrating a branded assistant into a device, application, or channel. The assistant connects to existing customer engagement resources to include them in interactions with customers. This service is available in many languages including English, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, and more. The API is listed under the Machine Learning category.

JpU.io IoT Programmable SIM API enables users to connect devices in a secure network and build cellular-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This Platform connects to JpU HyperCore to provide a central network for devices to communicate and influence each other. All devices must carry JpU SIM cards. The API returns JSON formatted responses and is listed in the Internet of Things category.

JpU HyperCore provides simple and secure IoT connectivity

JpU HyperCore provides simple and secure IoT connectivity. Image: JpU.io

15Five is continuous performance management software. The 15Five API provides programmatic access to the employee performance platform. API methods are available to manage departments, objectives, reports, answers, questions, high-fives, security audits, review cycles, and more. The API returns employee feedback in JSON data and integrates with Zapier, Slack, BambooHR, Namely, SCIM, and SSO. It is listed in the Human Resources category.

DonorDrive and the Extra Life program allow gamers to pledge and play video games to raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The DonorDrive API enables programmatic access to publicly available data from the Extra Life program. The API offers access to donations, donors, events, achievement badges, participants, and teams. It is listed under Funding.

jService API returns trivia data including the questions and answers pulled from jArchive, an archive of trivia from the Jeopardy TV show. API methods are available to retrieve data by clues, random, categories and more. jService is not officially associated with Jeopardy Productions, Inc. The API is in the Trivia category.

SolveBio is a genomic intelligence service. The SolveBio API research and development data with molecular information to find biomarkers, stratify populations, and design clinical trials. With the API, developers can use a mapping technology that transforms structured data into variants, genes, patients, samples, compounds, and phenotypes. API Methods are available for datasets, vaults, expressions, beacons, and more. It is filed under Genetics.

SheerSEO offers SERP and rank tracking services. The SheerSEO API enables developers to collect page ranking data and integrate it with applications. Data is available in JSON format. SheerSEO features Google tracking, Bing tracking, local results, and support for 40 countries. The API is filed in the SEO category.

ScrapingNinja provides applications with web scraping tools. The ScrapingNinja API supports JavaScript rendering, Headless Chrome, captchas, and proxy rotation. The API returns HTML or JSON formatted responses and is filed in the Data Mining category.

Scraping Ninja uses rotating proxies so users can bypass rate limiting.

Scraping Ninja uses rotating proxies so users can bypass Rate Limiting. Screenshot: ScrapingNinja

Thumbnails Cloud generates JPG and PDF file previews for all common document formats. The Thumbnails Cloud API may be used for confidential documents. This platform does not save the original documents or their URLs. For a monthly fee, developers gain unlimited usage and an API Key.

Solana is a distributed ledger technology for Decentralized applications. This Blockchain platform reduces messaging overhead by allowing the nodes in the network to verify the order and time of events indirectly. This creates room for network optimizations. The Solana API is accessible indirectly through Node.js and other SDKs. Solana is listed under the Blockchain category.

NYU Identity System API provides data in JSON format about New York University employees, faculty, and students. In addition, it returns student data from SIS and registry, alumni data from advance and registry, and affiliate data from the registry. It is filed under Education.

Government of Singapore's National Digital Identity Trusted Data service provides provides access to digital identity data. It enables support for citizens and residents to manage personal data for online transactions. The agency provides the MyInfo API for retrieving personal data. API methods are available for data access, authorization, tokens, and more. This API is listed under Identity.

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