Daily API RoundUp: Microsoft Cognitive Services, Line, Melown, Emburse, Tuleap, GoCD

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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Air Travel, Messaging, DevOps, Booking and other helpful business sectors. Featured today is an API for 3D map Platform Melown. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Melown is a interactive visualization platform for 2D and 3D geospatial data. Developers can utilize the Melown API for interactive rendering and embedding of 3D maps. Melown combines a JavaScript API with tens of terabytes of open data from the cloud, that works in every Web browser, is cross-platform and customizable. It returns map states, events, position, distance and more. The Melown API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.


Melown API for 3D mapping

Here's a 3D map rending of Mikulov, city, South Moravia / image: Melown

The Microsoft Cognitive Services Text Analysis REST API provides structure, analysis, and sentiment analysis for unstructured text. This API is built on Azure Machine Learning capabilities. Currently, there is a free plan available, and a standard option with a price based on Azure usage. The API is listed under the Text category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Text APIs.

The Line Messaging API provides an interactive communication platform for users with LINE accounts. Line works like a social media platform, in which a user establishes contacts by being added by other users as a friend or being sent a friend message by users. Once a user sends a friend invitation or adds another user as a friend, the Line Messaging API conveys a custom, automated message to the recipient. The recipient's registered server, in turn, acknowledging receipt or acceptance of the request. The API allows users to send push messages or respond to messages in addition to supporting the sending and receipt of images and template messages. Users can also deploy their bots to participate in group chats or one-on-one conversations. The API is listed under the Messaging category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Messaging APIs.


Line Messaging API available

Line mobile messaging application screenshots / image: Google Play/Line Corporation

Launch27 is a booking and scheduling by location platform with a simple User Interface. The Launch27 API lets developers create custom forms that use the client's postal code to determine prices and appointment schedule. API methods for create booking, get booking frequencies, update booking, cancel booking and more are available. The Launch27 API is listed under the Booking category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Booking APIs.

Overview News provides full text of articles and indexed news in Sweden and Denmark. Developers can create applications that query Swedish and Danish news articles and news data with the Overview News API. This API allows users to search among all the news articles while continuously indexing based on keywords, language, dates and more. The Overview News API is listed under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

Emburse is a corporate expense management platform. It allows businesses to order virtual or physical MasterCard-network branded expense cards and assign these cards to employees or contractors for authorization of pre-approved business expenses. Developers can use the Emburse API to create expense cards at scale for third-party applications. API methods are available to return account, statement, and category data, and more. The Emburse API is listed under the Credit Cards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Credit Cards APIs.

Tuleap is an open source, software development collaboration platform which allows users to collect and prioritize ideas, discuss and estimate, plan, share the latest version, create a wiki page and track progress. The Tuleap RESTful API lets users programatically access and integrate the platform. Access projects, tracking, user information and more with the API. There is also a SOAP API available. We've listed the Tuleap APIs under the Project Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Project Management APIs.

GoCD is an open source, Continuous Delivery tool. Developers can utilize the GoCD API to access to endpoints and get data about server configuration and build history. The API is listed under the DevOps category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of DevOps APIs.

Developers can interact with the Air-Port-Codes API to find airport lists on the basis of search terms, find a particular airport on the basis of an IATA code, and the retrieve ISO's for all countries. The Air-Port-Codes API is listed under the Air Travel category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Air Travel APIs.


The straightforward Air-Port-Codes API returns IATA codes for all the world's airports

The straightforward Air-Port-Codes API returns IATA codes for all the world's airports / image: Air-Port-Codes

The W3C Micropub API is an open standard for creating, updating, and deleting posts on the user's domain via third-party clients. This API can be used by both Web and mobile applications to post content such as notes, photos, or events to a website. This standard was provided to the W3C by the IndieWeb Community.

Also from W3C, The W3C Encrypted Media Extensions API is a specification for an API that controls the playback of encrypted content by extending the HTMLMediaElement interface from HTML5. It defines an API for discovering, selecting, and interacting with content protection or Digital Rights Management systems as well as similar Encryption systems. This API supports use cases that range from simple clear key decryption to high value video.

The W3C APIs are listed under the Standards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Standards APIs.

AgentPair provides a mobile service that allows real estate agents to schedule home tour appointments. The service notifies an agent when a client is ready to view a home. Developers can use the AgentPair API to retrieve user information, find user by email or phone, schedule home tours, locate home tours, and more. The AgentPair API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

Front Desk is a mobile client management and scheduling platform aimed at smaller businesses that provide personalized services. The Front Desk API can be used to create reports from business data such as revenue by quarter, staff sales revenue, client and enrollment information, and event and invoice information. The API is listed under the Customer Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Customer Service APIs.

Chrono API is a simple, RESTful service from Shinobi Developers that allows users to create, read, stop, and delete a timer The Chrono API is listed under the Time category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Time APIs.

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