Daily API RoundUp: Microsoft, World Weather Online, Drupal Routing, CityFALCON, BBB, Ticketmaster

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Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Content Management, Machine Learning, Books, Shipping and Tickets. Highlights include Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs and Tickemaster APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

The Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API recognizes emotions expressed by one or more people in an image, and returns a face identification bounding box. It detects the following emotions: happiness, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, contempt, and disgust. For video, it returns emotions of a group of faces over a period of time. The Microsoft Cognitive Services Video API provides cloud based face detection and tracking, and supports detecting motion, stabilizing, and creating thumbnails from video. This API can detect up to 64 human faces; frontal faces provide better results. Additionally, it can be used to stabilize surveillance and shaky videos, and to generate a preview or snapshot of a video. These APIs are primarly categorized under the Machine Learning category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Machine Learning APIs.

 recognize emotions in images with the Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API
Allow applications to recognize emotions in images with the Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API / image: Microsoft

Investfly is a virtual trading platform. Developers can use the Investfly API to integrate applications for testing within financial virtual environments prior to deploying them in live trading platforms. The Investfly API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

The World Weather Online Historical or Past Weather API integrates previous forecast records into applications.

Also from World Weather Online, the Weather Online Local City and Town Weather API allows integration of forecast predictions according to location. The World Weather Online APIs are listed under the Weather category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Weather APIs.

Developers can integrate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function into applications with the NewOCR API. The API can convert text on JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PDF, and DjVu files into text. The NewOCR API is listed under the OCR category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of OCR APIs.


convert text from images with NewOCR API
NewOCR can detect/convert text from within images / image: NewOCR/MemeGenerator

Drupal Routing provides ways in which some sorts of Drupal content is routed. The Drupal Routing REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Drupal Routing with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving pathways, managing pathways and routes for content, and managing accounts. The Drupal Routing API is also listed under the Content Management category.

Recruiterbox is a hiring platform that offers resume management, applicant tracking, careers site management, recruitment automation, and collaborative recruiting. The Recruiterbox Openings API is a specialized platform used to manage the hiring and applicant process. This platform offers resume management, applicant tracking, careers site management, recruitment automation, and collaborative recruiting. This API is listed under the Human Resources category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Human Resources APIs.

The RentsWatch API returns average rent prices of specific areas in the European market by using an OpenStreetMap (OSM) method. Also, it supports statistics of a city, statistics of a location, and ranking of cities by different indicators. The RentsWatch API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

RentsWatch API provides rent prices in European cities
RentsWatch analyzes housing rental prices in European cities and provides an API for integration / image: RentsWatch/Cartodb/OpenStreetMap

CityFALCON offers foreign exchange, commodities, and stocks services by providing portfolios with a variety of online publications. This information is based on the user's trading preferences. The Financial News API integrates an application with a curated publication service which sorts news by paywall, publication type, and tweet categories. This API is listed under the News Services category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of News Services APIs.

Chegg Affiliate API is a book rental portal that allows users to search textbook titles and pricing details. The provider of the API, Chegg, mainly rents out textbooks and distributes etextbooks at subsidized rates through its online library portal. The API is ideal for Chegg-affiliated developers that run shopping sites that compare rental prices of textbooks and other stationery items. The Chegg API is listed under the Books category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Books APIs.

Pitney Bowes specializes in ecommerce solutions, including customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, and shipping. They offer several APIs for integrating their technology into third-party applications. The Pitney Bowes Shipping API allows developers to add feature-rich USPS shipping capabilities to e-commerce applications. This API is listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

The Fastest Live Scores API allows developers to integrate live and historical football statistics and scores into their own websites and applications. The available real-time event data includes goals, scorers, and state events. Fastest Live Scores collects its data via crowdsourcing from fans rather than individual reporters. They currently cover more than 110 leagues. The Fastest Live Scores API is listed under the Sports category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sports APIs.

Gentics Mesh is an API-first CMS created for developers. The Gentics Mesh API is easily implemented and contains methods for user management, projects, schemas, webroot, tags, nodes and much more. Gentics Mesh API is listed in the Content Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content Management APIs.

Gentic Mesh CMS API
Gentics Mesh CMS / image: Getmesh.io

The Better Business Bureau API integrates business reviews' features into applications. The interface allows to search organizations, retrieve bulk data, and send push notifications. Users are able to apply for BBB accreditation. The BBB API is listed under the Ratings category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Ratings APIs.

Zabbix is a software monitoring system designed for enterprise IT infrastructure components. It features configuration and performance data storage, rich visualization capabilities, and data organization via built-in housekeeping procedures. The Zabbix API is used to automate routine tasks, and is listed under the Monitoring category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Monitoring APIs.

Ticketmaster is an online ticket retail platform that offers tickets for concerts, sporting events, plays, fairs, and more. They've recently launched several APIs and a developer portal. The new APIs include:

Ticketmaster Discovery API allows developers to programmatically search, look up, and find specific events, attractions, venues, and classifications.

Ticketmaster Publish API allows developers to publish events, venues, and attractions so that they are available for retrieval using the Discovery API.

Ticketmaster Deals API allows developers to find content that is of interest to their audience programmatically.

Ticketmaster International Discovery API allows developers to integrate the ability to search for information on events, attractions, or venues (including ticket information) into their applications.

Ticketmaster Partner API lets developers integrate the ability to reserve, purchase, and retrieve ticket and event information into their own websites and applications.

Ticketmaster Commerce API allows developers to retrieve information on event offers, including prices.

These APIs are all listed under the Tickets category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tickets 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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