Daily API RoundUp: MineTools, Shoprocket, TranslateMedia, NASA PO.DAAC, Plus Gmail, Facebook SDKs

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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Banking, Games, and Science. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Gmail, Sunlight Foundation, Strossle, and Facebook Graph APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


TranslateMedia offers online language translation services for Web content. TranslateMedia SOAP API allows developers to integrate with the service, retrieve translations, post and manage jobs and projects, and track orders and jobs. TranslateMedia SOAP API is listed under the Translation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Translation APIs.

MineTools is a collection of APIs for interacting with Minecraft servers. They include Server-Ping API to retrieve a server's version, favicon, MOTD, and online players, Server-Query API for online players and plugins, UUID API and the Favicon API. The MineTools APIs are listed under the Games category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Games APIs.

Shoprocket provides eCommerce SaaS for retailers and restaurants. The Shoprocket API allows developers to personalize their users' shopping experience, including payment and product options, by integrating the API into apps using a single line of code. We've listed this API under the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

Shoprocket ecommerce API
Retailers can manage orders, create offers, manage shipping and more from one dashboard with Shoprocket / image: source

Česká spořitelna (Czech Savings Bank) is the largest Czech bank by number of clients. The CSAS Netbanking API provides developers with REST API interfaces, for accessing bank accounts' information and data of the authenticated user. The ccc API is listed under the Banking category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Banking APIs.

Pro Map Tools offers mapping and geospatial APIs. The Return ZIP Codes Inside Radius API enables users to search from a location and radius to return USA ZIP codes found in the radius, plus the distance from the centre location, to each ZIP code. This API is listed under the Zip Codes category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Zip Codes APIs.

NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) stores oceanography and climatography related data obtained by NASA. APIs provided for integrating with PO.DAAC include Image Granules API which renders granules to jpeg and/or png files, Search Dataset API, for searching the database by various parameters, Granules Metadata API, which retrieves granule metadata from PO.DAAC's database, Extract Granules API, an extraction service producing netcdf3 or hdf4 file outputs, and Dataset Metadata API, which gives access to PO.DAAC's dataset catalog. The NASA PO.DAAC APIs are listed under the Science category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Science APIs.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

The Facebook Python SDK aims to be designed to support the Facebook Graph API and the official Facebook JavaScript SDK, which is the canonical way to implement Facebook Authentication.

Google's Gmail API gives developer access to Gmail mailboxes and the ability to send email. The API allows users to perform CRUD operations on email messages, attachments, drafts, threads and labels. The GMail for Python SDK is a Pythonic interface to Google's GMail. The Library provides features such as search, read and send multipart emails, archive, mark as read/unread, delete emails, and manage labels.

Saplo is now Strossle, an application that developers can use to personalize content depending on text intelligence. Saplo API is a text analytics API that aims to provide an easy to use API for advanced text analysis. The Saplo Text Analysis Python SDK allows API interaction and resources include installation and usage example.

The Sunlight Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit group that uses technology to make the U.S. government more transparent and accountable. Their Open States API provides public access to information on state-level politics for every state in the U.S. Sunlight Labs Node.js SDK aims to provide a Node.js wrapper for the Open States API.

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