Daily API RoundUp: Nabto, Transitland, USGS, IEX, Cognite

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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Music, Transportation and Medical Recrods. Highlights include an API for soliving invisible CAPTCHA and an API for scanning user uploaded files for malware and spam. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


TravelTime is a travel and mapping Platform. The TravelTime Routes API returns routing information between a start point and destinations in JSON format. Developers can use the API to determine travel times for destinations and add them to applications. The TravelTime API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

Determine destinations by time limit with this API

Determine destinations by time limit with this API. Screenshot: TravelTime

LoadNinja is a cloud-based platform for load testing and Performance Testing of websites and web applications from SmartBear. The SmartBear LoadNinja REST API allows you to access, manage, and interact with LoadNinja items that includes creation of load test scenarios, running load tests, and more. LoadNinja operations use JSON data formatted bodies, with most operations returning JSON data. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Web Site Management APIs.

Transitland provides a datastore of aggregated data from authoritative transit sources for buses, trains, streetcars, ferries, and cable cars. The Transitland Datastore API powers routing applications, transit visualizations and more, and is used for both querying and editing aggregated transit data globally. The Transitland Datastore API is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides tools to discover information about the Earth and its processes, and provides science about hazards, water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources. The USGS Earthquake Catalog API allows custom searches for earthquake information using a variety of parameters. This service is an implementation of the FDSN Event Web Service Specification. The USGS Earthquake API is listed under the Earthquakes category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Earthquakes APIs.

Nabto is a full communication infrastructure that allows encrypted communications, and features a P2P relay system. The Nabto Cloud API allows developers to control one or more domains on the Nabto IoT platform. The API uses Tokens for Authentication. Nabto enables remote control of Internet of Things devices directly, and securely. The API is listed under the Internet of Things category.

Remotely control IoT devices in apps with Nabto

Remotely control IoT devices in apps with Nabto. Screenshot: Nabto

IEX Group is the operator of Investors Exchange (IEX), a stock exchange for U.S. equities. The IEX Trading API returns stocks and financial data in JSONP format. Access is open and authentication is not required. With the API, developers can implement trading status, auctions, official prices, effective spreads, and volume by venues. The API includes symbols, corporate actions, and dividends as references. The API is listed under the Stocks category.

Ethfinex is a cryptocurrency trading platform. The Ethfinex API uses REST architecture to return Ethereum token trading data. Developers can make requests about tickers, trades, books, stats and more, that will display JSON in return. The Ethfinex API is listed under the Cryptocurrency category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cryptocurrency APIs.

URL Intelligence API is used to extract URLs from a target URL. The API returns metadata containing cross-linking behavior in JSON format.It is listed under the URLs category.

CAPTCHAs.IO is an automated captcha recognition services that supports more than 30,000 image captchas and reCAPTCHA v2 and v3, including invisible reCAPTCHA. The CAPTCHAs.IO API provides RESTful access to all of CAPTCHAs.io's captcha-solving methods. Developers can choose to get API responses in either JSON or plain text. The CAPTCHAs.IO API is listed under the Captcha category.

Patient Knows Best is a cross platform healthcare patient Portal service. The Patient Knows Best API returns patients' data consent forms, registration of patients, and third-party integrations with FHIR compliancy. This API is listed under the Medical Records category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Medical Records APIs.

IT Konferenzen API returns a list of all German IT conferences with the number of attendees. It uses a REST interface and JSON responses, and is filed under the Events category.

AttachmentScanner is scalable virus and malware protection API. The AttachmentScanner API provides a REST interface capable of scanning files for viruses, and malware. AttachmentScanner uses HTTPS Encryption for transfers, and AES encryption for files, and can scan numerous files in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or any other provider. The API returns JSON formatted data, and is listed in our Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Fuel Rats offer fuel to stranded ships in the Elite Dangerous space-flight simulation game. The Fuel Rats API returns lists of rescues, updates rescues, and manages rat assignments. Additionally, this API supports user lists, and searches. This data is available as JSON objects and is listed under the Games category.

Fuel Rats

Screenshot: Fuel Rats

Amazon Alexa Music Skill API has been generally available in the Alexa Skills Kit since November, 2018. The API enables music service providers such as Spotify or Pandora to add music services to Alexa-powered devices. The Alexa Music Skill API also enables devices to understand a user's voice commands to play music. For example, a user could say, "Alexa, play 'I Can See For Miles' by The Who" to hear that particular song. This API is listed in the Music category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Music APIs.

Cardknox is a developer-friendly payment system. The Cardknox API integrates payments into online, mobile, and in-store applications. It uses the same URL for Sandbox and live accounts and supports Credit Card, Check (ACH), EBT, Gift Card and Fraud Protection transactions. The Cardknox API is listed under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

Cognite is a fully contexualized industrial data platform. The Cognite API provides access to the scalable data platform plus access to assets, events, files, groups, and allows for client-side auth implementations. Data is available in JSON format. The API is listed under the Data category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Data APIs.

AkerBP uses the Cognite Data Platform to organize the data stream from a single compressor on the Valhall oil platform in the North Sea. Video: YouTube/Cognite Tech

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