Daily API RoundUp: Nanoscale, PlaceIt, WhatConverts

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or Source Code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb’s directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there’s a listing in one of our directories that you’d like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Travel, Education, and Sales. Included today are two APIs for increasing sales lead generations, from Cognism and WhatConverts. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Developers can add a product mockup generator to applications with the PlaceIt Mockup API. It comes complete with access to a variety of realistic templates from PlaceIt's public catalogue of products such as iPhones or T-shirts. The service is useful for displaying and selling products in ecommerce applications. This API is listed under the Graphics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Graphics APIs.

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Add realistic displays of designs on products to apps with the PlaceIt API / image: PlaceIt

The BeyondTrust PowerBroker Password Safe API allows developers to integrate a security layer with existing applications. Developers can authenticate by requesting the latest credentials of the user, application, infrastructure, cloud solution, or database. All Authentication is performed behind the scenes; so, the end user is never exposed to the username and password. The API is listed under the Passwords category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Passwords APIs.

AirHex is a service with daily updated supplemental travel content, which includes airline logos, airline check-in URL's and handy purified IATA database. The content is useful to build and improve travel websites and mobile apps. All available content are matched with airline IATA codes. The AirHex Airline Names API queries for a specific airline marketing name with output in JSON format. This AirHex API is listed under the Travel category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Travel APIs.

Nanoscale provides the Integration of API microservices. Nanoscale's API dashboard contains endpoints, environments, and hosts as references. SDKs are available to indirectly access the interface. It requires JSON architecture with token access. Nanoscale.io is listed under the API Design category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of API Design APIs.

Cognism is a sales lead generation tool. The Cognism API integrates sales features based on Machine Learning algorithms. Data provided via the API includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, company information, social media account information. The Cognism API is listed under the Sales category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sales APIs.

FINOU is an interactive mapping service for Morocco. The FINOU API can be integrated into websites and applications and offers map tiles service, geocoding service and location search service. The FINOU Maps mapping database contains only data about Morocco. FINOU API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

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FINOU API allows for several map styles and services of Morocco / image: FINOU

DIDforSale provides wholesale VOIP services. didML is an acronym for DIDforSale Mark up Language, which puts together set of instructions to be used when programming inbound calls. The DIDForSale API interface allows the developer create a programmable communication system and enable voice and SMS services in applications. This API is listed under the Telephony category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Telephony APIs.

Integrate with biodiversity and environmental data of protected areas around the world with the Protected Planet API. The API returns data such as countries, local place names, sublocations, marine information, governance, and geolocation information about protected areas. The Protected Planet API is listed under the Environment category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Environment APIs.

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Protected Planet API provides environmental data about protected areas. / image: Protected Planet

The World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C) is an international community for setting Web standards. Three more APIs from W3C were added to the directory today. W3C Wake Lock API is a specification for an API that lets Web applications request a wake lock. Specifically, this API deals with the screen wake lock, which prevents a device's screen from entering a power-saving state (i.e. going to sleep). This specification is still unstable and subject to change. Anyone wishing to use it for production purposes should subscribe to the repository on GitHub and participate on the ongoing discussions. The W3C Audio Output Devices API defines a set of JavaScript APIs for managing how audio gets rendered on the user's audio output devices. It can be used to direct audio output to devices other than the defaults set by the system or user agent. (This standard is not yet complete and is subject to major change.) The W3C Generic Sensor API defines a blueprint for writing specifications of concrete sensors. It also defines an abstract sensor interface that users can extend to accommodate different types of sensors. The W3C Generic Sensor API is intended to help promote consistency across sensor APIs and make it easier and faster to expose new sensors over the Web.

We've listed these APIs under the Standards category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Standards APIs.

WhatConverts provides sales lead tracking Platform. WhatConverts API is provided to developers for integrating the platform with third-party applications, plus retrieve and manage accounts, profiles and leads. The WhatConverts API is listed under the Sales category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sales APIs.

Curriki is a curriculum wiki--an educational community with aggregated free resources for teachers and institutions to share. The service is open source. Curriki search API allows for querying resources via text-based query, subject category, type of Resource, grade level, and review rating. This API is listed under the Education category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Education APIs.


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