Daily API RoundUp: NASA, NavVis, Swoop Talent, Xignite, Pressly, Pave

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We've added 14 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Astronomy, Financial and Human Resources. Highlights today include an API for accessing NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) API gives developers access to APOD imagery and relevant metadata. An API Key is required for high-volume requests. It is HTTP formatted. This API is listed under the Astronomy category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astronomy APIs.

API access to NASA Astronomy picture of the day now available
"Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia" was NASA's Picture Of The Day on February, 16, 2016.
API access is now available for to the service.
image: NASA/Michael Goh

Equitywerks API allows developers to integrate with Equitywerks, providing users with portfolio accounting solutions. The API provides a programmable interface for tracking trades and more. The Equitywerks API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Pave is a funding and loan service provider. The Pave REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Pave with other applications. API access comes with account service. We've filed this API under the Funding category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Funding APIs.

The Symptom Checker API from ApiMedic allows developers to integrate the the symptom checker functionalities into their applications, allowing users to find out what possible diseases they might have, plus give them medical information and direct them to the correct doctor. ApiMedic's Sympton Checker API is listed under the Medical category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Medical APIs.

Pressly is a content management Platform that allows users and audiences to share and discover content. The Pressly REST API allows users to retrieve content pings, view content details and information, manage content and users, and more. This API is listed under the Content Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Content Management APIs.

Zoho provides business efficiency software. The Zoho People API is a Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Track employee attendance, behavior, hours, and send and receive forms, such as time off requests. This API is SaaS to fit different organizational needs. We've added this API to the Human Resources category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Human Resources APIs.

Swoop Talent is a management system for job recruitment and job candidates. The Swoop Talent REST API allows developers to access applicant information, retrieve application and employee information, and manage applicants. Swoop Talent API is also listed under the Human Resources category.

NavVis is an indoor mapping and indoor navigation service. Their technology uses a hardware trolley and software for 3D photos and map rendering. The NavVis REST API is available for Integration. The NavVis API is listed under the Mapping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Mapping APIs.

See a demonstration of NavVis indoor mapping in this video / image: YouTube/navvisde

Appreciation Engine provides insight to brands based on their customer data. Appreciation Engine REST API allows developers to integrate those services with other applications. This API is listed under the Analytics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Analytics APIs.

AnywhereCommerce provides merchants payment platforms and online POS services. AnywhereCommerce REST API allows for integration of AnywhereCommerce with other applications. This is a Payments API. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

The following 4 APIs and several other APIs are provided by market data cloud provider Xignite.

Xignite GlobalHistoricalFile API is an equities and ETF- trading API. This API gives users access to stock analysis data such as end-of-day prices, trading currency codes, split ratios, etc. The API can be synced with other accounting and stock analysis applications.


XigniteBondsFile API provides users with data on bonds reported to FINRA TRACE. This data includes: CUSIP and ISIN identifiers, bond maturity dates, and the size and price of filed trades.

XigniteGlobalOptionsFile API offers users data on equity options trading US and international exchanges. Data includes end-of-day prices, bid and ask quotes, last trade price for the day, contract expiration dates, and more.

Xignite GlobalCurrenciesFile API is a currency exchange data API. This API offers daily forex rates for 150 currencies, currency conversion rates, and it can be synced with accounting and stock analysis tools.

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