Daily API RoundUp: National Palace Museum, Meme Maker, Twelve Data, aircheckr

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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Writing, Environment, and Financial. Highlighted here is an API for real time foreign exchange data and an API for discovering memes. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


aircheckr is a service that calculates the outside air quality and measures Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone and Particulate matter. aircheckr APITrack this API provides hyper-local, near real-time air pollution information. It returns Air Quality Index (AQI) data from territories, cities, regions, at street level. Also get statistics of long term AQI for an area with this API, which is listed in the Environment category.

Meme Maker enables users to pick from a collection of memes, or provide their own image, edit the text and text properties and share with friends and the internet. Meme Maker APITrack this API allows users to search and retrieve memes, list of memes from the service. It is listed under Meme in the directory.

Query memes with Meme Maker API

Query memes with Meme Maker API. Image: Meme Maker

Twelve Data provides real time financial market data for stocks, foreign exchange (Forex) and cryptocurrency. The Twelve Data REST APITrack this API provides data from financial market trading symbols available on Twelve Data. Use this API to retrieve data about stocks, forex, cryptocurrencies, ETF, indices, technical indicators, earnings and more. The Twelve Data Websockets APITrack this API enables users to subscribe and receive events from financial market trading symbols available on Twelve Data. These APIs are listed in the Financial category in ProgrammableWeb's directory.

ManyStories is an online place for sharing and discovering stories. The ManyStories APITrack this API provides RESTful read-only access to data about the stories, including retrieving resources, versions, lists. ManyStories is part of the Penname content distribution Platform. It is listed in the Writing category.

Taiwan's National Palace Museum offers an APITrack this API for retrieving data about objects in the museum's collection. Use this API to get data including title of artifact, art subject, slogan, room in museum, category, artist and more. Located in Taipei, Taiwan, the National Palace Museum has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. The API is filed under Museums.

The UK Use land and property data APITrack this API returns a list of Her Majesty's (HM) Land Registry datasets, information and metadata about datasets, plus secure links for downloading datasets. It returns data for datasets of UK companies or overseas companies that own property in England and Wales, plus National Polygon Service, Registered Leases, and Restrictive Covenants. It is listed in the Government category.

Unofficial TransferMarkt APITrack this API allows users to query for news, transfers, ticker, videos, results, transfer market from popular soccer competitions and leagues as on transfermarkt.de/. This API is not officially associated with transfer markt.

SnoozeDet Closed Eyes Detection APITrack this API detects human closed eyes on a close-up input photo. This is useful for applications that can detect sleeping car drivers, plain pilots, navigators, employees and others. It is listed under Artificial Intelligence.

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