Daily API RoundUp: Nexmo, Rapid7, Mercedes Benz, Stronghold

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Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Storage, Security, and Printing. Highlights include several APIs for the Stronghold crypto Platform housed on the Stellar network, and a new API from Mercedes Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Vonage is a cloud communications platform that offers communication developer tools on the Nexmo API platform. Two new Nexmo APIs were announced recently. The Nexmo Messages API enables applications to send and receive messages via SMS/MMS, Facebook Messenger, Viber and WhatsApp. The API supports native app features and multimedia messaging video and audio and geolocation messaging to engage customers. The Nexmo Dispatch API (beta) allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if a first message for a specific chat channel fails. Both Nexmo APIs have been added to our Messaging category.

Monica is a personal organizer and CRM for busy people with the aim of a good work/life balance. The Monica API enables users to interact with the personal CRM features, including activities, contacts, gifts, relationship, reminders, and tasks. The Monica API is listed under the Personal Information Management category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Personal Information Management APIs.

Here's a look at the Monica personal CRM dashboard

Here's a look at the Monica personal CRM dashboard. Image: Monica

Rapid7 provides visibility, analytics, and automation to unite security, IT, and DevOps teams (Security Ops). Rapid7 recently announced API access to its InsightAppSec security solution. The Rapid7 InsightAppSec API allows users to update application data, update applications, manage users, retrieve and manage scan config, perform searches and more. This API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

NetApp offers a multitude of cloud data solutions. The NetApp Cloud Sync API returns JSON data about synchronization of data between on-premises and cloud storage. Methods are available for managing Azure storage containers, export folders, messages, data brokers, relationship, timelines, and users. This API is listed under the Storage category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Storage APIs.

Daimler AG / Mercedes Benz offers the Remote Diagnostic Support API for remote access of a Mercedes Benz vehicle's diagnostic data. The API is useful to identify an anomaly before it becomes a problem, and can be integrated with third-party applications. Use it to ridentify ECU IDs, identify corresponding software and hardware part numbers, retrieve Snapshot data, Electronic Control Units, diagnostic codes and more. This API is listed under the Auto category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Auto APIs.

ChargeDesk is a payments management service that integrates with Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, Chargify, and others. The ChargeDesk API allows applications to include billing subscription. Parameters include customer ID, amount, and currency, including the billing support URL to invoices and receipts. A ChargeDesk Webhooks API for event notifications is also available. ChargeDesk APIs are included in our Billing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Billing APIs.

Picanova provides personalized wall decorations including canvas prints, acrylic prints, aluminum prints, plus other products such as cushion, mugs, puzzles, phone cases, and mouse pads. The Picanova API enables developers to access and integrate with the service. The API provides methods for shipping, orders, products, countries, and regions. Picanova API is listed under the Printing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Printing APIs.

Picanova API enables users to programmatically access the custom printing service

Picanova API enables users to programmatically access the custom printing service. Image: Picanova

Stronghold provides a distributed exchange platform built on the Stellar Network for digital currency. The company provides APIs for digital payments and trading Integration. We've added the following APIs to our Cryptocurrency category.

Stronghold Accounts API allows users to create a new account in the specified venue.

Stronghold Payments API provides a way to list available payment methods for an account, initiate a payment, retrieve details for a specific payment, and stop or cancel an in-progress payment.

Stronghold Trade API provides a way to retrieve a list of the markets on the venue, retrieve the orderbook for a given market, retrieve a list of historic trades for a given market.

Stronghold Identity & Access Management API enables management of credentials needed and requested from the Stronghold website.

Stronghold Venues API retrieves the information about venues as each venue differs in protocol and context and not all Platform APIs are supported on all venues.

Stronghold Anchor API service allows methods for moving funds in and out of the venue.

Stronghold Assets API retrieves a list of known assets for the current venue.

Stronghold Know Your Customer Profiles API provides a way to verify customer identities for compliance.

Stronghold Quotes API provides a way to generate a Stronghold quote.

Stronghold Utilities API provides a way to retrieve the server time, to 'ping' the Stronghold Platform and measure latency, and generate an RFC UUID.

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