Daily API RoundUp: NZ Post, Public Media Platform, Luxe Engine, Pitney Bowes, Hyperglance

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We've added 22 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sales, Telephony, Visualizations, Shipping, Games and Transportation. Highlights today include postal APIs from NZ Post and the Hyperglance cloud visualization tool. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Zara 4 is an image compression platform. It can be used to optimize an existing website or for SEO purposes. Zara 4 REST API is available with a very limited free plan or with prices for higher limits. The Zara 4 API is listed under the Images category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Images APIs.

Zara 4 API
Add image optimization service to applications with Zara 4 API / image: Zara 4

Keyyo is a telephony platform based in France. The Keyyo Manager API lets developers integrate telephony features into apps, including VoIP, call redirection, and call retrieval. Keyyo API instructions are written in English, although the main site displays French. The Keyyo API is listed under the Telephony category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Telephony APIs.

AeroLeads provides lead generation software that find potential customer email addresses and phone numbers. AeroLeads API is available to integrate the prospect generator into business and marketing applications. This API is listed under the Sales category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sales APIs.

The Scops API analyzes data from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. It can be integrated into Web services and mobile applications as startup plan and growth plan. Additional API information is available at their website. The Scops API is listed under the Social category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Social APIs.

The Public Media Platform (PMP) was formed by NPR, American Public Media, PBS, PRX, and PRI with the goal of bringing public media to a larger audience. Use the PMP API to integrate collaborative features into apps. Theis API is listed under the Media category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Media APIs.

Connect to mulitple public media organizations with PMP API
Retrieve data from NPR, PBS, PRX and other public media with the PMP API / image: Public Media Platform

Hyperglance provides an interactive 3D topology view of cloud infrastructure. Use it for security compliance and audits of cloud services. The Hyperglance API allows developers to integrate their data witht the platform. This API is listed under the Visualizations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Visualizations APIs.

Hyperglance 4.0 - Unique AWS & OpenStack Visibility via Live 3D Topology / video: YouTube/Hyperglance

Print.io provides on demand printing services. The Print.ioAPI allows developers add functions for on-demand printing from many different providers, of photos or images from any device or Web service, or other source. The Print.io API is listed under the Printing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Printing APIs.

Luxe Engine API offers video games integration into Linux, Windows, HTML5, Android, & iOS platforms. Developers can implement Luxe game features such as cameras, physics, sprite, data, shapes, objects, textures & geometry. The Luxe Engine API is listed under the Games category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Games APIs.

The Go About API allows integration of features for transportation via car, bike, public transit, and walking. API is available in English although the main site displays Dutch language. This API is listed under the Transportation category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Transportation APIs.

Zamzar is a file conversion tool that supports over 1,000 different conversion types. The Zamzar API allows developers to access converstion features for video, documents, images, audio, CAD, eBooks and more. This API is listed under the Conversions category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Conversions APIs.

NZ Post is New Zealand's postal service company. They offer numerous APIs to streamline the shipping and delivery process, as listed here:

NZ Post ParcelNotification API keeps customers informed about their parcels delivery status.

NZ Post Shipping Options API allows developers to integrate choice and control of shipping options functionality into their applications.

NZ Post ParcelTrack API allows for integration of tracking events for domestic and international deliveries into ecommerce systems.

NZ Post ParcelPickup API allows developers to integrate the scheduling services into their applications, enabling businesses to tailor pick-up frequency to their business needs.

NZ Post ParcelLabel API connects parcel labelling functions with warehousing and eCommerce systems in order to produce pre-printed labels.

NZ Post ParcelAddress API allows developers to integrate a continuously updated address database into projects. ParcelAddress also identifies NZ rural addresses plus international addresses.

The NZ Post APIs are listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

Pitney Bowes specializes in ecommerce solutions, including customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, and shipping. They offer the following APIs integration of their technology into third-party applications:

Pitney Bowes GeoTax API provides access to information about tax and taxrate by location and address.

Pitney Bowes Geo911 API enables access to information of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) where emergency calls from specific address/location gets routed.

Pitney Bowes GeoSearch API enables local search capabilities for applications.

Pitney Bowes GeoLife API lets develoers access demographics and segmentation information by location and by address.

Pitney Bowes GeoEnhance API enables developers to access addresses, places, points of interests, and timezone by location.

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.

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