Daily API RoundUp: Oculus, Cisco PSIRT, Walgreens, Cars.com, Autochartist, UPS

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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Financial, and Augmented Reality. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Gliffy, a diagram and chart creation service, and Disqus comments Platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


The Oculus API provides tools for developers to create virtual reality games and apps for use with the Oculus Rift headset. This Standup API and subsequent SDK's show developers how to install, configure the Oculus Rift, create games, and create 'immersive audio'. The Oculus API is listed under the 3D category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of 3D APIs.

Program apps for Oculus Rift with the API
The Oculus Rift headset / image: Oculus

Autochartist analyzes global financial markets every 15 minutes. Autochartist Technical Analysis API offers users up-to-date analysis data. Autochartist provides their data in a variety of ways including: Fibonacci patterns, chart patterns, and horizontal levels. The Autochartist API is listed under the Financial category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Financial APIs.

Find the best trading opportunities with Autochartist API
Find the best trading opportunities with Autochartist / image: Autochartist

The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Appointment Scheduler API offers users the ability to schedule healthcare appointments at Walgreen's clinics. Appointments can be scheduled at any 400+ Walgreens Healthcare clinics across the US. The API is listed under the Healthcare category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Healthcare APIs.

Cars.com is an online automobile marketplace that helps consumers find the right car . Their Inventory Search Service (ISS) API allows users to search the Cars.com database of inventory listings. Users can search for listings based on car year, make, model, zip code of listing, and radius to listings. Dealer Metrics API gives users access to Dealer related data, including vehicle reports, inventories, and dealer reports. These APIs are available to business partners and are filed under the Auto category.

UPS Paperless Document API is designed to expedite UPS customs processing. Through this API, users can upload electronic documents to the UPS documents repository, which will allow UPS to process international shipments quicker. This API is XML formatted. We've added this API to the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

Through implementing Cisco's PSIRT openVuln API, developers can simplify their system' security measures. PSIRT stands for Product Security Incident Response Team and this RESTful API gives developers access to Cisco's Security Vulnerability information. Cisco PSIRT openVuln API is listed under the Security category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Security APIs.

Cisco PSIRT openVuln API supports industrywide security standards
The Cisco PSIRT openVuln API supports industrywide security standards such as the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF), Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL), Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) identifiers, and the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). / image: Cisco Blog

Zoho provides business efficiency software. Zoho Creator is a multi-language supported API that enables developers to create database applications. It allows users to easily build apps by dragging & dropping functions to projects. Use it to design workflows, manage tasks and reminders, and create dashboards and reports. The Zoho Creator API is listed under the Business category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Business APIs.

Sears provides a series of APIs that expose their data for developers to build mobile apps and Web services. These include:

Product Details API, which enables users to access the Sears and Kmart database of products. Searches return product details such as description, availability, pricing, ID, etc.

Top Sellers API enables users to access Sears and Kmart databases for information on top-selling, or most-viewed products. Searches return product information such as name, price, rating, and availability.

Store Information API gives users access to Sears and Kmart store information. The API accepts geographical coordinates as an input and provides store locations, hours, services, customer service and pharmacy numbers, as well as distance to a specified store.

Deals API provides sale details for Sears and Kmart stores. Retrieve sales and regular prices, availability of products, start dates of sales, coupon options, product ratings, and shipping information with the API.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

Disqus is a reader commenting system for blogs, news, and other websites. The Disqus Python SDK by Disqus interacts with the Disqus API to access discussion features. Resources include installation, parameters, and pagination. The Disqus PHP SDK allows API communication, providing code for API calls and parameter interaction to access discussion features.

Use the Gliffy flowcharting and diagramming API to include flowchart and diagramming editing features in your software. Gliffy provides two SDKs for developers: Gliffy PHP SDK and Gliffy Java SDK.

Use the Gliffy API to create flowcharts, wireframes, network diagrams
Use the Gliffy API to create flowcharts, wireframes, network diagrams and more / image: Gliffy

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