Daily API RoundUp: Polarion, Pilot, Parcelhub, Forio, SYSTRAN, Plus Gravatar, Chartbeat SDKs

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We've added seven APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Sales, Shipping, Training and Natural Language Processing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.


Polarion Software provides browser-based ALM (application lifecycle management) service capabilities that developers can implement into automotive, medical, aerospace, and enterprise projects. The Polarion API allows for interactions of tracker, session, security, and test management. This API is listed under the Software-as-a-Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Software-as-a-Service APIs.

Pilot is a POS and Web Store Platform for retailers that was created by marine supplier Crowley Systems. The Pilot API allows developers to integrate the platform in applications for retailers of parts and accessories.

Pilot sales platform features include an API for integration
Pilot platform is for marine, power sports, and outdoor equipment sellers and customizable with a REST API / image: Pilot

We've categorized the PIlot API under the Sales category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Sales APIs.

Parcelhub API offers developers a means to automatically book and send parcels from multiple clients such as DHL, Yodel, Parcelforce, Hermes, DX, DPD, UKMail, Palletforce and Parcelhub European from one interface. The Parcelhub API is filed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

Forio provides an education simulation platform to universities and organizations. The Forio Data API allows develpoers to integrate with the platform and create, access, and manipulate data. We've listed this API under the Training category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Training APIs.

SYSTRAN Platform is a collection of tools for Text extraction, Translation, Multilingual dictionaries searches, and Natural Language Processing (Language Identification, Segmentation, Morphological analysis, Speech to text and OCR). We've added three APIs from SYSTRAN to our directory.

SYSTRAN Natural Language Processing API provides developers modules for language identification, segmentation, tokenization, named-entity extraction, transcription. This API is listed in the Natural Language Processing category.

SYSTRAN Translation API allows developers to add text translation services to applications. User can also create personal dictionaries and search within them. This API is listed under Translation.

SYSTRAN translation API
Demonstration of SYSTRAN Translation API ability / SYSTRAN


SYSTRAN Dictionary API enables user to search for the translation of words, with additional contextual information such as grammatical information, frequency of the meanings, domains and contexts, expressions and examples. User can also create personal dictionaries and search within them. This API is filed under the Dictionary category.

Frameworks, Libraries, and SDKs

Gravatar is a Web Service that lets users create profiles and avatars called Gravatars. A Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. The service is provided with accompanying API and clients including PHP, Ruby, Perl, and .NET SDKs.

Chartbeat allows full access to all real-time and historical analytics data that it receives from a domain. Chartbeat reports traffic, uptime, search, among other website metrics. The data is exposed through a series of calls that return JSON. We've added three SDKs from independent developers to our directory for use with Chartbeat. They include Chartbeat Node.js SDK by Alain Gilbert, Chartbeat Python SDK, and Chartbeat Ruby SDK by Al Shaw.

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