Daily API RoundUp: PSA Group, Chatra, Dwolla Webhooks, Wordsmith

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Nine APIs were added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in Auto, Chat, Natural Language Processing, and other categories. Highlights today include a connected car API for French auto manufacturer PSA Group and chat APIs from Chatra. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

French car manufacturer PSA Group offers developers the Connected Car API, which provides access to more than 89 car signals from the following manufacturers: Peugeot, Citroën, and DS Automobiles. Developers do not need a PSA Group car in order to build applications. The following domains are supported: telemetry, maintenance and alerting, and correlation. This API is listed under the Auto category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Auto APIs.

Developers can build apps for Peugeot and other PSA Group autos with this API
PSA Group Connected Car API provides connections to fuel, safety, and crash data, plus much more. / image: PSA Group

The Wordsmith API is an instant publishing solution for a variety of bulk content such as articles, blogs, and reports. The RESTful API functions as a natural language generation tool that uses powerful templates to convert huge volumes of data into text without compromising the uniqueness of each piece of content. The Wordsmith API is listed under the Natural Language Processing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Natural Language Processing APIs.

The Electric Imp Build API is an alternative portal for accessing Electric Imp's Web-based IDE. Developers use the API to construct imp application models. A developer can manipulate the API's functionality attributes to create and delete models in addition to generating model lists and their corresponding devices. The fourth version of the Electric Imp Build API is a beta release with ample documentation. The Electric Imp Build API is listed under the IDE category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of IDE APIs.

Chatra provides a live chat software platform. The Chatra REST API integrates chat services into Web services. Public and secret key are required as authentication methods. The Chatra JavaScript API provides interactive functionalities such as buttons access, chat width & height, colors, language, mode, clientID, and group features. The Chatra APIs are listed under the Chat category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Chat APIs.

Dwolla is an ecommerce payments platform. The Dwolla Webhooks API is available for developers interested in creating new webhook subscriptions. It should be noted also that Dwolla recently announced that their existing API for white label customers is being expanded to accomodate same-day ACH. The Dwolla Webhooks API is listed under the Webhooks category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Webhooks APIs.

Recast.AI is a collaborative bot platform which integrates applications with speech and conversation understanding. The platform has applications for business, travel, and productivity. Recast.AI API is free for developers with unlimited public bots, but limits API calls to 15,000 per month; enterprise plans are also available. This API is listed under the Bots category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bots APIs.

Recast.AI bot collaborative API allows users to build conversational bots
Recast.AI bot platform allows users to build conversational bots / image: Recast.AI

TinEye makes APIs available for developers wanting to add reverse image search ability to applications. The TinEye MatchEngine API can find duplicates and derivatives of existing images in an image collection. This API compares incoming profile or UGC images against an image blacklist, and identifies pictures that have watermarks or have been cropped. This API is listed under the Recognition category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recognition APIs.

The W3C Identifiers for WebRTC's Statistics API defines a set of JavaScript APIs that allow developers to access statistical information about a PeerConnection. Audio, video, and data packets that are transmitted over a PeerConection can sometimes be delayed or lost, and applications implementing WebRTC will generally monitor the underlying network and media pipeline. This document is not yet complete enough for implementation, but experimentation is encouraged. This API is listed under the WebRTC category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of WebRTC APIs.

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