Daily API RoundUp: Reacher, Blogcast, openEO, Billby

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Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Text-to-Speech, Astronomy, and Astrology. Highlights include the Billby API for adding subscription functions to applications and an API for email verification. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.


Reacher APITrack this API provides real-time email verification to help prevent bounced emails. A POST with email address and EHLO host name returns miscellaneous information about the email account, information gathered from querying the MX records of the mail server, verification performed by connecting to the mail server via SMTP, syntax validation of an email address, and "is reachable" information. This API is listed under Email.

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Blogcast is a service that enables users to convert blogs from text to audio. Blogcast generates audio versions of your articles, then gives you the raw audio for embedding it as a podcast back into your blog or elsewhere. The service offers human sounding voice via AI. The Blogcast APITrack this API enables developers to manage articles and retrieve users and voices. This API is listed in the Text-to-Speech category.

Billby APITrack this API enables developers to integrate applications with subscription or recurring billing features. API methods are available to manage accounts, activities, billing cycles, countries, coupons, currencies, payment methods, subscriptions, taxes, transactions and more. The API is listed under Subscriptions in the ProgrammableWeb API directory.

openEO is an Geospatial Data Abstraction Library for the exploration of space and satellite data. The openEO APITrack this API lets cloud back-ends with large Earth observation (EO) datasets communicate with applications in an interoperable way. Developers can use this API to discover Earth observation data and processes from cloud back-ends, execute (chained) processes on back-ends, run user-defined functions (UDFs) on back-ends, download results and manage user content including billing. This project is part of the EU's Horizon 2020 research program. The API is listed in the Astronomy category.

Open Financial Technologies is a small and medium enterprise (SME) neo-banking firm based in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India. The Open APITrack this API provides options to integrate with the Open banking Platform for freelancers, small and medium businesses, and startups in Asia. API methods are included to create a virtual account, initiate and manage payouts, manage contacts, manage transactions and more. Find this API in the Banking category.

Prokerala Astrology APITrack this API enables developers to add Astrology content to applications. Methods are available to retrieve daily Panchang, Kaal Sarp Dosha, Mangal Dosha, Kundli, Chart, Papasamyam, planet position, Sade Sati, birth details, marriage matching and more. This API is listed in the Astrology category.

Axesso TripAdvisor Data Service APITrack this API returns detailed location information including reviews and more from TripAdvisor site. The API is listed in the Data-as-a-Service category.

PaintinGen Painting Style Recognition APITrack this API can detect painting styles from images. Styles detected include realism, impressionism, expressionism, cubism, abstract, pop art, graffiti, naive, fantasy, photo realism, painterly, and surrealism. Data returned includes recognized painting styles with a confidence score, timestamp, tagId, tagName. This API is listed in the Art category.

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