Daily API RoundUp: Restpack, DataSift, Open Baltimore, Rebel Mail, TripLocator

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. If you have new APIs, clients, or source code examples to add to ProgrammableWeb's directories, we offer forms (APIs, Clients, Source Code) for submitting them to our API research team. If there's a listing in one of our directories that you'd like to claim as the owner, please contact us at editor@programmableweb.com.

Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in several categories including Microservices, Blockchain, and Open Data. Featured are APIs from DataSift for real-time human data aggregation and from Rebel interactive email marketing platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Restpack.io provides restful microservices for developers and businesses. The Restpack Website Screenshot API allows developers to capture screenshots of live web pages and retrieve them in PNG, JPEG, or PDF format. Code samples are available. The Restpack HTML to PDF API allows developers to capture live web pages and deliver them as PDF documents. It can also convert other HTML documents--such as invoices, tickets, resumes, and reports--to PDF format. This service uses a browser rendering engine that faithfully renders HTML5, CSS3, SVG, and Webfonts. The APIs are listed under the Microservices category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Microservices APIs.

Convert HTML to PDF with this Restpack API

Convert HTML to PDF with this Restpack API. Image: Restpack.io

Pydio is a file sharing and management platform that offers collaboration, security features, and is GDPR-Ready. The Pydio API is used to access hosted documents, folders, and provision admin data. XML and JSON are both supported for responses. The Pydio API is listed under the File Sharing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of File Sharing APIs.

DataSift provides technology for capturing, analyzing and using Human Data without compromising consumer trust. The DataSift Streaming API offers a high-throughput way to receive DataSift's curated data from social networks, blogs, and message boards. Developers can use the API to open a connection between a client and DataSift's streaming API, send one or more requests for data from a stream, and close the connection when done. The DataSift API is listed under the Data-as-a-Service category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Data-as-a-Service APIs.

Receive, process, analyze a real-time feed of Human Data with the DataSift API

Receive, process, analyze a real-time feed of Human Data with the DataSift API. Image: DataSift

Zap.org is a "Smart Contract Oracle Marketplace" that powers decentralized applications. An oracle finds, verifies, and provides connections between real world events and a blockchain. The Zap platform serves as a data broker that enables providers to publish secure data feeds from a variety of endpoints that are monetized. The Zap Ethereum API provides indirect access to the Zap Ethereum NodeJS SDK, in which users can register accounts on the Zap backend, set bond market parameters and expose tokenized services to offchain subscribers and onchain user-contracts. This API is listed under the Blockchain category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Blockchain APIs.

XPRESSO is an AniMoji (animated emoji) prediction and creation service. The XPRESSO Search API enables applications to match words with an emotion and return a personalized avatar as GIF data. Responses are available in JSON format. The XPRESSO API is listed under the Avatars category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Avatars APIs.

Screenshot: XPRESSO

Screenshot: XPRESSO

finsym API can find company names within text and return their stock exchange symbols. The API can find full or partial company names, company symbols, and most nicknames (such as "Pepsi" for "Pepsico, Inc."). The API covers companies listed on NYSE and NASDAQ, with plans in the near future to extend coverage for the London Stock Exchange as well as others. Currently finsym is experimental and is in alpha-testing. The finsym API is listed under the Stocks category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Stocks APIs.

Rebel is an email marketing solution provider known for its interactive emails. Rebel has launched the Rebel Lite API for developers to build emails with JSON (same process as Rebel Actionable API) without the need for interactive functionality. It provides a way to use JSON for rendering fully responsive HTML that works in every email client. Developers can build emails, choose a template, create and update a campaign and more. API methods are available to manage templates, campaigns, emails, container, columns, custom-HTML, image and more. A Rebel Webhooks API is also available. The Rebel Lite API is listed under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

TripLocator is an online travel company focused on booking exotic tours and other travel services. The Triplocator REST API provides developers with access to TripLocator's trips in real time. The API is allows programmers to create applications that consume, create, display and otherwise interact with TripLocator data. A TripLocator Webhooks API is also available to enable notifications for the TripLocator service. The API is listed under the Tourism category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tourism APIs.

Enable applications to book exotic tours with TripLocator API

Enable applications to book exotic tours with TripLocator API. Screenshot TripLocator

Open Baltimore (Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov) is the City of Baltimore's open data portal. Several APIs for integrating with the city's available data are listed in the portal. We've added seven to our directory in the Cities category as listed below.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Vacant Buildings API returns data of buildings located throughout the City of Baltimore updated twice a month, or as needed.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Public Pool API returns public pools data with JSON, AMF, and geoJSON formats, for mapping out pool locations.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Vegetated Area API returns esriGeometryPolygon data with vegetated zones in the city of Baltimore.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Housing Permits API returns data for construction, alteration, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work in both commercial and residential purposes.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Library API returns points representing the locations of the Ecnoch Pratt Free Library neighborhood locations in the city of Baltimore.

Data.BaltimoreCity.Gov Museum API returns museum data with JSON, AMF, and geoJSON formats for mapping out museum locations.

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