Daily API RoundUp: SimplePay, Organicity, Otraport, Tableau, Syriaca

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We've added 17 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Tools, Email and Language. One highlight today is the Unbill billing API which lets developers make payments on behalf users. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can benefit.


Unbill supports over 4,000 billers for recurring expenses such as rent, electricity, phone services, loans, and TV. The Unbill API allows developers to receive user-authorized bill data, such as the latest balance and due date information. The API also lets developers make payments on behalf of the user via credit, debit, or ACH. Autopay is provided as well. We've listed this API under the Billing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Billing APIs.

Google's Chrome Sender API integrates broadcasting ability into devices. API functions include configuration, receiver, sender, display status, volume, games, metadata, media, pause, photo, and queue. The API is listed under the Streaming category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Streaming APIs.

Pitney Bowes provides accurate customer shipping and other ecommerce services. We've added two more APIs from Pitney Bowes to our directory. Pitney Bowes GeoCode API allows users to convert addresses to location coordinates and vice versa. Developers can develop and deploy geocode desktop, mobile or Web applications that are capable of delivering location information. It supports geocoordinate data for over 140 countries and contains the following four methods; Geocode, Reverse GeoCode, Capabilities and Dictionaries. Pitney Bowes DutyCalculator API enables a merchant to charge accurate import duty & taxes at checkout while offering a total landed cost to their international customers. It allows merchants to classify their product catalog and create required Documentation like commercial invoices and packing lists. This includes 10 digit HS codes of country of destination. These APIs are listed under the Shipping category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Shipping APIs.

The PlaceILive Neighborhood Matching Engine API allows developers to add a neighborhood recommendation engine to user apps based on users' lifestyles. The technology currently matches people to neighborhoods in London and New York City. The PlaceILive API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

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A neighborhood is recommended to a user based on a short user survey of lifestyle preferences via the PlaceILive API / image: PlaceILive

Syriaca.org is the Syriac Reference Portal, a digital project for the study of Syriac (language of ancient Syria) literature, culture, and history. Syriaca.org OAI-PMH Provider API is used to access a description of service that will list records and sets across all Syriaca.org collections. Syriaca.org Geographic API provides geoJSON results for all places within the gazetteer with geographic data that can be filtered by place type. It returns results for buildings, churches, monasteries and more. Syriaca.org Search API performs a simple keyword search across all Syriaca.org collections and returns results for title, author, events and more. The Syriaca.org APIs are listed under the Language category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Language APIs.

GDAX (Global Digital Asset Exchange) API integrates bitcoin exchange functions into applications, in addition to financial services such as deposits, funds transfer, and payment methods. The GDAX API is listed under the Bitcoin category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Bitcoin APIs.

Ontraport is a marketing and business Platform for entrepreneurs. This all-in-one platform allows entrepeneurs to publish, market, sell and organize products and services. Developers can implement the Ontraport API to manage and automate tasks, transactions, messages and more. This API is listed under the Business category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Business APIs.

Ontraport platform API for business startups
The Ontraport platform covers marketing, publishing and selling tools to grow businesses / image: Ontraport

Idicia collaborates with carries to provide proprietary caller identification verification services to different industries. The IDICIA CNAM CallerID API allows for accurate verification of the identification details of callers. We've listed the API in the Telephony category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Telephony APIs.

Upaknee is an email marketing platform based in Canada. The Upaknee API integrates email communication for enterprises, that target mobile development. The Upaknee API is listed under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

SimplePay's Gateway is an embeddable payment form for desktop and mobile devices. This Javascript API allows you to access to create several types of payments for ecommerce. It allows custom Integration that includes credit card and more. The SimplePay API is listed under the Payments category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Payments APIs.

The W3C Selection API is a specification for an API that provides selection-related functionality. It allows authors and users to select a portion of a document or to specify a range of content for copy, paste, and other editing operations. This API specification is based on the HTML Editing API specification. The API is listed under the Tools category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tools APIs.

Organicity is a project that aims to build a smart city interaction platform for the European Union. OrganiCity Assets Discovery API allows discovery and access of urban data while providing data scientists, city decision makers, organizations and citizens a way to explore mixed static and real-time urban and social data streams. Organicity Datasource API provides access to data stored in Organicity including information about services, sites and providers, assets data and experiments. The APIs are listed under the Cities category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Cities APIs.

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Urban Data Observatory allows users to browse data collected across the OrganiCity cities / image: Organicity

Tableau is a data visualization platform. The Tableau Document API was recently added to the company's developer platform, and provides developers with tools to programmatically make updates to Tableau workbooks and data source files. It allows for modifications without having to hack the XML. Get and update connection information or get field information from data sources and workbooks with the API.

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