Daily API RoundUp: SnapKit, Monique.io, Segmentify, Alkanyx, Otreeba

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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recommendations, Location, and Astronomy. Highlights include the new Snapchat SnapKit SDKs and an API for filtering out profanity. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

The Open Astronomy Catalogs API provides machine-readable access to to curated astronomy catalogs, including Supernovae, Tidal Disruptions of Stars, Kilonovae, and Fast Stars. Developers can enable applications to query space catalogues by distance of object, format (example: "Return all supernova metadata in CSV format"), specified attributes ("Redshifts of all supernovae with a redshift reported within 5° of a coordinate"), and more. This API is listed under the Astronomy category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astronomy APIs.

Get astronomy data with the Open Astronomy Catalogs API

Get astronomy data with the Open Astronomy Catalogs API. Image: astrocats.space

IP Geolocation API allows developers to get geolocation information for a given IP address. Data points returned by this API include city, state, province, country, continent, latitude, longitude, region, timezone, current time, organization, ISP, local currency, and country flags. This service can be used for content personalization, geotargeting, geofencing, ad targeting, digital rights management, form auto-completion, and more. Both free and paid plans are available. This API is listed under the Location category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Location APIs.

Segmentify offers an eCommerce recommendations platform designed for online retailers. Segmentify collects information about users and classifies them in several sub-segments in order to deliver the right offer, product or campaign. The Segmentify API is a REST-based interface with JSON responses that facilitates the delivery of engagement campaigns and product recommendations. Developers can use the API to manage visitor actions, users, product information including images, shopping cart and checkout operations, and more. This API is listed under the Recommendations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Recommendations APIs.

Provide application users with product recommendations via Segmentify API

Provide application users with product recommendations via Segmentify API. Image: Segmentify

Monique.io provides services to monitor high-level metrics coming from JSON data, health-checks or SQL queries. The Monique.io Storage API is a key-value storage API that is available for storing arbitrary data. The API allows users to preserve a state between alarm runs or to dynamically control the execution of alarms and more. The Monique.io Storage API is listed under the Database category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Database APIs.

PurgoMalum is a web service for filtering unwanted text. The PurgoMalum Profanity Filter API allows for the detection and blocking of explicit text in web content. It automatically replaces obscene text with asterisk. The RESTful API returns responses in JSON, Plain Text, and XML formats. The PurgoMalum Profanity Filter API is listed under the Words category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Words APIs.

Alkanyx is a digital marketplace and digital media distribution service. The marketplace features a range of digital application ideas, code samples, Wordpress plugins, HTML themes and more. The Alkanyx API allows users to have programmatic access to licensing and users statistics related data. Retrieve stats relating to items posted on the marketplace, user comments, followers, date joined, as well as licensing validity with the API. Data returned from each of the API’s endpoint will be in JSend format. The Alkanyx API is listed under the Marketplace category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Marketplace APIs.

A samping of sofware available on the Aklanyx marketplace

A samping of sofware available on the Aklanyx marketplace. Image: Alkanyx

Prebid.org provides publishers with free header bidding (advertising inventory) services. Prebid allows developers to implement header bidding within applications. The Prebid Publisher API returns information related to advertising units, prices and price granularity, bidders, and more. Publishers can integrate with Prebid to receive bids unavailable to their primary server. Prebid Server can be used to reduce the latency associated with adding more partners. The Prebid Publisher API is listed under the Advertising category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Advertising APIs.

The Calapi Church Calendar API allows users to access the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar that is corresponds to the post-II Vatican Council liturgical reform. Developers can use the API to build and modify applications for accessing the calendar. The API is listed under the Religion category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Religion APIs.

Otreeba offers standardized cannabis data and normalization for cannabis seed companies, strains, brands, products, batches, retailers, and studies through a RESTful API. The Otreeba Open Cannabis API sends and returns responses in JSON format. Developers can access various monthly API plans at the provider's website. This API is listed under the Drugs category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Drugs APIs.

Otreeba Cannabis API

Screenshot: Otreeba

Snapchat is a popular photo sharing messenging service. SnapKit enables developers with the ability to integrate Snapchat features into applications via four avenues: Creative Kit, Login Kit, Bitmoji Kit and Story Kit. The API provides a way for users to to log into applications faster, brings Bitmojis into an application and integrates stickers, filters, links, and more. SnapKit also allows develpers to embed and filter publicly shared Snapchat Stories into an application or website. This API provides indirect access to the SnapKit Android SDK and SnapKit iOS SDK. The API is listed under the Chat category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Chat APIs.

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